Batch 1000 - Rush River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +1.3%
On tap at Pizza Luce in St Paul, served in a pint glass.
A: reddish amber in color, finger and a half of light khaki head, nice head retention and excellent lacing.
S: had trouble getting a good smell, smells clean, slight citrus and some sweet malt in the mix.
T: Rye up front, biscuity malt that goes towards a nice citrus bitter. The hops and the rye compliment each other wonderfully, excellent balance.
M: Relatively smooth, adequate carbonation.
O: A very enjoyable rye beer. I had it paired with a spicy hawaian pizza and they complimented each other awesomely!
03-29-2012 02:55:25 | More by minnesotaryan
4.38/5 rDev +10.9%
Some breweries celebrate big milestones, like every 20 years, 25, 30 and so on. Others do a special beer every single year on their birthday. And then there's Rush River, who quietly kept putting out their beers, never marking their 5th when it came around, celebrating only now that they've hit the major mark of a thousandth batch. This one is yet another forward step for these guys, an unfiltered rye "red ale" that reminded me of Surly Furious at first taste. I'm going to take some notes right about now. Get ready, here they come...
Lightly hazed, deep amber appearance, nearly red, but not quite.
Spicy malt rises in the aroma, met with bitter hop nots, melding into bittersweet and bready. A mix of hop notes, with no one characteristic standing out. Some citrus, some tropical tones, but they're all well blended.
Taste: Bitter hops spank the tongue at first gulp, then they slide all over the palate. Lays long and lasts. Great texture, and beautiful balance. Heavy malt feel, full body, and excellent consumability. Very appealing flavor, a constant stream of happy hoppiness hits the lips and traverses the tongue. Crawls the roof of the mouth, spreads up, down, over and out. Rewarding mouthfeel.
With this one-shot offering, RR has created an ale for the hop-heads, as well as those who yearn for plenty of malt to keep up with the hops. Rye character is strong and spicy, bordering on intense. Comparable to Cane and Ebel from Two Brothers, and a bit better than Summit India Rye from the Unchained Series.
One thing I know for sure, that this is delicious. I've got two kegs of this, and I'll enjoy them for as long as it lasts. Yum.
01-12-2012 08:46:02 | More by feloniousmonk
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
A- deep orange pour with a one finger white head. Not a ton of lacing but the head sticks around for a while and dissolved to a thin little cap that stuck around the whole session. Hazy and unfiltered body.
S- a hefty aroma of floral hops, baked bread, and subtle spice. The rye is somewhat noticeable in the smell but the majority is smooth floral, slightly citrusy hops. Think wet grass and lemon-water.
T- the floral hops dominate right away. A solid bitterness is evident but doesn't linger. The rye makes an appearance but isn't overdone. No leathery flavor. Slight boozyness and a somewhat sweet caramely finish. Paired very nicely with my tomato bisque.
M- medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Helps lighten up the otherwise resinous, oliy body. Solid mouthfeel. Not uber intriguing but it work with the flavors.
O-this is a rye beer for someone who doesn't like/has never had rye in beer. The grassy, lemony hops dominate but if you look for the rye malt you can pretty easily find its earthy spicyness. This is a solid beer that pairs well with a meal. Not quite big enough to be a sipper but not meager enough to be a true session ale.
12-21-2011 21:10:35 | More by znichols
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
on tap at busters
A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small white head with just a touch of lacing
S was light citrus with malts,grain,rye and oak
T - citrus hops with baked bread malts,next up sweet caramel with rye and spice an oak and earthy taste linger
M- a crisp red/amber rye brew with enough hops and malts for a good brew,medium carbonation
O- a nice red brew with rye,crisp and tasty with a touch of sweet florl hops
12-04-2011 01:57:56 | More by gatornation
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.83/5 rDev -3%
On tap at washington square in wbl
Pours a light off white head. Leaves a little lace. Color is an autumn amber gold.
Aroma: rye and a little touch of smoke. Some sweetness. Caramel malt. Hint of bacon.
Taste: I get some hop sickiness here. Juicy floral hops. Rye and some spice. Some smoke and bacon. Very malty, but hoppy.
Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky with sone roasty. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.
Overall, a soldi beer that really surprised me. A nice blend of flavors. Drinkable as well.
11-18-2011 21:37:43 | More by mothman
Batch 1000 from Rush River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.