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Batch 1000 - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mothman on 12-08-2009

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 18
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to me in a mug club mug with about an inch of off white/wheat colored head above a cloudy rich honey golden colored beer.

Distinct hops aroma that had a slight sourness to it.

Hops dominate the taste with hints of light grain malts, maybe grapefruit.

A nice light dry aftertaste with a little hops taste in it.

A pretty darn good medium bodied double IPA.

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a large plastic cup, what a letdown, with a finger of khaki head. Faded down to a decent sized layer around the cup. Leaves dominated lace walls. Color is an amber hued copper.

Aroma: Tons of floral hops, some grapefruit citrus. Bready and caramel malt backbone.

Taste: Big floral/grassy hop profile. Tons of grapefruit and pineapple citrus. Backed up with caramel malts. The taste ends with a rush of alcohol and its a little hot which I wasn't expecting.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and has somewhat of creamy feel to it. Decent amount of carbonation for the style. Has a medium body. Ends with a floral flavored, slightly dry, aftertaste.

Overall, one of the better beers from GC I have had. They have a little work to do, but they are on the right track with this one. A little too much booze is present though, which I don't like considering it is a dipa.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On my way to KCI I stopped here b/c, well, it's a brewery...duh.
This beer pours a mahogany with slight chestnut highlights. Nice head, rocky and just off-white. Great lacing. This one has promise.

Aroma is hoppy, just not DIPA hoppy, imho. Pine and citrus combat each other and don't blend all that well. The result is a brown-stick aroma with some citrus along the way. Malt is there, hiding.

Tastes like a watered down DIPA. Just nothing robust about it. It's not bad, though. While I expected more intensity, the flavors just dance around. I had a cuban sammy for lunch and thought the beer would over-power it a bit. quite the opposite. And a 20oz glass at that.

Some dryness in the finish, but watered down is my half-assed theory.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in 20oz shaker.
This was an enjoyable beer.
Cloudy dark yellow to gold. Foamy head that in time left.
Nice pleasant citrus hop aroma. Not very complex, but pleasant.
Reasonably complex taste with good hop flavors, a solid pale malt background and a nice shot of bitterness on the finish.
Enough heft to the body to make it at least moderate in feel.
Very drinkable. A little amping of alcohol, just enough to notice. Seems like a slightly big Am IPA as much as a DIPA. Either way, best beer I've had at this establishment and certainly good enough for another.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Rayek
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of alleykatking
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap last night a couple different times at Granite City. Review from phone notes.

A- Poured a clear darker orange/amber color. One and a half finger bone white head sticks around for a short period before dying down to nothing. Leaves some skirted lacing on the sides for the entire glass. First beer here that actually impresses me in apperance.

S- Big citrus hops come first (pineapple and orange). Some bitter hops come through as well but play a background roll in the aroma. Some sweeter malts come into play in the tail end of the nose with a sweetbread kind of aroma. This is mostly hops in this beer. Quite surprised!

T- Citrus hops clash with the bittering hops right off the bat in this beer. Light sweet malts come into play midway through the beer balancing it all out. Ending of this beer is a little more bitter than the front of the beer. Every good tasting.

M- Medium mouthfeel to this. Carbonation is good for the beer style. Citrus hops roll around the bitter hops on the palate and aftertaste long after a sip is taken. Crisp in the taste. Everything zings around on the palate.

D- This is the first beer I had from Granite City that I feel they actually took the time with and made right. To be honest I didn't expect much and came out of there with a smile on my face. I will be back before it's taken off of tap that is for sure!

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3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the growler a turbid bronze colour with a thin slim head, egg shell white in colour. a good deal of citric zest in the aroma, with a solid brown sugary maltiness to back it up. the taste profile renews the sum of the nose, in that there is a rather pedestrian citric zing on the tongue; built up by a base maltiness equally boring and semi sweet. anonymous pith provides a slap of bitterness to quell any residuals. a peek of alcohol spice rides the finish into the sunset without much fanfare. a rather mundane tasting IPA or DIPA . What gives this offering a bit of depth is the girthy body, round and supple complimenting the sticky yet smooth mouthfeel. so thumbs up for that. as for being drinkable? it sure is. an easy, albeit larger, IPA/DIPA meant to open an evening and appetite.

overall, this really is a type of beer to pair with a meal or appetizers. the alcohol is prevalent yet well integrated into the innocuous taste profile. it paves the way without paving you over. i'd definitely drink this again in the restaurant, and for $11/2L, makes for a fair priced growler.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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