Batch 1000 | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 162
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an amberish color. The head is white and 1 finger when poured from the growler. The nose is mildly pine smelling. The taste is very mild, almost bland. There's a slight hop bitterness, but it's so slight. Somewhat wattery feeling. For the price - $5 for a growler fill, I'd say it was worth it, otherwise, not so much.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Hardly any hop bitter tingling flavor, very watered down, not only do I not believe its abv is 9% but i don't believe it's above 6.5. No flavor, mildly citrus, very flat.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a flute glass from the tap at Granite City Brewing.

Appearance: Semi cloudy Amber with medium to heavy bubbles.

Smell: Sour scent of lemon skin.

Taste: Bitter hops and easy malts. Very floral and has descent pine notes.

Mouth: Medium to heavy bubbles and very full bodied brew.

Overall: Desdent brew, not the best IPA but definitely one that is good enough to satisfy the palates. Salud.

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Photo of 98green
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a Granite City location. This one is a bit of a malt bomb for me. All sweet malt, not much in the way of flavor or aroma hops. Alcohol content relatively well hidden. Decent, but not worth seeking out

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Photo of MrUse
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker in color than I expected. Very little smell for a double IPA. Taste is some bitterness, not sure what else. I was expecting more. I told my wife I've never had a bad double IPA...until now.

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Photo of egoo33
2.33/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

just a really bad interpretation of what a DIPA should be, a DIPA in ABV only, it was a cloying sweet mess of a beer. it was just way too hot and sweet to be enjoyable, save the $7 on tap and avoid it like the plague.

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Photo of Chris912
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On Tap – Schaumburg, IL – House snifter
A- Light amber. Cant see through it.
S- Malt, hints of citrus. Hoped for more
T- Decent citrus notes. A hint of pine.
F- Light mouth feel. Hot
O- Again, quite hot, doesn’t hid the 9% as well as others of the style, but not bad.

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Photo of Gear54
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Carmel IN location.

Beer is hazy amber in color with thin foam and light lace on the glass.

Smell is very fain citrus and hops with more of a carmel malt finish. Not a huge beer in the nose

Taste is mostly malts bread and yeast with a bit of pine and citrus. Again not a typical hop forward bitter bomb like the DIPA would suggest

Feel is light and airy with just a bit of booze. I would like it to be heavier and have the flavors last longer.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Granite City's Northville, MI location.
Golden brown in color, with a thin head. Produced a bit of lacing. Sweet aroma, creamy smooth drink. A bit of a hop bite, but mostly tasted of sweet caramel malts. Some boozy heat on the finish.
No idea why this is classified as a DIPA. Decent, though.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The best offering here. This one is pretty tasty with a moderate hop presence. I really do not know how it is classified as a DIPA though, seems more like a standard IPA really. The alcohol content is nicely hidden though, you can't taste it at all. Careful with this one, it will creep up on your quickly.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of texecutive
2/5  rDev -41.7%

If you were looking for a double IPA that does absolutely nothing for hopheads except leave a vague ghostly hop cloud in your mouth, head down to your local Granite City (TM), flip open to their "Beer-Flavored Water Drinks" section, and order up a cold glass of Batch 1000. The fine folks that work there will describe to you exactly what your suppose to taste, so when you buy your 30 dollar Granite City (TM) take-home growler, you can explain to your landlord why the rent's going to be a few days late.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - opaque amber, lite Holden head, minimal lacing

Smell - lite pine, grapefruit and Carmel

Taste - light grapefruit and pine, slight herbals and basil

Mouthfeel - lighter side of medium, seems too lite for a DIPA, crisp edges

Overall - drinks like a single ipa, not bad, but would not order again.

