Rage | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by liamt07 on 05-29-2012

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A recent brewery release with a mfg. date of 12.29.15 poured in my 13 oz. Greenbush snifter.

Look- Pours a dark brown like root beer with a half finger of light brown foam that quickly settles.

Smell- Dark roast with light smoke, a hint of pine, molasses and burnt sugar.

Taste- A lot of sweetness up front in the form of maple syrup, raisins, figs, and brown sugar. There is some pine that emerges through the sugar and alcohol.

Feel- Mouth coating sweetness followed by considerable alcohol burn from the 14.6 abv.

Overall- A beast of a beer from Greenbush. Maybe a bit too beastly? In my opinion it would benefit from less sweetness and more roast. Perhaps that would smooth out the alcohol burn as well? It's not one of their best beers, but it is an interesting sipper. It sure is appropriately named!

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

"Rage," The Imperial Black IPA:

A: Looks thick, especially if we put it in the Black IPA category. However, this is 14.6%, yes you read that correctly 14.6% ABV. It's dark, like really dark. Great finger-lacing, most I've maybe ever seen for this style.

S: You can smell a strong hop profile, much like the ANGER, but there's a sweetness to it...very interesting, but It works okay.

T: Sweet. Its got some hoppy goodness in it as well, much like the ANGER, but it's muted by the sweetness. The ANGER ended pretty dry while this one ends fairly sweet. The roasted malts are definitely more present in this than it's younger brother. This could be a super-dangerous beer, because I don't really feel that it's all that boozy (so beware!). I do feel like the hop profile is off in this one. Again, I'm more of a hop-head, especially in my IPAs, then a roasted malt/sweetness guy. It disappoints in this area for me, but may not for others.

M: Thick, for an IPA, but it is 14.6%, so yeah... The flavors just stick on your tongue like molasses. It's sticky like a medium stout would be. The flavor stays with you, so be prepared.

O - I'm really confused by this beer, even though I think it compares more with the Stone Black IPA than the Anger does. It's really good, but I'm not sure what category it fits in. I think Greenbush may have created a beer that belongs in a limited category...If you like Black IPAs, it's a must try. Greenbush is really surprising me.

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12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 12/29/15. Had on 2/18/16.

Pours a deep, opaque brown, with a small, but foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Smell is roasted malt, earthy, resiny hops, some yeast, a little chocolate, some molasses and raisins , light coffee. Taste also leads with roasted malt, raisins, figs, more molasses than the nose, caramel, some chocolate, light coffee, some resiny hops up front- they explode on the back end. A bit of a sweet finish. Remarkably smooth for the ABV and the IBU's, creamy, good body, the taste lingers.

I thought this was a well crafted, kind of unique offering that was true to the style. Solid hop presence that is well balanced with the big malt base, deep layered flavor. Well worth a purchase, when it's available at Greenbush..

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On draught at the brewery, served in a snifter. A doubled-up up version of their regular 'Anger' Black IPA.

Black in body, dark red around the edges. Tan, almost brown head. Good lacing and retention. Big tropical and pine notes initially, and some dank/weed as it warms. A bit stinky intially (body odor?), but this ultimately manifested into the aforementioned weed smell. Substantial roast and dark chocolate as well intermingled with the pungent fop notes. Juicy tropical and pine notes on the palate again, herbal bitterness and a brown sugar/vanilla-like sweetness. Big sweet roasty body as well. Roasty long into the finish.Good full body and medium low carbonation. Alcohol is not at all evident which is awesome for it's size. Well done overall, while it's not a perfect hop profile by any stretch, it's still quite good.

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Rage from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 60 ratings