Green Man India Pale Ale - Green Man Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 258 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.76/5 rDev +1.6%
On-tap at Green Man Brewing, Asheville, NC
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy and herbal hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. No malts are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The herbal and grassy flavors of this IPA make it a refreshing change of pace compared to the other traditional hops used in other beers in the style.
05-31-2013 00:02:39 | More by metter98
3.54/5 rDev -4.3%
Its funny to see the palate shift that occurs as beers once thought hop-dominant now seems a sensibly balanced IPA. Revisiting this classy brew, it now seems like a hop-forward American Pale Ale with a drier tone. Here's a deeper look...
Once enjoyed at the garage-type Green Man Ales brewery and also at Jack of the Wood- both in downtown Asheville, the ale pours a deeper amber color than is standard for the style. A frothy mid-statured head separates from the beer's body and laces the surface with eggshell foam and with spottily lace.
Pine and citrus are foremost on the nose. But backed by stern burnt caramel notes, the aromas are balanced and fairly strong. Bread crust, fresh seared barley and buckwheat round out the robust scent, but hops are always in command.
Deep and toasted sweetness of bread crust, burnt caramel and cardamom-rich rye bread provide the underpinning for the hop onslaught that ensues- grapefruit peels, bitter orange zest and pine needles rise to command the middle palate; just ahead of a turn to dryish malt and resinous hop bitterness to close.
Medium bodied, its easy to celebrate a lighter tone because of the finishing hop dryness, fleeting malt texture and alcohol warmth. But the bulk of the taste is moderately rich with malt starch, carbonated creaminess and light dextrin.
Even though the ale tries to balance with robust Amber Ale attributes, the hops stand proud and keep the focus on those classic American taste. Its a renegade IPA that gives no cares to the style police, but achieves a perfect balance and set of complexities that are unique onto its own.
09-12-2007 20:49:49 | More by BEERchitect
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
This one was much more up my alley I have to admit. Really a great looking beer as the medium amber body makes its way into the glass and is capped nicely by about two inches of white foam that back off and leave a tight ring of lacing around the sides.
Aroma is rich citrus hops, pungent and full with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, orange and rich buttery malts that come through with a great and well balanced body. Smooth, subtle and lip smacking good, the rich citrus flavors pops immediatly as I take the first sip. Melting into a buttery and full mid palate that really balanced it quite nicely. Smooth and even acorss the tongue the body suits it quite well. Goes down smooth and easy, I had no trouble dropping this one quick.
Overall a really solid IPA and a great example of the style.
06-07-2010 02:31:30 | More by mikesgroove
3.35/5 rDev -9.5%
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber body with a thin, bubbly off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of earthy, herbaceous hops and vague hints of English toffee.
Taste: Mild toffee flavor and sweetness that quickly shifts to a moderately spicy hop taste that lasts into the gently lingering finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Very mild carbonation.
Drinkability: Cask and you shall receive!
09-25-2007 03:12:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
06-23-2008 21:07:33 | More by oberon
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
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
3.74/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
10-28-2013 14:08:17 | More by stakem
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
3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom.
The beer pours and orange copper color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive in this beer, showing some light orange citrus and earthiness. Flavors replicate the nose, though it could use a bit more flavor intensity. The beer is otherwise fairly dry and grainy on the palate, and it reminds me of an English style IPA (which I now see is what the brewer was going for). The beer is very nicely balanced, but with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Drinkability is pretty good in this medium bodied, uncomplicated, easy to understand and appreciate beer.
Nothing special here, but it was a nice enough beer to have with some good pizza.
05-31-2010 11:30:48 | More by John_M
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
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
03-04-2009 01:19:26 | More by glid02
Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.