Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fiddlers Hearth. Pours black with medium head. Aroma of pine and malts. Could not be more balanced. 85 ibu but hidden well. GREENBUSH KNOWS BEER!
BrownALEx (363) - 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 (2977) - 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 (5205) - Fort Wayne, 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 (913) - 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_ (13) - 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 (1096) - 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. There’s a lot more going on here than I expected. A great black IPA I’ll 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.
WillRunForBeer (1578) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle as an extra from Mr_Abner. Thanks, Dan! Pours dark mahoghany with a big beige head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Taste is caramel, chocolate, coffee grinds followed by grapefruit and pine bitterness. A solid black IPA.
smroush (140) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Though an IPA, the aromas are mostly malt-like - roasted aromas, coconut(!),. Hops provide some grapefruit and general bitterness.
Large, though not too persistent, light brown head. Dark almost black color.
Taste includes a bit of sweetness, a fair amount of bitterness and just a hint of sourness.
Body is moderate to heavy, texture is a bit slick and a bit oily; average carbonation and a long finish that’s sweet, bitter, roasted and citrusy.
Overall I like the diversity of flavors in this beer; not great but nice and interesting.