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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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2/5  rDev -49.6%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

cbnz, May 27, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

CrazyDavros, May 01, 2013
Photo of MrKennedy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

MrKennedy, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of charlatan
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Half pint in 'spoons Counting House in Glasgow. Very light straw colour with a white head and orange and grapefruit citrus nose. It tastes like tangerine yet swetter and still somehow leafy, well balanced, with a slightly oily feel. Bravo. Took these notes while revising for an exam. Alas in the exam I attempted to recall what I had been revising at the time and I could picture the page and this beer, but not the details of what had been written on the page.

charlatan, Jun 07, 2014
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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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 24, 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 UniversitateaDeBere
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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4.03/5  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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4.2/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

poskok, May 30, 2014
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Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.