BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To steal from muzzelhatch: Draught pint shared with Argo0 at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, RBSG Minneapolis pub crawl, June 22 2007: Hazy orange, light white head and lacing. Nose of bright grapefruit and pruned spruce, pine, nice orange and plum. The flavor is nice and balanced, plenty of hops and a crisp forgetful, yet inviting finish.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color with a thick head. Very citrusy aroma. Switches to pine in the flavor. Pretty strong on the bitter acid for a ’plain’ IPA. Almost herbal and grassy. Really nice.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale but hazy, looks more like a wit (or saison) beer than IPA, towering head with mucho lace. Nicely balanced though definitely bitter, very clean, slightly powdery/talc-like palate, nose has some tea-like hints, chamomile maybe, a little yeasty but definitely an IPA I would drink again
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught pint shared with Argo0 at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, RBSG Minneapolis pub crawl, June 22 2007. Nice lacing lasts in the glass as the moderate creamy head drops slowly atop the bright golden body....nicely hoppy though restrained aroma, caramel, grassy and dry....somewhat pungent body, light cidery tartness and some odd funkiness, grassy hops dry out and dominate the finish....pretty solid overall.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft) Pours a clear copper body with an average white head. Aroma of herbs, floral, and citrus. Flavor of citrusy hops and malt with some funky medicinal qualities.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Cloudy amber body with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some earthy, dusky. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light lemon. Medium body, resinous.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2007 Pub Crawl: Poured copper with a white head. Aroma, citrus, caramel, some fruits. Flavor, citrus and grassy hops, some herbal notes as well, pale malts. not bad.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my final beer of the night enjoyed at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, the last leg of our RBSG pub crawl. I don’t know much about Rush River, but what I have heard was very good things about this brew in particular. And let me say I wasn’t disappointed. Very crisp IPA flavor. Clean grapefruit and piney hops make this a beer I could easily order once again.
A nice catchy name certainly catches the eye. Good marketing strategy indeed!
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome during the RBSG ’07 pub crawl. Pours a coppery/orange amber brew with plenty of off-white foam head. Aroma of rich grapefruit, sweet malt, and some apple juice. Taste is a little thick, full bodied, more grapefruit bitter on the tongue, and some sweet sugar candi. Finish is slightly bitter and smooth. Nice lingering grapefruit flowery hops aftertaste.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bulldog NE. Pours nice copper orange with a decent white head. Very dry hops ont he nose: not a lot of the grapefruit/tangerine hops, but the dry grassy kind. Malty on the palate and give the amount of dry hops on the nose, I expected it to not be as sweet. A hint of floral sweetness rounds out the flavor. Very nice IPA.