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Demeter - Greenbush Brewing Company

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83
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped pale ale brewed with spices.

(Beer added by: Jas45678 on 09-21-2013)
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MiWolfman, Sunday at 12:35 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sparky44, Nov 21, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Bung, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured into snifter, trade from Todd P. @ work.
A: pours a deep orange copper body, fantastic +2 finger brilliant white foam head, heavy lacing
S: tropical fruits, sweet orange, citrus, mango and guava, biscuit
M: medium body, slight carbonation
T: orange peel, grapefruit, pine resin, biscuit, slight sweet malt, the bitterness of the hops are quite strong for 70ibu's and more than I anticipated.
O: great ipa and solid, heavy on the hops but the sweet malt helps balance things out nicely. Looking forward to trying more from Greenbush.

outdoor7or24, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

gmendez1122, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

emalc, Oct 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

DerekDudley, Oct 13, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

kynap55, Oct 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

thomseye, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Drk93TT, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

miwestcoaster, Oct 10, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/10 and poured 10/9. $2.49 single seems a little high for Greenbush, but whatever.

Appearance: Absolutely fantastic. Semi-aggressive pour gave off a two-three finger creamy-esque head that went down to one and stayed and stayed. Nice lacing. The beer is a copper orange sort of color with a heavy haze to it.

Smell: Pretty one-of-a-kind for me and hard to describe, but I'll try -- sweet is the first word that comes to mind. After that there's just a sort of spice blend aroma that smells very good, but I'm not sure what spices I'm getting. There's a pleasant (but actually pretty subtle given the dry hopping) hop aroma in there as well. It almost smells like freshly fallen leaves now that I think about it... but not quite. In any event, it's got a nice nose on it.

Taste/feel: Got a lot of flavors going on. First, an herbal and earthy hop quality, followed by a super buttered up biscuit malt flavor. Afterwards, there's a dry, dry bitterness that lingers with a slightly spicy hop flavor. A very unique tasting beer. The feel is fantastic as many Greenbush beers seem to be -- pretty nice full bodied with a great creamy texture to it.

The label showcases a hop, but this isn't an especially hoppy APA by any means. There's a definite hop bitterness and dryness on the finish, but outside from the quick flash of hops at the front of each sip, it's a pretty malty beer. Not a BAD thing, don't get me wrong. It's actually very welcoming to me to have an APA that's not super hoppy.

I didn't love this beer at first sip, and I still don't "love" it, but it's grown on me as I've sipped on it... there's something distinct about it. It has a fairly unique flavor that I've only gotten in a few APAs before. This beer is apparently brewed with spices, so maybe that's where that character is coming from. In any event, Demeter is a very nice, easy drinking beer. Yet another very tasty brew from Greenbush, doing Michigan el proudo... I'm just disappointed that this beer was $2.49. While good and fairly one-of-a-kind, that's a decently high price to pay for a good/very good beer.

Alextricity, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

twkirkby, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Ncpogs, Sep 28, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a large off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas are orange, pineapple, and floral hops.

T - The taste starts with sweet malts and citrus flavors. The sweetness fades into a strong burst of piney hops. The finish has more piney hops and grapefruit rind.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - This was a very nice IPA and better than I expected. Lot of fresh juicy flavors.

TreyIsWilson, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JimGlonke, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Demeter from Greenbush Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.