Rage | Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.92 w/ 60 ratings

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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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Stevedore
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, one finger offwhite head, short retention, rings of lacing. Smells of booze, toffee and caramel like a big barleywine; citrus hops accompany the malt but essentially only dent the sweetness a bit. The barrels are big here, and the booze is big on the flavour as well. Lots of toffee, more so than caramel, raisins, grapefruit juice and peel, bit of lemon and a light resinous bitterness that gets lost in the big bourbon wood as well. Mouthfeel is full bodied, big and goopy, lighter on the carbonation. A big one not to be trifled with. Worth trying if you enjoy black IPAs.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jp32
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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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Recommended by local Greenbush expert Prager62, RAGE, is quite the drink. This is one BIG, BAD mofo. But I will say, I highly recommend it. It begins with a dark brown mystery capped with a tan, loosely packed head. Smell is roasty meets sweet coupled with some piney hops. Taste is maple meets molasses in sweetness. Roast comes through, but “heat” is definitely part of this profile. The piney hop comes through as well. Mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, and the alcohol closes with some warmth. Overall, a very good beer. I really liked it but wonder if the alcohol heat could be dialed back just a tad to allow for more of the other qualities to shine through.

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Photo of stortore
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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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of napdynmite
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Strong, sticky stuff. Slightly sour hop profile. I like the roasty, bready background character but overall I found this overwhelming. I get what they're going for but it's just too much booze for the style.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Black with light brown head
S: Sweet, dark fruit, orange, roasty, coffee, dark chocolate
T: Bitter, orange, molasses, roasty, dark fruit, caramel, alcohol
M: Thick, creamy, perfect carbonation
O: I prefer Anger. This is good but a little too big

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

Photo of Prager62
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Danimal25
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.96/5  rDev +1%

Photo of VerticalLiturgical
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of fredmugs
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jvillefan
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of amalburg
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Filabee
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of KevinL
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Dag48
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Eric85
4/5  rDev +2%

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Rage from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.3% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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