Cornfield (5570) - 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. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, chocolate, citrus and hay. Flavors dollow suit i teresting black ipa not the worst of the style, decent overall. rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
black with small head. lots of roasted malt with mild hops. well balanced -- i like that the hops are on the subtle side. Homer321 (5076) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark brown to black with a large rocky light brown head. Nose is chocolate with some grassy notes. Smells like bakers chocolate and flour. Taste is a gawd awful burnt hop flavor at first. Yup, this is why I don’t like Black IPAs. Just a muddled mess of hops, roast, and armpits. The hops and chocolate/roast are not balanced at all and fight each other for which can be most aggressive. and all they do is smother each other and the consumer is left with the bloody mess of the aftermath of a 12 round steel cage fight. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2013
A very nice take on what is fast becoming one of my favorite styles. Coffee and chocolate up front, mild bitterness in back. Dark appearance with nice head. Picked this one up in Grand Rapids on my trip to Toronto in 2013.
callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Black body, medium-sized light tan head. spotty lacing. assertive roast, coffee, and earthy/spicy hops. medium bodied, lively carbonation, assertive bitterness in the finish. jsquire (4496) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
This is a dark beer with a big foamy beige head. Some cereal grains, some of them burnt, and citrus hops in the nose. Strong grapefruit juice and pine hop flavors with some roasted grains and burnt toast flavors. There is a wet caramel sweetness. The is a full flavored, sweet hoppy beer. rondphoto (4455) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Opaque black, brown head that slowly drops from 4" to a heavy cover, curtains of lace. Taste is roasted malt, light smoke, floral hops, medium fizz, and a long hard smoked hop finish. A full-bodied brew that becomes more hop-harsh as it moves through a finish that finally is all smoke. Really well done, but not for me. tmoreau (4374) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass with modest gush this time, but not as active as other GB offerings have treated me. Displayed a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, with abundant, moussy, brownish tan head foam that left thick, patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasty, with some sweetness, mocha notes, mainly citrus, but some odd combination of resin, chemical, and caramel scent, along with well water & rust after further revisiting the nose. The taste was dry, roasty, with a bit of burnt grain & smoke, and medium, earthy, citrusy hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied, with lively enough carbonation. The taste was okay, the nose disappointed, but I wasn’t angered, just bummed. Nate (4279) - 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.