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Double Bubble - Rush River Brewing Company

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86
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 05-31-2009)
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-18-2014 02:04:57 | More by mothman
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SteveLeitch

Wisconsin

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
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2014 21:53:28 | More by DaftPatrick
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-17-2012 22:05:43 | More by NilocRellim
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-27-2014 02:57:48 | More by virinow
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richkrull

Wisconsin

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
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LXIXME

New Mexico

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
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-08-2013 22:07:18 | More by Shawner
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-16-2012 14:05:51 | More by optimator705
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andrew8626

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-04-2013 05:49:30 | More by andrew8626
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dirtylou

Washington

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

drinkability: fine

01-17-2011 00:18:08 | More by dirtylou
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-25-2012 22:08:59 | More by Cooper
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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bondebonde

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-04-2011 03:07:24 | More by bondebonde
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SeanaldDriver


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2014 01:52:28 | More by SeanaldDriver
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morimech

Minnesota

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
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deanis30

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-19-2012 00:35:05 | More by deanis30
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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
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djbur14


4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-20-2014 18:04:18 | More by djbur14
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-17-2012 01:46:15 | More by dav2080
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Beestin

Iowa

2.56/5  rDev -33.2%

08-19-2014 01:09:25 | More by Beestin
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yamar68

Minnesota

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
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-08-2013 15:46:51 | More by HardWater
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-08-2014 20:37:56 | More by bigbeers84
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Double Bubble from Rush River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.