detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy/cloudy golden amber, with half an inch of white foam. Good head retention, fine lacing. Pine hops in the aroma, but I really had to search for it.
Hops domintate - pine, apricot, and juicy orange - very flavorful. Decent but not outstanding malt backbone with mainly caramel. Hops linger in the aftertaste. Light carbonation, body a bit on the thin (but not watery) side.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 i forgot i had this quality brew from WI! Enjoyed at the arbor fest back in may. ONe of my top beers from that day, a real nice ipa and it went down sandy smooth.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice IPA. A very good IPA with a floral aroma and citrus flavor that I will definitely enjoy again.
hellomynameis (872) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark yellowish colour with a bias towards orange with some grainyness and a nice fizzy head. I wish I had been more in the mood for an IPA the night I had this as it was very good and certainly deserves more than a single 12 ounce serving. This IPA is dominated by floral and cirtus hops. A fresh spring field aroma with a serving of freshly squeezed lemon. I loved the texture and weight of this beer in my mouth. Lots of fresh hop flavour, again leaning towards the citrus. A really good beer. Iíd like to get my hands on more of rush rivrís brews.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Top: Cloudy Honey with White Head. Grocery Store Produce Aroma. Grapefruit Citrus Aroma. Heavy Hop and Citrus Flavor. Heavy Hop Finish. Very Nice!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow with a good head. Nose quite hoppy, plenty of pine, some malty sweetness. Flavor is bracingly hoppy and spicy, big pine, decent malts for balance. A bit thin, but still quite nice.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This small brewery came through with one of the best IPAís at the pale ale heavy 2005 ABR. Powerful herbal hops with some citrus as well. The plain yellow appearance leaves something to be desired, but the assertive taste and heavy palate makes up for that.
ElGaucho (2034) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Muddy Pig St. Paul. Was my 1st beer of the day during the "I love Beer" pub crawl. What a find. This is the 2nd time I have discovered a very nice IPA on draught at Muddy Pig, the 1st time being Mojo IPA. Some hops in the nose but not overly hoppy. Unfiltered, cloudy murky orange body. Beautiful white lace. Looks a little like a weissbier. Rich and hoppy flavor. Fairly well balanced, although a little too weighted toward bitterness. Well done. A bit of a palate buster.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Cloudy pale orange with thin wispy head. From what Iíve heard about Rush River Brewing, they donít believe in filtering at all, and the yeast they use plays a significant role in the final product. Luckily they really seem to know what they are doing, and I havenít been disappointed by one of their brews yet. This one had an almost cask-like quality, and a nice big hop kick.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA just hearing about this beer had me craviní an IPA for the last week. I had a summit that held me over, but this was vastly superior,nice fruity hoppy flavor definate piney thing going on. Other than the fact that oar dvearves in red wing needs to take their mugs out of the freezer this beer was fantastic.