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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 114   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This beer was developed as a collaboration with Mark Richman, the lucky winner of the Taste of the Nation "brewer for a day" silent auction item. This is one monster of an imperial IPA, brewed with a bit of honey and beet sugar.


hopdog's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, floral, and some honey. Tastes if citrus, caramel, honey, and some toastiness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3931) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Rated on 4-15-2014 (Bottle) This bottled beer pours a medium sized velvety smooth off-white head, transparent deep orange body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, citrus hops, sweet, fruity, and a suggestion of honey. The taste is sweet caramel malt, fruity, citrus hops, light honey, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel has a warming sensation from the high ABV and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer at 10.1%ABV. The ABV is present in the flavor and in a good way. This is a quaffable beer, but the flavor is one of those that I cannot drink a whole lot of at one sitting.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 15, 2014
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. The sharp vinous mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of caramel and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (conclusion!) on March 30. The pour is a darker copper color with a medium white head and a small amount of lacing on this. The aroma is big on the malty side of IPAs (perhaps how Greenbush favors). I tend to favor more of the big citrus and humongous hops, but the maltiness is good, just not quite expected. The flavor is pretty good. There is a strong hoppiness, but the maltiness is strong on the back end. There isnít much else going on there. The mouth feel is a little thin, slightly creamy, with a good carbonation and a solid dry, lingering aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Great DIPA. Strong hop aroma, nice dark amber color with a generous head that leaves adequate lacing. Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt with a hint of alcohol. Great job once again by Greenbush, they are starting to make a name for themselves.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
-Bottle from kmbrewmaster. Pours a dark hazy amber with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma has floral and fruit notes along with caramel malt. Taste is sweet from the honey and heavy malt backbone. The hops take a backseat for a DIPA. Grapefruit rind is present in the finish. Medium body - creamy with soft carb. A nice beer, but not your typical DIPA; the honey mellows it out and the malt is pretty heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4035) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Mister P: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy foamy head on top of a hazy to murky dark orange to brown colored beer. Grapefruit hits the nose! Wow, intens! Very nice mix of grapefruit, flowers, cinnamon, pine, soap, citrus, herbs. Freaking delicious aroma! Delicious flavours of pine, resin, bitters, herbs, hops, citrus, flowers, some malts, some fruity yeast, peach, grapefruit, hmmmm.... Sorry, gonna enjoy this pearl of a beer! Aftertaste is bitter, fruity, flowers, some yeast, some malts, some herbs. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture. Lovely beer! Tasty! Balanced! And a great aroma!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3482) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle @ De Molen. Aroma is floral and fruity hops, some honey and big caramel malts. Flavour is big bitterness, huge fruity hops, some floral and honey, big caramel and malt backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12oz poured dark orange color wiht a medium sized white head. Aroma is citric with some floral notes. Bittersweet flavor with a hoppy citric finish and some cristal malt, kind of a imperial red ale. Medium full palate, a little bit sticky and alcoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Tastes sweet, moderately bitter. Piney hops, with some bitter fruit coming through. A good DIPA from Greenbush!

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle: Murky brown, nearly opaque... Looks like a swamp or dirty shit-water. Lots of floating sediment; foamy, fine, lasting khaki head on top. Aroma has notes of pungently sweet grapefruit rind, spice, white pepper, herbaceous & earthy leaves, honey, a nebulous tartness, heavy caramel, residual sugars, baked bread. What the hell is going on here? Smells like a malt-heavy DIPA, tastes like a malt-ONLY DIPA. Insanely huge malt bill shows itself immediately; sticky caramel, sweetbread, & honey scream out with cries of unattenuation. Hops flavors are merely an afterthought - herbal, ashy, & spicy - yet the finish is filled with an intense bitterness (despite the all-around heavy malt sweetness). Notes of extremely bitter citrus peel & grapefruit pith. Apparent booze, growing fusel with time. Bitter finish, still lingering with a caramely, thick mouth coating. This beer is all over the place, not very good at all.

Tap: I was about 96% sure the bottle I had was fresh. But just to be safe, I tried this beer again when I saw it on tap. I can assure you I will never make that mistake again. This beer is just not good. Or perhaps just not at all what Iím looking for when I wanít a "DIPA". I really donít understand the love for this beer, Greenbush has plenty of better offerings (cheaper ones, too).


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