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Dunegräs - Greenbush Brewing Company

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 356
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ahq514 on 09-20-2011

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Photo of xnicknj
2.76/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Pours clouded auburn with a thick layer of white head resting on top. Bubbly and persistent, the head slowly fades into a collar with patchy lacing on the glass.

Relatively mellow citrus hops with bread crust and caramel in the nose. Semi-balanced sweet and bitter character.

Bitter and dry up front with pine and citrus peel. Grain, cereal, and bread in the backbone followed by some predictable caramel sweetness. I was searching for something else in here, but there wasn't much else to be found. Finishes bitter and dry with a residual burnt sugar sweetness.

Medium body, higher carbonation, sticky, dry and biting on the tongue. I love trying new IPAs and I love trying new local breweries - but this one is a miss for me.

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Photo of Fanhitter
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12.13.12 served on tap at Ashley's Westland.

In the pint, this looks like a textbook pub pour with a firm half inch of bubbly white head. It dissipates and goes the top of the glass a rather cratered appearance. The color is one of a rich tobacco hue, calling to mind a nice dark aled identity.

The smell is malt-dominant, nothing offensive. A very light hop sting comes across, but nothing overbearing as far as IPAs go.

Tastes malty as well, with a nice creamy hop finish. Has a tartness to it in the back of my mouth, weirdly reminiscent of guarana soda. There are some sweet pine notes and a faint sweet grapefruit essence; nothing leaps in front of the others as far as flavors go. Leaves an airy rose flavor lingering in my throat. This is very enjoyable for a mild IPA.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, and makes a pint go down like I was in my 20s again. I could easily get down on this beer anytime, with a meal, etc. it's very easy-drinking.

Overall, I like this beer for reasons I don't like other IPAs, and would recommend it to anyone who says IPAs are too hoppy. In all honesty, it wasn't what I was expecting after trying Brother Benjamin from the same brewery, but I do enjoy it. Would definitely order it again.

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Photo of hackmann
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: murky brown body with a light tan two finger head.

Aroma: mild citrus, hint of floral, a touch of sweet malt, nothing special

Flavors: mild non-descript citrus, little peppery, some grassiness, slightly fruity undertone,

Mouthfeel: medium body, mild-moderate carbonation, grassy feel from the hops, peppery, nice bitterness, oily

To the Point: okay, nothing memorable, I don’t think I would buy this again, interesting to try

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Photo of tectactoe
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Mike for handing this one over to me. Pours a swampy and murky orange and burnt sienna color - the initial pour reveals some huge stringy looking sediment before it gets lost in the intense haze of the beer. The slightly off-white head settles quickly into a thin cover atop the unfiltered brew.

The aroma is pretty light overall; mild citrus fruit and skins. Light juicy characteristics, almost a little like taking a whiff of actually fruit-juice, if it wasn't for the underlying hop notes. Slight white pepper and tiny herbal notes make up a majority of the green notes. When all is said and done, it doesn't smell bad at all, but it's quite underwhelming. A bit mild and one-dimensional. I know it sounds funny to call an "IPA" one dimensional, because they're all just about the hops, right? Eh, not quite. This one just doesn't really stand out in any kind of way and the nose is slightly under-powered.

Dunegras is a bit watery on the mouth - very wet and leaving a bit to be desired. It starts off with a combo of citrus and mild peppery spice. As the nose indicated, the hop flavors remain mostly ashy and herbal. As the beers warms up, I pick up some lightly floral and very little pine notes, too, but still with heavy herbal overtones. The malt is pretty heavy and noticeable - breadiness and very light caramel sweetness back the hops up. Near the end, some more distinct fruits come out - light apricot and grapefruit. Aftertaste is mildly leafy and fruity, not too bitter, but not that sweet, either. The body is pretty thin and it leaves a sticky coating all around my mouth. Medium carbonation.

Definitely not a bad beer, just fairly unimpressive in basically all facets of the game. I enjoyed the gift from Mike, but this is something I would probably not purchase if I saw it in a store now. There's just too many other options and this is giving me no reason to every pick it over the rest.

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Photo of cfrances33
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at GB, served in a mug.

