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Green Man India Pale Ale | Green Man Brewery

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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:
#28,703
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
512
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
120
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Green Man Brewing, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy and herbal hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. No malts are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The herbal and grassy flavors of this IPA make it a refreshing change of pace compared to the other traditional hops used in other beers in the style.

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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Its funny to see the palate shift that occurs as beers once thought hop-dominant now seems a sensibly balanced IPA. Revisiting this classy brew, it now seems like a hop-forward American Pale Ale with a drier tone. Here's a deeper look...

Once enjoyed at the garage-type Green Man Ales brewery and also at Jack of the Wood- both in downtown Asheville, the ale pours a deeper amber color than is standard for the style. A frothy mid-statured head separates from the beer's body and laces the surface with eggshell foam and with spottily lace.

Pine and citrus are foremost on the nose. But backed by stern burnt caramel notes, the aromas are balanced and fairly strong. Bread crust, fresh seared barley and buckwheat round out the robust scent, but hops are always in command.

Deep and toasted sweetness of bread crust, burnt caramel and cardamom-rich rye bread provide the underpinning for the hop onslaught that ensues- grapefruit peels, bitter orange zest and pine needles rise to command the middle palate; just ahead of a turn to dryish malt and resinous hop bitterness to close.

Medium bodied, its easy to celebrate a lighter tone because of the finishing hop dryness, fleeting malt texture and alcohol warmth. But the bulk of the taste is moderately rich with malt starch, carbonated creaminess and light dextrin.

Even though the ale tries to balance with robust Amber Ale attributes, the hops stand proud and keep the focus on those classic American taste. Its a renegade IPA that gives no cares to the style police, but achieves a perfect balance and set of complexities that are unique onto its own.

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3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend picked up a growler while over in A-ville and shared with me yesterday.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear copper with a tight 1/2 finger slight off white head,English IPA aromas more leafy with a hefty dose of biscuit malt.Slightly grainy mouthfeel,English character on the palate as well a hefty lightly sweet biscuit malt flavor dominates up front than it melds into a leafy somewhat herbal/minty hop finish.If your a big fan of the more subtle English variety IPA youll like this alot,for me it was ok.

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2.24/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Growler shared by Lunch. Served in a tulip.

Pours a light copper color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it slowly falls down my glass. The nose brings forward some light malt and English hops--maybe grassy and herbal--but along with that comes a bit of an off care and slight vegetal notes. The taste is similarly lacking in any hop component and simply has a mild graininess with a bit of vegetable skin. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation for the serving type. Drinkability is not particularly good. I would not say that there were any straight-out flaws or off-flavors with this beer, just that there was nearly nothing in the way of hop or malt character to really hide any flaws.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber body with a thin, bubbly off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of earthy, herbaceous hops and vague hints of English toffee.

Taste: Mild toffee flavor and sweetness that quickly shifts to a moderately spicy hop taste that lasts into the gently lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Very mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Cask and you shall receive!

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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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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2.54/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

From 3/5/11 notes. Growler shared by Lunch; thanks Paul.

a - Pours an amber/copper color with an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light bready malts, citrus hops, floral notes, and light vegetable. Not that

t - Tastes of bready malts, grain, light floral notes, and vegetables again. A step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - Not a very good IPA. Smell and taste seemed to have a lot of grain/bready malts to it, as well as a small amount of vegetables, which I did not enjoy. Wouldn't seek out again.

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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one was much more up my alley I have to admit. Really a great looking beer as the medium amber body makes its way into the glass and is capped nicely by about two inches of white foam that back off and leave a tight ring of lacing around the sides.

Aroma is rich citrus hops, pungent and full with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, orange and rich buttery malts that come through with a great and well balanced body. Smooth, subtle and lip smacking good, the rich citrus flavors pops immediatly as I take the first sip. Melting into a buttery and full mid palate that really balanced it quite nicely. Smooth and even acorss the tongue the body suits it quite well. Goes down smooth and easy, I had no trouble dropping this one quick.

Overall a really solid IPA and a great example of the style.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.12/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!

The beer appears clear and orange in color, with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is odd, with scents of hops and weird herbal notes. The flavor brings more of the same, with a prominent taste of overly cooked vegetables. The beer is out of balance and off putting. An astringent bitter taste lingers on the tongue. Not recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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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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