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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Added by mothman on 12-08-2009

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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 28
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 mothman
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a large plastic cup, what a letdown, with a finger of khaki head. Faded down to a decent sized layer around the cup. Leaves dominated lace walls. Color is an amber hued copper.

Aroma: Tons of floral hops, some grapefruit citrus. Bready and caramel malt backbone.

Taste: Big floral/grassy hop profile. Tons of grapefruit and pineapple citrus. Backed up with caramel malts. The taste ends with a rush of alcohol and its a little hot which I wasn't expecting.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and has somewhat of creamy feel to it. Decent amount of carbonation for the style. Has a medium body. Ends with a floral flavored, slightly dry, aftertaste.

Overall, one of the better beers from GC I have had. They have a little work to do, but they are on the right track with this one. A little too much booze is present though, which I don't like considering it is a dipa.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 Mebuzzard
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

2.74/5: Lots of caramel and lots of flavorless bitterness puts this squarely in Mediocreville

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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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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
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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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Batch 1000 from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 176 ratings