Rush River Brewing Company – Double Bubble Imperial India Pale Ale

Rush River Brewing Company - Double Bubble

Rush River Brewing CompanyDouble Bubble Imperial India Pale Ale

Imperial India Pale Ale
BJCP Style: 14C. Imperial IPA
ABV: 9%
IBU: 100
Bottled on: Third week of December 2014
Tasting on: 3/6/15
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of slightly soapy grapefruit hops. Undertones of citrus hops. 8.5/10

Appearance: Hazy, deep gold with a white head. Good head retention. 8.5/10

Flavor: Mildly sweet in the beginning. Strong bitterness arrives in the middle, but is balanced by moderate malt sweetness. Bitterness continues into the end with more hop flavor definition, along with some vegetal flavors. The hop bitterness (and slight vegetal flavor) continues in the aftertaste. 16.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 9/10

Overall Impression: Quite bitter, but balanced well by malt sweetness. Occasional off-flavors detract. 42/50

Final Score: 85%

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