Green Man India Pale Ale - Green Man Brewery
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District of Columbia
2.1/5 rDev -43.2%
Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
The beer appears clear and orange in color, with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is odd, with scents of hops and weird herbal notes. The flavor brings more of the same, with a prominent taste of overly cooked vegetables. The beer is out of balance and off putting. An astringent bitter taste lingers on the tongue. Not recommended.
03-10-2011 04:59:42 | More by Huhzubendah
2.2/5 rDev -40.5%
Growler shared by Lunch. Served in a tulip.
Pours a light copper color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it slowly falls down my glass. The nose brings forward some light malt and English hops--maybe grassy and herbal--but along with that comes a bit of an off care and slight vegetal notes. The taste is similarly lacking in any hop component and simply has a mild graininess with a bit of vegetable skin. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation for the serving type. Drinkability is not particularly good. I would not say that there were any straight-out flaws or off-flavors with this beer, just that there was nearly nothing in the way of hop or malt character to really hide any flaws.
03-08-2011 11:42:16 | More by Thorpe429
2.2/5 rDev -40.5%
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.
06-22-2014 02:36:06 | More by blordo1685
2.25/5 rDev -39.2%
Growler forced on me by Lunch in the most horrifying beer rape I've ever been the recipient of...too dramatic? Hombre Verde IPA from where-ever.
Beer looked OK, poured into a Russian River wine glass, the glass I was using was by far the best part of the beer, followed by the appearance, everything else in a distance third. Beer was amber and mostly clear, thin head of medium and some small bubbles, I dare say a little lacing too.
"oh no..." is what I said when I smelled the beer. And I meant it, it would be one thing if it were just grassy, but it kind of smelled like boiled cabbage and grass. Time to power on.
Nope, not like this at all. Beer is thin and has nearly no hop flavor, some malt on the lead off but overall the beer is just a gross mess of off flavors. Why am I drinking this? Well I'm not anymore.
03-14-2011 18:05:20 | More by drabmuh
2.5/5 rDev -32.4%
From 3/5/11 notes. Growler shared by Lunch; thanks Paul.
a - Pours an amber/copper color with an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of light bready malts, citrus hops, floral notes, and light vegetable. Not that
t - Tastes of bready malts, grain, light floral notes, and vegetables again. A step down from the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.
d - Not a very good IPA. Smell and taste seemed to have a lot of grain/bready malts to it, as well as a small amount of vegetables, which I did not enjoy. Wouldn't seek out again.
03-08-2011 16:16:04 | More by mdfb79
2.84/5 rDev -23.2%
Definitely an English IPA. Pours a copper color with minimal head. Smell is earthy, grassy, slightly sweet. Taste is also earthy - clay mixed with a bit of swamp water. Nice mouthfeel! Overall, this beer leaves a lot to be desired and this reviewer feels it's average, at best. Try something else.
06-13-2013 20:48:05 | More by PhilDaBrewer
3.05/5 rDev -17.6%
I love ipas, but I wasn't impressed with this one. It started well enough with a nice pour, amber with a very good head, some nice retention, and a bit of lacing. The aromas were thin and grainy with a touch of bitter hops. A bit of sweetness as well, but not really integrated. Taste was similar. A thinly carbonated hop tea with no real malt nalance. Thin and watery, with one note spicy bitter hops and just a residual sweetness. Out of whack and quickly tiresome to the palate. Needs more carbonation, structure, and malt.
10-24-2007 19:52:29 | More by Georgiabeer
3.08/5 rDev -16.8%
Thanks to wcudwight for this growler trade.
A- Amber with very little head and no activity.
S- Lots of hops with a slight sweet smell in there too.
T- Hops, hops and some hops the beer ends a bit bitter but really I only taste hops.
M- light good feel.
D- Easy really had a pint very quickly.
Good solid IPA worth a try if your ever in Ashvile.
09-07-2006 15:44:15 | More by beckje01
3.15/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
10-24-2013 11:21:26 | More by taylor714914
3.23/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
09-03-2011 09:50:48 | More by tdm168
3.24/5 rDev -12.4%
Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.
Appearance: Light copper with some copper hues. Head is off-white and creamy. Drops to a small cap and collar with some splotches of lacing. Slight haze. Minimal visible carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Mild earthy hop profile. Some juicy fruit, namely apple and some grapefruit. A bit bready with some caramel malt sweetness. Cooked malts. Some British malt influence makes it a bit woodsy and minerally. Pretty mild overall.
Taste: Herbal and earthy with a soft fruitiness. Apple skin and pear. A touch of grapefruit and pithy bitterness. Malts are lightly sweet with a bready and caramel malt finish. Cooked malts. A bit toasted. A bit of backing minerals. Grassy and herbal. Some peach as well. Balanced and easy.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit of lingering earthy bitterness. A bit wet.
Overall: Hey, they did something!
It's a solid English IPA, but the hop profile seems a bit off. Herbal and earthy without enough malt balance to keep it in check.
06-13-2013 19:23:39 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
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