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Double Bubble - Rush River Brewing Company

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86
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tavernjef on 05-31-2009

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Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 64
Photo of Lemke10
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours a cloudy yellow amber color with a slight head and lots of floaters in it. The aroma is fairly bitter with floral hints. The taste is bold with hops and bitterness. It leaves a linger bitterness on the tongue. Not bad tasting but the appearance could be better or filtered since a lot of people might think this is a beer that has gone bad.

Photo of martyl1000
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good. Bitterness of the pine-tar variety, with very little sweetness.

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat of a soda pop feel here. Strawberry and lime character, lots of hops with quite a bit of alcohol in the nose. Lighter bodied and more drinkable than many imperial ipa's.

Photo of Hoolie5
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Didn’t expect much. Bought on a hunch. Pretty good hop nose, but not overbearing. Hint of honey, very smooth on the palate. Will purchase again.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Starts with a grassy herbal resiny hop nose over caramel, malt and honey.
Pours brilliant gold under a 3" rocky off-white head that dissipates by about 2/3s. Produces thick lace.
A creamy palate presents light fruit and malt flavors that do suggest double bubble gum and it finishes with a rich hop accent. There is some light hop astringency on the finish.
The beer's body is just a hair above medium and its carbonation is just a hair below.

Photo of ParkbrauFan
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy golden hue
I't has aroma of peaches, honey and smooth hoppiness.
Taste is very floral and smooth. The hops and ABV are there
but not overbearing. Hate to overuse a word but this is a smooth brew
Mouthfeel was just right.
Had a sample of this at Ace Wine Spirits and Beer in Hopkins MN.
A great beer and a great staff.

Photo of dakotaben
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer.

A- Slightly hazy and lasting head. Light tracing as I drank this.

S- Nice hoppy smell mixed with a fuittiness.

T - AWESOME.

M - Full and fairly thick mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a pretty awesome beer. Will drink again!

Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big off white head slowly recedes above a clear well carbonated straw golden colored beer.

Pretty noticeable citrus hops aroma with a bit off fresh pine included.

Citrus, pine and some grassy notes in the taste of this hops tasting imperial.

Pretty dry aftertaste that almost puckers a person. There is a bit of the citrus tastes remaining with this medium bodied IPA.

Decent tasting but I would actually like a bit more from a imperial.

Photo of Jparker37
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint. Bottled week 2 or June.

A - Beautiful pillowy white head. Great clarity on the light copper beer. Small amount of lacing from a small whole cap that was present throughout.

S - Citrus (tangerine peel), pine tree. Sweet biscuit, toasty malt is easy to spot. Gets a little boozy as it warms.

T - Bitterness hits right on the front of my tongue instantly. Very piney hop flavor. Sweet malts midway and some moderate bitterness on the backend.

M - Medium to medium-full body, light to medium-light carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Aroma didn't jump from the glass but has complexity. Hop flavor is a one dimensional piney prickliness. Solid full palate of bitterness without going overboard. Perception of sweet malt but finishes nice and dry. Good looking brew with a decent head. Worth a try.

Photo of Santanax
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a great balance for how potent it is...The alcohol is overwhelmed by rich piney hoppy notes along with a nice malt and honey background while not being too sweet or viscous...goes down extremely smooth..give a nice warming sensation to the belly. overall great beer great boozy IPA with tons of flavor.

Photo of xmorgan
4.87/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decent IPA
APPERANCE: pale straw colored nice lacing

SMELL: piny citrus nose with hints of floral hops

TASTE: grapefruity with an alcohol finish

MOUTHFEEL: power full citrus finish and alcohol

OVERALL: good IPA with a little strong alcohol taste would drink again

Photo of jimmah120
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bottled about a month before consumption, as far as I know. poured into tulip glass. review from notes

golden amber look, lots of fluffy white foam on top. smell is hoppy and piney with a hint of bubblegum(?). taste is similar, pine, bitter plastic(?), floral and citrus hops as well. overly hopped but no slick feel.

