Broken Promises
Greenbush Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #57
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,064
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
91
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Greenbush Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by tectactoe:
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tectactoe from Michigan

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Ashley's in Westland for the Shorts vs. Greenbush Throwdown. Pours a weird color, something slightly resembling a burnt copper - murky and hazy throughout. The beige head scatters pretty quickly and settles nicely into a skin that hangs around for the duration of the brew. Sadly, not much lacing was left on the sides of the glass despite the decent retention of the skin.

There's no mistaking the wheat in this beer - the first sniff is packed with a truckload of wheat, backed up by a faint hoppy character. The hops are kind of faint, especially considering the fact that this is supposed to be a "Wheat IPA". Musty, dry, and somewhat floral in character, I wish they popped a little more. Apparently these are made with Zythos hops... I'm not so sure what Zythos hops are, even, but they seem like some strange mix of an American C-hop and a Noble hop.

The taste actually contains a stronger performance from the malt and wheat than the hops. Lots of sweet toffee, caramel, and a large blanket of bready wheat. Nice mouth feel; soft and light with a very light creaminess to it. Hops take a second to kick in, but they finally arrive, albeit a little late. Again, they're slightly leafy and floral, but it's nice to see the citrus flavors come out a bit more in the taste. White pepper sprinkled over a sea of grapefruit. Bitterness is pretty low, and the hops fade out pretty quickly, leaving a finish with mostly sweet malt and wheat flavors, aside from maybe a small touch of citrus peels and leaves.

Another beer from Greenbush that is good, but not great. It's got a nice balance of flavors; good amounts of malt, wheat, and hops, although there's nothing here that's really jumping out at me and smacking me in the face. It drinks super-easy, especially at 7.6% ABV, but in a Michigan market saturated with great beers, it's doubtful I'd ever reach for this one again.

May 17, 2013
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FaradayUncaged from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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entenduintransit from Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dec 04, 2015
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 02, 2015
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SamuelCovert91 from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 25, 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.

Jun 07, 2017
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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.

Oct 03, 2017
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spiejak from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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rare_bird from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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CRJMellor from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Aug 01, 2013
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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Aug 15, 2014
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jeff96gt from Indiana

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

Sep 10, 2014
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markgugs from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Jul 21, 2014
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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!

gibler

Jul 18, 2013
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jdm15 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Jul 24, 2014
Broken Promises from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 91 ratings