SG111 (1289) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 07/08/15. Just about 90 days on it. Pour into tulip, black, almost chestnut as the light shines through on the pour. Big mocha colored head, very creamy. Looks good. First whiff, I get a big piece of candied orange, or some tropical fruit, maybe pineapple, def. citrus notes. But the power of that dissipates quickly into heavy roasted malt notes. Coffee dominant, some mild chocolate. Malt is really nice. If you dig for it, the citrus is there, but itís almost more of a hoppy stout. As for flavor,the stout qualities really dominate, but this may be b/c itís 90 days past bottling, maybe fresher itíd be more citrus-y. Still not into stout territory, but getting there. Roasted malt, chocolate, mild citrus in there except for the hop bite where the hops resurface. Pretty solid mouthfeel on that bad boy. Itís a good black IPA. Is it the best? No, but itís def. something Iíd drink again.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, very nice light khaki head, fine bubbles, very sticky lacing... probably one of the
better looking Black IPAs.   Spicy nose, like a spiced dark chocolate.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet
roasted malts, with that dark chocolate with a hint of some sort of spice.   I want to say some sort of
cinnamon and maybe some chilies.   Very interesting, and different.   Smooth on the tongue, almost full
bodied.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts, a bit sweet, with the aformentioned spices.   This one is very
unique, and very welcomed.   Great example!
BrownALEx (425) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark and very good. Chocolate notes mixed with hearty hops. This is a great example of a black ipa. Must try.
beersighted (134) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black IPA pours a giant, foamy head with a nose of anise and resiny hops. First taste is of mild tobacco and black pat malt, then fades into roasty bitterness. Head retention is good. A medium bodied brew and a solid brew. Would like more juicy hops in this to make it stand out.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick dark coffee in color with a lady beige head. The aroma is light roasted not quite burnt coffee. Flavor is nice roasted coffee notes and pretty subtle hops after that.
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft beer from a beer bar poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind an opaque dark black colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with black malty notes. The palate was tingly from start to finish with a lingering black malt hoppy note. The flavor was good with strong black hops and a mild roasted malt note. A very good example of a Black IPA and one I would not mind having again.
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Greenbush equals great beer. They knock it out of the park again with this dark and malty black pirates beer of an ipa. Enjoy.
_Myers_ (14) - KC, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz pour at watershed in Chicago. Wonderful aroma of pine hops and roasted malt. Tasted fantastic with the same taste as was the aroma with a full bodied mouthfeel. Would definitely, and will drink again.
ccex (1199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle pours a dark brown/with moderate beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has citrus and piney hops with some roasted coffee and perhaps even coconut. Taste is bitter at the start with some caramel sweetness and roastiness in the middle before the bitterness lingers in the finish. Body is medium to full with average carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Thereís a lot more going on here than I expected. A great black IPA Iíll definitely try again.
Anderson3223 (3) - Mokena, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far one of my favorite beers from Greenbush right next to the Star Chicken Shot Gun.