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Demeter - Greenbush Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: Jas45678 on 09-21-2013

Dry-hopped pale ale brewed with spices.
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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.

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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.

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Demeter from Greenbush Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.