Rage | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black in color with a foamy tan head on top. It's aroma is sweet and malty with hint of booze and a hint of hops. It smells as much like a stout as it does any other style of beer. Toasted malts control it's nose, and it smells absolutely delicious.

Flavor? Wow! This one is full of flavor. Big, sweet, sticky, and boozy, with enough toasted malts to again make me think I'm drinking a stout and not a black ipa. Prunes, molasses, notes of pinot noir, cedar wood, and booze all make an appearance, with just a tinge of hops sneaking through.

This is a big, tough, mean beer here. I received this in a trade from a buddy of mine, and he did me right with this one!

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4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
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