Maker: Greenbush, Sawyer, Michigan, USA
Style: American Pale Ale
Purchased for: $10/6 pack
Appearance: Dark tan with a foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Nose: Creamy malt, flowery hops, hint of sweetness.
On the palate: Cream on first entry, then springs into bloom. Dried flowers, coriander seed, epazote.
Finish: Fairly dry with big, brash hops. Lingers for a long, long time getting more and more bitter.
Parting words: Greenbush is a newish brewery in Southwest Michigan in the heart of wine country, the Lake Michigan Shore AVA, specifically. It’s a big, bold American Pale Ale that reminds me a lot of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale but it lacks the finesse of Two Hearted and the hoppy finish can get unpleasant when not drinking with food. I had it with a variety of foods and it seems to drink best with rich, spicy ones like sausage or pizza. Price is normal for a quality microbrew. I look forward to trying and reviewing more from this brewery soon! Closure is recommended.