Learninbeer (638) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is a little light at first, then hints of malts - coffee, roasty, a little smokiness then a touch of hoppiness - spruce. Pours a dark brown with a big light brown head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is WOW - bitter; I would say smokey and rich and yummy but that’s not allowed (for me anyway). The body is medium to full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively, the finish bitter and long. Overall WOW - I am a fan of Greenbush now! Very Good!! arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some nice pine, grass, some slight orange in there as well, some slight roast. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, roast, coffee, hints of orange and grapefruit, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Sbracken91 (1) - - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
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UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Ok. Not exciting. Half ipa half imperial but not the way you think. Would have again. Tap BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Dark cola pour with a soapy tan head. Aroma is citrus and pine on top of chocolate malt. Malt-forward taste with some citrus sweetness. Solid black IPA.
kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Darker black body. Looks kind of like a cola. Big hop aroma with some sweetness. Lots of chocolate taste. Good amount of hop flavor. Mouthfeel similar to coke. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Like the name. This is my second Greenbush, and it has "IPA" on the label, so I will (as a hopeless hop-head, be critical. Looking forward to the 85 IBU. Good pour, a dark, dark brown body with a tall sudsy head that slowly vanishes in chunks, pasting gobs of lace on the glass. It’s got a resinous, zesty aroma, very little of the malt coming through. The flavor starts with the malt, a bit of dark caramel (maybe), but is soon taken over by the sharp citrus, zest and pine tastes and a sturdy, growing bitterness. (Nice.) The hefty ABV doesn’t really show itself until it’s in the bloodstream. Good ale. I’m not really big on Black IPAs, but this is a repeater for me. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
On tap at Graydon’s Crossing. Nice roasty nose, coffee with molasses and smoky notes. Bit of chocolate. Dark black opaque with creamy tan head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet, roasted coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Big hop flavors. Finish is chocolate and hoppy bitterness. Bitter after. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Location: Draft at Girl and the Goat, 7/5/14
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 24, 2014
Aroma: The nose is a nice mix of chocolate malts and pine/resiny hops
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a nice forth of tan/light brown head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, nice balance, some sweetness, but leans bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it has a solid mouthfeel, smooth, with a decent dryness
A very nice example of the style overall. I enjoyed this beer, and I also thought it held up well with the food at this excellent restaurant.
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is pine and chocolate. Taste is hops and citrus with a chocolate underlining.