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Fisherman's Greenhorn Double IPA - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Greenhorn Double IPA
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pnkermiz on 02-21-2008)
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Reviews by madtowndmb1:
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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the brewery and loved it! It poured darker than normal, more towards a caramel color. The nose was more malty than I expected, but had the citrus and floral hop smells in there too. When I walked into the brewery they had this listed at 120 IBU's, so I was expecting a one and done beer. I was wrong! Very tasty without being too much, very grassy I thought, which was nice in my opinion. Lots of hop flavor without much bite. I had atleast 2, not sure after that ;)

A very drinkable DIPA, worth searching out for a taste!

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2009 14:13:08 | More by madtowndmb1
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-This beer is a standard DIPA color. One finger of off white head. Not too hazed. Head retains well. Mild lacing.

S-Plenty of citrus and sweet malts. A nice fragrance. Not overly intense but it does display most of the notes one usually desires in the style. Booze hidden very well.

T-Again quite citrusy. I actually found this pretty tasty. Orange flesh and grapefruits. Medium bitterness. Big dose of caramel maltiness. Booze a bit more evident on the palate. But overall, I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.

M-Larger bodied. Medium carbonation. Slick. Not too resinous. Alcohol is drying.

O/D-Pretty solid DIPA from Mass. I enjoyed how citrusy this beer was. Would probably order this again if I came across it.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler. This brew is always my go-to when at the Cape Ann Brew Pub - it pains me when they run out. Rumors of bottling this into 22's have been around all summer but I believe the hop shortage has delayed that for the time being. I would love to have this on hand w/o having to drive to Gloucester for re-fill of my growler. At the same time - it's most certainly worth the drive!!!

A = beautiful chestnut colored beer. Bronze but nNearly red in some light. Very thin white head w/ tiny bubbles. a very attractive looking beer!

S = sweet, fragrant notes. strong hints of grapefruit, hops and a faint malt presence on the nose.

T = Not the hop flavor you would expect - this one has much more a maltness flavor than most DIPA's. It has a clean crisp finish and has what I call a bright taste. Notes is citrus and grapefruits from the nose come through in the taste as well.

M = Hard to say here - much more thin than anticipated. It is silky and is highly inviting given the high ABV.

O = I have enjoyed this beer for nearly 2 years now - it's been fun to finally review it. The guys at Cape Ann have this really dialed in right now and each batch is consistent and delish.

Cheers ~ !

Serving type: growler

08-01-2011 01:51:01 | More by ICCULIS
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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Greenhorn pours a clear, bronze color with a thin, creamy white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly leaving behind a thin line of lace on the glass.

The hoppy aroma has nice citrus notes of orange and grapefruit. There's a touch of sweet fruit in there too. The aroma wasn't as strong as I thought it would be.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is slightly chewy, smooth with a mild carbonated fizz on the tip of the tongue. The flavor begins with orange citrus and lemon zest. A little bit of peppery spice is present. In the middle caramel malt sweetness and a little peach fruit move in. It finishes dry and bitter. Once gone the pepper and grapefruit citrus lingers on the palate.

This is the beer I always ask for when I go to the Cape Ann Brewery pub. It's great on tap, very drinkable and goes great with a burger.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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A: The beer is a light brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains hops a lot of fruity citrus along with some caramelized malts and a decent amount of hops but a weak amount for the style.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is strong but not 2IPA-strong and there isn't much balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, not the best 2IPA and a no more than decent beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into my DFH snifter.

A: Pours copper in color with a slight tint of amber/red. Not much head going on here, very thin and quickly dissipates into a thin ring.

S: Has a nice scent of citrus and floral hops, not too strong. Smells like there are definitely some grapefruit notes in the nose for sure.

T: Taste is much like the smell, has some serious grapefruit characteristics which are followed by some caramel malts and finishes bitter.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation.

D: Pretty smooth given that it's 9% ABV, maybe a little too much citrus for my liking but overall this is a good example of a DIPA.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a Victory pint glass at Durge's (thanks, Durge!)

A: Poured a copper-orange color with a chill haze and a two-finger head of ivory foam. carbonation was minimal and lacing was nil after the head dissipated to a razor-thin veil.

S: A big bouquet of grapefruit and citrus hop resins with some lemongrass and zesty clove notes thrown in for good measure.

T: Flavor holds a semisweet caramel malt flavor up front, with a slow-burn citrus and fruity ale bittering complex around mid palate. The malts water down a bit, but the resinous hop finish clings with a dose of dextrose and wet hop leaf bitterness.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and oddly thin in terms of maltiness for a DIPA. Albeit pretty darn drinkable given the ABV.

D: Not the greatest malt or hop profile I've ever had in a DIPA, but pretty easy to down despite its robust 9% ABV. Good for what it is - a lightweight malt DIPA with enough fruity, citrusy hops to keep you engaged.

Serving type: growler

05-03-2010 03:10:06 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this poured for me last night at the Boston Winter Jubilee. Although I typically frown on reviewing a beer tasted at a beer fest, I feel compelled to share my review of just this one...

Smell/Appearance: Having begun the night with a DFH 90, minute I had set an admittedly high standard for this style of beer. After sipping a number of other IIPAs, however, I was beginning to get pretty downtrodden with the belief nothing else could satisfy my piqued hop craving. But one whiff and I knew this brew was the answer. Strong, spicy, aromatic citrus emanated from the small pour of golden-amber elixir.

Taste/Mouthfeel: After a small sample I turned and offered my brother a sip, barely able to hold back a tear. The taste is terrific -- spicy, robust, and sure to satiate any hop-head. The mouthfeel was also notably light (er, relatively) and didn't have quite such a syrupy quality as characterizes other inferior examples of the style. True to its hearty gloucester roots, this offering from Cape Ann is certainly not for the faint of heart -- but for fans of the DIPA it's a must try!

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2010 13:18:37 | More by GregPearson33
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the smoothest Double IPA's on the planet! Drank from a Goblet at the Cape Ann Brewery. Shared a pitcher + with friends. Has a deeper darker appearance than most, with a golden brown and burgundy mix. Light white head dissipates. Definitely some malt in the nose and the traditional hoppiness that is simcoe. This is a malt and hop bomb with great balance, full body and little to no bitterness. A smooth sipper with high drinkability. We could drink these all night! Maybe we did?

I wish they would bottle this one!

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2009 18:19:10 | More by jstilwell
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I grabbed a growler of this the other day and cracked it four day's later.
Poured into a Weizen glass it had a minimal white head that settled to a sparse lace. The body of the brew was a clear copper in color with some red hints to it.

The aroma of hopes is very present I could tell there was some simcoe in it. Nice and floral very pleasant in the nose department. Flavor wise this is a very well balanced brew. There is enough hops bitter to know it is an IPA but with enough malt sweetness to make it easy to drink and at 9% it maybe dangerous. The brew had a medium feel in the mouth a little syrupy with the lack of carbonation. I will say that maybe it is the growler the sample I had on tap was more carbonated.

This is a good brew from a little underrated brewery. I will defiantly head back to pick up a few more of their offerings

Serving type: growler

03-28-2009 00:34:34 | More by joepais
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3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On gravity cask @ barcade

Served in a 10oz wine glass. Pours a dark ruby color, no carbonation or head obviously, very little lacing. Smell is of grapefruit and malts, very boozy This is def. a sipping beer, feels more than 9% advertised ABV. The hops are not as upfront or aggressive as from some other DIPAs, very malty, sweet body. Would like to try this from a regular tap to get a better feel for this beer

Serving type: cask

11-16-2008 04:42:39 | More by bonbini26
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Fisherman's Greenhorn Double IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
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