Batch 1000 | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mothman on 12-08-2009

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Ranking:
#41,595
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
173
pDev:
15.52%
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by jmw4437:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Photo of texecutive
2/5  rDev -42.5%

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 Benjolovesbeer
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%
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 ZachDow7
2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Very dark, smell was very hoppy...however all i taste is the malty backbone...similar to the duke it just needs alot of tunning in

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Photo of Brent_B
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dgfool
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of MrUse
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
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 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Schlafly33
2.64/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't like this beer

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Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
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 Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
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 chuckgietzen
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of pourmeadrink
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance is a orange/brown colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds, a moderate amount of lacing is left. The aroma - well, its definitely a malt forward DIPA, strong all the way through, hops barely play any sort of balance. The taste is mainly sweet through the malts, sweet aftertaste, dry sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium, maybe sessionable - perhaps, carbonation seems a bit undercarbonated for the style, but pretty good to me as it leads to a very smooth texture, ABV is not felt. Overall, the world is flooded by DIPA's so with this one, well, I really don't see much of a need to re-visit.

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Photo of DougT
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh, everything here is just.. Eh.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.07/5  rDev +17%
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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Photo of dhannes
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of beardown
4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Batch 1000 from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 173 ratings