isnus (7) - USA - OCT 12, 2007 does not count
Very light for an IPA. It bears a very floral, dry grapefruit taste. It’s very smooth, a tad bitter but very easy drinking. I had 3 pints at lunch and had to buy a 6pack on the way home. Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Recommended to me by Joebrew as a sixtel for my kegerator. I was not prepared to commit not having tried it but it was enough to get me to pick up a six pack. Thankfully this brew is made just over the border and so the bottle was notched as brewed in the second week of October just days before I bought it. And boy was this fresh. Typical sharp pine hop but that is where the typical ends. There is a soft sweetness with banana and (yes) gumball on the nose. Was this a wheat-ipa? Well yeah, sort of- there is in fact wheat in the ingredients and it is a brilliant addition that adds a haziness to the appearance and a perfect foil for the sharp hops. This may very well find its way into my kegerator as the perfect summer ipa. amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2008
pours a golden color with a lasting head. nice strong hops flavor with a very nice finish. Certainly one of the top IPAs. It does have a high rating, but I am forced to rate it higher. I was very impressed with this one. Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
Had this on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Cloudy pale orange with thin wispy head. From what I’ve heard about Rush River Brewing, they don’t 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 haven’t been disappointed by one of their brews yet. This one had an almost cask-like quality, and a nice big hop kick. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Solid drinkable IPA. Cloudy pour. Well balanced between malts and hops, the latter not particularly defined in pine citrus or resin. Light bitterness as well. Good.
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ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2005
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. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
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. I’d like to get my hands on more of rush rivr’s brews. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Thanks to tytoanderso for this great bottlebeermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours a lovely light, bright, cloudy orange. Nice smell of almost rich wheatiness and floral fruity, candy sweet hops and oranges. Taste is nicely hoppy, orange, and bubbly yet creamy with a satisfying bitterness. Almost a wheaty richness to it. A unique, delicious IPA, that I’d easily recommend.
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.