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Green Devil IPA - Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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Green Devil IPAGreen Devil IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 07-07-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

k3ve, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Iztok, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Srecko, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

hansavijaticar, May 30, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden, one finger white head foam going away fast. Sticky lacing. Looks nice.
Smells awesome! Really clear tropical fruit, with mango, pineapple, passion fruit, followed by tasty grapefruit and tangerines, all covering a faint caramel maltiness. This predicts a really tasty hoppy fruitiness.
Yes. Tons of hops. Really tropical at first, mainly sweet mango, pineapple, juicy passion fruit, so goddamn tasty, laced with lime, peach and oh so tasty blood oranges, with grapefruit towards the finish. Sweet malts can barely keep up with the hops, hinting some caramel and (very) floral honey. Mineral/earthy hoppy finish rather than green and sprucy; rugged and very bitter. I also get a bit of English specific hoppiness in the finish, which tries to keep this beer related to the isles, not 100% American.
Creamy smooth body helps the hops create a nice flavorful experience, not just a fizzy citrusy refreshing one. Green dry finish.
I'm glad a local bar has this at a fairly decent price, my new go-to beer when i need a tasty hop-bomb.

dcmchew, Apr 11, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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 !

eric5bellies, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Marius, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

poskok, May 30, 2014
Photo of soulgrowl
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a white head and almost perfectly clear, this could be confused for a pilsner. Until you smell it. Huge passion fruit, tangerine, papaya, a touch of lime, and a faint whiff of rose and a little mint. Not much there in terms of malt character, so the overall impression is of an aromatic Alsatian white wine.

Crisp, dry, and bitter in spite of its "sweet" aroma, but still big on tropical flavors, especially mango and dried pineapple. The bitterness is big and grapefruity and mouthwatering and the carbonation has an almost creamy fineness to it, which helps take the edge off an otherwise aggressive beer. If I have one complaint it's that the malts don't express themselves at all, which seems like a waste. But otherwise it's a lovely beer, refreshing and full of unrestrained hop flavor.

soulgrowl, Jul 25, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

thepeter, Aug 27, 2012
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
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.

UniversitateaDeBere, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Ciocanelu, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mtbdonn, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

parintele, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jooj8, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

leitmotif, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

windypete, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mungus, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mizx, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hanglow, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Kirk, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jul 07, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear golden amber colour with a smooth, white head. Good head retention.

Bright orangey aromas with other rounded citrus notes. Almost herbal but very good.

Moderately sweet malt flavour with a sharp, moderate bitterness. Good citrus hop flavour. Clean but everything an AIPA should be.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

A solid AIPA. Very crisp, flavourful and refreshing.

dgilks, Jun 08, 2014
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Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.