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Anger - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

454 Ratings
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: minterro on 07-21-2011

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Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep, opaque black brown with a towering three and a half fingers of thick greyish tan foam.

Smell: Fairly muted aroma of toasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel, coffee and a faint, almost grape-like, fruitiness.

Taste: Faint citrus, roasted and caramel malts, cocoa, pine, some bitter grapefruit rind and a nice spicy bite. Superbly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fairly creamy with a lightly crisp finish.

Overall, this is one of the best black IPAs I've had. Unique, complex, flavorful, and perfectly balanced, this is a beer lover's beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/4/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, passionfruit, tangerine, caramel, toast, floral, light roast, and floral earthiness. Nice and interesting aromas with huge tropical hop presence and minimal malts. Taste of mango, passionfruit, tangerine, orange zest, roasted malt, light char, toast, coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical, roasted malt, light char, toast, and floral on the finish for a bit. Good complexity of roasted malt and hop flavors; with a good malt/hop balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good black IPA. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; and smooth to sip on. An enjoyable offering.

Photo of hackmann
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black body with a tan two finger head that leaves some lacing.

Aroma: I could smell the piney hops when I popped the cap;

Flavors: nice hoppy spice for a black IPA; roasted grains mix it up with some citrus and pine

Mouthfeel: good bitterness, medium-full body, mild-moderate fizzy carbonation feel, pine on the aftertaste, very dry

To the Point: I have had several black IPAs and this one does have a little attitude with the bitterness compared to the other ones. If you like to have an IPA with a little black lager – this is it

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Photo of tectactoe
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pete's Garage. In the dimly lit restaurant, the beer is seemingly black, only traced with a wood-stained brown around the very edges when held up to the light. It's capped with a coffee-and-cream colored head that mellows out at a few millimeters thick and leaves small bits of wet, dripping lacing on the sides of the glass.

Chocolate malt is the first thing that my senses pick up on as I take my first whiff - it's got a hefty, dry cocoa aroma to it. Crushed coffee beans, burnt caramel, and some roasted malts make up the remainder of the malt bill contribution. Hops are in full force; leafs, mild pine, and even a small, citrus-filled finish. Reminds me a little of Shorts' Goodnight Bodacious, only this one is a little more tame and not quite as coffee-heavy.

The citric character in the nose is only amplified on the palate - heavy citrus up front; a good helping of peppery grapefruit and tangerine. It's actually almost tart for a brief moment before the leafy and herbal notes start to creep in and take over. The malts crescendo through the background and halfway through, they are in full force; slightly roasted coffee beans, cocoa powder, and some charred wood. The aftertaste is full of burnt hops with a roasty malt and faintly citric flavor combination. Medium bodied, decent carbonation with a slick and almost crisp mouth feel.

I don't know why, but I wasn't feeling the vibe on this one quite like everyone else. It was okay, but not something I would seek out or pick up again, unless I had a super-huge craving for a black IPA and there were no other one's available. I'd take both Shorts' black IPAs over this one (Bludgeon Yer Eye and Goodnight Bodacious). I guess my main complaint with this is that the citrus profile of the hops didn't mesh too favorably with the malt bill. I would have rather seen more herbal, ashy, spicy hops. Wish in one hand, I guess.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to zaphog for looking out in a LNBA BIF. enjoyed from a mystery brewing tulip.

a - brew poured watery black with a thin grey white head that had some creaminess to it. hung out for a bit, but eventually vanished leaving a thin skin of heady bubbling and lace chunks on the surface.

s - strong hopping over roasted malts.

t - just like the smell, strong hopping over roasted malts. bitterness is more subtle.

m - medium bodied, decent bitterness not overly hoppy.

o - overall, not wild about this style less a few examples. just had a short's double black ipa (goodnight bodacious) and feel that this is pretty similar except the shorts had a bit more heat and the hopping on the shorts was a bit more present and gave the beer a bit more character. this one is not bad, and worth checking if you dig the style, but for me, this was just pretty good.

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Anger from Greenbush Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.