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Brother Benjamin - Greenbush Brewing Company

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89
very good

387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: divineaudio on 11-09-2012)
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-04-2013 22:29:25 | More by zekeman17
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Treebs

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a Greenbush snifter.

A: Pours a semi clear ruby color with an off-white head forming on the pour. it recedes slowly to a thick cap and collar that leaves tons of splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Lots of bready malts, dried grass and raw honey. Candied grapefruit with a bitter pine as well.

T: Bready malts. Light citrus. Sweet grapefruit with a dried grass backing. Pretty sweet overall with a light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. slightly sticky mouthfeel.

O: A little sweet and malt forward for my liking. I've had the fresh from the brewpub and out of bottles and it still doesn't quite jive with me. Not bad, but not something I'd want to go after again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 21:15:01 | More by Treebs
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

08-03-2013 00:44:33 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-02-2013 23:27:39 | More by Mersh
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laxer8811

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-31-2013 01:42:51 | More by laxer8811
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Bung

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Hazy dark orange pour. A thick fine bubbled white head. Retained very well.

Aroma, Some resiny pine and citrus. Fairly balanced with some malty candied caramel.

Taste, yellow raisin and caramel. Quickly goes into heavy citrus. Grapefruit. A very dry finish, with the bitter lingering nicely.

Probably a little over medium bodied. Creamy and coating, but the dryness keeps it all in check. Alcohol is very well hidden, drinks dangerously easy.

One of the better new DIPAs I've had in a while. Would recommend even if just to try. Thumbs up for this one Greenbush.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 01:40:16 | More by Bung
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fishmich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-29-2013 20:42:14 | More by fishmich
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-29-2013 19:39:16 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-26-2013 21:08:23 | More by Stoutlad
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2013 06:46:22 | More by akang
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2013 01:24:36 | More by Piddmeista
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2013 01:14:23 | More by CoolEthan
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NurseBri

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2013 01:13:23 | More by NurseBri
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-24-2013 01:12:34 | More by SocalKicks
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-21-2013 14:43:21 | More by mwbrady12
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Bustafluff

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-20-2013 19:40:41 | More by Bustafluff
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Florida9

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A double IPA from Michigan brewed with honey. What is Hopslam? Nope.

A: Very dark, slightly pastel brown in color. Forms a modest sized off-white, light tan colored head. Little retention. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is quite earthy. Very woody, almost plywood-like, but the pine resin notes do help keep this one from smelling like a piece of furniture.

T: Taste is similar, but more expressive. Earthy and woody, with notes of pine and balsa wood. Lots of caramel malt with a mild sweetness.

M: Full bodied with lower carbonation and a very strong bitterness. Dry, bordering on astringent.

O: Well, this is certainly a DIPA. The honey barely shows up anymore than a fleeting bitterness, while the hops are old school earthy and pine. None of that new-fangled juicy Citra or tropical Galaxy shit here. In the end, a pretty good beer. I like the heavier malts with the earthy hops, but, at $15/4-pack, I can't justify the price.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:30:07 | More by Florida9
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mborden

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-19-2013 12:27:49 | More by mborden
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-18-2013 05:24:43 | More by fgilbert2
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-17-2013 19:20:17 | More by kirkfrailey
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-15-2013 15:45:12 | More by bconsidine
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-14-2013 16:52:45 | More by sendbeer
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2013 19:33:59 | More by Hopmarc
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IndyDad

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-13-2013 00:52:24 | More by IndyDad
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a great copper amber with a finger of caramel head. OK retention, with so so lacing.

S - Huge grapefruit resinous hoppy aroma, grain and caramel malts

T - Honey, resinous bitter hops, lots of sweet caramel followed by citrus rinds and more honey

M - Light bodied+, decent carbonation, quite drinkable

O - Honey and citrus rind deliciousness

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:30:57 | More by MacQ32
Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.