Granite City Batch 1,000
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A very special brew, originally made in honor of the 1,000th batch of beer brewed at our Sioux Falls brewery. Cascade and Summit hops dominate the flavor of this beer, giving intense citrus & pine character.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
valorian (1) - - NOV 18, 2012
Beer is a hazy copper color. Very low hop aroma for a double IPA. More malty than a typical DIPA. Overall a very balanced beer. I prefer my DIPA more on the hoppy side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says. That it smell worse than it taste. She gives a 2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
growler from my father in law, pours hazy light amber with a tall frothy off white head. Mellow citrus hop aroma is notes of toast and bread. Very strong pine hop flavor with a lightly sweet bready malt touch. Not bad, this packed a bigger punch than I thought.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
draft at Ft Wayne GC - Pours deep copper with a big off-white head. The aroma is all about the grapefruit accented hops. The flavor is intensely hopped with citrus and a touch of pine. The hop bitterness is not as intense as some double IPAs though the style is still clear. A malt body with a hint of caramel lends a little sweetness to it and the accustomed hop heavy finish of the style is there. It’s not the best double IPA, but it’s good and I’m pleasantly surprised GC offers this less accessible style for a change. They poured it into their usual 25 oz mug club member glass, which surprised me as well. That’s a heck of a lot of brew at 9% abv.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
umich03jm (2048) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Amber pour with a small ring of head. Smells like orange cleanser. Gross. Tastes bad too. Cleanser, perfume, and flowers. Yuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
9/10/2014. On tab in Troy MI. Amber color with a white head. Caramel and malty aromas with hints of tropical fruit. Meh...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1255) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at the cedar rapids brewpub. Kind of an ugly gray pour. Murky appearance and the flavor was kind of the same. Muddy flavors with a thin body. Not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 oz draft sampler pours hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and malts. Taste is a piney citrus and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1172) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2014
16 oz. pour, on tap at the Maple Grove, MN location of the brewpub. Listed as “Batch 1000 Dbl IPA.” Pours a clear copper/bronze with a small amount of beige head. Produces decent lacing. Nice, piney, citric smell (mostly piney). Cookie, pretzel, cleaning product, and chlorine scents. Smells like a freshly painted room. At first I legitimately enjoyed the smell, but the unappetizing chemical notes that were present from the beginning became increasingly evident as I consumed the beverage. Piney, lemon flavor. One dimensional taste: Very little malt presence in the flavor, although there is a touch of sweetness. There is a cracker and cardboard blandness to the flavor. I can taste the alcohol even though the beer doesn’t come across as particularly strong because the malt presence is so weak. Slightly chemical-y dry finish. Medium body. Lively and frothy in the palate. This is not an awful beer, although it is well subpar for the style. It hits the notes of a double IPA, it just doesn’t hit them all that well. Its flaws become increasingly apparent as I drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Orange malt and peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange juice malt and orange peel flavor. Not bad - standard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokephibroke (292) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
Not much going on here. 72 IBUs usually departs hippiness and bitterness, not here.

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