Pour: Hazy, nearly cloudy orange with a finger plus of off white head. Some lacing.

Smell: Nice citrus and caramel. Some dank pine sneaks in, but only just. Pretty straightforward.

Taste: Follows the nose with nice citrus orange and a sweet caramel backbone. The typical GB cloying sweetness sneaks in and distracts immensely from the enjoyable aspects of this brew.

Mouthfeel: Pretty solidly drinkable, but again, far too sweet for the style.

Overall: A good go to at the brewpub, but GB needs to figure out the situation with how sweet most of their beer is.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Copper body. Nice big white head with great lacing. Excellent retention.

Smell - Grassy and piney. Some caramel and bready malts.

Taste - Grassy hops. Gets a little spicy, even. Bready malt with just a hint of sweetness. Aggressively grassy and bitter. Just a hint of citrus in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The hop profile isn't my thing, but every other part hits the spot.

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Photo of jdb288
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Reddish gold pour with white head. Nice aromatics of pine and citrus, also hay.

Taste is full of hop punch - fresh, crisp and light. Very smooth and drinkable. Depending on the freshness this could be a really remarkable beer. Hope to find it on draft someday.

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Photo of robhbest
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into tulip glass.

P: Golden Amber with 1 finger white head.

S: Smells of tropical fruits, slight pine in there too.

T: Similar to smell with the tropical fruits, seems like a good balance between the pine and fruity characteristics.

M: Good mouthfeel, carbonation seems just right.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I didn't have high expectations going into this one but it was actually pretty good. I didn't blow me out of the water or anything but I could see myself drinking again. Nice solid IPA with the hops in the right places.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 fluid ounce bottle
Served in my new Kuhnhenn snifter

A - It is tea colored. I must have forgotten how to pour. I ended up with a half a glass of off-white head.

S - There is a light citrus aroma. I also smell some fresh cut grass. Maybe the name is influencing my perception.

T - At first I tasted the citrus. The more I drink. The more the bitterness takes over becoming less pleasant.

M - Moderate

O - It started out good with light citrus notes, but I found the building bitterness overwhelming after a while.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1496th Review on BA
Bottle to Speigleau small tulip

No bottle date

Thanks to ErikKoppin for this one.

App- When it poured out at 1st it was a bit of a honey orange that was a wee bit hazy and unfiltered. A solid two finger off white, thick head was there that was quite long lasting with some amazing cling.

Smell- Very grassy. Wet and cut but not fresh cut football practice. Hoppy and small citrus. A small amount of malt balances it all out. There is a tinge to it that I can't place but didnt knock my thought of it down.

Tastse- This was a moderately bitter and balanced IPA. It had a nice hop flavor with a small citrus. Bits of wheat and spice come on the finish and a little bit of the grass flavors developed in the middle.

Mouth- A solid medium body on this one with a gentle but medium and semi creamy carbonation. Residual citrus zest and thick malt flavors.

Drink- It's good and solid. A great IPA, not there yet. Only because not in my wheelhouse of flavors that I generally enjoy more than the bill on this one. I'd have again at a party in the midwest, but wouldnt seek it in trade.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 01/15/15 Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

L- Mostly hazy deep amber, one finger off white head.

S- Spicy and floral hops hit you first followed by citrus notes of grapefruit and orange. Sweet malty note.

T- Similar to aroma with spicy notes, more citrus than in aroma, ends with a floral note and malty sweetness and light toasted malts.

F- Lighter side of medium

O- It's okay but not really the hop profile I enjoy and a bit too malty for what I want in an American IPA.

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Photo of SmartyPints
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Greenbush.

A- Came to me a hazed golden copper color. One finger off-white head shows good retention. Lacing is shown off in a couple different sticky layers as I drink this one down.

S- Citrus hops shine right off the get go in the aroma with this beer. Light caramel malts shine between blasts of citrus hops. Underlying greeny bittering hops throughout the entire beer really show up toward the end as a dominating aroma. More toffee/caramel malts in the ending as well.

