Brother Benjamin | Greenbush Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
605 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Brother BenjaminBrother Benjamin
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by divineaudio on 11-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
124
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 605 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DrewskiWhit
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker amber in color, with a firm, off-white head, that retained as a ringlet, and left some dots of lacing on the glass. Nose was fairly malty for an IPA, with some honey sweetness, pithy hops. In the taste, grapefruit pith, candied orange peel, bubblegum, persistent sugars--pale malts, honey--which took the edge off any hop bitterness that may have been present. Kind of like tropical candy. Not really my kind of IPA, but it was actually still pretty good. Light-medium body, and decently drinkable.

 505 characters

Photo of randysandals
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet honey and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence all around.

 604 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cgrz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jay_Ulreich
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is beautiful, deep almost red amber color, almost opaque and I like that. This beer has character. Smell is fantastic!I smell apple, alcohol, and herbal-pine-citrus hops. In your face hop flower goodness. Taste is what Id expect after smelling it. This is a strong beer, the alcohol is not well hidden, but for the way this one turned out, Im digging that, its a big beer. Almost like a barley wine. Mouthfeel is nice, almost chewy, definitely not light. Its a bit on the expensive side at 15 a 4 pack, but compared to the 10 dollar 4 pack also purchased at the same time, which shall remain nameless, this one kicked its ass and was well worth it!

 659 characters

Photo of mbblue4
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dunlap926
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of stvanderwoude
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of jpjayp
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of seangibbs60
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of gmendez1122
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of CraigPWalker
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Daktah
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of chewy6935
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe