Green Magic IPA
Dead Frog Brewing

Green Magic IPAGreen Magic IPA
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6%
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3.7 | pDev: 7.84%
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Green Magic IPAGreen Magic IPA
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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle - always nice to be the first one to review something in the First World (uptappd doesn't fucking count).

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of melting iceberg lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, estery yeast, edgy generic citrus rind, a weak earthy stoniness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, some pleasant, if indistinct exotic fruitiness, more edgy wet pavement notes, old-school perfume, muddled citrus essences, and a sense of leafy, piney, and herbal verdant hoppiness unrequited.

The carbonation is fairy tame in its easy-going frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, nothing (including the so-called hops) really all that ready to mess about here. It finishes off-dry, the perfumed hoppiness carrying the day way more than it has any God-given right to.

Overall, this is a particularly underwhelming, if not exactly offensive rendition of this polarizing style - there is neither a whole lot of 'green' nor 'magic' occurring here, which leads me to believe that marketing trumps (sorry) production once again. So, as part of the current seasonal Dead Frog mixer, maybe take this one with a strong dose of trepidation, yeah?

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Green Magic IPA from Dead Frog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 8 ratings