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Photo of budgood1
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the growler a turbid bronze colour with a thin slim head, egg shell white in colour. a good deal of citric zest in the aroma, with a solid brown sugary maltiness to back it up. the taste profile renews the sum of the nose, in that there is a rather pedestrian citric zing on the tongue; built up by a base maltiness equally boring and semi sweet. anonymous pith provides a slap of bitterness to quell any residuals. a peek of alcohol spice rides the finish into the sunset without much fanfare. a rather mundane tasting IPA or DIPA . What gives this offering a bit of depth is the girthy body, round and supple complimenting the sticky yet smooth mouthfeel. so thumbs up for that. as for being drinkable? it sure is. an easy, albeit larger, IPA/DIPA meant to open an evening and appetite.

overall, this really is a type of beer to pair with a meal or appetizers. the alcohol is prevalent yet well integrated into the innocuous taste profile. it paves the way without paving you over. i'd definitely drink this again in the restaurant, and for $11/2L, makes for a fair priced growler.

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Photo of powerss13
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

ST: On Tap

A: Darker cloudy look with a light brown hue to it.

S: Small hint of citrus and pine. Very light aroma; not aggressive

T: Like the aroma, hints of light citrus and pine with a clean finish. Hides the 9% abv very well.

MF: Clean feel with a good dry hop flavor at the beginning. Lingers a little then slowly disappears.

O: For a Granite City beer, I am impressed. I personally think its more of a IPA rather a Double IPA, but then again it is my opinion. If you see it, give it a try.

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Photo of KFBR392
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours with a light to medium bodied thickness. Brownish orange color to the beer. Pours with a massive head that would dissipate but was present throughout. The beer has a merky, dirty water clearness.

Smell: A grassy, earthy font on the nose. Light bubbly hop presence. Slight caramelized body which gives this beer a rounded aroma. Not too much depth, but interesting enough to keep you coming back.

Taste: A buttery malt from hits the palette first. I wish it was more pronounced, sort of nonchalantly drifts along. A malty body mixes with the grassy, earthy hop tones which lingers on the palette very shortly. Light dry finish, goes down very easily.

Mouthfeel: Light malty sweetness. Doesn't kill the palette.

Overall: Not a bad brew, one of the better ones I've had from Granite City. Their beers for the most part come off below to average. Gotta get my money's worth out of this growler though.

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Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear dark copper in color, this brew develops a soft, fluffy head just under a finger tall. Retention is pretty good and some spotty lacing is left on the glass.
The aroma and flavor show the typical profile of a brewery that typically brews all their beers lightly. Touted as a DIPA, it's almost a stretch to call it an IPA. Hoppiness is there, and the hops used seem good and to make a fairly complex mix of floral, herbal and citrus, but I've had hoppier pale ales for sure. Malts also add good balance. This is a gateway DIPA for sure, or one for people who need to ease their way into flavor.
This is also fairly light-bodied, although it does reach about medium. There's enough crispness and smoothness to keep it interesting and it flows nicely. It could use more heft, but I don't see much more by way of flaw.
All in all, where it counts, Batch 1000 is an average DIPA.

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Photo of paultierney1
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Take the reviews below and on average they're about right, as usual. (I love the "watered-down" theory -- that's a real possibility.) Had a couple of pints from a growler the other night. Batch 1000 tastes like a typical IPA, not a double. Not bad at all, but nothing stands out. It did surprise me a little later, though, when I felt the alcohol more than I thought I would. That's the part that is a DIPA.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a double IPA? You had me fooled. It had nice look with a citrus aroma. The taste was like a nondescript regular IPA. There's a slight wheat element, followed by lemon and orange, then some hop bitterness. But this is not in a DIPA level, I didn't even feel the alcohol. It left some wicked lacing on the glass. I'd say it's the best thin DC serves, but it seems weak for the style.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Granite City, SLP as part of an eight beer flight. The American double IPA is, lets face it, a category with a high bar to cross. There are tons of great DIPAs brewed right here in Minnesota, let alone across the USA. And that's exactly why this example is, at best, mostly average in every regard. Color was amber with a small khaki head that left a bit of lace. Smell was mostly citric hop without any pineapple or tropical tones of significance. Taste was a combined citric and resin hop that doesn't play very well together. Lightly malty, a bit too sweet, and the body was on the lighter side of medium. It's the best of the bunch in their eight beer flight.

