Oh yes this is another review of a Russian River ale. This time a round I sampled Damnation a bright golden ale that pours with a quickly dissipating head and lots of lacing lingering on the glass sides. This may be the closest thing they have to a lager of their line-up, an easy drinking not too strong, not too complex just right blend of malt and hops with subtle winter fruit notes – fig, currant, raisin kind of thing. Like the other Russians this beer could be called lively; the ale has lots of carbonation owing to the many bacteria fermenting away at the beer as it ages in the bottle and once you pour a glass it appears like your beer is literally alive in the glass. Okay so there are times where I begin to feel like a paid shill for Russian River Brewing BUT I cannot think of a bad to thing to say about any of their ales EXCEPT they do not produce and market extensively (but shoot I really kind of like that about them).
Out of a possible five I give this ale a 4.5