Trickster IPA
Green Man Brewery

Trickster IPATrickster IPA
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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,192
Ranked #11,033
4 | pDev: 8%
Mar 13, 2022
Jun 23, 2016
Very Good
Trickster IPATrickster IPA
Notes: What’s this? An intriguing disguise to tempt and delight-that’s my surprise. If you crave a dank treat and others don’t lure, you’re already discovered the hoppy cure. Spiced with Simcoe, El Dorado, mosaic and the Ghost of Ted.

76 IBU
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer from my bestie from Charlotte, NC whom got it from a beer of the month club pack. It poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had apricot and stone fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with apricot, pineapple, and stone fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

Mar 13, 2022
3.9 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2022
4 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2022
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Sep 08, 2021
4.19 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Aug 08, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lagrluvr

pours hazy light golden, dense white head is sturdy
tropical notes and light dank notes fill the air
smooth lightly sweet and similar fruit hop flavor, bitterness is there, but like a ghost. light alcohol warmth in the belly
velvety but not pulpy and I love it. Classic Asheville hazy

Jul 06, 2021
4.06 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 04, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Easy drinking

Jun 25, 2021
4.21 by jacobk1997 from Georgia on Jun 19, 2021
4 by terry33 from Virginia on May 07, 2021
3.98 by Mikeking99 from Florida on Apr 16, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours a hazy golden color one finger white head with some lace.

Aroma is fruity pineapple, lighter citrus orange/lemon mixed almost with the lightest sprinkling of pine needles. Almost smells lightly heavy in the abv mixed with the hops might be lightly dank but damn it if the brewery uses dank I want DANK.

Taste is nice backbone loaded with fruity pineapple and citrus notes mentioned above. Finish is fairly dank like earthy notes and sprinkling of pine not enough to have to want to scrap your tongue though but not bad for a fruity forward IAP. Better then the nose I must say.

Mouthfeel is good solid medium body even though the carbonation might be a touch high for my tastes.

Overall not bad fruity notes enough for the fruity people and enough bitterness for an old fart like me. Would have on draught if I saw it around just to revisit.

Dec 28, 2020
3.56 by npendres from Wisconsin on Oct 25, 2020
3.96 by DOCRW from Washington on Jul 04, 2020
4.15 by Aewachiw from Maryland on Jul 03, 2020
3.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jun 26, 2020
3.98 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 12, 2020
3.77 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on May 27, 2020
3.77 by hockeypuck from Maine on May 16, 2020
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Mar 25, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SLeffler27 from New York

SRM 3-4, irridescent, sunny gold. The one inch, fine white head falls flat after a few minutes, leaving a fine coating of lace on a PBGC pub pint.

The aroma is sweet, like fresly peeled tangerine. Orange pith follows and turns to grapefruit, then caramel, with warmth. Hops start strong and bright only to quickly fade with slight warmth.

This is a mild IPA. In my opinion, either the bitterness or the fruitiness should be more prominent. Still, it is very tasty, and a good starter IPA. Citrus, caramel and floral flavors are all here, and the finish is very mild as it lingers.

The medium body and Jersey cotton texture work well with the soft, fine carbonation. Alcohol is well below expectations, so use caution if enjoying a second or third pour.

Trickster pairs well with a lazy Sunday afternoon in Autumn. I think it also pairs well with Asiago and Gruyere cheese.

Dec 01, 2019
3.46 by BGCoon from Connecticut on Nov 30, 2019
4.31 by JLib from Florida on Nov 29, 2019
4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Nov 10, 2019
4.23 by CPE1704TKS from Florida on Nov 10, 2019
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 10, 2019
4 by WJL2112 from Georgia on Oct 21, 2019
4.16 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Oct 14, 2019
3.91 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Aug 08, 2019
3.96 by MJSFS from Florida on Aug 08, 2019
4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Aug 06, 2019
4 by Amb3do from Mississippi on Jul 21, 2019
4.1 by Lelampp from Ohio on Jul 19, 2019
3.61 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 19, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

look - lighter yellow than a normal ipa but with a good lasting white head and pretty clear
smell - dank spiced citrus and tropical fruit (mango pineapple and grapefruit) fruity pine scent
taste - not as much greatness as the scent. more just citrus pine, not as profound fruitiness
feel - medium body and a medium light crisp carbonation
overall - ok beer. Great smell but could use more in the taste.

Jun 27, 2019
3.65 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jun 26, 2019
3.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jun 12, 2019
4.14 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on May 30, 2019
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4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

The perfect summer IPA! Tropical, fruity, and refreshing while still maintaining a strong hoppy flavor, a nice carbonation, and a perfect bitter bite going down. This will be in the fridge all summer!

May 13, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by The_Dude_Imbibes from North Carolina

Having on draft at Five Points Public House in Albemarle, NC

Look: The Trickster has a golden yellow hue that runs hazy on the initial pour. Slight foamy head leads to nice lacing as the beer goes does.

Smell: To be a 7 percenter, at first smell the beer smells more stronger and more dank than it ends up being. You get a aroma of pineapple, mango and grapefruit, due to the combination of hops involved.

Taste: You get a decent amount of the fruit flavors i mentioned upfront, with the mix of the dank hops, maybe even some citrus involved. Finish feels more malty/bready on the backend, with the fruitiness getting less as the beer warms and feels more muted.

Feel: Boasts some moderate carbonation but this beer, like most hazy-esque IPAs I’ve had, seems to go down very smooth, making them easy to drink.

Overall: Honestly, it’s been a long while since I’ve had a Green Man offering (at least two years). With this new kick of hazy IPAs being a niche, this is one of the better ones I’ve had of the style, though I’m still not the biggest fan. I would have again if I saw it. Would be a good spring/summer offering and I’m intrigued enough to try one of the other versions of it.

May 10, 2019
Trickster IPA from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 141 ratings