"Bubble with funk quick"

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a tangerine color with a finger of a white head, light haze/very small sediment.

Smell is pine, honey maltyness, grapefruit

taste is very piney, grapefruity and a wee bit floral as far as the hops go, you get a decent shot of honey like sweetness in the front. Finishes with a very bitter pine that lingers for a while.

Well this is way better then the last time I had it, I guess this is one you have to know is fresh! The last batch I had then months and week notch things on the side but they were not notched... But I took a chance and thought it was ok, but this time it is much better then ok!

If you see it and it is somewhat fresh give this a chance!, at under $10 a sixer this DIPA is in line with Lagunitas DIPA prices... Good Beer, Good price what else could you want.

Photo of Rizalini
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle, dated June WK3, into my Stone goblet...

A - Poursa slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a finger of white head. A nice ring is left behind when it falls.

S - Aromas of apricot are there, but not bold. Some slight bready/yeasty aromas are present as well.

T/M - There is some hop bitterness, and some piney resin in the aftertaste, but I can tell that some of the flavors have diminished with time. Nice caramel malt base, and the 9% is hidden very well. Perfect carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

O - This had the potential to be a great IIPA, but time has tamed this one down a bit. That being said, it's still a really good IIPA. Better than I was expecting actually. I would probably purchase another one, if it were available in Las Vegas.Cheers!

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle tried 25 Oct 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you! Served in the Schlafly shaker pint.

Medium sized white-yellow head. Medium carbonation. Slightly hazy golden yellow in color. Aroma is perfumey and sweet, citric hops and basil dominate. Starts sweet and herbaly. Slight resin throughout. Medium to light body, alcohol is warming. Dry honeyish finish. Just the right amount of lingering bittersweet aftertaste.

Well balanced for an IIPA, probably not quite to style but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Photo of yamar68
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rather tame looking honey gold with a finger of staunch white head and decent lacing. Smells of slightly muted citra and green apple? The character has obviously faded a bit. Some sweet grass and soft grains. The taste is also a bit muddy but has its strong points. The citrus has been pulled back to a near abstract bitter but is still easy drinking. This beer represents a decent execution of the style.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Double bubble is Rush River's version of a DIPA, brewed with honey. The beer pours a hazy dark dirty yellow-golden color with a big cap of foam. The aroma is dominated by floral and citrus hops, but there are notes of honey wafting around as well. This trend continues on the palate along with notes of green apple. The heavy, oily hop character flows across the palate. The honey mitigates the hops and vise versa; the whole is less than the sum of the parts---but still a good brew. It finishes a little warm. By accidental discovery, the double bubble nicely complemented the heap of roasted beets that I had for dinner. The earthiness of the beets played the sweetness of the honey off the bitterness of the hops. Weird.

I tried a bottle from this same six pack several months ago and it was sweeter and little more jagged around the edges. A little time has smoothed it.

Photo of Florida9
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The notch on the side of the bottle says "November" but there is no year attached. Considering when the other reviews were written, I'm going to assume this one is out of date. Never-the-less:

A: Slightly hazy dark gold in color. There are some floaties suspended in the beer itself. Forms a nice large white head that slowly reduces to a thick surface coating and lots of lacing.

S: Smell is rather floral and a bit perfumed with a mix of honey and light malts.

T: Starts off fairly sweet and with a somewhat dirty dank quality. Sweetness really hangs on the tongue in a somewhat annoying fashion. Lots of honey (does the bee on the label mean this was brewed with honey?) Hops have faded to a mild floral sweetness with a bit of orange and a slight hint of pine.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a mild bitterness. Sort of prickly in the mouth. Kind of weak for the style.

