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Insane Rush IPA - Bootstrap Brewing

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Insane Rush IPA
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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 -20.4%
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.

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12oz can received as an extra with PMONEY on BA... Thanks a bunch Patrick! Poured into my FunkFest goblet.... a hazy orange brew produces a decent 1/2" off white head... okay lacing. Nose shows plenty of tropical fruit hoppiness... pineapple, mango... light toasted pale maltiness... not once dimensional, pretty balanced even for an IPA. Nicely bitter, but quickly moves into a wave of pale malt and those same fruity hops... lingering bitterness and hop flavor on the finish. Very drinkable.. This is well done... and it is going away quickly. Thanks again Patrick for the cool trade!

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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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22oz undated bottle picked up in Boulder Co.

Pours hazy copper with a thin head of white that quickly dissipated to a placid surface. A few dots of lacing.

Aromatics are mostly stale malt with a trace of wet cardboard and dried pine.

Medium bodied with a sticky, syrupy mouthfeel.

Sweet, cardboard-laden malt on the palate. Some bitterness and faded, old hops follow through.

Finishes sweet and stale.

Either bottle-dating should be mandatory or I really need to hold to my pledge of not purchasing beer without such info. Insane Rush? Insane yuk.

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Insane Rush IPA from Bootstrap Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.