Double Bubble - Rush River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jparker37:
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
08-12-2013 21:45:39 | More by Jparker37
More User Reviews:
4.93/5 rDev +28.7%
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!
11-19-2009 04:01:25 | More by SteveLeitch
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
06-08-2011 00:05:33 | More by richkrull
3.71/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
09-29-2013 20:37:26 | More by LXIXME
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
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
01-17-2011 00:18:08 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
11-17-2010 00:26:31 | More by tempest
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
06-16-2011 22:03:49 | More by morimech
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
06-10-2011 16:21:19 | More by emerge077
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
06-19-2011 16:42:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.25/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
03-09-2012 04:51:51 | More by yamar68
Double Bubble from Rush River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.