Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Pale Ale
3.74 | pDev: 12.3%
Jul 21, 2018
Mar 08, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Green Man Rambler Spring Ale

In the spring a beer drinker's fancy turns to thoughts of Pale Ale. We pay our respects to this celebrated style with a hybrid of legendary British malt and vibrant American hops. The dry hopped finish rejuvenates the taste buds and leaves your mouth feeling groovy. "...drink a thousand times. It's time to ramble on."
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Reviewed by Crimson-RV from Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
poured from a 12 oz bottle with a 1.5 inch head the beer had a light citrus aroma with a bready and earthy taste and a medium hop presence it had a thin mouthfeel and a good dry finish
Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 2.2 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jun 12, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by PuffySAJ from South Carolina

Oct 19, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by juicebox from Kentucky

Apr 29, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Fresh 12 oz bottle in SC.

Clear amber body that's topped by a creamy, durable off-white head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: citrus and biscuits.

Flavor: more malt presence than expected but the hops eventually dominate the aftertaste.

Feel: soft medium+ carbonation and smooth, light body. Dry finish. Nice but a bit too thin.

Overall: a fine APA
Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 1.86 by Ddunaway937 from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz bottle

It is a semi transparent, dark gold to reddish copper color. Big foamy, cream colored head.

It smells like biscuity caramel malts with some sharp floraly hops and a touch of citrus.

It tastes pretty malty, and like an English style pale. Very earthy. There is a zesty, orange-lemon-grapefruit citrus, some flower petals, and slightly bitter pine. The soft, light bread flavor comes back around. The lingering flavor is orange and grapefruit rind.

The body is light, crisp, and well carbonated. Finish is a little dry.

It reminds me of an old school, or English Pale. Very balanced. Reminiscent of SNPA for me.
Mar 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Surprisingly dark golden brew, verging on a reddish amber. Pours a strong off-white head with very good retention and nice lacing. Beer is very active and nearly transparent.

Aroma is a balanced blend of grainy pale and caramel malts, and piney hops.

Flavor follows: despite the impression that a "dry hopped pale ale" might veer well into IPA territory, this brew stays firmly planted in APA territory. There's a prominent caramel malt backbone: grains, a touch of brown sugar, earth. Accompanying the malt is a wonderfully brisk hop bitterness, restrained in flavors to pine, leaves, and a bit of citrus peel.

Lively and well carbonated, this is a crisp, semi-dry ale that goes down pretty easily. Nice body with a slightly clingy hop oil finish.

Reminiscent of the classic SNPA, this is a nice take on a dry hopped pale ale. Light, relatively low ABV, and quite enjoyable.
Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Mar 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours clear orange color with thick foamy off white head, great lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Very light floral citrus smell. Pine, orange peel, grapefruit.

Taste - Nice flavors,kind of has a green tea flavor, light floral, orange, grapefruit, slightly sweet caramel flavor and a touch of spice.

Feel - Medium bodied, not overly carbonated but just a touch higher a hint of dryness on the finish.

Overall - A really nice pale ale, good flavors the head never goes away well balanced.
Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Mar 10, 2017
Rated: 3 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by buckyp from South Carolina

Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Dalby790 from South Carolina

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by CM31 from Tennessee

Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by pathman from Ohio

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by gopens44 from Virginia

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 3.1 by Eziel from Ohio

May 26, 2015
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Rated by jmoses11 from Alabama

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Refreshing beer. I get a citrus flavor up front, hoppy, not bad at all.
May 21, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

May 20, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Smoky54 from Tennessee

May 08, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

May 03, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by Brewsed from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2015
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Rated by HattedClassic from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pretty heavy and strong for a pale ale but still pretty good.
Apr 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L - Pours a dark orange color with a white head.
S - a get some pine.
T- taste like a piney IPA.
F - Medium carbonation
O - pretty sessionable pale ale.
Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep bronze and fairly clear, with a little bit of haze and some interesting dark brass to brown hue for a body color. Minimal rising carbonation, that reach to a fairly tiny, barely small two finger off white head. Laces a little with some rings a bit, but keeps a thin and stable puck.

Real nice subtle aroma. Hints toward floral hops, and small faint tropics, with some dry biscuit and toasty aromas. Loving some of these malt profiles on these Green Man brews, and some mild faint dry grain hits the back of the throat as well. Nice and basic and solid, even a strange bit of nut seems to come out as well.

Palate comes off subdued and subtle, but also very neutral. Mellow malt backbone with minimal sweetness. Light bodied but with some depth but really reaching for some of the malt quality to peak out. Slightly peppery finish with a touch of hop bitterness, but missing lots of the hinted unique flavors expected from the nose.

Overall, subtlety is nice, but there has to be something for me to jump into to want more and while this is good it comes off as missing some pieces.
Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by Notacraftdrinker from Florida

Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 12oz bottle picked up in Asheville 4.2015.

L - Bronze with not much clarity, 1 finger of head and some lacing. Damn good looking pale ale. Looks like a strong DIPA

S - Flora hops, grains, slightly boozy.

T - A tasty hoppy pale ale! Definitely a yummy spring ale. A ton of flavor for 5.5%.

F - well carbonated and well balanced.

O - Great beer! Well done. Very drinkable.
Apr 18, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by BigTrubble from North Carolina

Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by SLewis from North Carolina

Apr 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Apr 06, 2015
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Reviewed by mst934 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
As mentioned by another, and agreeing, the first go'round of this beer left me less than stoked. HOWEVER, tasting this beer a time or two since the first encounter has me wanting more. Green Man always puts out a solid seasonal beer. From this, to Wayfarer in the Summer then Harvester in the Fall and wrapping up with Forester in the Winter. Rambler has a ton of floral aromatics up front, with a nice malt body and crispy citrus/grassy hop finish. I had to come back and adjust my first score of the beer because, as mentioned, it has grown on me. It's a perfect welcome to the season and if you find yourself in their distro area, pick up a 6 pack. It's worth the money!
Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2015
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It first I wasn't too impressed with an average appearance and mild aroma, but the flavor and body more than make up for that. Excellent hop and malt flavor very good balance. Wish I had more of this one.
Mar 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Mar 16, 2015
Rambler from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 63 ratings