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Green Giant | East End Brewing Company

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
22.25%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Only Citra variety hops used with 75% of the hops being added after the boil. A very large zero minute and equally large dry hop addition make the aromatics the highlight of this brew.

Added by RblWthACoz on 08-04-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours perfectly clear. It has a nice head. But it's ugly to me as it's dark amber, which just seems the oddest color for an IPA. Nose is citrus and pine. Flavor is...an odd mix of both as well, it seems. It all just comes together to form something...weird. I don't get it really. They broadcast citra was used in this, and I guess I do get that. But the majority of the character in this beer just seems to work against anything citra going on here.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a half growler filled today at the brewery. In true East End fashion, they love to use sweet caramel and crystal malt in beers that have no business bearing any sweetness. The color is absurdly dark for an IPA, bordering on red ale territory. Big white head that lingers. The nose is pure citra hops. Grapefruit, apple juice, orange, pineapple, etc. Just a bunch of fruity smells. The taste is similar to the nose. There is a surprising lack of sweetness despite the color and malt profile that would suggest otherwise. The finish is a low bitterness with a relatively dry finish.

Overall, if they used straight pale malt or pilsner or basically anything other than the crystal/caramel they used, this would be a phenomenal beer gaining widespread attention. In spite of it all, it's still the best non-Gratitude offering East End makes. This is a very good beer that should be great.

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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of kbuzz
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dogleg
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Morey
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefduff2
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange color with good clarity. White soapy head gets laced on the glass. The aroma is huge of tropical (pineapple, papaya) and citrus. When the beer is poured it fills the whole immediate area with a hoppy blast.

In the taste, grapefruit, pine and orange come through nicely with a complimentary bitterness. The Citra hops easily overtake the firm malt backing, hop oils leaving a stickiness to the palate. A well balanced ale, though leaning towards the hoppy side.

Light to medium bodied, well carbonated brew. Very enjoyable, nice Citra hops, and overall this is a mighty fine Green Giant. I'd reach for this one again.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brown120
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobby_Gray_84
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of reizorc
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark red ale
Hops hit the nose hard like a heavenly cloud of bliss. The taste is sweet and hoppy and makes you yearn for another whiff. The mouthfeel is creamy like butter
What a treat

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Photo of brwnchrstpher
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mwinek
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of willgamootpa
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green Giant from East End Brewing Company
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