Insane Rush IPA | Bootstrap Brewing

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3.96/5
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119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootstrap Brewing
Colorado, United States
bootstrapbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,228
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
119
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Parmesan
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L:. Pours a slightly cloudy copper orange color with a small white head and a few fingers of lacing.

S:. Orange, grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit and some grassy hops. Quite inviting.

T:. Lemon and grapefruit rind, mixes with tropical fruit including orange and mango. A light medium bitterness.

F:. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel.

O:. Nice and tropical and tasty IPA.

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Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claytonham34
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Rich amber color with a thick foamy off-white Head. Thick retention and ink-blot test lacing.

Aroma: Rich caramel sweetness from malts and light pine, tropical fruits.

Taste: Light wood, pine, and hop bitterness with a touch of honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth for 7.6%

Overall: Really like this IPA as it’s strong, not bitter, and has nice balance all around.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a one finger head; good persistence and lacing action

Smell: A balance of malt and hop tones, with the malt leaning in a toffee/sugar cookie direction and the hops bringing citrus and pine

Taste: Malt forward, with the sugar cookie impression prevailing over the toffee; through the middle, the citrus arrives first, bringing juicy tangerine tones with the piney bitterness reserved until after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A maltier IPA than I typically like but there is a lot of complexity here that I recognize; a different approach to the style

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KShophead
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revisit: 26 Jul 18
12 oz. Can
BB 09/04/18

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice slightly hazy dark golden amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citruc complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach), piney, with a nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well, with a dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Quite a different take on the style.

12 oz. Can
BB 03/11/18
ABV: 7.6%

Pours a pretty nice dark golden amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citruc complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach), piney, with a nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well, with a dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Quite a different take on the style.

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Photo of Roby923
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Herbal hops on the nose. Slight sweetness on the taste. Feels slightly watered down considering the 7.6% ABV. Good to try, not incredibly memorable. Canned from Tipseys in Littleton CO.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of carteravebrew
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csurowiec
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can thanks to Kyle. Poured into pint glass.
A: pours a medium copper golden body, one finger white foam head that quickly fades, carbonation, spotty lacing
S: floral hops, piney, heavy malt
M: medium body
T: heavy malt, Coca-Cola (sweetness), floral hops, mango, pine resin
O: good brew, gets boozy as it warms, the aroma is lighter than the taste to me....

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Photo of JohnyFriday
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of boulderbrewser
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.72/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Impression from a can:

C (2.87) / AVERAGE

***
06.19.17 2nd impression from another can:

APPEARANCE: Body colour is a murky copper of average vibrance. Head is off-white with the usual frothiness and creaminess observed in beers of the style. Head retention is pretty good - ~8 minutes.

AROMA: Resinous and floral in terms of hop profile. Pale malt sweetness is joined by additional overdone sweetness (I suspect caramalt or crystal malt), throwing the beer seemingly out of balance judging by the aroma.

Aromatic intensity is mild. Lacks no overt off-notes, but doesn't seem dialed-in or gestalt.

TASTE: Matches the aroma, right down to the lackluster (im)balance. Build is generic; no hop rings distinct or provides expressive flavour beyond the generic floral and resinous flavour at the heart of this ale.

TEXTURE: Well-carbonated. Medium-bodied. Unrefreshing. Smooth. Wet.

Doesn't accentuate flavours in the beer or elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Drinkable but limited in terms of quality. It's a mediocre uninspired IPA with no memorable or interesting characteristics, but I guess it's serviceable as a scratch for the IPA itch. In a market as oversaturated as Colorado's, I can't see this beer competing with the competition. Factor in the myriad superior expressions of the style coming in from out of state (many of which are offered at the same price as this) and it's difficult to discern why Bootstrap doesn't revise the recipe.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of mactrail
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber brew with a disappearing foam but some lacing in the chalice. Fruity and aromatic. Tangy with a plum sharp and sweet taste. Moderate spritz on the tongue is quite pleasing.

Malty with a tasty sweetness, just enough. Flavors of apricot and sugar cookie dough. Moderate bitter aftertaste with a refreshing acidity. This is really a drinkable beer in the friendlier IPA style. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Beverage in Fort Collins. The artwork is memorable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamphelps
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as a thick head that slowly settles into a solid spotty head. Nice lacing. Aroma is medium minus intensity with citrus, pine needles, pine cones, mild perfumed ethanol, pineapple, mango- pleasant mild tropical with a dash of alcohol. Palate of light, crisp body of mango, pineapple, piney, tart lemon booziness (shows up more as warms); not very long palate finish in light tropical sweet bitterness. Pros refreshing, crisp, light bodied, very clean when cold. Cons as warms becomes a tad boozy/imbalanced, short in length. Who is it for: milder tropical hops make it not too hoppy, refreshing, and a kick of alcohol that becomes more apparent as it ages. 91/100 when cold.

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Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Insane Rush IPA from Bootstrap Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 119 ratings