Wayfarer | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
20 Reviews
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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
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
153
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pale golden color, nearly clear. Great looking suds. Citrusy hop nose, light biscuity yeasty tones underneath. Extremely smooth, moderate sized body. Mouthful of citrus zest and rind with grassy resin flavors from the hops, just enough malt action to keep it balanced. Very refreshing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I admit I tend to drink lighter stuff here in the searing summer humidity here in NC even if begrudgingly.Pours a lightly hazed very light golden with a nice looking lacey half finger white head atop.A good amount of citrus in the nose along with some pine underneath,some dryer malt notes are in there as well.Sweet citrusy hops at the onset of the palate,with a malt backbones that's only mildly sweet giving off more of a biscuit note,more hops linger in the finish.Iam not a huge fan of the "session" IPA's but Iam not sure this is one,enough hops to make it interesting and enough malt to want more.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tbryan5
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An above average American Pale Ale, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out. It is a little malt forward for me. I need a little more hop punch. However, this beer is definitely a crushable example. Pound a few on gameday.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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 Mantooth
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A light crisp white IPA that performs admirably as a summer seasonal to beat the heat.

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Photo of HopAttack3
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Snoopy488
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burnzgtm
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of aleckpa
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can dated 6/5/16 (I think; it was a little smeared). Drank on 7/7/2016. Hazy brownish gold color. Nice but subdued hop-forward aroma. Taste has a decent blend and balance for the type but seemed a bit thin for a craft beer, especially for an IPA (versus simply pale ale).

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Highbury09
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Boski
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of n2185
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Sweet citrus on the nose with pineapples and oranges mostly. Melon and peach aromas also come through.

T: Citrus here as well, though more like orange rind and grapefruit. There is an earthy and piney hop flavor before a lightly bitter finish.

M: Body is on the lower side of moderate with medium carbonation; this beer is quite drinkable.

O: A good IPA, overall, and quite drinkable with a relatively low abv. It packs a lot of hop characteristics into an almost sessionable beer.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LannahC
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wayfarer from Green Man Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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