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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.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Bonefish Grill Asheville. Served in a tall slim glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind

S- Mild hop aroma of grass and pine with some toasty malt beneath.

T- The bitterness starts out subdued which is proper for an English IPA but, after a while, it starts to creep in more and more letting you know this was indeed made in America. Still, there's a solid malt backbone rounding everything out and bringing a nice sweetness to the table.

M- A bit sharp from the hops and slightly dry. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A very solid, sessionable IPA from one of Asheville's mainstay breweries. I like that they go the English route while a lot of other Asheville breweries do a decent American style IPA but they all end up tasting the same for whatever reason. This one sticks out.

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Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A - deep gold color with fluffy one and a half inch head, good retention and good lacing.

S - weak nose, but mostly pine, and bread

T - caramel malts balanced by a piney hop finish

M - good carbonation, slight aftertaste

O - nice offering if not world changing.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came out a murky dark amber with a slight reddish hue on the edges. A large creamy beige head rested on top. Pretty lace sticks around. The nose pretty basic for the style. Some minor floral tones, mild citrus, and a sweet balanced finish. The body had moderate depth; decent carbonation. Easy drinker. Not too filling. Not a sharp IPA by any means. The hops are tamed down a bit. Well-balanced with toffee sweetness and mild citrus flavors.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange color with crystal clear perfect clarity. Just about half a finger of off white head that leaves a bit of lacing

Smell: herbal hops. Crystal slightly sweet malts

Taste: opens up with crystal and Pilsner malt. Slightly sweet and spicy. Blends with a moderate herbal hop. Balanced and nice blend

Mouthfeel: slightly high bitterness for the hop taste. Good medium body and pretty drinkable.

Overall: a beer that would do well if you are in the mood for a herbal/ crystal taste. But needs more distinction in its malt to hop profiles

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Photo of pincushion
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer!
The aroma caught my nose before I even held the glass.
Floral hoppyness, copper amber color, light head that lingered on the edge more than 3/4 of the glass. I will be seeking the beer out again. I am in Asheville NC for a conference, you can bet I will be doing all I can to find this beer in San Diego CA when I return home.

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Photo of Omnium
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice hazy amber color, shy of a finger of head, little lacing.
S - Very floral, and lots of english malty aroma, almost a touch of mint.
T - Floral and malty like the aroma, not a lot in between.
M - Good mild bitterness, a little chewy.
O - Good representation of this style for sure. Well balanced.

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Photo of sommersb
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 10-28-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Hazy, amber colored beer with a moderate off-white head. Very good lacing and a fair amount of retention.

S: Aromas are of caramel malts and floral hops.

T/M: Very enjoyable balance of malts and hops; the bitterness is strong but you still get a fair amount of sweetness from the malts. I also get some citrus flavors. Medium to thick in body, with a high carbonation level. The finish is dry and hoppy.

O: Overall a very good English-style IPA.

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Photo of stakem
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a 12oz bottle of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears amber in color with a frothy off-white cap that leaves patchy lacing on thr glass.

The aroma is straight hops smelling primarily of pine, herbs, catty and dank. It is mildly fruity and floral as well as it opens up.

The taste is bitter and herby like grass and a bit of pine and dank aspects before getting rindy and zesty. A soft backing of caramel-like grain is present without offering much sweetness. Some alcohol is also evident as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is an interesting and enjoyable ipa that is for the most part middle of the road, but without fault as well.

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Photo of taylor714914
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nothing special here, but a decent choice if you're a hophead. A nicely done, well balance IPA. It isn't a standout knock em out of the park brew, but for sitting around shooting the breeze and craving some hops, it gets the job done. Worth a try if you see it on tap somewhere.

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Photo of tmm313
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Looks more like an English Pale Ale. Amber-brown color with quickly diminishing 1 finger head.

Smell: Smells more like an English Pale Ale. Malt, caramel, toffee, super-slight booze, piney background.

