Green Man India Pale Ale | Green Man Brewery

Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
512 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
Ranking:
#28,175
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
512
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
120
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another amazing beer out of NC! I've only been able to try this once, and the store had it on a shelf refrigerated (RAGE!), but it looked cool, is from a cool town, and had cool artwork. Green Man delivered! Extremely dry and bitter, hoppy and very clean, full body and intense, very well carbonated. This is a serious IPA, heavy in all the right areas, but not heavy on flavors, still very clean and drinkable, just intense in all the good ways\

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aprabhu
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Certainly not an in your face American IPA hop bomb, but very well balanced, Beautiful copper color, minimal head, no lacing. Mild hoppy aroma. Taste of bitter hops balanced with malt. Rather thin mouth feel. A good example of a British IPA beer.

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Photo of kdoodah
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with white head. I couldn't detect much citrus floral aroma from it like you do with American style IPA's so I am guessing this is more of the aroma an English IPA would normally have. Taste is very balanced, crisp bitterness on the front but smoothed out cleanly on the end. Not going to say it would be a refrigerator beer for me but if I was in the neighborhood and saw it on a tap wall I would purchase again.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kyle424
2.94/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Redman414
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redspringsrunner
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arizcards
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at Kroger on Hilton Head on Sunday for $1.69. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured amber-orange with a decent white head initially.

Nose is bready malts and citrusy as it warms.

Taste is a nice bready malt base with the classic grapefruit over the top. Finish is bitter pine and grapefruit, a bit disappointing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty refreshing.

Overall a promising beer that with a few tweaks could be very good.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. seemed to have a julian code of 119? which would suggest its between 2 & 3 months old.

Murky deep amber body. Good foamy white head, leaving some nice lacing.

not getting much on the nose, good or bad.

However, the taste was better than I expected from the murky body and lack of aroma. Being an English IPA, it's very nicely balanced between hops and malt, with neither gaining the upper hand, which I can certainly appreciate a) being English myself, and b) I like to take a break from the all out hop assault once in a while.

Around medium on the mouth, slightly dry on the finish.

Overall, and good honest sessionable English IPA.

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Photo of South2NW
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 512 ratings
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