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Brother Benjamin - Greenbush Brewing Company

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88
very good

498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: divineaudio on 11-09-2012

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Photo of gotweid
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rons35
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeliciousDetroiter
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a huge fan of outrageously hopped IPA's. Had to try this one because of all I had heard. Not as good as Hopslam, like many have tried to say. Still, I understand why the Hop heads like it.

Photo of FlyingHellfish
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bobsbigbeershow
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Greenbush has a honey IPA! It's great, and go ahead, compare it to the Hopslam, you'll be presently surprised. Great beer!

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zibby1214
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpig372
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breakingbland
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle with a one-finger ivory-brown head. The beer was an orange-tan with red highlights.

The aroma was of pine and flowers with some sweet orange. Very nice. The taste was of sweet candy and honey with a hoppy aftertaste that allowed sweetness to come in after a while.

This beer has a good mouthfeel: appropriate body and carbonation.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer. It bridges the gap for lovers of malt and lovers of hops. That is, it has a good balance between the malt backbone and the hops. It's a strong beer but not overly alcoholic.

Photo of ctbrewer227
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jer36
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious, sweet yet hoppy. Strong too

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeK
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopnado
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okcommuter
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

114 IBUs, but the honey makes it seem less bitter. Nicely done.

Photo of anth0ny
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich burnt orange color with a perfect, full white head. Light aroma of pineapple, honey, citrus. Huge flavor, more on the sweet side of honey and caramel. Sweetness is balanced by finishing hop bitterness and tangy citrus. Very rich with miniscule signs of alcohol despite the abv. Drinks similar to barleywines I've had. Something about the flavor combo doesn't sit as well as it should in the finish. Other than that, I like it.

Photo of Jared326
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.