Rainmaker - Green Man Brewery

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SPLITGRIN on 02-15-2013

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Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice slightly hazy, off gold/amber color.

Smell is a mix between piney, resinous hops with a slight sweet, tropical orange and grapefruit citrus smell.

Taste has a nice balance between sweet, bready malt and resinous hops. The hop flavor comes through sticky and piney at first, flourishing into a nice citrus bouquet that linger with a grapefruit pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Just a tad on the heavier side.

Overall a great DIPA. Definitely suggest trying it. (489 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an oversized wine glass a deep honey color with a large billowing white head that looks great in the settle.A nice punch of juicy citrus fruit hits in the nose along with more floral hop notes,some mild sweet alcohol and caramel round out the aromas.More resinous than citrusy on the palate with a decent amount of earth as well,not much sweetness until it warms, giving off some booze and deep caramel.I like this DIPA alot the hops are showcased well and not overly sweet and alcoholic. (499 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of KingEdward
4.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Busy Bee

A - cloudy orange with a big, soft, thick, white head that has great retention

S - grapefruit, a bit floral

T - bread, faint sweet malt, dark bread like pumpernickel, huge grapefruit, faint bitter finish, some pine

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice DIPA. The hop presence has great character and it has an all around good drinkability. My only complaint is that there is a dark bread component that I think is at odds with the rest of the flavor profile. Other than that this is a really good, highly drinkable, clean DIPA that is worth checking out. (605 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I easily achieve three fingers of thick fluffy off white head with a generous pour. This head has very nice staying power, fading slowly and leaving waves of fat choppy lace. Body is an attractive amber gold tone. Nose is soft but pleasurable with citrus rind based hoppy goodness. Some slight piney woodsy feel in the background as well. The bitterness shocks the tongue with first sip. The body of this beer is a raw array of vegetable forward hops. Fresh cut grass, celery, cabbage, and wet pine come to mind. Leaves a odd bitter hue on the back of the tongue. Its not all that bad but it seems the malts may be interacting weirdly with the hops in terms of balance on this one. I really wanted to love this one. Overall it is just OK for me. (745 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle at a tasting into a snifter glass. Much thanks to northstar23. From notes.

Pale apricot to lemon yellow body. Quite light but not getting straw color there. Pale white top and collar, with a slightly cloudy body.

Very impressive nose. Creamy notes of vanilla and peach. Mushed and rotten mango, and holy crap this thing smells like durian fruit. This is dam scary here, this sort of funky earth fruit thing and must. Ugh... insane, very impressive and unique.

Palate manages to calm down a bit, which is probably a good thing. Fruit angle comes out like a big punch mix, and slightly sweet in the mid palate on the hop angle. Some nice apricot warmth comes out of this, with a good controlled almost silky palate. Controlled warmth, definitely big ipa territory but surprisingly not hot or too boozy.

Overall just a wild fruit component to this and a big surprise. Very unique IPA would love to have a bottle of this again someday. (958 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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Photo of Trish
4.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very hoppy and smooth. I enjoyed better than other 'highly rated' double IPA's! (80 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Rainmaker from Green Man Brewery
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