Green Man India Pale Ale | Green Man Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
490 Ratings
Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Green Man India Pale Ale is delectably hoppy with a properly balanced body. Generous hop additions give it a wonderful bitterness and pleasant floral nose, while our combination of traditional British malts creates a rich, satisfying flavor and alluring copper color. This authentic English-style IPA is our flagship ale.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
490
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a relatively dark gold, and fairly clear. Lots of visible carbonation and a thin half-finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Biscuit malts with quite a bit of husky grain character. Vegetal and grassy hops. Maybe a touch of pilsner malts as well? Not particularly exciting to say the least.

T: Husky biscuit malts with grassy, noble and vegetal hops with just a touch of piney resin. A sharp or brassy character in the hops is here as well, and is unwelcome - it clashes with the toasted sweetness of the malt bill. It finishes with a fair amount of naked alpha-oil bitterness reminiscent of some of my least favorite hoppy offerings from Stone.

M: The body is a touch thin, but good carbonation sensation. The alcohol shines through more than most IPAs but not anything you'd call "hot".

O: This isn't good. It's not "off" in an infected kind of way. It's more like a poorly planned, poorly executed stab at an obligatory "hoppy beer" at the brewpub down the street offering Trivia Night and Ladies 2-4-1. I'm really disappointed in my second Green Man beer. Estimated score from the first bottle: 3.28

UPDATE – I noticed on here that it's described as an English IPA. I was unaware of that when I bought the six-pack. Either it's not labeled well, or this was an incidence of poor reading on my part. Either is possible.

UPDATE #2: On a second drinking, from a different bottle on a different night - and keeping the listed style in mind - I enjoyed it quite a bit more. Perhaps because I was expecting an English IPA rather than an American, or just bottle variation, I’m not sure. My tasting notes remain similar as far as flavors, but a couple weeks in the fridge seem to have melded the malt and hops together some. Maybe this is one NOT to drink as fresh as the APA/AIPAs? Or maybe just a different mindset and a different night and a different bottle. Also poured this second bottle into a teku glass for whatever that’s worth. Ratings reflect my new (higher) opinion.

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Photo of BdM
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheOakKing
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hosley
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA. Has a medium body of hoppyness, which allows it to be not super overpowering. Very Enjoyable. Copper in color.

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Photo of pabney
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What a beautiful beer! The presentation may be the highpoint of this brew. Pours a clear deep amber producing 3+ fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, beige head that leaves heavy webs of thick lacing with a chunky, deep island cap so thick there is no collar ring. Aroma is very balanced caramel malt & pepper with a floral, earthy herbal & thin citrus & pine hop profile. Taste is similar but not very balanced: sweet fronted it rapidly transitions to a robust hop bitterness of herbal/floral, citrus pith & zest & resinous pine from just before mid-sip through the spicy finish that increases to produce a very bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky with a nice peppery finish & grainy, astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK IPA. Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Big antique white head (hard pour) and nice hazy orange color. Head retention is better than average with some spotty patches of lacing on the glass. Fairly faint aroma of floral hops. Taste is mild floral hops and slightly sweet bready malt. Mouthfeel is rich enough for the style and somewhat crisp. Mild bitterness. OK brew, nothing that memorable.

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Photo of buzzy
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toddtemple2
4.84/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy Amber with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter pine notes with a hint of citrus.

Overall: Good IPA. Not the best I've ever had but it was enjoyable.

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Photo of Majestic
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msscott1973
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NiceTaps
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a nonic pint glass.

Pours a burnt copper color with a 1F linen-white colored head. Heavy spot lacing and good retention.

Whole grain bread and pleasant floral hop aromas.

Malted grain and herbal hops Slightly nutty and earthy.

Bold English style body. Solid malt with hop overbite. Finishes quite clean and a bit dry; I expected some sweetness from its malts.

It looks and plays (taste, etc.) the part of an English IPA, then deals the American touch of more hops. Nice.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bradpoop
2.15/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

I was a good beer but this batch I got tasted like a metal can got grinder up and I could taste it like crazy killed the taste

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