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Dunegräs | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ahq514 on 09-20-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
382
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
28.42%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by tectactoe:
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3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Mike for handing this one over to me. Pours a swampy and murky orange and burnt sienna color - the initial pour reveals some huge stringy looking sediment before it gets lost in the intense haze of the beer. The slightly off-white head settles quickly into a thin cover atop the unfiltered brew.

The aroma is pretty light overall; mild citrus fruit and skins. Light juicy characteristics, almost a little like taking a whiff of actually fruit-juice, if it wasn't for the underlying hop notes. Slight white pepper and tiny herbal notes make up a majority of the green notes. When all is said and done, it doesn't smell bad at all, but it's quite underwhelming. A bit mild and one-dimensional. I know it sounds funny to call an "IPA" one dimensional, because they're all just about the hops, right? Eh, not quite. This one just doesn't really stand out in any kind of way and the nose is slightly under-powered.

Dunegras is a bit watery on the mouth - very wet and leaving a bit to be desired. It starts off with a combo of citrus and mild peppery spice. As the nose indicated, the hop flavors remain mostly ashy and herbal. As the beers warms up, I pick up some lightly floral and very little pine notes, too, but still with heavy herbal overtones. The malt is pretty heavy and noticeable - breadiness and very light caramel sweetness back the hops up. Near the end, some more distinct fruits come out - light apricot and grapefruit. Aftertaste is mildly leafy and fruity, not too bitter, but not that sweet, either. The body is pretty thin and it leaves a sticky coating all around my mouth. Medium carbonation.

Definitely not a bad beer, just fairly unimpressive in basically all facets of the game. I enjoyed the gift from Mike, but this is something I would probably not purchase if I saw it in a store now. There's just too many other options and this is giving me no reason to every pick it over the rest.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Greenbush Dunegräs.

From the makers of brother Benjamin, which is the only other brew I've had outta these guys and it being fair enough I elected to give this brewery a second take. $2.29 for the twelve ounce bottle at Jake's Liquor Monroe, Michigan just off the North Dixie I-75 exit by all the truck stops and fast food joints.

Look - Brew flows out like a waterfall and landing is the glass with a murky copper complexion that makes visibility through the other side of the pint glass a chore. Head comes out at a solid two fingers of off white froth that disappates at a slow pace leaving the first signs of a sticky web of lacing at the very top of the glass. Carbonation appears to be on about moderate from what I can tell through the murk. Lacing is a no show like your father at your first birthday party after a night of jack and cokes and convenience store robberies rotting in the Feds. 4.

Smell - This one is clearly brewed with Mosaic hops. Very flower forward and well easing into your nostrils. Like a cute girl with an adorable smile that just absolutely melts your heart. No I'm not talking about your fat pigly wife, I had her last night and there ain't nothing cute about her. Tropical fruity juices meld well with a mixture of mango and grapefruit piths. If it tastes half as good as it smells, we have a winner here. 4.75.

Taste - Well it didn't follow completely to suit. Flower power is there on the initial invasion of your taste buds followed by a guest appearance of tropical juices and grapefruit pithy galore. The sixty-seven IBUs seems higher until your taste buds grow accustomed to them. Bitterness is ever present even after a period of it growing on your tongue. Ahhhhh...our palates are such beautiful things. I'm fighting myself on the score for this category. Perfectly situated between a 4 and a 4.25 so I'll give it the extra credit. 4.25.

Feel - This is the only category I don't care much for judging as I often swallow before I can even get a feel for the feel. Ha, bad puns aside...the body is light to moderate with a noticeable level of carbonation that pricks the top and the bottom of the tongue lightly without feeling like an annoying drunk asshole at the dorm party. Bitterness coats the mouth the longer it sits and opens up the malty level of the brew which is completely absent in the initial flavor. Coats the tongue in high IBU goodness and nearly wrecks the palate. Only wish it had a higher ABV. 4.5.

Overall - This one was a roller coaster ride. As my palate gets better and better so does my way of explaining it to you. No, my reviews are not conservative nor are they biased and at times not even to the specific style. BUT...this is a site dedicated to what the INDIVIDUAL thinks while reviewing the beer. This one..very solid and probably my favorite lower spectrum ABV IPA. But as always, that's just MY opinion. Try it out for yourself and make your own judgement. 4.25.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy copper with one finger of head. Nice lacing.

S -- Big citrus aroma, both orange pulp and a bit of grapefruit. Also some caramel malt. Nice.

T -- Similar to smell, nice citrus burst up front. Not overly bitter , but a decent bitterness throughout. Enough caramel malt to balance, but not too malty.

M -- Medium mouthfeel with nice amount of carbonation that gives some creaminess.

O -- Enjoyable IPA. Solid all around, and something I would have again, but not amazing.

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Photo of PizzaFreak
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a Solid IPA from Michigan.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wendall for this one!

A: Pours a dark copper color with some ruby tint to it. Small off-white head with little retention, reducing to a thin cap on top. Thin lacing forms around the entire glass.

S: A little on the weak side with some floral/grassy hops, a little bit of orange, and some caramel.

T: Some citrus fruits up front, mostly orange and a little lemon peal, slightly bitter. The second wave is full of bready and caramel malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: A middle of the road IPA. Better than average, but probably wouldn't be my go to.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of wiseguywood
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of A1freebu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Dunegras fro the Bush is decent. I would classify it as a Belgian ipa. The beer poured a clear copper with white head that left a nice lace. The scent was definitely Belgian leaning. The taste was nicely balanced with Belgian sugar/malt present.the m outhfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this beer is sessionable and I would recommend it.

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Photo of VE777
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Beernoobie
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huskermike12
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Copper body. Nice big white head with great lacing. Excellent retention.

Smell - Grassy and piney. Some caramel and bready malts.

Taste - Grassy hops. Gets a little spicy, even. Bready malt with just a hint of sweetness. Aggressively grassy and bitter. Just a hint of citrus in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. A little creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The hop profile isn't my thing, but every other part hits the spot.

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Dunegräs from Greenbush Brewing Company
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