Green Man The Truth | Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Deuane on 12-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of wceaton
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bright burnt orange amber. A nice about one inch head graced the top from the very beginning, this slowly faded to reveal just a film across the top. No significant side glass lacing on this one. Decent carbonation could be seen rising up from the bottom of the glass. Nice overall look.

Lots of piney citrus likes hops dominated the aroma. But the story was much more complex then that. Lots of balance was present as well. Some good earthy grains and sugar were also present and well represented. Nice balanced smell nothign really blowing you down in either direction. Super smooth with a delicate underlying malt layer. Lots of sweet orange peel and sugar, a hint of some grapefruit. Very nice fresh cut grass flavor as well. Alot more complex then your typical hop bomb.

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Photo of Finatic
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of richbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mondegreen
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Thirsty Monk South in Asheville

Pours a nice copper with a healthy, frothy off white head. Smells sweet with big citrus hops peeking through the substantial malt bill. Taste is big and hoppy. Rolling this one over the tounge reveals a well balanced DIPA. Finish is moderately bitter for the style. Mouthfell is medium with just right consistency. Nearly slick, but not too oily. A well done DIPA, I'd love a full bomber of this to take home.

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Photo of nickfl
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One finger of white head on top of a clear, copper colored body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice, sticky lace.

S - A big aroma of fruity hops with notes of pine and orange. Toffee and caramel malt balances with a bit of brown sugar.

T - Sugary malt up front with some caramel. Sweet hop flavors kick in next with lots of pine. Dry toast in the middle as well as some peppery yeast and burnt caramel. Finishes with more burnt toast and bitter pine hops. A light tobacco note lingers on the tongue after the beer is gone.

M - Moderately thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice DIPA with lots of malt character and sweet, fruity hops. The hops display a good level of intensity, though they could be a bit brighter. The dryness of the finish brings out a little bit of cloying burnt toast character that I am not particularly fond of and somewhat sweeter finish would make for a more drinkable beer.

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Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Jack of the Woods in Asheville, NC on 11/27/09.

A - Hazy orangey amber/copper-tinged body with sparse off-white head of froth that decorated the rim of the glass with some sticky, spotted lace.

S - Pungent blend of hop oils suggesting citrus fruit, especially orange peel, as well as a hint of resin and sticky pine. A warm waft of sharp alcohol creeps into the mix, but is held at bay by an anchor of sweet caramel malt and burnt sugars.

T - The Truth opens with a bold bitterness right off the bat with a good bit of orange rind, oily hop residue and some spicy pine and resin notes. While there is a decent amount of sweet malt and sugary sweetness, the hops really dominate the flavor profile. Finishes with a mild alcohol sting.

M - Medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a fairly slick, oily texture and mild syrupy stickiness. Finishes very dry with aggressive bitterness on the palate.

D - The Truth was much hoppier than I had anticipated, knowing in advance that Green Man typically brews more tame English-style ales. There was a very good citrus-forward DIPA with plenty of oily hop goodness and a hefty alcohol presence. Aggressive but quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Deuane
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Brilliant, deep copper with a thin white, wispy veil that left spotty lace.

S-Spicy, bitter orange peel and a touch of pine hop smack. Light backing caramel malt sweetness.

T-More bitter orange rind up front with a building spicy ring. and a malt backing that never gets too sweet. More hoppy than expected with a nice dry finish and touch of alcohol heat.

M-Medium bodied, very dry with lingering spicy bitterness.

D-Nice and spicy with a pleasant bitter orange rind zip. Much better than expected.

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Green Man The Truth from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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