Broken Promises - Greenbush Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tectactoe on 05-17-2013

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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by giblet:
Photo of giblet
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was brought to me in a 16 oz glass. about quarter inch of head. nice hoppy aroma. good carbonation and lacing down the glass. good hop taste with light balance from the malts.

this went well with the turkey Rueben they served. slight hop aftertaste which I like for a hopped brew. tingles in the mouth well.

this was purchased at their brew pub in Sawyer Michigan. a good place with a great selection of a wide variety of brewed on site beers.

suckem up and movem out!


More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ashley's in Westland for the Shorts vs. Greenbush Throwdown. Pours a weird color, something slightly resembling a burnt copper - murky and hazy throughout. The beige head scatters pretty quickly and settles nicely into a skin that hangs around for the duration of the brew. Sadly, not much lacing was left on the sides of the glass despite the decent retention of the skin.

There's no mistaking the wheat in this beer - the first sniff is packed with a truckload of wheat, backed up by a faint hoppy character. The hops are kind of faint, especially considering the fact that this is supposed to be a "Wheat IPA". Musty, dry, and somewhat floral in character, I wish they popped a little more. Apparently these are made with Zythos hops... I'm not so sure what Zythos hops are, even, but they seem like some strange mix of an American C-hop and a Noble hop.

The taste actually contains a stronger performance from the malt and wheat than the hops. Lots of sweet toffee, caramel, and a large blanket of bready wheat. Nice mouth feel; soft and light with a very light creaminess to it. Hops take a second to kick in, but they finally arrive, albeit a little late. Again, they're slightly leafy and floral, but it's nice to see the citrus flavors come out a bit more in the taste. White pepper sprinkled over a sea of grapefruit. Bitterness is pretty low, and the hops fade out pretty quickly, leaving a finish with mostly sweet malt and wheat flavors, aside from maybe a small touch of citrus peels and leaves.

Another beer from Greenbush that is good, but not great. It's got a nice balance of flavors; good amounts of malt, wheat, and hops, although there's nothing here that's really jumping out at me and smacking me in the face. It drinks super-easy, especially at 7.6% ABV, but in a Michigan market saturated with great beers, it's doubtful I'd ever reach for this one again.

Photo of stortore
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours with a two finger, thick head.. Heavy lacing on glass is like melted ice cream. Good color, haziness of a wheat beer. Smell brings lots of citrusy hops and some floral. Taste follows the nose- grapefruit and orange hoppiness, along with some malt and caramel, a little wheat. Nicely carbonated, good aftertaste.

A very tasty, refreshing beer, much better than I was expecting. Hop forward, but still nicely balanced with the malt and wheat. Only bought one bottle, will buy again. Definitely worth your purchase.

Photo of SaltofOH
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish-brown. Very hazy, basically opaque. 1/2" off-white head, excellent lacing; not much retention.

Aroma: Resiny & sweet. Candy-like. Luscious, slightly earthy. Slight clove. A little alcohol.

Taste: Sweet arrival, bitter across mid-palate. Sweet at the end, then bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Midweight to heavy. Mild effervescence.

Overall: Outstanding - love this style; sweet and fruity. Big alcohol, but not unpleasant in the least. Could buy over & over.

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/30/2014. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hop and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice wheat IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of SerialTicker
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.29 single bottled June 30th and poured August 29th.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper brown with about two fingers of a soapy, very light brown head. Bits of lacing. Very good looking. (4.5/5)

Smell: The wheat comes off a bit rye-like in this. It has a similar spiciness that rye has, but it's not as intense. The fruit aroma is mostly that of citrus and citrus rinds, with maybe a little cherry sort of sweetness as well. Slightly herbal. Very nice as a whole. (4.25/5)

Taste/feel: Wow, well that's interesting. The beer has about a medium body that has a very slick, silky feel thanks to the wheat, presumably. The rye sort of spice is also there and is a good contrast to the smooth feel. Finish is strange, unique, and hard to describe. This beer tastes like it has rye, so again, it has that spiciness, with citrus fruitiness, and mildly bitter and dry finish sometimes, other times it seems to finish a bit juicy. Light lingering aftertaste of wheat/rye and citrus peel. (4/5, 4/5)

A very good, if not great IPA in my eyes. I know it's called a pale wheat ale, but the bottle itself even says it's an IPA. Either way, it's a tasty beer worth trying out.

Broken Promises from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.