Brother Benjamin | Greenbush Brewing Company

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605 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
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Ratings: 605 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of ohiobeer29
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevecharby
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Copper/amber, white head. Kind of surprising for an DIPA how dark this was.

Smell - Not at all what I was expecting. More malty than hoppy. Definitely smell the booze in this one as well.

Taste: Malt bomb of a DIPA. The hops come through, but are masked by the honey and malt pretty significantly. Carmel and bready as well.

Feel: Boozy. Medium-bodied. Drank like a barleywine.

Overall: Was not a fan of this one. WAY too malty for a DIPA. Maybe it was an old bottle, but there were no bottling dates present to check. The 12 oz. bottle cost $13. I would not buy again.

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Photo of bigleague
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phizzle
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmiah22
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malone47
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber, hazy, white head lasts. Taste up front is pure caramel malt bready sweetness followed by massive hops and booze. The honey is there too. Lots of flavor but a bit much for an IPA. Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy. Overall intense for the style. Would drink again, but split a bottle with someone.

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Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cb8282
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brother Benjamin.

No fancy intro, but this was a pricey bottle so let's hope I get my monies worth. WAIT..real quick. This is supposed to be Hopslams competitor. Let us see how it stacks up.

Look - Very murky copper amberish tinge with some floating sediment and a two finger off-white head that sticks around like feeding a homeless grizzly bear in the dead middle of a Russian Winter. Lace is scarce like...sorry, Can't think of a pun. 4.5

Smell - Malty malty malt-T OI OI OI OI!. 3.

Taste - Wowza! This is a big ole malty bitter bomb of destruction! So it shall get judged as such!. For malts sake, this is smoother than your average bear. The honey is definitely for true as it slides down your throat and leaves a very sweet tasting...tastyness. Tell ya what, it's prettty solid for what it is, but 'fraid this bottle might be a bit on the twilight side of its life. Still a tastyish som' bitch either way. 4.

Feel - Carbonation is moderate to heavy and the body is very, very sweet and sticky. Sticks to your mouth like a virgin clings to the first guy to pop her cherry. Speaking of cherries!...I hate cherries. 'Cept the cherries we just discussed ;). Hey fuck you, I'm in my twenties, THEY STILL EXIST!. 4.25.

Overall - So how does it stack against its competitor? Well, it certainly ain't too bad. As stated, the bottle may be a bit on the old side, but it is still better than a lot of DIPAs even in its strength range. Give it a shot guys. You won't regret it. At least I hope. And if you do, don't send poop in my trade plz. 4.

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Photo of Ionis_Marteel
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tatsy take on a balanced double. While the honey makes the hops more palatable for those less acclimated to the very high ibus, it can create an very busy taste profile.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
1.9/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

This beer is awful. I wound up drain pouring nearly the entire 12oz offering.

If you are looking for a good honey IPA, get your hands on Trillium's Artaic.

This beer is overly bitter with a gross medicinal malty aftertaste.

I would discourage others from buying this beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseGasCap
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pleasant brew with a high ABV. If it didn't say honey was in there, you might not notice in the midst of all the hops. It has a sweetness and almost woody/smoky? caramel flavor.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The sweet and hoops didn't mix well together..... just a terrible beer

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcuz7
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loudog1411
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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