Taste: Unexpected... The taste is the smell in reverse. Hop bitterness, pine, a touch of citrus, followed by a slight wash of sweet malt and booze before the bitterness begins to linger - more like a piney hopped American IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium, but more thick than thin. Oily and sticky.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. I'm pretty sure it was my first English IPA. If blindfolded, I would've been convinced it was an English Pale Ale by smell and just as equally convinced it was a piney American IPA by taste. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of Fcolle2
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber in color with a slight haze and a good one and a half finger off white head that has good retention.

Smell has a some good hop aromas forward with mainly floral and herbal notes. Smells nicely balanced with a good amount of rich caramel and bready malt.

Taste is good. There is a nice light herbal hoppy note forward over a rich bready malty body. Nicely balanced and no individule ingredient is overdone.

Mouthfeel is good medium body and small bubble carbonation give this a medium feel. Lots of hoppy resin and oil leave this slightly sticky.

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Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber color with a good sized two finger khaki head that leaves some pretty good sheet lace behind.

Aroma is a citrus/grassy/herbal mixture on a lightly sweet caramel base. Would say its light side but it is an English version of the style so pretty normal.

Taste is good dose of sweet caramel malts hints of toffee. Hops are herbal/earthy in nature with some earthy, tobacco and minty like bitterness in the finish. Petty true to style descent malt base.

Mouthfeel is solid medium average level of CO2.

Overall not a bad try on the style not big fan of the English IPA's but this one is pretty well done.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, auburn-copper coloring with a thin, filmy, bright white head that starts around a half an inch and settles quickly into a surface coat. Nose of biscuit and toffee in the backbone, with a sharp, tart, grapefruit character and some floral highlights. Smells bright and light. Flavors are bitter and tart forward, with grapefruit notes abound. Solid roasted toffee backbone, with a rich sweetness. Very well balanced, and some peppery notes at the end of the palate. Spiced and resiny bitter aftertaste on a light, smooth body. The beer has a crisp, drying finish. Very balanced and very solid. Good beer.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great IPA from Green Man. I really am having trouble giving this a fair review but, I will try. I always get this when I go to my favorite restaurant in Knoxville at the moment... Tupelo Honey in Market Square Knoxville. So with this world-class food they have Green Man beer.

I love this easy drinking IPA. Not too hoppy and smarty. Never see the head but the color is warm and dark. Nice mouth feel with lots of bubble and pop.

Flavor is great and I keep coming back to it. Give it a try with the green at Tupelo Honey!

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Photo of BierStein711
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught into pint

Dark amber pint with three finger off-white head, moderate carbonation

Smells of pine, apricot, and oranges

Taste: pine forward with apricot

Mouthfeel: thicker

Overall, this is a great beer! I hope they distribute to IL sometime.

I'd put this in my fridge.

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Photo of PhilDaBrewer
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Definitely an English IPA. Pours a copper color with minimal head. Smell is earthy, grassy, slightly sweet. Taste is also earthy - clay mixed with a bit of swamp water. Nice mouthfeel! Overall, this beer leaves a lot to be desired and this reviewer feels it's average, at best. Try something else.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Light copper with some copper hues. Head is off-white and creamy. Drops to a small cap and collar with some splotches of lacing. Slight haze. Minimal visible carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Mild earthy hop profile. Some juicy fruit, namely apple and some grapefruit. A bit bready with some caramel malt sweetness. Cooked malts. Some British malt influence makes it a bit woodsy and minerally. Pretty mild overall.

Taste: Herbal and earthy with a soft fruitiness. Apple skin and pear. A touch of grapefruit and pithy bitterness. Malts are lightly sweet with a bready and caramel malt finish. Cooked malts. A bit toasted. A bit of backing minerals. Grassy and herbal. Some peach as well. Balanced and easy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit of lingering earthy bitterness. A bit wet.

Overall: Hey, they did something!

It's a solid English IPA, but the hop profile seems a bit off. Herbal and earthy without enough malt balance to keep it in check.

