1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Double Bubble - Rush River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Double BubbleDouble Bubble

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

199 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 62
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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (13) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 199 | Reviews: 62
Reviews by Buebie:
Photo of Buebie
2.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

6 pack picked up for $8, definatly a great price overall for what you get.

A hard pour into an oversized snifter produced 3 inches of frothy white head. Hazey golden color on the beer, fitting the unfiltered labeling of the bottle.
Head retention is great, a large collar of froth is left behind, as well as a bubble island and sticky thick lace.

Aroma is a peppery pineapple. It smells a bit odd really. Not as hoppy as I would expect. Quite a bit of mint in there, with a fresh leafy hop aroma.
Seems to be a whole cone hop rather then a pellet hopper. Becoming a bit more floral as it warmed with mild sweet breads coming forward.
No heat at all.
Heats up a little in taste, but seems masked by a peppery pineapple once again, as well as more minty fresh whole cone flavors.
Much more bitter in taste, lingering pine, overshadowed by mint leaf.
Mouthfeel is slick with modest carbonation.

Overall I found this unbalanced and a bit warm, especially from the peppery flavors and the cloying leafy mint flavors. A good buy for the price and abv. But needs some tweaking to better follow the style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveLeitch
4.92/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A great Imperial IPA. I've only had it on tap, and when served, there was little head, but that didn't stand in my way of falling in love with this one. Appearance is golden with a little haziness.

A nice hoppy but sweet aroma and bold flavor with a great finish with a little alcoholic bite. The finish is really what hooks you. Sip, reflect, and you are longing for another sip.

Currently limited distribution in kegs only - hoping that a limited bottle run might follow!

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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 cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Poured a cloudy golden color with lots of fluffy white head. Good lacing. As stated on the bottle this is definitely an unfiltered beer. Lots of sediment floating in this one.

Smell is slightly hoppy and heavy citrus aroma.

Taste is a little funky. Not bad though. A little malt upfront and lots of hops in the middle and finish.

Mouthfeel is light and this one went down very smooth.

Overall a pretty decent DIPA. I'd go for this one again. I liked it a lot better than their regular IPA.

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 Shawner
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of andrew8626
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, malt house on friday night

appearance: served in the smaller version of the nonic pint, straw golden body, frothy white cap with good retention

smell: raw citrus, bubblegum, grapefruit, grain

taste: rush river's offerings arent very refined, but they've managed to use the hop pretty well across their offerings - grapefruit zest, orange peel, grainy aftertaste. good, but could use some polishing

mouthfeel: medium-light body

drinkability: fine

Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

On-tap at the Blue Nile. Served in a pint glass, it was a clear, light amber with a short white head. I appreciated that for the strength, the body wasn't too thick or the malt too sweet. I'd just want more hops to this DIPA. There was a great mix of fruity, almost sweet-tasting citrus hops with piney spice. It fills the aroma and coats the tongue. Delicious. It's not the biggest DIPA, but it's a fine example of the style.

Photo of PretzelCity
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bondebonde
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of SeanaldDriver
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Giesch
3.56/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of morimech
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pale amber color with several fingers of head that had great retention. The head settles to a thick, rocky cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

The aroma is not what I would describe as DIPA hoppy. The hops are not really "in your face". The hops do give off perfumy, floral, as well lemon aromas. Also a bready malt profile. A touch of sulfer as well. Alcohol is not detected.

I just a little disappointed in the flavor. Has all the hop bitterness of a DIPA without that much hop flavor. What hop flavor I do taste is lemon. Malt gives a solid bready foundation. More than slightly bitter and quite warm in the finish. All the ABV is detectable.

Moderate body and nicely carbonated. The bottle conditioning was well done.

Not my kind of DIPA. Some parts were done very well but the aroma and flavor did not hit the mark.

Photo of deanis30
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slowly made my way through a six pack recently, and just uncovered some notes.

No freshness date, new retro script label, guessing it's a 2011 release. Decanted slowly into a pint to leave the yeast behind. Believe me, you don't want to pour the yeast unless you want a yeast slurry instead of a DIPA. The sediment in the bottle formed a good quarter-inch layer. If decanted it pours a slightly hazed yellow orange, with visible ascending carbonation, and sudsy off-white foam.

Grassy herbal pine aroma, hoppy and earthy, the impending bitterness is almost tangible.

Very firm bitterness, pine resin and aspirin, a bit jarring and harsh at first, but the palate eventually acclimates/numbs to it. Slick with a moderate caramel malt presence to balance things out, hints of honey, florals, and citrus that seems somewhat muted. Without a freshness date, it's hard to determine how much the original hops might have faded here. They certainly lend a brash bitterness, and a dry resiny aftertaste that lingers.

Overall i'd try it again and revise this review if I came across a fresh sample.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip.
Apr Wk2 notched, 9% ABV.

A - Almost fully clear, this golden yellow brew is vibrant! It's topped heartily by thick, dense bone-colored foam with moderate retention but honey-comb-like sticky lace.

S - Sweet honey and sticky caramel with a pils malt nose and low phenolic notes provide a strong base for the mild hops. Juicy mango and pineapple citrus are welcoming and combat the sweet malt while warm alcohol pokes through the back.

T - The battle between hops and malt rages on fiercely! Lots of pale and pils sweetness with honey and caramel in tow, the citrus hops have almost met their match. Mango, pineapple, and grapefruit flavor comes secondary.

M - Medium-full in body and thin towards the end as a little solvent alcohol comes through, Double Bubble is lacking a good, strong kick of bitterness to the finish that should be in a double IPA. It ends a little dry and modestly bitter but sweetness leaves a lasting impression overall.

O - A great start to a DIPA, some more dry-hopping to elevate the nose and more alpha acid in the boil for a more assertive hop flavor and bitterness bit would do the trick with this one. Otherwise it's pretty well balanced. Most double IPAs are uncontrollably balanced the OTHER way.

Photo of djbur14
4/5  rDev +4.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Double Bubble from Rush River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.