Green Devil IPA - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
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Reviews by thepeter:
United Kingdom (England)
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
08-27-2012 15:05:10 | More by thepeter
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United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
07-07-2012 01:11:19 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
02-23-2013 10:16:00 | More by MrKennedy
3.7/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
05-01-2013 01:30:32 | More by CrazyDavros
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-25-2014 11:57:28 | More by UniversitateaDeBere
United Kingdom (England)
3.21/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
10-07-2013 11:52:26 | More by BlackHaddock
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
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 !
03-23-2013 09:26:21 | More by eric5bellies
Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.