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Green Man India Pale Ale - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005)
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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

bretzimmerman, Mar 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Mlivingston, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.1/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Huhzubendah, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Thorpe429, Mar 08, 2011
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2.2/5  rDev -40.4%
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.

blordo1685, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of drabmuh
2.25/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

drabmuh, Mar 14, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

mdfb79, Mar 08, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

jaswilson2, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Claytonbrewsby, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

PhilDaBrewer, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

swills, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

4Socialanxiety, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

cantfindme, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

100200300, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ifixufly, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

timc13, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Ohiovania, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Shatter, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

KerMUDGEon, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

harrisjohnson, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

RaggaD, Dec 30, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Georgiabeer, Oct 24, 2007
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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%

ryfree, Sep 20, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Notes:
Good solid IPA worth a try if your ever in Ashvile.

beckje01, Sep 07, 2006
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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.