Insane Rush IPA | Bootstrap Brewing

Insane Rush IPAInsane Rush IPA
BA SCORE
80.2%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 106 ratings
Insane Rush IPAInsane Rush IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by theformula on 05-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,879
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
106
Liked:
85
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
11.36%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: The quarter-inch head that foams up with the first pour seems thin, but is surprisingly strong, as it holds up for several minutes. Underneath it is a bright orange, but slightly hazy beer.

SMELL: The hops provide a nice, sweet citrus, mostly orange with a hint of grapefruit. There is also a fairly strong malt presence here as well.

TASTE: The malt is pretty intense and in that sense it reminds me a lot of Upslope's IPA before they started dry-hopping it. Coincidentally, it's the same ABV at 7.2%. The hop character is a little light here for me, however. It has pleasant notes of grass, pine and citrus, but they all seem to be overpowered by a sweeter malt. The only time it seems to really shine is in the finish, where a nice, bitter bite catches the palate at the last possible moment. Ultimately though, It does not taste as fresh as I remember it being. There's no born on/best by date on the can, however, so I'm not sure of the age.

MOUTHFEEL: The Insane Rush feels a little thin, almost a bit watery. There is a light tickle and a nice drying finish to an otherwise sweet beer.

OVERALL: I am going to need to retry this review in the near future and if I have better results I will edit my review. Until then I will let this stand, but hopefully I can chalk it up to an old can or maybe just an off-batch. I have experienced and heard many great things about this brewery, so hopefully this is just a fluke.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Rydman
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really delicious IPA and the best can in the craft beer game.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy copper orange with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is piney, resiny hops with some tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet biscuit / crystal malt with fruit and a resiny hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a decent fruity IPA. Not sure I care for the malts and it's a bit watery.

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Photo of Janis_Hoplin
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frozen-1984
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R3ason
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bieniek30
2.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 plhjr
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

fantastic Colorado IPA with a more PNW hop profile on the nose but a San Diego IPA finish on the tongue.

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Photo of bccocx
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of quindog
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of 99BeerBalloons
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

12oz can received as an extra with PMONEY on BA... Thanks a bunch Patrick! Poured into my FunkFest goblet.... a hazy orange brew produces a decent 1/2" off white head... okay lacing. Nose shows plenty of tropical fruit hoppiness... pineapple, mango... light toasted pale maltiness... not once dimensional, pretty balanced even for an IPA. Nicely bitter, but quickly moves into a wave of pale malt and those same fruity hops... lingering bitterness and hop flavor on the finish. Very drinkable.. This is well done... and it is going away quickly. Thanks again Patrick for the cool trade!

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Photo of Jayschool
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 Canada_Dan
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. A very tasty IPA with tropical fruit notes and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Was pleasantly surprised having not heard of Bootstrap Brewing prior to trying this beer.

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

Photo of Jdanzl
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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

Very hoppy & dry. Really good.

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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 cbcrunch
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Len_DerPants
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Insane Rush IPA from Bootstrap Brewing
Beer rating: 80.2% out of 100 with 106 ratings
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