Brother Benjamin | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by divineaudio on 11-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,914
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
616
pDev:
11.65%
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0
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claminat420
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured heavily into a pint glass. MFG: 10.24.17 stamped vertically on the label.

Appearance- a transparent amber color with a frothy tan head. leaves decent lacing.

Aroma- dark malts with a slight earthiness. weird for an imperial ipa.

Taste- a heavy caramel malt presence. you definitely notice the sweetness from the honey. hops are there but dominated by the malt and sugars. only thing strongly noticable in the hop department is the bitterness. abv is there but somewhat hidden from the sugar and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- easily going to drink the four pack.

Overall- this brew isn't bad. i don't know if i would classify it in the imperial ipa category but more as a hoppy american barleywine. somewhat reminds me of a bigfoot by sierra nevada but even that brew has more hop flavor in it. if you're a hophead like myself i'd give it a try but just expect more of a heavier malt presence.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at their annex in Sawyer Mi.
L: Pours a reddish brown with a small khaki head. Moderate lacing.
A: Malt and honey.
T: Sweetness from the honey.
F: Smooth and creamy, moderate carbonation.
O: Pretty tasty beer, not quite my idea of an Imperial IPA, more like an American Strong Ale...

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had it on draft at the tap house. Pretty good double IPA .

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 616 ratings