T- Light citrus hops and heavier handed earthy bittering hops come out the flavor gate first. This is quickly toned down by a caramel bready malt. The hops don't seem to pick back up from this hit but balance out the malt from here to the finish. Light bittering hops in the backend give a little bit more of a push off the malt but not too far.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Light leafy hops and lots of caramel malts are left on the palate. Aftertaste is light alcohol, caramel malts, and hints of citrus and earthy hops. No off flavors were present while I was drinking this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.

O- This beer has been a lot better in the past when I have had it. There is something alittle off I thought and will review it when I get another chance. A overall better than average IPA except this past time I had it.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased the first 5 brews released from GB at Copper Vine in Grandville. I'm excited to see what all the talk is about.

A - Caramel brown with an oily slick white head. Looks nice.

S - Hop Resin, malt forward, bread, and some citrus.

T - Very crisp and clean hop profile up front followed by some malt which turns sweet. Finishes dry and bitter.

O - I'm Looking for more of a hop forward brew and I'm not sure the balance is there with the different hops. It drinks a little bit yeasty and wheaty for me, but overall very solid. I'd get it again.

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Photo of portia99
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a hazy, pale amber color with a huge three fingers of dense cream colored foam with excellent staying power. Foamy lacing is left on the glass as the head slowly fades.

S - Citrus and tropical fruit up front - oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, mango. Lightly sugary sweet and finishing a bit spicy. Plenty of great hop character here.

T - Bitter hops up front that tend towards medicinal in character. Less hop flavor than the aroma would indicate with only light hints of citrus and some pine coming thru but really subdued. Mildly sweet malt.

M - Medium body with a prickly medium carbonation. Aspirin-like bitterness that lingers past the swallow tempered by a bit of sweetness mid sip.

O - Great looking and very good smelling hoppy beer that falls short a bit in the flavor category. Not undrinkable by any stretch, but unremarkable and slightly off-putting with its medicinal flavors. This would be a one and done for me - happy to try though.

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Photo of argock
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a branded Tripel Karmeliet tulip at Randy Melnick’s Corner Tap (Chicago, IL).

A: Amber-lemonade hue with short, 1-finger of quickly fading head with several residual layers of lacing (3.5).

S: A nice combination of lighter toffee sweetness matched with leafy, herbal, resiny, and lemon-orange citrus hops (4)

T: The toffee comes through a bit stronger in the flavor and dampens the hoppiness to some degree. The hops stick pack some power, but it is most in early bitterness of leafy, resiny, citrus flavor that unfortunately doesn’t quite hit that sharp bitterness in the finish. I think more focus on lighter caramel malts might help to allow the hopping more room to blitz the palate. The bitterness is more flat and less crisp than it could be (3.5).

M: Somewhat sticky but not overly heavy, very smooth and drinkable with moderate carbonation (4)

O: A nice brew from the Chicago area that I am glad I got the opportunity to try. Its fresh hops flavor is there but a little less crystal malt sweetness with just the same body would given the hops more space to shine. (3.5)

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Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Greenbush, although I sampled this at Haymarket a few weeks ago too. Served in a 6oz taster glass.

A - Finger of foam settles to a thin near-complete cap and thick collar, leaving behind a touch of lacing. Hazy bronze body.

S - Malt-foward, with a very icing sugar bent to it. Some grass and herb hop flavors, as well as a light touch of citrus.

T - The combo of icing sugar and orange citrus is evocative of creamsicles. However, this is marred by a mildly astringent herbal finish and mounting bitterness that is surprising and unexpected.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry finish, chewy texture, and plenty of slick tooth-coating hop oils and resins. Medium body that is plenty hefty for the listed ABV.

D - A very East Coast American IPA, with a bit too much bitterness to it. Decent, but not an IPA I'd have regularly. I'm getting the feeling that Greenbush's forté is darker beers.

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Photo of lunarbrew
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, almost like a dark amber or light brown ale. It's a little cloudy. 2 fingers of off-white head with fine foam and excellent head retention. Sticky and appetizing lacing. Cool bottle art.

Smell of delicate and low alpha aroma hops on the front end. It's sweet and not too complex. Crisp, simple, and refreshing.

The beer is little watered down. Delicate hops on the backside which are citrusy (mostly lemon). A little dry on the finish, which is a little bitter and unpleasant. Nonetheless, it's session-able.

