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Green Devil IPA - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

Not Rated.
Green Devil IPAGreen Devil IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 82
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 07-07-2012

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 82
Reviews by thepeter:
Photo of thepeter
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden pour with a white frothy head lasting quite a while. Aromas of pine, citrus, fresh hops and tropical fruits. Taste of fresh hops, very green, lime, pine and a long lasting very fresh bitter finish. Palate is medium and refreshing, overall this is a great IPA and fantastic value.

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Photo of od1kenobe
4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Doesn't do itself justice. This is a seriously tasty beer and even though it's quite strong i would have liked to have had a few. The bark it's worse than the bite on this devil

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle B and M stores, Bristol. Pours clear gold with small white head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - strong citrus fruits, hoppy overtones. Taste - Fruity, bitter with a dry after taste. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 660ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Acquired recently from Trembling Madness in York. Nice to see a large bomber-type bottle for the price of a normal bottle! Winner of several awards, including SIBA's 2012 Supreme Champion. Bottle conditioned.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A golden-yellow hue with fine sediment but no carbonation to be seen. Produces a good head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before collapsing. Aroma of intense, juicy fruit notes - mango, pineapple, grapefruit, tropical fruits, citrus....you name it! A lingering sweetness. Hints of sweet malt and dry yeast esters in the background. Impressive.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a juicy character and a spicy bitter finish. Quite dry. Notes of tropical fruits and citrus - mango and grapefruit in particular. A faint buttery hint along with subtle yeast esters. A piquant bitterness upon swallowing - intense and lingering. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and full-bodied. Pretty astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops - the flavour stays with you.

Good stuff - tons of flavour and character. The emphasis is on fruity aroma along with an intense bitterness; the malt is completely overshadowed. The lack of apparent carbonation was odd, particularly given the bottle conditioning, but it still felt as though the CO2 was hidden away somewhere. However, good as it tastes, the fruity hop aroma and bitterness never quite achieve a perfect union; it's as if they're competing for your attention. Still - a solid effort with only minor flaws. Grab one if you see it.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pristine white head, bubbly and good retention; body is clear amber, like a jewel, stunning really.

Aroma: some tropical fruit - mango, pineapple - and floral, touch of spice hops; juicy and delightful

Taste & Mouthfeel: pretty straightforward hop flavours, almost plain - of resin and grass; there's not much to say about it, but despite that, it works, with only enough caramel malt to provide a balance, and medium body that has a full feel; this is like a perfectly standard IPA, done perfectly

Overall: this could easily become your go-to IPA for sitting on the deck or patio in the summer, it does a great job of not trying to hard, unpretentious but so well crafted

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Photo of Tilly
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

660ml bottle from Slowbeer, into a Great Divide glass.

Pale gold colour, lovely white foam on top. Really nice lacing, honeycomb at times.

Smell starts with passionfruit, then a little pineapple and finally pine becomes the most dominant aroma. No skimping on hops here!

Taste is all about passionfruit first and then pine. Lacks a little bit of malt base to make it a bit more balanced & robust.

Lighter body. Strong bitterness most of the way through. Just think that a bigger malt backbone might just make this smooth out a touch.

Nice beer, plenty hoppy. Loved all the stuff I've had from Oakham and this doesn't harm their reputation in my mind.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best pint of my trip to the UK. Ironically, probably one of the warmest cask servings I had too. Just a great rich depth of hop and malt character, inescapably present but somehow never overpowering each other. Props to the Bow Bar, as well, for keeping this one in prime condition.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $6.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone pretty fast. Medium gold and filtered clear

S- Goodly amount of hops but nothing special

T- Bland and drab. Not very good at all. Weak hop flavor and single ended. Malt base is adequate

M- Bland and blah. Syrupy and low carbonation in all respects. I know IPA's aren't the most carbonated but they have it in a certain way, not this beer

O- Not so good. Will not buy again.

Food Pairing

This ok beer paired well with..... Fish pakora or Indian fish. Nice heat from the fish contrasts this beer well


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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows floral hops, orange and marmalade, soft light malt and earthy hops.
Very floral flavours, big distinct lavender notes. Crazily prominent lavender! Also some clean malt followed by an assertive bitterness. A bit astringent.
Body feels thick.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark orangey color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of green grassy hops with some citrusy bitter notes. Taste is dominated by light grassy notes with some citrusy hops, some residual sugar and a bitter finale. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but maybe a tad more bitter then I would have like.

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Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall solid IPA. Great aroma and proper use of hops. You smell tropical fruits. The taste starts with pineapple and citric, moderately sweet with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. There are some sweet malts, but are quickly overwhelmed by all the hops.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hand-pulled half-pint in The Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 3rd Oct 2013.

Bright, pale golden brew with a white covering of thin foam.

Not as hop bitter as I was expecting, nor as citrusy either.

This was a pleasant surprise: I'm not a big Oakham fan to be honest, however I really enjoyed this. The hops rule, but they don't kill the malt content or take over completely like a lot of Oakham brews tend to do in my eyes.

This wasn't sweet, but there were some fruity notes leading that way at times and I nearly had another half, to confirm my thoughts, but the wife had a swig of my beer and she agreed with me about the semi-sweetness that became evident as the beer warmed a little in the glass.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - pours a nice clear golden colour with a two fingered head that retains well and laces. It says drink me !

S - plenty of mango grapefruit and hop with a little sweetness

T - nice hoppy flavours of passion fruit, mango and pineapple, so very well balanced the sugar is just right and bitterness not overpowering.

M - light to medium body with medium carbonation

O - well I really enjoyed this brew, I have not been a big fan of hop driven beers for some time and this beer has restored my faith somewhat, I like the balance of hop and sweetness. If you are looking for a massive hop bomb, then forget it, cause this isn't that.This is a very well balanced beer and just has something that a lot of other big IPA's doesn't have. Balance !

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Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of vinicole
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear yellow colour. Large bubbles but little to no head.
Rich fruit and hop aroma.
Light bitterness but plenty of citrus fruit flavour.
Moderate feel.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooj8
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.