Brother Benjamin - Greenbush Brewing Company
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Reviews by RoamingGnome:
3.81/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Brother Benjamin Greenbush brewing co.
Thanks to Dr. K for the bottle...
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served chilled...
A) Dark amber with a little haze. Not much head at all. A soapy dusting sticks around. No lacing to report.
S) Very ripe pineapple, and just a little whiff of booze. A little twist of orange. Some honey sweetness is noted as this warms up.
T) The nose on this brew has an inviting sweetness to it. This does not completely carry over to the flavor. There is a good dose of piney bitterness here. The alcohol could have been a little better hidden. Aftertaste lingers a bit.
M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. A bitter mouth coater, with a bit of alcohol warmth.
O) A pretty solid imperial right here. Not a beer I would go to far out of my way to consume, but thankful for the opportunity to knock one back.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 22:03:03 | More by RoamingGnome
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3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a fairly hazy, deep amber color with a short cap of khacki foam that falls to an uneven, foamy collar rather quickly. Sparse traces of lacing are left on the glass.
S - Hmm, interesting aroma...extremely fruity - I am thinking strawberries more than anything with a touch of kiwi mixed in - not your normal DIPA aroma profile. Not really getting any of the usual pine/citrus/tropical fruitiness (actually as it warms, the aroma turns more tropical in nature) I would expect. Earthy malt profile underneath. Not picking up any distinct honey aroma despite it listed on the label as an ingredient. I like this aroma, but I am not associating this with a DIPA at all.
T - Not at all like the aroma...more of a typical DIPA in character. Caramelly malt profile with some earthy aspects carried from the aroma, maybe even a faint trace of roast. Dirty, earthy hop bitterness too that turns a bit citrusy, but more grassy on each exhale after a sip. Some tropical fruitiness, rather estery fermentation overall. Bitterness turns from earthy to slightly medicinal through each sip, with a lingering effect after the swallow. Really faint traces of honey, which I would likely have missed if I wasn't specifically looking for it.
M - Mild traces of boozy warmth in a medium/full body with a low carbonation. Earthy, grassy, medicinal, a bit tropical. A bit off of center for the style.
O - Outstanding - no. Good...yes. A bit different. I think this would stand out in a crowd of DIPA's although not always for positive reasons. A fairly unique combination of aromas and flavors that catch me off guard, but aren't unpleasant either. I don't think I would go on any kind of quest to find this again, but it is an interesting beer worth sampling, if for no other reason than to try something a bit different.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 23:27:46 | More by portia99
Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.