Lost Arrow Porter | Rush River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rushriverbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of fanboy77
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Santanax
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice malty low abv example of a porter... coffee tones come in nicely along with the rich smokey malt tones.. smells of coffee as the pour happends...if only there was sweeter tones and higher abv this would be perfect.... love rush rivers beers need to try some of their bombers....

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Photo of dakotaben
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - About as dark as it gets for a porter with a slight ruber glow. A khaki 2 finger head whose initial presence softened quickly, but yet remained at .5 finger for quite some time. Lacing that remains

S - Sweet hazelnut smell. Slight coffee and black liquorish aroma

T - Roasted Chocolate and hazelnut taste that remains in your mouth.

M - Fairly light body for a porter with a medium sweetness that remains. Low carbonation

O - I really liked this for the roastiness.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lost arrow pours a dark caramel color with a tower cap of foam. The color thins toward the edges to classic brown ale. The aroma is a great mixture of chocolate, espresso, wet malt, caramel, hard candy, and earthy the hops. The aroma is inviting and draws the imbiber in. Medium bodied, smooth and contiguous. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the hype of the aroma, but is still quite enjoyable. Cocoa and just a touch of bitterness leave the palate dry. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of j-rod18
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of irrgalaxy
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NickSMpls
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of zillo043068
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Lemke10
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is my first Rush River review so I’m super excited. In all, Rush River only has about a dozen beer offerings so they are a pretty small and precise brewing operation located in River Falls, WI. Not really sure what to expect as you never really hear anyone says anything good or bad about their beer.

It pours a dark brown color with a beige head that lingers around for a while. It has a mild robust scent of roasted malts, coffee, toffee, and caramel malts. Nothing exciting here, just your classic porter scent.

The taste has elements of a heavy beer, but it still drinks rather light. There is a little bit of roasted malts and coffee in the taste but far from being bold. It finishes with a chalky, coffee after taste. This is a good beginner porter to see if you like the style, but it really could be more robust, flavorful, and thicker in texture.

Porters certainly aren't the most popular beer out there. Maybe it’s because it’s just really hard to make a good porter? This was a pretty good attempt by Rush River but as I said, it has room for improvement. It has great drink-ability, it’s just lacking that “wow” factor taste wise.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

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Photo of badelsman
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of soccerfancooch
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Porter was poured out of the bottle and into a pint glass. Dark and warm in colour with a chocolate, roasted nose to it. Tasted of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee, with minimal yet present hops. No distinctive or lingering aftertastes.

Would I buy this beer again? Probaby.

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Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of dav2080
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer from a new brewery. Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a fizzy 1 finger darker off white colored head that fades at a med pace with some lacing, over dark molasses brown colored beer.

Nose brings a hint of oatmeal, some light roast, some caramel, a light nutty hazelnut like aroma, and a hint of earthy hop bitterness.

Taste starts a bit roasty with more of that nutty hazelnut like flavor, a bit of oatmeal and caramel, some light toasty brown malts, lighter in overall feel and flavor but a decent taste. Light chalky mocha chocolate and a bit creamy. Just a touch of earthy bittering hops.. Finish is fairly dry, some lingering earthy light bitterness, hint of creamy roast and mocha.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied but fluffy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, a bit light overall in flavor and body, but a nice fluffy feel, decent flavors that are there, and nothing really wrong, a light but drinkable overall porter.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of augustgarage
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best before the last week in December.

The liquid is a very dark russet tinged with cordovan and topped by a fat finger of desert sand merengue and a few dark brown spots from the final drops of yeast. Thick soapy lacing, excellent retention.

Faint caramel and roast malt in the nose...very little aroma otherwise.

Round, roasted flavor profile with slightly stale coffee and cocoa nib notes throughout. Low bitterness with a dry yet slightly fruity finish.

Creamy, medium-light bodied mouthfeel - spritzy with good carbonation.

A decent but generic porter.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Great Lakes snifter. Pours dark brown with some light passage at the edges. A finger of tan head retains itself nicely. The nose has some toasted malt with a slight amount of roast. A bit of chocolate in the background, not much else... aroma is very tame. Taste is thin, a bit of toasted character, and a light bit of herbal hop character at the end. The mouthfeel is thin and a bit prickly. Overall, pretty run of the mill porter without much flavor, nothing memorable here.

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Lost Arrow Porter from Rush River Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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