Anger | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by minterro on 07-21-2011

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3.07/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pitch black with a dark creamy head that has a good cling to it.

S. hop resin, malts, chocolate and coffee beans.

T. Good level of hop taste up front, some malts, full bodied, toasted nutty flavor, roasted coffee. The balance falls apart as the beer finishes with a heavy handed dose of anise that sticks to the mouth.

O. The charred lack licorice taste left a bad aftertaste and a lot to be desired. I will not be having this again.

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Photo of writewood
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
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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3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Black IPA. Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Jake Melnick's in Chicago over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high; I really enjoyed Greenbush's porter right before this.

A: Pours a one finger rich tan colour head of good cream and thickness, and good (3-4+ minute) retention. Body colour is a solid opaque dark black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, dark malts, and slightly buried roast. A mild strength aroma.

T: Creamy. Dark malts. Generic floral hop character. Buried yet intrusive roast. Balance is decent, but it's still an unrefined black IPA, never quite getting the mix of roast/dark malts and hoppy character to feel natural. They don't play well together here. Lacks complexity and subtlety, but it's built decently for what it is. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth, creamy, and wet. Nice thickness. Slight overcarbonation.

Dr: Drinkable. Hides its ABV pretty well. Enjoyable, but far from the best in the style that I've had. I might have it again, but I'm in no hurry. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Unrefreshing.

High C+

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3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fresh bottle from trade.

Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is earthy - grass, dirt. Taste is hoppy - bitter, bright notes of pine with some malt backbone (although not as pronounced as I would like).

Not my favorite but a decent offering from Greenbush.

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Anger from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 555 ratings