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Dunegräs - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ahq514 on 09-20-2011)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-12-2013 04:07:27 | More by Sammy
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-05-2013 16:19:44 | More by Thorpe429
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

Single finger head with amazing retention and nice lacing on a murky golden with amber hues body. Aroma of toasted malts, and hop varieties including earthy, mild citrus and floral. Flavors of toasted caramel malts, tart citrus, light pine resin and grassy hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A nice IPA. Not memorable or complex but a nice traditional member of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 20:00:49 | More by kylehay2004
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emerge077

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2012 23:00:26 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 16:04:34 | More by MasterSki
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-23-2014 15:43:06 | More by SocalKicks
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superspak

Michigan

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, honey, and light bread. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes with good malt balance. Taste of tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, light pine, floral, caramel, light honey, and light bread. Moderate citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, light pine, floral, caramel, light honey, and light bread on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. Great hop complexity and balance of flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 04:18:04 | More by superspak
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2013 05:53:24 | More by drewone
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

04-03-2013 02:22:19 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2013 16:46:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wendall for this one!

A: Pours a dark copper color with some ruby tint to it. Small off-white head with little retention, reducing to a thin cap on top. Thin lacing forms around the entire glass.

S: A little on the weak side with some floral/grassy hops, a little bit of orange, and some caramel.

T: Some citrus fruits up front, mostly orange and a little lemon peal, slightly bitter. The second wave is full of bready and caramel malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: A middle of the road IPA. Better than average, but probably wouldn't be my go to.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 03:31:14 | More by mdaschaf
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-06-2013 17:22:54 | More by sendbeer
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-17-2013 23:02:36 | More by dmorgan310
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-06-2012 23:26:49 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 03:09:35 | More by xnicknj
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 18:56:07 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-30-2013 11:23:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

(A)- Pours a golden amber orange color. Produced a giant clump of frothy white foam with one of the best retentions on an IPA I have seen in a long time. Tons of clumpy lacing left behind as it finally dissipated.

(S)- A good combination of pineapple and orange citrus meets a subtle layer of lemongrass and minimal caramel malt sweetness.

(T)- Very similar to the smell, only a much more pronounced bitter pine needle entering the mix with the pineapple and orange citrus. Not so much the lemongrass anymore but the same very minimal caramel malt sweetness at the end.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance to this. Bitter, yes, but a good sweetness and slight acidic twang from the citrus too.

(O)- I am actually kind of impressed by this one. A fairly new brewery, but with some definite solid entries and this one perhaps being one of their better ones with the style in mind. For me, it really takes something well-made and thought out to stand out in the sea that is pale ale / IPA / DIPA in the craft beer world. This one will probably go well under the radar, but its dynamic and well-made enough to get my attention.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 19:37:33 | More by sweemzander
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FosterJM

California

3.55/5  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
12oz

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 14:43:03 | More by FosterJM
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-10-2013 12:25:06 | More by IPAchris
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.41/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 14:30:04 | More by tectactoe
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-28-2014 02:41:05 | More by AngusOg
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-19-2013 17:43:08 | More by BMart
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warnerry

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper with one finger of head. Nice lacing.

S -- Big citrus aroma, both orange pulp and a bit of grapefruit. Also some caramel malt. Nice.

T -- Similar to smell, nice citrus burst up front. Not overly bitter , but a decent bitterness throughout. Enough caramel malt to balance, but not too malty.

M -- Medium mouthfeel with nice amount of carbonation that gives some creaminess.

O -- Enjoyable IPA. Solid all around, and something I would have again, but not amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 18:17:55 | More by warnerry
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argock

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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)

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2011 03:13:08 | More by argock
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Dunegräs from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.