Wayfarer | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
greenmanbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Soto on 10-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with 2 fingers of slightly white, frothy, shortlived head that leaves a thin coating of patchy lace. Aroma is light citrus & floral with a slight tropical hint backed by a thin sweet malt. Taste is herbal & citrus hops backed by a thin caramel sweetness. Finishes with a resinous pine & grapefruit pith hop bite with pepper & a bitterness that like Green Man IPA intensifies & lingers long in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp & prickly.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Wicked Weed IPA glass. Clear and dark gold in color with 3 fingers of well-retained foam. Bright citrusy nose. Lemon, grapefruit, fresh linen, and a little toast.

Medium-light body with a rather thin feel and a mild hoppy flavor. Follows the nose well, but the flavors aren't as punchy as one would expect. Toast and marmalade up front and lemon character throughout, but a little grassy as well. Not one I would buy again, but still pleasant and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Jortonsbeer
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yun tastes great. Not overly hoppy

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Photo of SmokySignals
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of juicebox
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beachops
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbexphys
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep gold color, thin white head, moderate lacing
S: citrus and tropical fruit
T: citrus, light pine and malt
F: all the mouthfeel is upfront, dry finish
O: much better than the year round IPA

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Photo of CollinaTiger
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly rusty-orange and golden yellow with a thing quarter finger of bubbles and a slight chill haze but otherwise clear and clean.

Lemony and orangey citrus fruit notes right out of the gate with a breath of tropical fruit and a whisper of bready toasted malts.

Orange, grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruits dance on the tongue while the biscuity toasted malt backbone lends a nice sweetness to the overall flavor but still lets the hops shine. A slightly herbal/grassy bitterness emerges on the swallow, but is wiped clean before the next swallow and does not linger.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, balanced.

Overall, during my visit to Green Man Brewery I enjoyed many of their beers on tap, but this one absolutely stood out and seemed like a familiar old friend reminiscent of a local Chicago favorite of mine. Needless to say I grabbed a few six packs before I left the brewery, but I can outright say if this was available in my local area it would be a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexworsnip
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldManMetal
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wayfarer is a slightly hazy, effervescent deep-gold beer that wears a large, pebbly head the color of ancient ivory; head retention is brief but lacing is good, consisting of complexly tattered bands and sheets. The aroma is light-medium in intensity: it leads with a minty/bready aroma that expands to a unique blend of minty/aromatic and tea-like herbals; the front notes are then supplanted by canned pineapple and white frosting with more subtle fennel seed and citrus. Modest alcohol overtones top the aroma. At the front of the palate, the flavor is a tartish, mildly bitter blend of the high ends of pineapple and citrus; the lower end of the fruit notes is strangely subsumed by an almost desert-grade dryness- I've never had an IPA this dry on the front end- that the hints of caramel malt can't budge. Mid-palate, the dryness eases up some, allowing the fruit notes to fill out a bit, but the hesitantly increasing malt character does little to round things out. The finish is pretty clean, showing just a bit of nutty malt, and is astringent and a bit watery on the back end; the linger is a quite resinous, but paradoxically mild, pine bitterness that lasts for a few minutes. Retrogustative olfaction is vaguely grassy. Mouthfeel is on point for the light-medium body, and is decidedly astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and quite prickly from the over-assertive, coarse-grained, soda-like carbonation. (12 oz can, 24 days after pkg)

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Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, lemon, and pinedrop aroma on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with light pine and some more citrus.

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Photo of jmoses11
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thick white head.

Smell: Citrus and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and citrus.

Overall: Good IPA. I would have this one again.

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Photo of GDawgs34
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Wayfarer from Green Man Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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