Batch 1000 - Granite City Food & Brewery
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
12-08-2009 03:20:23 | More by mothman
3.28/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
01-17-2011 20:49:52 | More by Mebuzzard
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
12-27-2011 20:39:00 | More by LXIXME
3.08/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
03-03-2012 18:53:43 | More by Brenden
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
01-01-2012 02:54:00 | More by garymuchow
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
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!
12-15-2009 23:40:05 | More by alleykatking
3.25/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
01-14-2014 21:27:26 | More by budgood1
3.2/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
02-02-2011 01:40:55 | More by cdkrenz
3.33/5 rDev -6.2%
Sampled at Granite City, SLP as part of an eight beer flight. The American double IPA is, lets face it, a category with a high bar to cross. There are tons of great DIPAs brewed right here in Minnesota, let alone across the USA. And that's exactly why this example is, at best, mostly average in every regard. Color was amber with a small khaki head that left a bit of lace. Smell was mostly citric hop without any pineapple or tropical tones of significance. Taste was a combined citric and resin hop that doesn't play very well together. Lightly malty, a bit too sweet, and the body was on the lighter side of medium. It's the best of the bunch in their eight beer flight.
By the way, the food is excellent, and this would be my beer of choice on return visits.
01-07-2012 05:37:26 | More by JackieTH
Batch 1000 from Granite City Food & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.