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Brother Benjamin - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mjw1200, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

juliusseizure, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

beergorrilla, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Bitter_Echo
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours that thick, dark, orangey ruddy color, that isn't all that great to look at, but often is very good. I like ales filtered or not, so, no big deal here, but really not a looker either. Anyway, smells floral, complex, somewhat boozy and sweet with little malt forwardness (a good thing). Taste is great. Mouthfeel explodes, and at the right temperature, the bitterness just sings. Great echo of the hops...really carries along. I think temperature of this one is more than key: mid-fifities and this DIPA flies. I really liked this fresh bottle. I'd buy a 4/6.

Bitter_Echo, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of lunarbrew
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful orange/amber color. Pures a little hazy with about two fingers of eggshell head. Pretty sticky full layer of lacing that doesn't go away. Very good looking beer.

S- Smells excellent. Very hop forward. Floral with tons of citrus. I'm really getting a creamy orange scent. I would rate a little higher if the aroma was stronger and didn't die out quite as quick.

T- Tastes awesome. Very balanced. Very creamy. Very hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Love it.

Mouthfeel- Also excellent. Sticky sweet, medium body, and creamy. Bubbles are small and lingering.

O- Highly drinkable and alcoholic. I'd like a little heavier mouthfeel and a little more depth, but still this beer is awesome. An excellent beer from and excellent brewery.

lunarbrew, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kerrie, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Holland, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mkennedy119, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

shamrock071521, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

TimRoss41, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

imfrommichigan, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Romulux, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of 33nickadams
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is amber-orange, translucent, with a small amount of head. Smells citrusy and piney, malty and sweet, and some alcohol. I little more bitter than I expected upon tasting and it has a malt backbone that supports the heavy-handed hoppiness. Finishes sweet and dry and alcohol is evident. The mouthfeel brings an interesting aspect as its oily and slick. Well-carbonated. This one is a tough one to review because there is really only one other imperial ipa made with honey from Michigan. It's good and I'm glad I tried it, but I would rather have a Hopslam.

33nickadams, Mar 02, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber / brown with a 3 fingers of foamy off white head. Leaves nice rings after every sip.

S - Huge floral punch, citrus, malts, bread dough, resinous.

T - A very wet hop profile, oily hops, malt forward, hop resin, baked sweet bread, nicely balanced.

O - Very solid offering here. I would definitely try this again. This is the second bottle I've had from GB and both IPA's have a similar oily, and resinous taste and feel. Look for more to come from GB.

andrewjraab, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jplopez21, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

warnerry, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Danielr26, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sparty55, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

thebends1, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HoneyLamb, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Michigan, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

alex021224, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jmich24, Feb 20, 2013
Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.