Greylock | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
greatergoodimperials.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A slightly haze imperial New England IPA that means business. Triple dry hopped with sought after hops from the pacific North West that deliver a smooth clean finish.

Added by Britt on 04-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,349
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of JASnyder
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly yummy for such a strong brew. Just sweet enough. Beautiful honey color. Nice level of tiny tingly carbonation. Bouquet is perfect. Complex flavors. Smooth, slightly round feel in the mouth.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egrandfield
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A hella strong, hella good double.
Full-bodied and mysterious, just like the great woods of Western MA.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Almost clear amber/straw color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light citrus nose and flavor is tart citrus with occasional streaks of caramel. $16.00 for a 4-pak 12oz cans from Vinodivino Needham, MA.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into a snifter. No date stamp on the can, Ive had it for a few months. The label says New England IPA, but it pours a pretty clear copper color with minimal bleached white head foaming up and fading quickly to a clingy edge layer. Several streams of carbonation rise to the surface.
The aroma is a little bit of pine sap and some floral notes mixing with a dose of sweet caramel and a bit of white grape. THe grape is probably from the higher booze content.
The flavor is similar to the nose with some pine and a bit of astringent bite, but very sweet and fruity, lots of white grape here and again some caramel. Did the hops totally disappear on this one? the beer is drinkable for 12% and is very smooth with a little bit of a sticky texture. The beer is good, but is not an NEIPA by any of the markers Ive grown accustomed to for the style. Id probably pass on this next time.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewandbbq
3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz undated can.

Pours hazy gold with a short-lived head of white. Sweet malt with shades of pine and cardboard in the nose. Malty and sweet on the palate with some bitterness and pine. Wet paper follows through. Finishes stale, sweet, and malty.

Pretty rough and lacking hops.

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Photo of Prost76
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarylarry
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tiernan
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Copper with only a hint of haze, a moderate amount of small, slow rising bubbles and a half finger of yellowish head.

Smells of peaches and creme brulee.

Tastes of peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and caramel.

Medium body, moderate carbonation, and an extremely smooth, unpretentious feel that totally hides the ABV.

Got at Towne Liquors in Agawam, MA, drinking in New Hamburg, ON March 31st, 2018. Excellent brew, one of the best I've had.

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Photo of Patlee3324
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GHow
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought my first Mt. Greylock from Greater Good in the local section of Table and Vine West Springfield. As expected it has a golden hazy color and upfront whiff meets and exceeds what makes a great hop forward/citrus DIPA in my book. I really can't judge what variety of hops are used but it has no real sweet citrus taste in the blend which is what I prefer. Greylock has a a very smooth mouthful/swallow taste with a with no excessive bitterness- booze aftertaste on my palate even being a 12%er. Go out and get it while you can. Highly recommended. I hope it becomes a once a year specialty.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhinis23
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vik777
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting beer being 12%. Pours dark orange. One of very few potent brews that are really drinkable.

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Photo of Skitaos
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gphelps70
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tongbliss
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Greylock from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 41 ratings