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Green Man India Pale Ale | Green Man Brewery

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Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while our combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color. This authentic English-style IPA is our flagship ale.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005

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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 439
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My 600th beer. My Dad brought it after passing through Norther Alabama on his way up to Massachusetts and left a few singles. I had a great many Green Man's during a stay in Asheville, but not this flagship beer. It's solid, a worth everyday IPA, full of brassily expressed hops that nonetheless don't have the slightest skunk nor bad tang to them. Good stuff.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Some what reddish color, with a fluffy white head.
S: Strong earthy hop smell
T: A nice crisp bitterness of earthy and herbal hops. Fairly strong hop taste with a crisp finish.
M: Medium to light bodied.
O: I enjoy this beer a lot. It's my favorite easily-available IPA. It served a lot around where I'm from, and when I want a crisp IPA, this is my go to choice.

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Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: very little aroma here as some hints of citrus and hop bitterness comes through.

Taste: caramel, orange, ripe fruit, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Relatively clean aftertaste.

Overall: a decent English style IPA that is easy to quaff. Definitely could be a sessionable beer.

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Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours and clear Amber with 1 finger head. Smell of this one is very strange to my nose, mildy unpleasant. Tastes earthy with mild hop flavor, no bitterness. Nice lacing.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rather clear orange color. Soft, off- white head with mild retention and good lacing.
Smells of English malts. Nutty, bready, crusty bread. Also pick up the earthy, Noble hops.
Taste follows nose. A hint of spicy hops as well.
Feel is close to medium-bodied. Finish is spicy.
Overall, this is a good IPA of the English variety.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours bright reddish Amber rousing a 1” white to off-white foam cap with moderate persistence. S:Earthy, dank vegetal aromas with traces of resin, citrus and mint. T: Earthy, woody hops, mineral, light fruit, traces of tropical fruit. Hop forward but well balanced by the malt. Malt medium low, medium bitterness, medium hop flavors. Lingering bitterness with a dry finish. F: Very creamy. Medium to medium low body, medium to medium low carbonation. O: A very good English style IPA.

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Photo of Brian024
2.71/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Amber, off white head. S - English base barley, noble hops. T - Bitter, noble hop, spicy. M - Medium body, O - Drrinkable, ok.. Wouldn't go out of my way, but a good Beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in Asheville

dark copper in color, mostly clear, good head/lacing. earthy resin hop aroma. good balance in the taste with some malt in there. bitter, but with caramel malt flavor too. medium bodied, sticky.

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Photo of Moose90
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 17 AUG 15 2114, poured into 13oz tulip

A — Pours a dark and appealing amber hue into the glass, with a noticeable and puffy off-white colored head atop the beer.

S — Smells mostly of English malts and some light noble hop bitterness, lightly grassy, malty, and slightly sweet.

T — Taste is noticeably bitter and quite assertive on the hop front, bitter notes of pine, earth, terroir, grass, hay, light lemon. Little to no sweetness or juiciness from the hops, tastes quite true to the style, though quite bitter.

M — Medium bodied, appreciable carbonation level, long and drying finish.

O — Nice overall, I could have a couple of these. Glad to have gotten to try it.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a poured into a standard pint glass draft. a dark hazy amber with a nice head with good retention. smell good, not much hop sent but earthy. a smooth taste good bitterness and no off after taste. good feel good carbonation. would recommend. tasty

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Photo of Hops_N_Dreads
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This Beer makes great for a late evening conversation with an amber shade color and a head retention thats at least 2 fingers along with a ibu of 63 I would have to say it is one added to my list of enjoyable ipa's. The mouthfeel is a medium viscosity with a taste of English style hops that has the a very bitterness bite that we beer connoisseurs all know and love. A local NC brew one should give a try currently enjoying my session on my front porch watching the grass grow listening to skyrims soundtrack haha live your leisure and cheers!

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Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed deep amber color, two fingers of head stays around for a while. Floral herbal hop nose with toasted bread and some fallen apples, great aroma. Smooth and creamy with a hearty medium body. Hints of caramel and toasted bread from the malt, prickly zesty hop bitterness is assertive on the palate. Herbal woody tones with some light floral and citrus flavors from the hops. Balance but clearly hop forward. A great rendition of the style, American in size for sure.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good IPA. Has a dark amber color, I had a not to over-powering taste of hops. The only issue I had was there was hardly a smell to it, a very faint hoppy smell.

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Photo of abastias
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Label Date: May 12, 2015
A: Translucent golden orange toffee color. Thick head of yellow-white foam lasting a minute or so.
S: Mossy light aroma. Artisanal bread crust. Spicy.
T: Earthy bitter flat hoppiness with sustain.Piney.
M: Sticky hoppiness, with medium viscosity. Fine bubbles.
O: Well balanced, lightly flavored IPA. Not overly hoppy.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Absolutely gorgeous red bronze, just beaming clear and shiny mirror quality, with nice tiny pinhead carbonation. Head manages only about two fingers, a little tan and small swiss cheese bubbles in it's makeup. Decent staying power, clumps and hangs quite a bit with spider like lacing, settling to a one finger puck.

Interesting mellow nose. Mild tea like hop aromatics, soft biscuit notes and light toasted brown bread and grains, just very slight and light. The light character even continues into a soft caramel sweetness as well. Toasty notes really match nicely, but like a true IPA the hops stand forward. Very nice and solid.

