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Batch 1000 - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Batch 1000
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 12-08-2009)
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Photo of Miami66
1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of texecutive
2/5  rDev -43.8%

If you were looking for a double IPA that does absolutely nothing for hopheads except leave a vague ghostly hop cloud in your mouth, head down to your local Granite City (TM), flip open to their "Beer-Flavored Water Drinks" section, and order up a cold glass of Batch 1000. The fine folks that work there will describe to you exactly what your suppose to taste, so when you buy your 30 dollar Granite City (TM) take-home growler, you can explain to your landlord why the rent's going to be a few days late.

Photo of skubas86
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Lionhawk
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of KFBR392
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours with a light to medium bodied thickness. Brownish orange color to the beer. Pours with a massive head that would dissipate but was present throughout. The beer has a merky, dirty water clearness.

Smell: A grassy, earthy font on the nose. Light bubbly hop presence. Slight caramelized body which gives this beer a rounded aroma. Not too much depth, but interesting enough to keep you coming back.

Taste: A buttery malt from hits the palette first. I wish it was more pronounced, sort of nonchalantly drifts along. A malty body mixes with the grassy, earthy hop tones which lingers on the palette very shortly. Light dry finish, goes down very easily.

Mouthfeel: Light malty sweetness. Doesn't kill the palette.

Overall: Not a bad brew, one of the better ones I've had from Granite City. Their beers for the most part come off below to average. Gotta get my money's worth out of this growler though.

Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear dark copper in color, this brew develops a soft, fluffy head just under a finger tall. Retention is pretty good and some spotty lacing is left on the glass.
The aroma and flavor show the typical profile of a brewery that typically brews all their beers lightly. Touted as a DIPA, it's almost a stretch to call it an IPA. Hoppiness is there, and the hops used seem good and to make a fairly complex mix of floral, herbal and citrus, but I've had hoppier pale ales for sure. Malts also add good balance. This is a gateway DIPA for sure, or one for people who need to ease their way into flavor.
This is also fairly light-bodied, although it does reach about medium. There's enough crispness and smoothness to keep it interesting and it flows nicely. It could use more heft, but I don't see much more by way of flaw.
All in all, where it counts, Batch 1000 is an average DIPA.

Photo of powerss13
3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

ST: On Tap

A: Darker cloudy look with a light brown hue to it.

S: Small hint of citrus and pine. Very light aroma; not aggressive

T: Like the aroma, hints of light citrus and pine with a clean finish. Hides the 9% abv very well.

MF: Clean feel with a good dry hop flavor at the beginning. Lingers a little then slowly disappears.

O: For a Granite City beer, I am impressed. I personally think its more of a IPA rather a Double IPA, but then again it is my opinion. If you see it, give it a try.

Photo of blackcompg
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - opaque amber, lite Holden head, minimal lacing

Smell - lite pine, grapefruit and Carmel

Taste - light grapefruit and pine, slight herbals and basil

Mouthfeel - lighter side of medium, seems too lite for a DIPA, crisp edges

Overall - drinks like a single ipa, not bad, but would not order again.

Photo of cdkrenz
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A thick, frothy and solid head with great stamina. The body is a deep yet translucent orange.

S - Orange and pineappel hops are present.

T - Orange and slightly grapefruited hops with a moderate malty sweetness.

M - It offers a warming sensation about halfway through each pull. It has a coarseness near the back of my throa that's common amongst IPAs.

~ Its an oka drink but nothing I would seek out in the future or recommend that a friend must try. Either way the beer was a good dinner beverage.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Batch 1000 from Granite City Food & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.