Brother Benjamin | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by divineaudio on 11-09-2012

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- Slightly hazy, dark burnt orange with a big toasted marshmallow head.

S- Big citrus, resiny aroma, sweet syrupy notes. Alcohol is hidden well.

T- Big bitter citrus peel, sweet notes similar to nose, bitterness and fruit aftertaste. Again not getting a lot of the alcohol.

M- Slightly lighter than other DIPAs I've had but still good, drinks remarkably well for the alcohol.

O- Been waiting to pick up any Greenbush beers cuz I wanted to try this one first. Really pleasantly surprised how great this is, reminds me some of Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JAS45678 for the bottle.

Appearance: Slightly hazed red-tinged copper. Head is off-white and creamy. Drops to a small cap with decent retention. Splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Mega bready. Biscuit dough, caramel and caramelized malt sweetness. Raw honey. Hops run a solid bitterness with a floral edge. Herbal with a touch of sweetness. Slight earthiness as well. Syrupy sweet malt blends well with the raw honey. Not particularly aggressive.

Taste: Pithy bitterness layered over a slightly syrupy sweet malt base. Deeply cooked and caramelized malts. Assertive honey. Hops are leafy and herbal with some citrus and pine needle bitterness. A bit earthy. Raw honey. Some generic fruitiness. Something akin to marmalade. Big bitterness tempered by the raw biscuit malt sweetness. Some spicy alcohol on the back.

Mouthfeel: Slick, bordering on full body. Moderate carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: My adopted brother is a bit odd.

An interesting take with the raw honey. It's big and syrupy with enough bitterness to balance. It's not the best thing out there, but it's good and that's more than enough.

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Brother Benjamin from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 618 ratings