Anger | Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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551 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#6,678
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
551
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
103
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
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%
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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Photo of HumanParaquat
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark in color. Nearly black, but not quite. Smells of roasted malts with some citrus and pine included. It's taste follows the nose quite well. Strong roasted malt characteristics followed by notes of more pine and light citrus, just enough to keep it interesting. Medium bodied. Relatively smooth.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Look is black and opaque. Not much in the smell, maybe light roasty malts. Taste is similarly empty, a bit of toasted malt, slight hop bitterness. Decent entry black ale I suppose. Feel is a bit thin, carb a touch low. Overall not great

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Photo of pstam87
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilMiller
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdilly
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDoHo
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with a great lacing tan head and sticky lacing. Piney citrus toasty scent, makes me think it's a black ipa. Toasty bitter hop malt taste with a lot of earthy notes to it. Medium body with light carbonation, creamy. Great black ale with a good amount of hops.

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheNewEarth
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BLZR
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajjje37
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbierbear
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives fudge colored with a frothy tan head; great retention and plenty of lacing

Smell: Earthy and very roasty, almost burnt, aromatics; piney and citrusy, as well

Taste: Burnt malt tones forward, with a building pine and citrus flavors through the middle; after the swallow, the bitterness builds to an overwhelming level

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A rather unbalanced beer, with very strong burnt and bitter tones

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Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uccle81
2.82/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of djfrenchy
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevecharby
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Anger from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 551 ratings