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Closure - Greenbush Brewing Company

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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A different hop variety each and every time we brew a batch.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-09-2011)
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fluid ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is copper colored with amber highlights. It is topped with two inches of tan head.

S - I smell some caramel malt and floral hops.

T - It starts out with some caramel. Then it is just bitter and not a good bitter. There is a metallic taste, too.

M - Medium, chalky

O - It is an overtly bitter beer. I do not find it enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 01:32:03 | More by buschbeer
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mwade5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-31-2013 19:47:47 | More by mwade5
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Arcous

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-16-2013 20:40:02 | More by Arcous
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leadahmer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-11-2013 03:17:08 | More by leadahmer
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Lunny777

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-11-2013 00:11:31 | More by Lunny777
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-03-2013 14:26:37 | More by Le_HopHead
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sweetlou25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-27-2013 16:29:22 | More by sweetlou25
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-24-2013 00:13:56 | More by runlikeakenyan
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richj1970

Alabama

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden copper color with gigantic head. I ha to wait almost 5 minutes to get it to fit into the glass. Some decent lacing.

S: Hops mixed with some floral notes. Toasted malts.

T: A bit of bitterness from the hops. Toasted bread, grapefruit rind. Some slight sweetness from the malts.

M: Fairly light body and way too much carbonation.

O: An average APA. I think this one is best enjoyed with a nice spicy meal.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:38:37 | More by richj1970
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

11-11-2013 04:40:25 | More by mikerap100
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dejones

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-09-2013 18:22:48 | More by dejones
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ChadSabin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-06-2013 18:52:07 | More by ChadSabin
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-05-2013 03:46:49 | More by jschott75
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Closure has a sophistication that matches that of its bottle art. A handsome burnished brandy colour, its complexion is like that of frosted glass: clean but merely translucent. Its foam fails to cover the entire surface but puts forth a good effort that partially coats the glass too.

This recipe uses a different hop variety each time it's brewed. I have no way of knowing for sure which one's in this batch but it's got no shortage of aromatic properties; at first leafy and resinous, the nose opens up to showcase candied mango and pineapple flavours. It has the high-octane citrus of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc...

Provided you can stay focused on it. The malt and yeast are no lightweights either; there's no shortage of esters working to push those tropical fruits out of the picture. The malts especially are a distraction, their honey-on-toast flavour is perfectly suited to the marmalade-like notes.

Pale Ales are typically distinctly either malty or hoppy. This one can go either way. Though it has a generous amount of candied citrus zest and a not-so-shabby 40 IBUs, its malt bill is nearly dark enough to question use of the term "pale" and dense enough to be described as muscular.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez wrote that “wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good”. So allow me to share some wisdom with you before it's too late: don't walk out of the store without at least one bottle of Closure in hand. Greenbush is a good brewery and not picking up their offerings will lead to regret. Trust me on that - next time I'm buying more.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:55:06 | More by biegaman
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kevanb

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Greenbush snifter.

The beer pours an apricot honey color, light ambers, quite hazy with only a little bit of clarity. A frothy, white, soapy head about 2 fingers high that has very good retention but only yields a few spots of lace. The aroma is predominantly of malt, both caramel malts and cereal grains, lightly hopped with just a bit of earthy bitterness, some honey sweetness and light floral qualities at the back end. The flavors follow the nose well, strong malts straight away, honey sweetness is also noticeable on the tongue, the floral qualities and earthy bitterness from the hops are very light and linger on the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of lively bubbles, coats the mouth well and finishes very easily with just a light dryness.

Verdict: A decent malt forward pale ale from Greenbush. It's simple, fairly well balanced and somewhat refreshing. I do prefer my pale ales to be a bit brighter and more delicate, but this hits the spot for an easy Sunday drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:06:52 | More by kevanb
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-28-2013 02:53:43 | More by schmidtmattsays
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SteveKay

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This comes off as advertised as an APA. It has a beautiful orange color and a nice mouth feel. I didn't fully enjoy until I had it with food and it was fantastic. I took a growler home and drank it over dinner all week. I found myself taking smaller and smaller sips just make it last. This a very refined APA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 22:54:00 | More by SteveKay
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-24-2013 03:46:15 | More by LanceRobbins24
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.7%

10-23-2013 01:23:08 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 22:02:42 | More by linnymtu
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-09-2013 02:38:52 | More by chanokokoro
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-07-2013 15:16:15 | More by Kevin_Young
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-05-2013 22:12:17 | More by atone315
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one was a gusher. After rushing the bottle to the sink and pouring and letting this one settle, it appears murky brown with only a layer of head retaining. The nose is floral with fragrant hops that also carry a hint of apple and cracker. The taste is malty up front with toasted bread followed by flowers, pines, and grapefruit rind. Finish is moderately bitter with a bit of sweetness as well. Mouthfeel is prickly from this bottle being over carbonated. Overall, this was a pretty forgettable brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 07:02:21 | More by homebrew311
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aaronoaks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-30-2013 01:50:43 | More by aaronoaks
Closure from Greenbush Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.