Soda-like, light-bodied, and crisp. Not a lot going on here.

I like this beer, but it's not at all special. I would really like more depth, more body, and quite generally, more flavor.

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Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Headquarters, served in a footed tulip glass. Copper orange color, slightly hazy, but bright when held to the light. An initial fingers width of foam, settling down to a broken skim and ring around the edges after a few sips.

Resiny pine and caramel malt aromas, pretty solid and standard for an IPA. Taste has more dry resiny hop bitterness, piney with some sweet caramel and bready malt notes in the middle. Finishes dry. Medium bodied with an even level of carbonation. A firm bitterness level, mildly sweet middle, dry finish. Pretty textbook IPA that satisfies the hop craving.

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Photo of LordBeardman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Sort of a caramel brown color with a good finger of fluffy white head. Good amount of lacing.

Smell: Light hoppy smell. Not much too it.

Taste: Great IPA flavor. Very hoppy. Perfect amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp. High amount of carbonation.

Overal: I really enjoyed this beer. Would have it again. Also really enjoyed that on the bottle they wrote "A justly hopped india pale ale with absolutely no dunegrass.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Dunegras fro the Bush is decent. I would classify it as a Belgian ipa. The beer poured a clear copper with white head that left a nice lace. The scent was definitely Belgian leaning. The taste was nicely balanced with Belgian sugar/malt present.the m outhfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this beer is sessionable and I would recommend it.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No freshness info was apparent. Poured in to snifter.

A - Slightly hazy medium amber with one finger of tan coloured head.

S - Grapefruit, tangerine, peach and some sweet honey.

T - Bitter up front with grapefruit, orange zest, pine and some lighter grassy notes. Some honey sweetness in the background.

M - Medium body. Creamy with some sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-nice amber color with a good off-white head and some lacing

S-caramel malt, citrus, light pine, little grassy

T-light grapefruit, pineapple, caramel malt, light pine, little grassy, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation! crisp

O-decent IPA, but a little too much sweetness comes through in the malt for me

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Photo of Treebs
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Greenbush. Served in a shaker pint.

A: Pours an amber and peach color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. The head has some yellowish tint to it as well. The head recedes slowly leaving behind sticky cascades of lace.

S: Grassy and floral on the nose. Mild citrus notes in the background as well. Sweet malt bill background.

T: The taste follows the nose but is a little more amped up. Very grassy and floral with a nice little citrus bite to it. Mild grapefruit with a residual bitterness and a light sweet cracker malt body.

M: Really drinkable and refreshing. Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and floral finish.

O: A very nice and refreshing single IPA. I could definitely drink a few on a hot summer day. Nice balanced as well.

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Photo of Justin_Neff
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy amber color with a huge, fizzy head that gushed out of the bottle before I even poured. This one appears mega carbonated.

S: Yeast. Some funk. Strong citrus. Heavy floral notes. Very nice.

T: As the nose suggests, definite yeast esters upfront. Floral hoppiness follows and finishes with orange and clementine-like sweetness. This one finishes with a nice fruity note that was surprising and unexpected from the nose.

M: High carbonation. Dry. Medium Body. A bit prickly. Refreshing.

O: Not bad at all, following the frightening bottle opening and initial pour. I wasn't sure what to expect from the initial smell, but it ended up being a nice little surprise. Glad I tried.

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Photo of Omnium
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Tulip Glass

A - Slightly hazy orange with a finger of fizzy off white head, no real lacing as the head dissipates fast.
S - Aroma is rather nice, big pine and grass dankness, fresh lemon zest, pineapple, a little astringency, sweet malt.
T - Load of bitterness come through, the malt while mildy sweet kinda takes a back seat, you get a bread taste more at the end, but this thing is loaded with big spicy piney hope bitterness, you get a little orange juice, and some bitey citrus too.
M - Lingering bitterness, mildly dry, feels kinda bigger than it is, but its fairly balanced in feel.
O - This was an interesting IPA, the downside would be the bitterness is a tad extreme, but its got a really nice aroma for what it is.

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Dunegräs from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.