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Photo of SerialHiker
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an orangish amber color…a really nice hue, fairly transparent, I see tons of bubble action in the middle…mother of pearl head is a thick stack of tiny bubbles forming about a pinky finger in width…a really nice looking brew…(4.5/5)

Smell: Yum! A nice aroma here…it’s got a very woodsy, earthy and slightly musky tone but there’s a noticeable fruit cocktail sweetness that keeps it from going over the edge for me…yeast is also prevalent…while I can’t say that it’s too diverse, what it has is nice…(3.75/5)

Taste: Hmmm…very much like the nose, earthy, woodsy with a touch of musky yeast…there’s a rye, malty bite after the initial taste that takes over the flavor and lends to the earthy bitterness/earthy malt that follow…there’s a peachy fruit sweetness in the background that rounds out the taste…it really does finish much like it starts, with a earthy bitterness that coats the tongue…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium carbonation…it fluffs up bringing earthy hoppy bitterness to the palate…a hoppy creaminess lingers into the after taste…a hoppy bitterness sticks on the tongue, leaving a very nice flavor…yum! (4/5)

Overall: I’m very impressed with this brew…I’ve had it before at their restaurant, but not out of the bottle and it’s translated well in mass production…beers typically of this IPA style I find too pungent with earthy/musky bitterness, but there’s something about this one that is different…the drinkability is fantastic, this will definitely become one of my staple brews in the fridge…Green Man sells growlers and that is what I’d recommend buying…a fantastic brew that will bring a happy buzz while throwing 18 at Richmond Hills…thank goodness for summer! (4.25/5)


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Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of jpro
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into mug.

A: copper; a touch cloudy; light tab head leaves nothing more than a few specks of lace.

S: earthy hops; toasted caramel malt.

T: follows aroma; pretty standard.

M: medium-full; high carbonation.

O: a pretty standard English IPA.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours amber/ruby with nearly a finger of off-white/caramel head, retention is a little lacking, fantastic (thin) lacing however.

S - Lots of sweet caramel, super slight crisp hop bitterness, pretty mild.

T - Much more bitter than I would have thought (somewhat bitter, relative to smell its bitter), grassy and somewhat citrusy, great balance of caramel sweetness. Fantastically balanced

M - Lighter bodied yet still very smooth, medium/low carbonation - super enjoyable to drink.

O - Very well balanced, smooth, fantastically drinkable. Nothing to crazy but just extremely well balanced in every way, great beer.

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Photo of ezterry
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask green man IPA at Jack of the wood

A: a amber with a good two fingers of head, a bit of head remains for a good while

S:nice smell some hint of the hops nothing overpowering

T: tastes very mild as first but becomes much more, nice bitterness and flavor from the hops but not to the point of sensory overload while also some nice hint of malt in the rest of your mouth.

M: feels a little thin at first but catches up to have a nice overall texture

O: very nice combination of the hop flavor of an IPA while also being a medium body beer it makes for a good combo unlike some other local IPAs where I feel the hops are designed for sensory overload and cause me to have a lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of Cresant
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint (at several places in Asheville). The body was clear and honey colored. The off tan thin head left only a ring of foam.

The smell was herbal, crisp hops.

The taste mirrored the aroma. Enough malts but off balance toward the herbal hops. Juicy citrus. Just right. Clean with a nice lingering grassiness.

The mouthfeel was medium with adequate carbonation. Solid.

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Photo of rwrk42
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden color that has a nice froth and lace

Smell: Abundance of hops. Very nice smell of hops with a slight citrus/malt undertone.

Taste: A great amount of hops at first taste. Incredible character of hops but very smooth at the same time. Nice balance of malt flavor. A bit of a bitter finish from all the hops but very good.

A very good IPA which I highly recommend.

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Photo of DIM
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: This was a slightly hazy medium copper color. It was served to me with a small sticky head.

s: Lots of leafy, lightly citric hops leap out of the glass. Moderate caramel malt balance.

t: Hugely hoppy with lots of overt bitterness. Some citrus, but mainly grassy or leafy. Sweet caramel is plenty noticeable.

m: Heavier than expected for an average sized IPA.

o: Really nice IPA to pass the time with while I waited for my BBQ.

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Green Man India Pale Ale from Green Man Brewery
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