Green Devil IPA | Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap

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Green Devil IPAGreen Devil IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
England, United Kingdom
oakhamales.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 07-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark orangey color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of green grassy hops with some citrusy bitter notes. Taste is dominated by light grassy notes with some citrusy hops, some residual sugar and a bitter finale. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but maybe a tad more bitter then I would have like.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/16/2016 at British Beer Company in Walpole, MA, served in a nonic pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus followed by a strong earthy hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dcmchew
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden, one finger white head foam going away fast. Sticky lacing. Looks nice.
Smells awesome! Really clear tropical fruit, with mango, pineapple, passion fruit, followed by tasty grapefruit and tangerines, all covering a faint caramel maltiness. This predicts a really tasty hoppy fruitiness.
Yes. Tons of hops. Really tropical at first, mainly sweet mango, pineapple, juicy passion fruit, so goddamn tasty, laced with lime, peach and oh so tasty blood oranges, with grapefruit towards the finish. Sweet malts can barely keep up with the hops, hinting some caramel and (very) floral honey. Mineral/earthy hoppy finish rather than green and sprucy; rugged and very bitter. I also get a bit of English specific hoppiness in the finish, which tries to keep this beer related to the isles, not 100% American.
Creamy smooth body helps the hops create a nice flavorful experience, not just a fizzy citrusy refreshing one. Green dry finish.
I'm glad a local bar has this at a fairly decent price, my new go-to beer when i need a tasty hop-bomb.

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Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale, hazy, straw gold coloring with no head. Aromas of cedar, cut grass, bitter hops, vegetal notes, spearmint, and a subtle caramel backbone. Pretty green on the nose. The flavors are extremely tart citrus forward, with lemon and grapefruit, followed by cedar spice, moss, cut grass, pepper spice, and herbal highlights. Smooth, light, and dry in mouth, with a solid herbal and tropical fruit sweet aftertaste. These are some dynamic hop profiles. Dry, tart, bitter finish. Solid.

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Photo of biegaman
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Green Devil is actually yellow - and a very light shade of it at that, especially by British IPA standards. For a brewery situated in the east of England, not terribly far from the North Sea, it's a little surprising to see such a sunny, California-coast looking ale. Let's hope it has the hops to match too!

First sniff says it does. Not quite in quantity but definitely in quality; this bouquet smells like a mountain of citrus rinds surrounded by fresh flowers. It's a landscape dotted with lemons, grapefruits, passionfruit, lychees, and just about any other delicious fruit you care to name.

But rock-hard water minerals and an austere maltiness snap us suddenly out of the tropics and place us squarely back in the UK. Conventional pale malt-derived flavours of bread and grain set in, sulfate and calcium notes begin to dominate, and gone is the notion of a flamboyant and exotic IPA.

There's still some hoppiness, mind you. A grassy, pungent earthiness courses throughout the beer, lending evanescent tastes of fruit peels and rose petals. Such soft notes are appreciated; hard water minerals compound bitterness to make feel stronger than it really is.

This bottle of Green Devil, ironically enough, expires on Halloween (still another 7 months away). But I've also tried an old example and it aged surprisingly well. I've ranted about British brewers shipping out the wrong types of beers, and while IPAs normally make that list, this is one hoppy export you can confidently spend your money on (though at $6.70/500ml I wouldn't do it often).

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hand-pulled half-pint in The Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 3rd Oct 2013.

Bright, pale golden brew with a white covering of thin foam.

Not as hop bitter as I was expecting, nor as citrusy either.

This was a pleasant surprise: I'm not a big Oakham fan to be honest, however I really enjoyed this. The hops rule, but they don't kill the malt content or take over completely like a lot of Oakham brews tend to do in my eyes.

This wasn't sweet, but there were some fruity notes leading that way at times and I nearly had another half, to confirm my thoughts, but the wife had a swig of my beer and she agreed with me about the semi-sweetness that became evident as the beer warmed a little in the glass.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color, with minimal head. Taste is soapy hops with pale malt. Moderate body, bitter, and moderate carbonation. Tastes way more like an English IPA than an American one. Decent, but average for the style. One that I will likely not revisit.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dgilks
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear golden amber colour with a smooth, white head. Good head retention.

Bright orangey aromas with other rounded citrus notes. Almost herbal but very good.

Moderately sweet malt flavour with a sharp, moderate bitterness. Good citrus hop flavour. Clean but everything an AIPA should be.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

A solid AIPA. Very crisp, flavourful and refreshing.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows floral hops, orange and marmalade, soft light malt and earthy hops.
Very floral flavours, big distinct lavender notes. Crazily prominent lavender! Also some clean malt followed by an assertive bitterness. A bit astringent.
Body feels thick.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled
Pours a golden body with decent enough white head
Nice citrus aroma
Flavours are Big hops, big bitterness, big flavour,
Good mouthfeel makes big fun time

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Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Molson2000
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Green Devil IPA from Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
3.85 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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