Green Man India Pale Ale | Green Man Brewery

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Green Man India Pale AleGreen Man India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States

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

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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 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 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 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 secondtooth
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep, semi-opaque amber, with a fair to small head of off-white suds.

Aroma: Floral hops, refreshingly different in it’s old-school English IPA fashion.

Taste: Sticky, resinous hops with notes of grapefruit, pine, floral, and herbal all at once. Finishes a bit bitter but this is a nice change from all the overly tropical IPA tastes dominating the scene. Definitely plays the old-school line but with slightly amped-up hops. Really good, unique, and notably different.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, copper colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: English hops, earthy and slightly citrus, floral, lemon

T: sweeter malt up front, biscuit, caramel, hop profile is slightly peppery and citrus, lemon and grapefruit, finish has a slight pine flavor

M: medium to full bodied

O: nice balance on this IPA

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My 600th beer. My Dad brought it after passing through Norther Alabama on his way up to Massachusetts and left a few singles. I had a great many Green Man's during a stay in Asheville, but not this flagship beer. It's solid, a worth everyday IPA, full of brassily expressed hops that nonetheless don't have the slightest skunk nor bad tang to them. Good stuff.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Some what reddish color, with a fluffy white head.
S: Strong earthy hop smell
T: A nice crisp bitterness of earthy and herbal hops. Fairly strong hop taste with a crisp finish.
M: Medium to light bodied.
O: I enjoy this beer a lot. It's my favorite easily-available IPA. It served a lot around where I'm from, and when I want a crisp IPA, this is my go to choice.

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Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1" head that falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: very little aroma here as some hints of citrus and hop bitterness comes through.

Taste: caramel, orange, ripe fruit, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Relatively clean aftertaste.

Overall: a decent English style IPA that is easy to quaff. Definitely could be a sessionable beer.

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Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours and clear Amber with 1 finger head. Smell of this one is very strange to my nose, mildy unpleasant. Tastes earthy with mild hop flavor, no bitterness. Nice lacing.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rather clear orange color. Soft, off- white head with mild retention and good lacing.
Smells of English malts. Nutty, bready, crusty bread. Also pick up the earthy, Noble hops.
Taste follows nose. A hint of spicy hops as well.
Feel is close to medium-bodied. Finish is spicy.
Overall, this is a good IPA of the English variety.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours bright reddish Amber rousing a 1” white to off-white foam cap with moderate persistence. S:Earthy, dank vegetal aromas with traces of resin, citrus and mint. T: Earthy, woody hops, mineral, light fruit, traces of tropical fruit. Hop forward but well balanced by the malt. Malt medium low, medium bitterness, medium hop flavors. Lingering bitterness with a dry finish. F: Very creamy. Medium to medium low body, medium to medium low carbonation. O: A very good English style IPA.

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Photo of Brian024
2.71/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Amber, off white head. S - English base barley, noble hops. T - Bitter, noble hop, spicy. M - Medium body, O - Drrinkable, ok.. Wouldn't go out of my way, but a good Beer.

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

on tap in Asheville

dark copper in color, mostly clear, good head/lacing. earthy resin hop aroma. good balance in the taste with some malt in there. bitter, but with caramel malt flavor too. medium bodied, sticky.

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Photo of Moose90
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 17 AUG 15 2114, poured into 13oz tulip

A — Pours a dark and appealing amber hue into the glass, with a noticeable and puffy off-white colored head atop the beer.

S — Smells mostly of English malts and some light noble hop bitterness, lightly grassy, malty, and slightly sweet.

T — Taste is noticeably bitter and quite assertive on the hop front, bitter notes of pine, earth, terroir, grass, hay, light lemon. Little to no sweetness or juiciness from the hops, tastes quite true to the style, though quite bitter.

M — Medium bodied, appreciable carbonation level, long and drying finish.

O — Nice overall, I could have a couple of these. Glad to have gotten to try it.

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

a poured into a standard pint glass draft. a dark hazy amber with a nice head with good retention. smell good, not much hop sent but earthy. a smooth taste good bitterness and no off after taste. good feel good carbonation. would recommend. tasty

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Photo of Hops_N_Dreads
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This Beer makes great for a late evening conversation with an amber shade color and a head retention thats at least 2 fingers along with a ibu of 63 I would have to say it is one added to my list of enjoyable ipa's. The mouthfeel is a medium viscosity with a taste of English style hops that has the a very bitterness bite that we beer connoisseurs all know and love. A local NC brew one should give a try currently enjoying my session on my front porch watching the grass grow listening to skyrims soundtrack haha live your leisure and cheers!