By the way, the food is excellent, and this would be my beer of choice on return visits.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in 20oz shaker.
This was an enjoyable beer.
Cloudy dark yellow to gold. Foamy head that in time left.
Nice pleasant citrus hop aroma. Not very complex, but pleasant.
Reasonably complex taste with good hop flavors, a solid pale malt background and a nice shot of bitterness on the finish.
Enough heft to the body to make it at least moderate in feel.
Very drinkable. A little amping of alcohol, just enough to notice. Seems like a slightly big Am IPA as much as a DIPA. Either way, best beer I've had at this establishment and certainly good enough for another.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to me in a mug club mug with about an inch of off white/wheat colored head above a cloudy rich honey golden colored beer.

Distinct hops aroma that had a slight sourness to it.

Hops dominate the taste with hints of light grain malts, maybe grapefruit.

A nice light dry aftertaste with a little hops taste in it.

A pretty darn good medium bodied double IPA.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A thick, frothy and solid head with great stamina. The body is a deep yet translucent orange.

S - Orange and pineappel hops are present.

T - Orange and slightly grapefruited hops with a moderate malty sweetness.

M - It offers a warming sensation about halfway through each pull. It has a coarseness near the back of my throa that's common amongst IPAs.

~ Its an oka drink but nothing I would seek out in the future or recommend that a friend must try. Either way the beer was a good dinner beverage.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up front I'll confess this is the best beer I've ever had at Granite City. I find most of their beers to be average. But, this one came out with a clear, dark, amber body and big fluffy tan head. Lots of nice lacing on the glass.

Great citrusy hop aroma, with just a hint of floral notes in the mix. Pale malt in the background.

Good bitter hop flavor up front and bit of sweet malt in the balance. Very drinkable beer. If they made more like this, I'd frequent the establishment more often.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On my way to KCI I stopped here b/c, well, it's a brewery...duh.
This beer pours a mahogany with slight chestnut highlights. Nice head, rocky and just off-white. Great lacing. This one has promise.

Aroma is hoppy, just not DIPA hoppy, imho. Pine and citrus combat each other and don't blend all that well. The result is a brown-stick aroma with some citrus along the way. Malt is there, hiding.

Tastes like a watered down DIPA. Just nothing robust about it. It's not bad, though. While I expected more intensity, the flavors just dance around. I had a cuban sammy for lunch and thought the beer would over-power it a bit. quite the opposite. And a 20oz glass at that.

Some dryness in the finish, but watered down is my half-assed theory.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap last night a couple different times at Granite City. Review from phone notes.

A- Poured a clear darker orange/amber color. One and a half finger bone white head sticks around for a short period before dying down to nothing. Leaves some skirted lacing on the sides for the entire glass. First beer here that actually impresses me in apperance.

S- Big citrus hops come first (pineapple and orange). Some bitter hops come through as well but play a background roll in the aroma. Some sweeter malts come into play in the tail end of the nose with a sweetbread kind of aroma. This is mostly hops in this beer. Quite surprised!

T- Citrus hops clash with the bittering hops right off the bat in this beer. Light sweet malts come into play midway through the beer balancing it all out. Ending of this beer is a little more bitter than the front of the beer. Every good tasting.

M- Medium mouthfeel to this. Carbonation is good for the beer style. Citrus hops roll around the bitter hops on the palate and aftertaste long after a sip is taken. Crisp in the taste. Everything zings around on the palate.

D- This is the first beer I had from Granite City that I feel they actually took the time with and made right. To be honest I didn't expect much and came out of there with a smile on my face. I will be back before it's taken off of tap that is for sure!

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