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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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One of our favorite styles, this ale is a hop explosion. Light in color, heavily hopped in the kettle as well as conditioned with several unique hop varieties. This creates a beautiful floral/citrusy nose which is balanced well by a smooth and full finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
A nice looking hazey peach color. Finger high head of firm and frothy foam of off-whitish hue. This was served in a frosted mug at Old Chicago and it was to determine what the lacing was doing but there was a nice froth always present. Pretty good aroma of soft pine, kinda resembled a balsalm wood character along with some nice rounded citrusy stuff twisted in of grapefruit and dulled lemon. Taste is good, not overly hoppy really, but well-balanced in nature with a solid rendition of some softer pineyness matched well with a decent caramel malting. Quite creamy in taste and body while maintaining a nice hoppy tone of pine and firm notings of citrusy red grapefruit. Clean finish, nothing to bitter on the end other then a bit of pine resin and a portion of citrusy peelyness. Nice creamy body thats just shy of medium with a nice maltyness to it, yet has a hoppy fluffyness and tone thoughout that lasted well and demanded more drinking. And so it goes, this is very drinkable and refreshing. Could have more complexity in the hops, but overall a pretty solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1475) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 On tap at the Muddy Pig. The pour is yellowish, marginally cloudy orange. Aromas are odd but interesting: butterscotch, vanilla and mint with a touch of bready malt. Tastes of some acidic citrus - apricot, orange - with a little floral character. Kind of sours a little as it warms; certainly best consumed very cold.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle at pizza Luce taste is like an older IPA still some hops present but the end is malty and good well balanced and well done

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2007
bottle. hazy golden/copper iwth foamy off white head. light clearn citrus hop, grassy aroma. bitter light bodied. earthy hops, caramel. peppery finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, ketchup. Flavor is grassy, malty, bitter, not complex and not distinctive. Not awful but definitely not a great IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Thanks PhillyBeer2112! Copper color with a thin white head and a little lacing. The aroma is of citrus hops and some malt. The malt comes through a little more in the flavor. Some slight toasted flavors with a hop precense that seems lacking against the malts. Not bad, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Pretty straightforward. On the sweetish side for an IPA. Decent pine hop flavor, slight resin character. Good not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
(bottle thanks OSLO) Pours dark copper with a white head that sticks around. Aroma of pineapple, orange, and upon further smelling, a hint of sauerkraut. I found this to be quite odd, but not entirely offensive. Taste was nice and malty with a good amount of bitter hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a decent finish. This really wasn’t too bad.


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