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Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed deep amber color, two fingers of head stays around for a while. Floral herbal hop nose with toasted bread and some fallen apples, great aroma. Smooth and creamy with a hearty medium body. Hints of caramel and toasted bread from the malt, prickly zesty hop bitterness is assertive on the palate. Herbal woody tones with some light floral and citrus flavors from the hops. Balance but clearly hop forward. A great rendition of the style, American in size for sure.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good IPA. Has a dark amber color, I had a not to over-powering taste of hops. The only issue I had was there was hardly a smell to it, a very faint hoppy smell.

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Photo of abastias
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Label Date: May 12, 2015
A: Translucent golden orange toffee color. Thick head of yellow-white foam lasting a minute or so.
S: Mossy light aroma. Artisanal bread crust. Spicy.
T: Earthy bitter flat hoppiness with sustain.Piney.
M: Sticky hoppiness, with medium viscosity. Fine bubbles.
O: Well balanced, lightly flavored IPA. Not overly hoppy.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Absolutely gorgeous red bronze, just beaming clear and shiny mirror quality, with nice tiny pinhead carbonation. Head manages only about two fingers, a little tan and small swiss cheese bubbles in it's makeup. Decent staying power, clumps and hangs quite a bit with spider like lacing, settling to a one finger puck.

Interesting mellow nose. Mild tea like hop aromatics, soft biscuit notes and light toasted brown bread and grains, just very slight and light. The light character even continues into a soft caramel sweetness as well. Toasty notes really match nicely, but like a true IPA the hops stand forward. Very nice and solid.

Palate comes basic and simple. Mild hop bitterness in mid palate, as a bit of sweet and toasty bread carries the mid palate. Aftertaste and finish washes clean, as the hop bitterness grows to a good green herbality and very spicy hop bitter finish. Soft bodied and a pine like aftertaste to match along with hints of spruce and dried green herbs. A biting toasty quality matches nicely in feel on this with the hop profile and malts together.

Very nice English Ipa.

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Photo of BigBry
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Fox and Hound in Raleigh
The beer is clear, amber orange color, off white head with very good retention and thick lace lines.
Moderate aromas of herbal hops, nice and clean.
The taste has lots of hop flavors, grassy and herbal, bitterness but not a lot of malts.
Medium bodied, moderate amount of carbonation.
A flavorful, easy to drink E IPA, not overly bitter, very good.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

A 12oz bottle picked up at Brusin Ales in Asheville, NC September, 2014

A - Copper brown, brown sugar color, with 1 finger of head and lots of lace left on the glass

A - Bitter hops and english style malts. Sweet from the barley

T - Hoppy and malty. Definitely an English (UK) style IPA. Extra malty. Bitter finish.

M - Well carbonated and medium bodied

O - A good IPA. I prefer the American style better though

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Photo of rangerred
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark copper with just a thin white head. Decent lacing, however, and a thin off-white cap on top of the beer.

Aroma is very earthy with plenty of hints of toast and caramel. Some pine and overripe orange as well. Pretty good.

The flavor has more of the piney earthiness expected from an English IPA. Nothing tropical at all about this. Just the slightest hint of fruit but it is more of the overripe variety. Bitterness is moderate to high but not too excessive. Lingering bitterness in the finish with a slight sweetness.

Overall, this is a good, albeit fairly run of the mill, English IPA. Nice earthiness from the hops but lacks a bit of the maltiness complexity found in other examples. All in all a good beer.

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Photo of blordo1685
2.21/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

While this beer promotes itself as an English IPA, I believe it is fair to review this beer based on its overall taste.

A - Poured a deep orange, clear, 2 finger head with off white bubbles.

S - Very bitter astringent hop aroma with some faint malt notes.

T - Non distinct bitter up front, followed by maltiness but not pleasant. One dimensional with a medium mouthfeel.

O- This is a bland, non descript ale with no complexity. After a couple of attempts at this one, I finally decided to pour this down the drain while remembering I had a Lagunitas on hand.

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