Insane Rush IPA - Bootstrap Brewing

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Insane Rush IPAInsane Rush IPA

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootstrap Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: theformula on 05-20-2013

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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Rydman
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really delicious IPA and the best can in the craft beer game.

Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy copper orange with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney, resiny hops with some tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet biscuit / crystal malt with fruit and a resiny hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a decent fruity IPA. Not sure I care for the malts and it's a bit watery.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


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!

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. A very tasty IPA with tropical fruit notes and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Was pleasantly surprised having not heard of Bootstrap Brewing prior to trying this beer.

Photo of hydrate
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very hoppy & dry. Really good.

Photo of theformula
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of brewandbbq
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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.

Photo of mentor
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Photo of PalatePilot
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced Colorado IPA. Not sure about the Watership Down feel to the can art... Kinda freaky. :)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Cmainland12
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Refreshing fruit throughout, consistent flavor. Perfect amount of bitter

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can without a date. From a friend, and think it has at least 1-2 months on it.

Looks great, decent smell, and while the hops have likely faded a bit, still extremely drinkable even though it is mostly malty. Will be seeking this out to try again if I can find it fresh. Bonus points for the can design.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.77/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark, hazy amber with finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is moderate. Excellent citric, piney aroma. You can tell this beer is hoppy. Citric malty taste up front, quickly taste up front, quickly followed by a moderate piney hop, ending in a bitter, soapy aftertaste. The hoppiness is strong but blends very well with the maltiness. Excellent beer. I do wish this one was available where I live. I have to thank my brother in law for bringing this one back for me from Colorado.

Photo of spoony
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can to a tulip. No date code.

A-The beer is very hazy, but has the right look for a modern IPA...sort-of a honey color with a eggshell head. The beer is still, but the head, which is about one fat finger tall, has good retention and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S-The aroma is pleasant mixture of zesty orange, white pepper, light floral notes, toast, caramel, and a hint of pine. It ticks the right IPA boxes, but doesn't blow me away with intensity or complexity.

T-The taste is much like the smell. There is a sharp, lightly bitter flavor of orange peel to open, floral flavors in the middle, and nice pine bite on the finish. The beer is hop heavy, but a there is some balancing toasted caramalt flavor too.

M-The feel is medium to heavy but I get a distinct watery impression.

O-This is a decent entry into the crowded IPA field. I don't know that I would go out of my way to find this again when beers like Comrade Superpower exist, but this one comes in a can and Superpower doesn't...

Photo of RyanStelzner
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All the hallmark IPA smells and flavors, plus some interesting spices and slightly redder colors. Love it.

Insane Rush IPA from Bootstrap Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.