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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

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dgilks
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.

Photo of dcmchew
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

Photo of Kirk
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of eric5bellies
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of soulgrowl
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of charlatan
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of doktorhops
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Before I begin this bruview: Oakham Ales Citra - if you haven’t tried it; Get it. Now. Ok, now that I’ve covered that off I am really excited about this brew, if you could colour me excited I would be a nice hazy jonquil (which is coincidentally the colour I gave of Oakham’s Citra in my earlier review of it). Note to self: The hop on this label looks like a real trouble-maker.

Poured from a 500ml (almost a pint but not really quite) bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Once again Oakham manage to present us with a really yellowish tinged (light amber) brew, not that I’m complaining, just wondering what the brewer is doing to give their Ales this yellow tint. There is a thin ring of white lace around the glass as well. 7/10.

S: Powerfully fruity and herbal fragrance, I would say passionfruit and cannabis (like the Citra), with an unmistakable hint of Starburst orange rounds out this hop driven perfume. Damn it smells fantastic, again Oakham are right on the money for hop aromas. 9/10.

T: The flavour is similar to Citra as well, in fact I believe this brew must be a more amped (ABV-wise) version of Citra... I could be wrong, but when has that happened? [careful with your words me] There’s that tropical passionfruit/Starburst orange/herbal note followed by a light toffee base and a tea tannin finish. It’s sublimely well-balanced, and fits perfectly in with my view of Oakham as old school English brewers with modern US techniques/flavours. An assertive bitter aftertaste however shows up and mars an otherwise perfect score. 9/10.

M: Medium bodied with a light but dense English pub carbonation. 8/10.

D: There was a big part of me that was hoping this would be exactly a bigger version of the fantastic Citra, and let’s face facts - the hop flower on the label appears similar, though more sinister, to the one on the Citra bottle - so I got exactly what I wanted... however it really is a difficult decision betwixt the two Oakham Ales, both are excellent, both taste similar, but there is one that is a touch too easy (the Citra), and one that is a touch too bitter (in the aftertaste). Being the difficult beer consumer/connoisseur that I am I wish Oakham had Ale with the same great taste that is juuuuuust right. Still this edges close to Beervana. 8/10.

Food match: Some sort of Vindaloo is in order here.

Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.75/5  rDev -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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of thepeter
4.03/5  rDev +1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.