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Green Man India Pale Ale - Green Man Brewery

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83
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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005

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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 70
Photo of Griffin2
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker IPA with a slight white head. Very tasty. Great beer for watching a ball game.

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of thoward8181
2.16/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Too sour. Not very good.

Photo of BigBry
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of surfcaster
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just an outstanding take on the English IPA. Underrated IMO due to the expectations many have for an American IPA. Subtle.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Photo of finz2thestout
4.6/5  rDev +25%

Easy drinking ipa. Hoppy.

Photo of rangerred
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

Photo of blordo1685
2.21/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Photo of patre_tim
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of HopintheSouth
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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,

Photo of Immortale25
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of jbaker67
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
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

Photo of pincushion
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer!
The aroma caught my nose before I even held the glass.
Floral hoppyness, copper amber color, light head that lingered on the edge more than 3/4 of the glass. I will be seeking the beer out again. I am in Asheville NC for a conference, you can bet I will be doing all I can to find this beer in San Diego CA when I return home.

Photo of Omnium
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice hazy amber color, shy of a finger of head, little lacing.
S - Very floral, and lots of english malty aroma, almost a touch of mint.
T - Floral and malty like the aroma, not a lot in between.
M - Good mild bitterness, a little chewy.
O - Good representation of this style for sure. Well balanced.

Photo of sommersb
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 10-28-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Hazy, amber colored beer with a moderate off-white head. Very good lacing and a fair amount of retention.

S: Aromas are of caramel malts and floral hops.

T/M: Very enjoyable balance of malts and hops; the bitterness is strong but you still get a fair amount of sweetness from the malts. I also get some citrus flavors. Medium to thick in body, with a high carbonation level. The finish is dry and hoppy.

O: Overall a very good English-style IPA.

Photo of stakem
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a 12oz bottle of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears amber in color with a frothy off-white cap that leaves patchy lacing on thr glass.

The aroma is straight hops smelling primarily of pine, herbs, catty and dank. It is mildly fruity and floral as well as it opens up.

The taste is bitter and herby like grass and a bit of pine and dank aspects before getting rindy and zesty. A soft backing of caramel-like grain is present without offering much sweetness. Some alcohol is also evident as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is an interesting and enjoyable ipa that is for the most part middle of the road, but without fault as well.

Photo of taylor714914
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nothing special here, but a decent choice if you're a hophead. A nicely done, well balance IPA. It isn't a standout knock em out of the park brew, but for sitting around shooting the breeze and craving some hops, it gets the job done. Worth a try if you see it on tap somewhere.

Photo of tmm313
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Looks more like an English Pale Ale. Amber-brown color with quickly diminishing 1 finger head.

Smell: Smells more like an English Pale Ale. Malt, caramel, toffee, super-slight booze, piney background.

Taste: Unexpected... The taste is the smell in reverse. Hop bitterness, pine, a touch of citrus, followed by a slight wash of sweet malt and booze before the bitterness begins to linger - more like a piney hopped American IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium, but more thick than thin. Oily and sticky.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. I'm pretty sure it was my first English IPA. If blindfolded, I would've been convinced it was an English Pale Ale by smell and just as equally convinced it was a piney American IPA by taste. I would definitely have this again.

Photo of Fcolle2
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber in color with a slight haze and a good one and a half finger off white head that has good retention.

Smell has a some good hop aromas forward with mainly floral and herbal notes. Smells nicely balanced with a good amount of rich caramel and bready malt.

Taste is good. There is a nice light herbal hoppy note forward over a rich bready malty body. Nicely balanced and no individule ingredient is overdone.

Mouthfeel is good medium body and small bubble carbonation give this a medium feel. Lots of hoppy resin and oil leave this slightly sticky.

Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a good sized two finger khaki head that leaves some pretty good sheet lace behind.

Aroma is a citrus/grassy/herbal mixture on a lightly sweet caramel base. Would say its light side but it is an English version of the style so pretty normal.

Taste is good dose of sweet caramel malts hints of toffee. Hops are herbal/earthy in nature with some earthy, tobacco and minty like bitterness in the finish. Petty true to style descent malt base.

Mouthfeel is solid medium average level of CO2.

Overall not a bad try on the style not big fan of the English IPA's but this one is pretty well done.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, auburn-copper coloring with a thin, filmy, bright white head that starts around a half an inch and settles quickly into a surface coat. Nose of biscuit and toffee in the backbone, with a sharp, tart, grapefruit character and some floral highlights. Smells bright and light. Flavors are bitter and tart forward, with grapefruit notes abound. Solid roasted toffee backbone, with a rich sweetness. Very well balanced, and some peppery notes at the end of the palate. Spiced and resiny bitter aftertaste on a light, smooth body. The beer has a crisp, drying finish. Very balanced and very solid. Good beer.

Photo of Schwarzwald
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great IPA from Green Man. I really am having trouble giving this a fair review but, I will try. I always get this when I go to my favorite restaurant in Knoxville at the moment... Tupelo Honey in Market Square Knoxville. So with this world-class food they have Green Man beer.

I love this easy drinking IPA. Not too hoppy and smarty. Never see the head but the color is warm and dark. Nice mouth feel with lots of bubble and pop.

Flavor is great and I keep coming back to it. Give it a try with the green at Tupelo Honey!

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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.