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Rainmaker - Green Man Brewery

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SPLITGRIN on 02-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by tdm168:
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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Poured from the barkeep at Greenman, accompanied by pretzels and spicy mustard.

A nice copper color and vibrant fluffy head meets my eyes as a blast of piney sweet hops hits my nose.

Taste is very nice, with the sweet piney hopes letting the malts balance it perfectly, while also throwing in a bit of floral and tropical notes. There is a honey like sweetness in this beer as well, but it is quite subtle.

Mouthfeel was excellent.

Overall a very enjoyable DIPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think this beer is underrated. Not that I am biased, but maybe I am. I have been to the brewpub numerous times, I like Green Man.

Appearance: Hazy bronze with a nice head retention that just sits there and stays.

Smell: Floral, hoppy, resinous and dank. Some Pine but not as much as others. Some alcohol is detected in the aroma.

Taste: Very nicely balance. A full flavor, tropical fruits, earthy dried fruits present, some piney bitterness, but not overwhelming. Malt sweetness is definitely there, but far from cloying, well balanced.

Overall: I loved this beer and found a great deal on it. I would buy it again. Even though it is a bit pricey but the bomber is larger than the standard 22 oz.

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