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Greenbush Closure (Batch Apollo Hop)
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle sampled in a large tulip, this ale had a clear dark copper-red pour and made about a two finger faint off-white head that recedes to a cover and sticky ring, there was a small slow trickling center stream with a few bubbles elsewhere in the glass, it left nice rings and spots of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a thin film of dark sediment, this ale had aromas of toasted malt, caramel, light citrus and orange hops, earthy, light bruised apple fruit, and a little malt sweetness, it had flavors of toasted malt, caramel, citrus and flower like hops, and light fruit, this ale was sweeter on the mouth than on the nose, but the finish had a nice hop bitterness that dried the palate some, the hop bitterness lingered a bit, nice balance of malt and hops, the mouth feel was light with average to lively carbonation, and it had a bit of creaminess, a nice drink, this is the second Greenbush ale sampled and I have enjoyed both.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but a recent release. Pours hazy orange amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of peach, pear, orange peel, apple, floral, honey, caramel, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes. Taste of peach, pear, orange, apple, honey, toast, bread, floral, caramel, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Slight floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, orange, toast, bread, floral, herbal, honey, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and good complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a pretty big malt backbone for a pale ale; and no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good pale ale. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, citrus/lemon, lavender, and a hint of dust. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a creamy three finger orange-tinged off-white head that has excellent retention. Thereís is some thick webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light fruit. The finish has moderate lemon/orange, light-moderate grapefruit, and light lavender. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmkay (50) - - MAR 6, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the floral sweet aroma. After the first sip it continued to really satisfy me. This could be my go to pale ale going forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Not a fan of having to try and research which hop variety it is... That said, dark caramel color with essentially zero head. Totally flat. Wonder if this was intentional? Sweet apple, pear and citrus aroma. Floral and tart with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of flowers, lavender, grass, citrus, caramel and cereal malts. Medium amber hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall a decent pale ale with a nice floral nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Interesting to make a beer that will have different hops used each time itís bottled. Iím guessing this is the apollo one based on the label picture and the website. Pours a cloudy darkish orange color with a big frothy head that quickly fades leaving lots of lacing. Huge floral nose and not much else. But I really like the aroma, very soothing. Taste is very floral as well and a very light caramel malt comes through. Finishes a touch dry and the floral taste lingers an incredibly long time. Medium body, mouthfeel is a bit over-carbonated but I like the slightly oily character. The two Greenbush bottles Iíve had have both been over-carbonated. I hope they work out that issue. Otherwise, this was a very good floral pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. How do you know which hop variety each bottle is?; I made my best guess based on GBís website. Aroma is strong: soft flower, almost lavender. Big, beautiful, fluffy head. Floral, but very reserved flavor. Sweet in a way I have not experienced, but very much enjoy. Iíve had many on tap but this is my first GB bottle; man is it good to be able to bring this home!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, copper colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy with faded grass, herbal notes, some resins, and florals with a somewhat sweet, bready, crystal malt backing. Flavor is similar. Bitter citruses with some resins, a bunch of florals, and grass alongside a medium sweet, crystal and caramel, somewhat bready malt backing. Finishes dry and bitter, but pretty well balanced with the crystal malts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent APA that is pretty bitter and fairly citrusy, but balanced enough with a somewhat sweet, crystal and bready malt backing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate resin hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitterswwet finish of medium duration. This a good brew.


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