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Anger - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%


Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: minterro on 07-21-2011)
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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 61 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Greenbush snifter.

The beer pours a very dark cola brown cola, nearly black color, quite opaque with 2 fingers of khaki colored head that has decent retention and leaves a touch of lace behind. The aroma is of pine, bitter hops, lots of resinous character with some roasted coffee, mild citrus and floral character and some sweet malt character. Piney hops hit the tongue first, some fruity and citrusy notes behind it, light coffee roast, rich dark grain and some light bitter dark chocolate all find their way in. The body is nice, moderate carbonation with just a touch of prickly zip, that finishes very dry.

Verdict: A nice take on the black IPA, the flavors are balanced nicely, but don't really dazzle. It's a safe bet for anyone who likes hops or wants to find a happy medium between an IPA and a Stout/Porter.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 22:48:48 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-16-2014 01:09:12 | More by Le_HopHead
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-09-2014 12:32:46 | More by Dactrius
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pkalix

California

4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice black with a tan-ish head on top....
smell is earthy and a bit bitter smelling.
nice porter mind of taste, moreso than a black IPA in my opinion. thick to a degree, chalky, musky and earthy bitterness. almost some espresso-like flavor, but not quite.
overall, a very decent brew but not sure which way they are trying to go with it. very good brew, but more of a porter, no? black IPA works too, I suppose but either way it tastes very good. a little thicker than I was expecting, cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:52:33 | More by pkalix
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-05-2014 23:29:28 | More by MacStinson
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-04-2014 22:39:16 | More by Filabee
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-30-2014 23:32:46 | More by Boverhof3
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-30-2014 16:02:12 | More by emwild12
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-29-2014 20:47:41 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-28-2014 02:33:47 | More by creepinjeeper
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-19-2014 01:23:38 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-17-2014 18:02:45 | More by KevinL
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MajorBear

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-14-2014 22:17:23 | More by MajorBear
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A really good beer but a definite near-miss. It is gorgeous for a black IPA. As dark as a porter and the mouthfeel is comparable to porters - thick and creamy and very appealing. The taste is solid but not outstanding for a black IPA. Everything is good but nothing stands out. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, a strong but not particularly distinct hop presence in the taste and in the nose. It is a well balanced beer for this style, which is nice - many are not - but black IPAs - to me - should be bold and distinct. I like this beer a lot and think it would be a great summer beer when you're looking for something a bit heavier. It almost but doesn't quite blow me away. But the price is right: $9.99/six. This will make it a more likely choice for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:40:06 | More by Qbdoo
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jduprey007

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-08-2014 22:39:55 | More by jduprey007
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-02-2014 00:59:42 | More by runlikeakenyan
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-01-2014 19:00:20 | More by bschinelli
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Sean66

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-26-2014 00:27:56 | More by Sean66
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice light tan head and great lacing

S-dark malt, light coffee, cocoa, pine, herbal

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, little citrus, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-solid black IPA, good flavors and enjoyable drinking

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 22:16:43 | More by MDDMD
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-19-2014 15:30:55 | More by JVan
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark brown, fairly right tan colored head. Nose has a decent amount of roast and some black licorice notes. Light char and a bit of citrus orange. Taste is even more char, heavy and dark roast, black malts, citrus and hops behind, lingering bitterness with strong lingering char. Strong carbonation on a light body, a bit slick on the back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 23:57:44 | More by cpetrone84
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-16-2014 03:17:12 | More by jeffwright
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-13-2014 22:35:22 | More by astronautjones
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Jay_Ulreich

Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I dont really understand "Black IPAs" ....Theyre good, but I dont get it. Anyway, This beer is really good.
A- Aesome head retention. This is black as a porter. Nice lacing, a sure sign of a well crafted beer.
S- I smell the black patent(?) Malts and a dank piney floral hop aroma. Its quite nice, I almost smell licorice... interesting.
T- Matches the smell. I like it, I taste pretty much what I smelled, dank piney hops and dark malts. Its really a hopped up porter in my opinion, as for this style I think someone just messed up one time and said uhh its a black IPA, yeah thats it. Hah, some of the best things that happen are accidental. I like it though.
M- Outstanding. kinda chewy, full bodied, smooth, almost creamy, I love this.
Overall this is the best "Black IPA" Ive ever had. And Ive knocked back a few. Wortha try if youre into this sort of thing.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 02:56:43 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-10-2014 16:36:13 | More by Kmlund
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Anger from Greenbush Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.