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Lost Arrow Porter - Rush River Brewing Company

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Lost Arrow PorterLost Arrow Porter

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-21-2004)
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Photo of Lemke10
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is my first Rush River review so I’m super excited. In all, Rush River only has about a dozen beer offerings so they are a pretty small and precise brewing operation located in River Falls, WI. Not really sure what to expect as you never really hear anyone says anything good or bad about their beer.

It pours a dark brown color with a beige head that lingers around for a while. It has a mild robust scent of roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and caramel malts. Nothing exciting here, just your classic porter scent.

The taste has elements of a heavy beer, but it still drinks rather light. There is a little bit of roasted malts and coffee in the taste but far from being bold. It finishes with a chalky, coffee after taste. This is a good beginner porter to see if you like the style, but it really could be more robust, flavorful, and thicker in texture.

Porters certainly aren't the most popular beer out there. Maybe it’s because it’s just really hard to make a good porter? This was a pretty good attempt by Rush River but as I said, it has room for improvement. It has great drink-ability, it’s just lacking that “wow” factor taste wise.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

Lemke10, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

badelsman, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

soccerfancooch, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Chokobo, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

CarolinaKev, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Porter was poured out of the bottle and into a pint glass. Dark and warm in colour with a chocolate, roasted nose to it. Tasted of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, with minimal yet present hops. No distinctive or lingering aftertastes.

Would I buy this beer again? Probaby.

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Ri0, Aug 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

dav2080, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

SaxmanRick, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

capuchinpilates, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer from a new brewery. Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a fizzy 1 finger darker off white colored head that fades at a med pace with some lacing, over dark molasses brown colored beer.

Nose brings a hint of oatmeal, some light roast, some caramel, a light nutty hazelnut like aroma, and a hint of earthy hop bitterness.

Taste starts a bit roasty with more of that nutty hazelnut like flavor, a bit of oatmeal and caramel, some light toasty brown malts, lighter in overall feel and flavor but a decent taste. Light chalky mocha chocolate and a bit creamy. Just a touch of earthy bittering hops.. Finish is fairly dry, some lingering earthy light bitterness, hint of creamy roast and mocha.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but fluffy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, a bit light overall in flavor and body, but a nice fluffy feel, decent flavors that are there, and nothing really wrong, a light but drinkable overall porter.

jlindros, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

sparx1100, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of augustgarage
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best before the last week in December.

The liquid is a very dark russet tinged with cordovan and topped by a fat finger of desert sand merengue and a few dark brown spots from the final drops of yeast. Thick soapy lacing, excellent retention.

Faint caramel and roast malt in the nose...very little aroma otherwise.

Round, roasted flavor profile with slightly stale coffee and cocoa nib notes throughout. Low bitterness with a dry yet slightly fruity finish.

Creamy, medium-light bodied mouthfeel - spritzy with good carbonation.

A decent but generic porter.

augustgarage, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Great Lakes snifter. Pours dark brown with some light passage at the edges. A finger of tan head retains itself nicely. The nose has some toasted malt with a slight amount of roast. A bit of chocolate in the background, not much else... aroma is very tame. Taste is thin, a bit of toasted character, and a light bit of herbal hop character at the end. The mouthfeel is thin and a bit prickly. Overall, pretty run of the mill porter without much flavor, nothing memorable here.

homebrew311, May 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Trexter103, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Keegan, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

vfgccp, Mar 05, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of a winter variety pack. Served in a tulip.

A: Deep, cloudy brown with amber tones. Nice dense tan head. Spotty lacing.

S: Raisin bread, alcohol, toasty grain.

T: Very roasty malt dominates. Not a ton of hop bitter, just in the finish. Toffee, coffee, smoky.

M: A little thin but nice carbonation.

O: Very decent. Worth a go.

ForWhatAlesYou, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

rocklibster, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

zenwatts, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

plumcrazyfx, Jan 01, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Gelly's Pub and Eatery in Stockholm, WI.

A: deep copper color with wisp of head
S: mild nose, sweeter, roasted, nutty with little hops
T: mild taste, sweeter with some hints of roasted malt and slight bitter finish
M: slightly watery, not a ton of character

wisrarebeer, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

zeledonia, Dec 02, 2011
Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.