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Insane Rush IPA - Bootstrap Brewing

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Insane Rush IPA
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootstrap Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: theformula on 05-20-2013)
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: The quarter-inch head that foams up with the first pour seems thin, but is surprisingly strong, as it holds up for several minutes. Underneath it is a bright orange, but slightly hazy beer.

SMELL: The hops provide a nice, sweet citrus, mostly orange with a hint of grapefruit. There is also a fairly strong malt presence here as well.

TASTE: The malt is pretty intense and in that sense it reminds me a lot of Upslope's IPA before they started dry-hopping it. Coincidentally, it's the same ABV at 7.2%. The hop character is a little light here for me, however. It has pleasant notes of grass, pine and citrus, but they all seem to be overpowered by a sweeter malt. The only time it seems to really shine is in the finish, where a nice, bitter bite catches the palate at the last possible moment. Ultimately though, It does not taste as fresh as I remember it being. There's no born on/best by date on the can, however, so I'm not sure of the age.

MOUTHFEEL: The Insane Rush feels a little thin, almost a bit watery. There is a light tickle and a nice drying finish to an otherwise sweet beer.

OVERALL: I am going to need to retry this review in the near future and if I have better results I will edit my review. Until then I will let this stand, but hopefully I can chalk it up to an old can or maybe just an off-batch. I have experienced and heard many great things about this brewery, so hopefully this is just a fluke.

StoneTSR, Jul 23, 2014
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Solid IPA from a young Colorado brewery. This has CO written all over it. Darker colour so you know it has a hefty malt bill. Aromatics are nice, balanced with a new world hop profile, mango, orange zest and some pine.

Tastes the same, a balanced IPA with some sticky sweetness. The mango is prevalent, citrus & green hop oils follow. Mouthfeel is medium full.
A solid effort, very tasty and the bitter finish sticks stound for awhile. Gives me my hop fix and is a tad sweeter than I'd like, but no denying this is a drinkable, damn tasty IPA. *22oz bottle, less than a week old.

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Appearance (4.5) Gorgeous. Brilliant light copper (with an odd pink tinge). Small white layer of foam fed by a couple streams of bubbles. Smells (3.0) muted earthy hops with decent malt character. Pink grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple.

Tastes (3.5) juicy rounded hop flavor with modest hop bitter and a nice supporting malt sweet. Hop flavor is intense. Grapefruit, pith, pine, mango, and tame grassiness. Nice creamy viscosity to the liquid sticks a bit to the tongue and holds the sweet around. Just a touch to sticky sweet for my preference. I wish the hop bitterness had a bit more umph and the hop flavor wasn't so intense. The mouthfeel is great (5.0) , but the beer needs to be fermented a bit drier so it isn't as sweet. Overall (4.0), nice, but could use a bit of tinkering to get things working together better.

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first brew from bootstrap, ipa is always a good place to start with a new brewery, usually fairly indicative of their control of their process and knack for recipe formulation. this one is real blonde in color, also super clear, and while it looks a little flat, it does have a wispy white topping an inch or so high. the nose smells weirdly like jellybeans to me, not the sugary part, i dont really perceive sweetness, but the flavors part, like a handful of jellybeans of different flavors that may not be all the way compatible. muddled in that way, but not unappealing. also not that hoppy, balanced and light on the nose. the flavor is less of that fruity weirdness. plenty of fresh pale malt, really really light in grain, very little if any caramel balance to it. thats okay though, because the hops are also rather delicate in this one, not big and bold like the style asks for, but more reserved, designed to be sessionable i suppose, but it comes through more like an american pale than an ipa. still, fresh and tasty, but the jellybean thing comes back in the finish just a bit where bitterness might otherwise finish it off. i did not dislike this, and in fact think its cool because its different, but its not what you are probably used to in the style.

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Insane Rush IPA from Bootstrap Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.