O: I'll admit this one is probably out of date, but, if that's the case it shouldn't be sold. If they're willing to sell it then they can get the review. Overall, it's still a decent beer and since I've never had it fresh I have no capacity to comment on what it would have been like at that time. Drinkable, but would have preferred to have had a bit more body.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: I know it wasn't fresh, but it was still good.

A - Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of soft foam. It left patchy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of grapefruit and other tropical fruits.

T - It tasted of tropical fruits like mango and grapefruit. You could taste the honey sweetness and caramel. There was a mild spicy bitterness, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a fairly dry finish.

O - This was good. Really liked the aroma of tropical fruits. The honey addition is interesting and really mellows it out.

Photo of 2BDChicago
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Rileys in Madison, WI approx May2011, so drinking this Imp IPA just a tad late or not?

Off-white Foam head was soft, yet big and long lasting.

Initial wiffs of nose were sweet, slightly burnt toffee notes, surrounding by huge honey malt. Very nice and totally original.

The honey malt is not that sweet, and quickly drys out. A low medium mouthfeel feels just right on the tongue. Some low notes of citrus and raw sugar.

What I liked best of this solidly craft brew, was how well it had matured in a half year since it was brewed. Would make an interesting match against Hopslam and a few other DIPAs that seem to use honey to balance out. This beer was very original, well made and drinkable for a 9% abv. Very nice indeed.

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

A: clear, amber, nice head when poured but dissipated to thin veil
S: medium nose, fruity and malty, nice balance
T: good balance for an IPA, nice sweeter malt with strong bitter finish
M: well-balanced, malty up front with strong bitter hops

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy light golden color. head disapprears quickly left a light lacing.

Scent: Sweet honey scent. Missing the hoppy IPA scent.

Taste: Sweet start with a slight bittness of the hops coming through at the end. Honey is very subtle citrus hint is more apparent

Mouth Feel: Sweet under tounge sensation at fist followed by the IPA bitterness to finish

Overall: Happy with it overall. Great new taste that is not matched, good change of pace beer

Serving type: bottle to perfect pink glass - 9.99 6pack

Photo of adman08
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a very pale straw color with lots of thick white head that fades very slowly and leaves nice lacing on the glass.
S-A slightly herbal hop aroma with a very faint hint of citrus.
T-Not a ton of flavor, mostly just an herbal hop flavor, not much malt. Slightly soapy flavor.
M-Not a very heavy beer at all for an IIPA. Decent carbonation but not much bodsy.
Overall, Not a bad IIPA but it needs more malt and more body. For the high alcohol and for an IIPA I expcet more malt body and even a little more hop flavor.

Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks UngerTaker for this bottle. Dated the 2nd week of august, poured into a tulip glass...

A- Pours a bright orange, almost straw, liquid with floating particles. Inch of dense, fluffed egg white texture looking head. Head completely coats the glass.

S- A lot of oranges come through and hit the nose first. Pineapple, peaches, and honey also there. Its more of a nice IPA aroma and not so much a DIPA; but I'm impressed, I'll admit...

T/M- Yeah, I knew the beer was too good to be true so far. Taste really falls off and becomes mediocre. The bitterness is initial on the middle and back of tongue, then it gets hot from alcohol and finishes with some pine flavor and astringency on the tongue. Body is medium with good carbonation and ends set dry, but still doesn't help the flavor.

O- Disappointed in how little flavor there is in this. Nose is so fruity and pleasant, then the taste is hot and bitter, but bleh bitter... Wouldn't come to this again I think

Photo of Lillie1128
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my PBR pint glass

A - Pours a pretty, clouded amber

S - Big floral nose full of citrus and hops

T - This is really mild for a dipa. Tastes like sweet grapefruit, little bit of chamomile and a some yeasty goodness. Finishes with a gentle hop ending.

M - Awesome mouthfeel, kinda chewy

D - medium

This is a solid dipa, and really sweet and approachable. Thanks to sweetwillyrolbar for this one!!

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Double Bubble from Rush River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.