Palate comes basic and simple. Mild hop bitterness in mid palate, as a bit of sweet and toasty bread carries the mid palate. Aftertaste and finish washes clean, as the hop bitterness grows to a good green herbality and very spicy hop bitter finish. Soft bodied and a pine like aftertaste to match along with hints of spruce and dried green herbs. A biting toasty quality matches nicely in feel on this with the hop profile and malts together.

Very nice English Ipa.

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Photo of BigBry
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Fox and Hound in Raleigh
The beer is clear, amber orange color, off white head with very good retention and thick lace lines.
Moderate aromas of herbal hops, nice and clean.
The taste has lots of hop flavors, grassy and herbal, bitterness but not a lot of malts.
Medium bodied, moderate amount of carbonation.
A flavorful, easy to drink E IPA, not overly bitter, very good.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

A 12oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ales in Asheville, NC September, 2014

A - Copper brown, brown sugar color, with 1 finger of head and lots of lace left on the glass

A - Bitter hops and english style malts. Sweet from the barley

T - Hoppy and malty. Definitely an English (UK) style IPA. Extra malty. Bitter finish.

M - Well carbonated and medium bodied

O - A good IPA. I prefer the American style better though

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Photo of rangerred
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark copper with just a thin white head. Decent lacing, however, and a thin off-white cap on top of the beer.

Aroma is very earthy with plenty of hints of toast and caramel. Some pine and overripe orange as well. Pretty good.

The flavor has more of the piney earthiness expected from an English IPA. Nothing tropical at all about this. Just the slightest hint of fruit but it is more of the overripe variety. Bitterness is moderate to high but not too excessive. Lingering bitterness in the finish with a slight sweetness.

Overall, this is a good, albeit fairly run of the mill, English IPA. Nice earthiness from the hops but lacks a bit of the maltiness complexity found in other examples. All in all a good beer.

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Photo of blordo1685
2.21/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

While this beer promotes itself as an English IPA, I believe it is fair to review this beer based on its overall taste.

A - Poured a deep orange, clear, 2 finger head with off white bubbles.

S - Very bitter astringent hop aroma with some faint malt notes.

T - Non distinct bitter up front, followed by maltiness but not pleasant. One dimensional with a medium mouthfeel.

O- This is a bland, non descript ale with no complexity. After a couple of attempts at this one, I finally decided to pour this down the drain while remembering I had a Lagunitas on hand.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper with a slight haze, a very few fine bubbled carbonation rising from half way up the glass to the surface, half a finger of off white head.

S: Caramel, jackfruit, light boiled cabbage.

T: Caramel, light sweetness, jackfruit, onion, medium light bitterness comes in on the end. A toffee quality also comes in near the end. All flavours are subtle.

M: Medium bready body, medium low carbonation.

O: Well done version of a traditional English IPA. Been a while since I’ve had this style, so its fun to recalibrate from the American spins on this classic. Well done.

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Photo of HopintheSouth
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured in a pint glass.

A-dark copper with a stained brown

S-citrus background with a fresh bouquet of flowers and grass on the nose

T-the floral aroma comes through again, good bitterness all the way around, definitely heavily loaded in german/english malts/hops

M-good carbonation, creamy malt feel

Not a bad IPA, for a local beer glad I finally got to try this one. I'm not a huge fan of the English-style IPA but this one is pretty tasty. I'd have another,

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Photo of Immortale25
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Bonefish Grill Asheville. Served in a tall slim glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind

S- Mild hop aroma of grass and pine with some toasty malt beneath.

T- The bitterness starts out subdued which is proper for an English IPA but, after a while, it starts to creep in more and more letting you know this was indeed made in America. Still, there's a solid malt backbone rounding everything out and bringing a nice sweetness to the table.

M- A bit sharp from the hops and slightly dry. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A very solid, sessionable IPA from one of Asheville's mainstay breweries. I like that they go the English route while a lot of other Asheville breweries do a decent American style IPA but they all end up tasting the same for whatever reason. This one sticks out.

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Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A - deep gold color with fluffy one and a half inch head, good retention and good lacing.

S - weak nose, but mostly pine, and bread

T - caramel malts balanced by a piney hop finish

M - good carbonation, slight aftertaste

O - nice offering if not world changing.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came out a murky dark amber with a slight reddish hue on the edges. A large creamy beige head rested on top. Pretty lace sticks around. The nose pretty basic for the style. Some minor floral tones, mild citrus, and a sweet balanced finish. The body had moderate depth; decent carbonation. Easy drinker. Not too filling. Not a sharp IPA by any means. The hops are tamed down a bit. Well-balanced with toffee sweetness and mild citrus flavors.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange color with crystal clear perfect clarity. Just about half a finger of off white head that leaves a bit of lacing

Smell: herbal hops. Crystal slightly sweet malts

Taste: opens up with crystal and Pilsner malt. Slightly sweet and spicy. Blends with a moderate herbal hop. Balanced and nice blend

Mouthfeel: slightly high bitterness for the hop taste. Good medium body and pretty drinkable.

Overall: a beer that would do well if you are in the mood for a herbal/ crystal taste. But needs more distinction in its malt to hop profiles

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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.