India Pale Ale
Green Man Brewery

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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From:
Green Man Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #39
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,427
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
460
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 01, 2022
Added:
Aug 02, 2005
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  134
SCORE
84
Good
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by cafequaid from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I normally do not drink IPAs. Because I think they taste like salt water. But this is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. It’s not too hoppy, Has a really nice citrus flavor. It’s not bitter. Two thumbs up.
Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by adamstef

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Above average in all aspects, this one poured a slightly hazy and golden hue with a slowly receding white had. The twelve-ounce can has a "best by" date stamped on the bottom.

Fresh aromas of citrus and berries.

This is described as an English-Style IPA, and the flavor profile largely followed that description with a little American added for good measure. First, the hop profile, while citrusy, slightly bitter, and refreshing, is quite restrained. I think the flavor profile would improve if the brewer added slightly more malt to truly reflect the English style. The body is rather light with a sustained, bittersweet flavor that lingers on the palate. The flavor profile becomes more balanced as the ale warms in the glass.

As with the other beers I have tried from this brewery, it is very good, just not great.
Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce draft pour at the mansion served in a pint glass. Bright honey amber in color with off white head. Aroma is sweet tea-like. The taste is semisweet toasted malt with a hint of herbal & grassy hops. Medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good.
Jul 13, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
dated can pours a rich amber gold with off white head that is adequate...
smells of candy malt and mild traditional hops, UK style by US craft brewmasters
taste is rich authentic malt with balanced classic hop presence. a classic ipa with some great malt base
Highly recommended for men in their 50's....
Jul 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by Danzifer from Ohio

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.6 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by mtnwesdew from New York

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

May 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by stucat from Illinois

Dec 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Bwag from New York

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by omahawk from Nebraska

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

May 10, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
From the shoulder of the bottle in yellow dots: "ENJOY BY 08/11/19.. ..2185"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a golden brown color with some light haze. It has a short, creamy textured, white head with decent retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a nice floral scent. There is a light bit of green apple aroma to the beer which is off-putting.

Taste: The beer has a light bit of caramel flavor and a nice presence of floral hop character. There is a bit of yeast flavor at the end which is nice. From time to time a bit of caramel shows up. The aftertaste is

Mouthfeel: The beer is medium-light, slick, decent carbonation and bitterness.

Overall: The beer feels "nearly there" with some positive elements such as the floral hop flavor and aroma, and especially the presence of yeast at the end. This is ruined overall by this apple-like presence. Overall it isn't a beer I'm likely to recommend or drink again. I would revisit it in the future to see if it has improved, given that there is some foundation for a good beer here.
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A 1" sudsy white head drops quickly with mild lacing. Color is deep gold, abundant carbonation. Aroma of pine, citrus, and bread dough. Mouthfeel is light to medium, sticky, with a very dry finish. Flavor has a nice balance of pine, grapefruit, tangerine with a sweet malt backbone. Really enjoyed this one.
Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by steverx8 from England

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz can poured into pub glass. Sip from can was killer!
Rich golden, lightly hazed body, plenty of bubbles rising - a nice 1-2 finger head is silky; but if poured lightly it fades out

Aromas are classic malty/hoppy/woodsy/herbal -Not your fruity thing, it's old school ... yes

Taste is a brassy hop- malt intro, bittering hops, very well balanced, bold but classy, a cult classic and overall well done.
Medium presence and edge, nice feel. Not too big or bold, or at all wimpy with a 6.2% abv. 63 IBU is a nice spot

Overall, a very good brew. Just make sure you know how to read a date, and the label, where it says British malts and it's an authentic English style IPA. (Some people)

I'm near the brewery, and get this every so often, so will recommend any real beer lover to try it, if they like a classic style, quality local indie craft brew.

When all the trendy stuff is played out, Green Man will still be a classic. Great cool weather/reset IPA.
Apr 06, 2019
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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Hazy copper color, large off white head that lingers,
S: Earthy hops
T: Slight earthy hopiness, really nice sweetness to balance the hops
M: Medium to light
O: I think this is my first example of this style, its not as "impressive" as the American version of the style. Kind of an underwhelming example of an American IPA.
Mar 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Mar 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 12, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight floral and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight floral and hop flavor
M-A light medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent English IPA
Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by KurtisCarman from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
When I first got into craft beer I would have loved this. It is a solid flagship IPA but it wont blow you away. Some floral flavors and aromas but the beer would benefit if they were a little stronger. If in Asheville you may as well grab one of these.
Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by PuffySAJ from South Carolina

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Ckent1987 from South Carolina

Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Coho11 from Ohio

Jul 09, 2018
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