Broken Promises
Greenbush Brewing Company

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Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #57
Ranked #21,064
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle Greenbush's Broken Promises last week for $2.19 at The lager Mill. I had this on tap one, but I missed out on the last bottled release and I'm interested to give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks ok, It goes a little with the name and it's slightly eye catching. It poured a nice orange amber color that took on more of an amber orange color when held to the light with almost three fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice sheets of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops which impart a mixture of fruity and green hop aromas with a little bit of floral hops showing up in the background. Up next comes some sweet malts followed by a little bit of grainy aroma with no wheat aromas showing up. This aroma is nice, but I wish some wheat showed up.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the green hops seeming to stick out a little more than the rest. Up next comes the sweet and grainy malts and there's still no wheat aspects. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a hoppy aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the wheat actually showed up.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, medium bodied with a slightly lighter amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and I thought it was much more like a normal IPA than a wheat IPA since the wheat never really showed up in the taste and aroma and that held this beer back. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is enough for me, I don't really the urge to drink another one. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and mouthfeel, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer was the lack of wheat in the taste and aroma, it would have been nice to have some balance. I wouldn't buy this beer again if I wanted a wheat IPA and I can't say I would recommend it as that, but as an IPA it might be worth checking out. All in all I liked this beer a little more since I had it on tap, but it still isn't as good as I hoped it would be. IT's not a favorite Greenbush beer and it's below average for a wheat IPA. Better luck next time guys, this one needs some more wheat.

Jul 22, 2015
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was an orange rust color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Some speckled lace.
The aroma had some sweet orange to mango smoothness. Nice level sweet to grassy hop contour. Delicate malt base, somewhat wheaty.
The flavor was mainly sweet and then developed a sly bitterness with a little tangy bite (I'm guessing from the wheat, perhaps). Semi-smooth wheaty to orange and mango-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sipping sort of quality as the booziness becomes slightly noticeable. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice wheat IPA that I would have again.

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Vanzomeran from Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous looking. Dark for an IPA, good head retention, nice belgian lace.
Smells of citrus hops smoothed out by some sort of soft fruit. I might describe it as mango, maybe. Definite sweet malt undertones. Just the faintest touch of wheaty.
The taste is a two part journey. It's sweet up front, then coyly slides--I don't mean the liquid itself slides, but the taste--backwards along your tongue to finish with a mild and sticky hop bitter. It's quite an interesting, and far from unpleasant, experience. Also, for 75 IBUs and 8% alcohol, this beer is hardly as "kick you in the teeth" as one might expect.
Mouth feel is about the ideal heaviness for an IPA.
This beer is solidly above average, and masks it's high BAC well. While the two-tone taste shift is enjoyable, it strikes me as something that would probably get lost over the course of multiple pints.

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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jeff96gt from Indiana

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

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markgugs from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sep 20, 2015
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vande from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 26, 2015
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giblet from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was brought to me in a 16 oz glass. about quarter inch of head. nice hoppy aroma. good carbonation and lacing down the glass. good hop taste with light balance from the malts.

this went well with the turkey Rueben they served. slight hop aftertaste which I like for a hopped brew. tingles in the mouth well.

this was purchased at their brew pub in Sawyer Michigan. a good place with a great selection of a wide variety of brewed on site beers.

suckem up and movem out!


Jul 18, 2013
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jdm15 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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