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Wayfarer | Green Man Brewery

very good
12 Reviews
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Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Soto on 10-30-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 110
Photo of daliandragon
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My can looks a touch different from the one pictured, with no "Summer IPA" label and claiming 6.0 abv and 70 IBUs. Pours a handsome cloudy golden starting to turn amber with bright bome white head that lasts about two minutes. Nose is heavy on the grapefruit hops, which is solid.

Relatively balanced and mellow, with different hop notes appearing at intervals, cirtus first, than floral/herbal, followed by a touch of pine in the aftertaste. A little mint or something similar also appears briefly. Body is medium, but refreshing.

Very much a mellow, complex summer drinking beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice gold color with a white head. A few ribbons of lacing left behind. The smell is grapefruit, pine and sweet malts. The taste is mildly sweet with citrus and a lot of bitter pine at the end. Nice carbonation. Pretty tasty IPA.

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Photo of wedge
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


Solid hazy orange with a short head that shrinks to a ring. Floral, orange-y, spicy hop aromas over a little malty sweetness. Flavor is floral, citrusy, and tea-like. Smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Pleasant, easy drinking.

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Photo of abastias
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured to pint glass from 12 fl oz glass bottle. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 45
Summer IPA

A: Hazy translucent straw with light, dry yellow-white head.
S: Strong citrusy hoppy hit. Eastern hemlock leaves
T: Orage peel, heavy dry bitterness. White crackers, underripe honeydew. Well covered alcohol flavor.
M: Dry, tart, soda water mouthfeel.
O: Dry astringent

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Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very golden almost yellow American IPA. the nose had tons of pineapple/fruit and a little citrus. was a little let down by the taste as it wasn't as pronounced in what I smelled. it was also a little thinner than others in this style that I gravitate toward. Good overall IPA and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pale golden color, nearly clear. Great looking suds. Citrusy hop nose, light biscuity yeasty tones underneath. Extremely smooth, moderate sized body. Mouthful of citrus zest and rind with grassy resin flavors from the hops, just enough malt action to keep it balanced. Very refreshing.

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Photo of treetopdewdrop
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite summer beers, it gives me chills (which is a good thing btw in the NC summer heat) when the crisp herbal notes kick in. I literally have driven miles out of my way to locate places where I can purchase this beer. In my opinion, by far the best Green Man out these days and I've tried (nearly) all of them.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, pale malt and pears. Body is medium and smooth. Citrusy hops dominate the flavor with bready malt and ripe fruit in the background . Finish is long, dry, and very bitter. Nice brew.

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Photo of mst934
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/22/15 bottle poured into a tulip. Fresh cut grass, spring onions, lemons and pineapple. Love this beer, and it has grown on me since last summer. Pours a yellow - golden with minimal haze. The head quickly dies, and leaves little lacing. 5.6%, so not quite a session, but glad to have a summer beer that ISN'T a session. Looking forward to this rest of the summer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, yellow-gold coloring, with a filmy, light, white head. Nose of herbal notes, with evergreen, basil, and cilantro spices, with subtle citrus notes. Flavors are spice forward, with a light lemon-cake backbone. Very spice/herbal heavy, on a slick, mid-body. Spicy hops backbone, with a slick, dry finish.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I admit I tend to drink lighter stuff here in the searing summer humidity here in NC even if begrudgingly.Pours a lightly hazed very light golden with a nice looking lacey half finger white head atop.A good amount of citrus in the nose along with some pine underneath,some dryer malt notes are in there as well.Sweet citrusy hops at the onset of the palate,with a malt backbones that's only mildly sweet giving off more of a biscuit note,more hops linger in the finish.Iam not a huge fan of the "session" IPA's but Iam not sure this is one,enough hops to make it interesting and enough malt to want more.

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Photo of n2185
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Sweet citrus on the nose with pineapples and oranges mostly. Melon and peach aromas also come through.

T: Citrus here as well, though more like orange rind and grapefruit. There is an earthy and piney hop flavor before a lightly bitter finish.

M: Body is on the lower side of moderate with medium carbonation; this beer is quite drinkable.

O: A good IPA, overall, and quite drinkable with a relatively low abv. It packs a lot of hop characteristics into an almost sessionable beer.

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Wayfarer from Green Man Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.