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Double Bubble | Rush River Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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235 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tavernjef on 05-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,533
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
235
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

brewed with honey, this is a pretty cool take on the increasingly generic double ipa style. i dont think the hops come through quite as well as they do in the regular bubble jack, this is more malty and sweet by nature, but the balance is awesome and the freshness is on point and i like the beer a whole lot overall. i think the honey adds something unique for sure, some residual floral brightness that makes this rather easy drinking despite the accompanying sweetness, and its super complimentary to the hops, bringing out more of the oily and herbal side than any real fruity notes. some pine here too, gin-like, botanical, very fresh. fuller body too, but well carbonated and smooth. the honey isnt too sweet, but it does add a bit of that. i have liked the beers i have had from these guys quite a lot, and this is certainly the boldest and strongest of the lot. i have not been into the big ipas lately because more and more they are all tasting the same, or at least more and more alike as everyone goes to the citra mosaic complex, but this is decidedly different, the honey really makes it. maybe i couldnt drink four of these, but a couple is great, especially this time of year. very pleased with this one.

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Photo of Slim_720
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SPD656
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loubrew
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Evilyak
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

for an imperial ipa, this is actually pretty reserved. the honey really seems to do a good job of neutralizing the bitterness of the hops. the beer itself isn't really that remarkable, and i don't know that the honey really adds all that much, but it's pretty easily consumed.

pale yellow and opaque. sweet from malt and honey.

not bad.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light amber color, with barely any signs of carbonation. Relatively large foamy head.

Sweet, yet subtle smell. There was a sour aspect to the smell which was quite off-putting to me.

A unique flavor. Heavy on malts, with some fruity sweetness. There is basically no bitterness. Mouthfeel is light.

This is completely different from what I expected going in, and I do see how someone might appreciate more than myself. Yet, this certainly did not tickle my fancy.

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Photo of CJCouillard
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CruzWilder
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaysdubb
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_G
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a six-pack of bottles at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Minocqua. No bottling date that I can see; but this was a very recent arrival, so I'm not concerned about freshness. Poured at about 50 degrees into my Red Eye pint glass.

L: Pours a hazy bright apricot color, with about an inch-and-a-half of white head that dissipates down to a healthy film after a while and leaves nice lacing on the glass. There's a good deal of relatively large-sized particulate in the glass, along with moderate visible carbonation at the edges where the light shines through.

S: Cracker and bread-like malts are present, along with pine and citrus rind hop notes. Just a bit of floral and grassy notes, as well. Not a particularly assertive nose.

T: Cracker and caramel malt flavors at the outset, accompanied immediately by a tart hop presence that has pine and citrus rind notes. The middle sees that hop tartness develop into full-blown bitter, characterized more by pine than citrus. Clear alcohol flavor also begins to poke through, though it's not off-putting. There's also a nice fruit presence that develops in the middle, with notes of strawberry and tropical fruit. Just a bit of that eponymous bubblegum, as well. The close is marked by pine bitter, with the malts doing a nice job of keeping things in balance.

F: Medium-bodied, though certainly lighter than many DIPAs. It's bright/astringent, a bit creamy, and bitter in turns. Nice level of carbonation. The bitter definitely stay with you, but this is far from syrupy.

O: This is a nice, relatively easy-drinking DIPA from Rush River. It brings a lot of nice hop flavor, and the malts--for the most part--keep pace. While there's a bit of clear alcohol coming through, this one hides it very well. This is one that I would return to in the future.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateMac13
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is pine, citrus and slightly perfumed fruit. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, fruit/candy, mild honey notes, biscuit malts and a mix of bitter and dry in the finish.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big bitter aftertaste. Hints of honey come through. Very balanced but still $ throng flavors. The body is a little flat.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twins2008nathan
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Double Bubble from Rush River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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