Green Man India Pale Ale - Green Man Brewery

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005)
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Reviews by bosox941827:
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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on pint in Raleigh a few months back and thought it was good, so when I heard they just started sending growlers to the Triangle, I pounced and got one at the Beer Dispensary in Apex.
A - Amber-brown, with just a bit of a head, which dissipates fairly rapidly
S - Get mostly malt off this one, but a bit of hops as well
T - Here's where this one stands out; a bit of malty sweetness, which is followed up quickly by an extremely flavorful hop kick, which is piney and bitter, but also very tasty. Also get a bit of chocolate, earthy malt which only reveals itself at the very end of the palate and adds a bit of complexity. DEFINITELY in the west coast style. To those below not getting much hops out of this one, perhaps you had an old sample? Did Green Man change their recipe? This one is very fresh and the hop flavor is substantial and hangs around in the mouth for a LONG time, too. Very, very solid, IMO - really liking this.
M - Fairly smooth; popped the growler 2 days after I got it and still had a decent amount of carbonation left.
Surprised and impressed with this one - Triangle beer drinkers seek this one out!

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend picked up a growler while over in A-ville and shared with me yesterday.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear copper with a tight 1/2 finger slight off white head,English IPA aromas more leafy with a hefty dose of biscuit malt.Slightly grainy mouthfeel,English character on the palate as well a hefty lightly sweet biscuit malt flavor dominates up front than it melds into a leafy somewhat herbal/minty hop finish.If your a big fan of the more subtle English variety IPA youll like this alot,for me it was ok.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 12 Bones barbeque joint in Asheville. The brew arrives as a mildly hazed copper amber with a small offwhite head. Nice sticky lacing is left on the glass. Aroma opens with pink grapefruit, quickly seguing into herbal and grassy hops with a hint of toasty caramel. Smooth and well balanced, with a medium body. Taste has a floral, grassy, and herbal hops bitterness that is balanced very well by a subdued toasty and caramel biscuity maltiness. Supremely well balanced even though the hops run the show. Wow! This one is a pleasant surprise. Very enjoyable, and ideal with the blueberry chipotle sauced rack of ribs.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of glid02
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at Bruisin' Ales. I was planning on saving this until a few more people could help me finish but a precariously placed growler and a big dog put an end to that, I'm just glad the whole growler didn't shatter.

Pours a very nice and slightly hazy copper color with a half-finger off-white head. The head dissipates into a scaly layer of bubbles on top leaving decent lacing.

Smell of sweet caramel malts with hints of earthy, bitter hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The malt flavor is a bit more biscuit-like than the smell led me to believe, but the same earthy hops are there, ending with a solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness with a good amount of a carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had a few glasses last night, and will probably finish the growler without much problem tonight.

Overall this is a solid English IPA, though it's nothing special. Very drinkable, and worth a shot if you're in the area.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Doyle for pouring me a glass from his growler that he picked up in our oh so outlandish trip to Wine 101.

Pours a dark amber with half inch of foamy head. Good retention. I'm a little surprised by the nose; nutty, woody, earthy, not a lot of hops. Taste is a nutty, earthy maltiness up front followed by a moderate piny hop character and just a hint of yeast in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth; goes down easily.

Not an awful beer. Definitely not what I was expecting. Malt character caught me off guard and the hop character was a little mild for my preference.

Photo of dirtylou
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at Jack of the Wood in Asheville

cell phone notes

appearance: served in a standard pint, hazy copper body with a sticky beige spiderweb of lace

smell: floral hops, high levels of malt sweetness, earthy

taste: earthy hops, floral sweetness elevated by the cask treatment. good IPA, lacks a major punch but enjoyable

mouthfeel: smooth and juicy

drinkability: good

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
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