Anger | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by minterro on 07-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
548
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
102
For Trade:
3
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Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown sort of purple hued color with a nice sustaining semi-tan foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Nimble messy lace.
The aroma had some roasted dark malts, a little sting of hop spice, pine tree, light cocoa and a little bit of grassiness.
The flavor shoulders the pine at the forefront to meld nicely into the roasted dark malts and cocoa touching down on the grassiness in a bitter fashion. Quick sort of roasty to piney aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good stuff, I'd have again.

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

A great brew if you like the dark stuff...which I do. Hoppy, malty rich coffee tones here. The High ABV will not be noticed in the flavor but it'll get 'cha after a while. I saw that a rater says that this would work as a session beer... at ABV 7.60...hmmmmm.....depends on how long of a session you are talking about.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with an amber tinge when held to the light, moderate carbonation and a half finger of beige head.

Smells of molasses, fruity and floral notes, black liquorice, and brown sugar.

Tastes of black liquorice, tar, and a perfect execution of fruity and floral notes balanced with dark and toasted, almost burnt notes. A noteworthy bitterness that is almost charred in nature.

Medium, dry but slightly sticky body, and a moderate carbonation.

Got this at a new bar in Kunming a month ago. Drinking it in Chiang Mai May 15th, 2017. Really good brew.

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Photo of Zaybertooh
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rjk00
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dankacheese
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GLBClover85
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good brew from greenbush.. Typical black ipa for the style..decent hoppiness at first sip followed by some malty sweetness. 7.6abv is well masked as well. Good beer to enjoy, also would be easy to session if desired.

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Photo of ackeeper
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtransel
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown hue.

Tan head; spotty lace.

Roasted coffee nose; hint of citrus. Nice.

Medium mouthfeel.

Coffee and citrus collide in true black IPA manner; a hint of pickle juice note keeps this from transcendence. Good.

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Photo of malprep
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of TheCzarof85
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 3/14/16. Oops! DFH Tulip.

A: pours a completely opaque black with 1 finger light tan head. Fades to islands of Crema. Lacing is epic.

S: hops are noticeable, but not as prominent as with Car Ramrod, or even as one might expect for the style; age has not treated this well. Definitely more roasty aromas on this than on Car Ramrod, but they are far from Porter territory. Dark chocolate or coffee is there if you look for it, with a the berry like aromas of a good Sidamo. As it warms it smells roastier with a healthy dose of earthy hops, like a good English brown ale.

T: roasty and quite bitter. Arrives like a very lightly flavored porter, with some mild roastiness, turning almost immediately to a big earthy, woodsy, hoppy middle with lots of resin and a little sweetness. Finishes boldly hoppy and bitter. Bitterness lingers. Improved markedly as it warmed and the roasty aspects became more prominent.

M: quite carbonated, and a little slick.

O: I'll bet this was decent fresh. But all told, I really don't care for it. Not roasty or malty enough to hit the notes I love in a porter or stout, and the hops are just bitter without contributing much fruit. Even at 5+ months, Car Ramrod did that, and it was four days older. As I have encountered it, this beer is only decent. Worth a revisit in March, but I won't be sad if that never happens.

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Photo of stortore
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a teku glass. Bottled 4/25/16.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one finger head and a good amount of thin, foamy lacing. Smells of malt, citrus hops- grapefruit, orange, some chocolate, some resiny hops. I've had this before, the smell is off a bit with this bottle, getting a little sulphur. The taste is similar in leading with the malt, and the grapefruit and orange from the citrusy hops. A little chocolate, some resiny hops, some coffee. A strong amount of bitterness throughout, earthy. Smooth, dry, a good, medium body, well carbonated.

Good flavor and body, lots of hop bitterness with a good malt backbone to balance it. Very enjoyable to drink. A very traditional Black Ale. Worth a purchase.

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Anger from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 548 ratings.
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