Man Eater | Hi-Wire Brewing

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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this is a seriously hopped double IPA. Man Eater marries Amarillo’s spicy aromas with Citra’s classic notes of lemon zest & mandarin orange. These big hop aromas accompany a spicy, citrusy, floral flavor and a warming alcohol finish.

BITTERING HOP: Doctor Rudi
DRY HOP: Citra, Amarillo
YEAST: Ale Yeast

88 IBU

Added by dbrauneis on 03-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by mechamifune:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours from the can into an impy nonic a hazed burnt orange infused golden with a sticky half finger white head atop,lot's of chunkies and floaties.I do get quite a whiff of mandarine orange and sweet alcohol,alot more alcoholic than even the abv in my opinion.Quite sweet and sticky on the palate with tropical fruit notes,a sharpness from the Amarillo's kicks in the finish.It's quite sweet and even a little boozy but there is a decent hop profile to somewhat but not really offset the sweetness.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotpauko
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had to review after seeing what I thought was not an accurate first review. Problem is I am having a spicy BBQ dinner during the review. This is a big bold and alcoholly tasting double but has a smooth character. Boozy smell, hits the mouth big and boozy witha big hop bite, but taste is more malt than hops. Gotta be ready for this one but not bad i think could be put together a tad better.

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Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of n2185
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with a thick, soapy off-white head. Flowery, soapy, green hoppy aromas...grass, citrus, and pineapple juice. Clean hoppy grapefruit, apricot, general bitter greenness, and a faint nutty, toasted caramel malt sweetness. Smooth, medium body with a dry finish - not too boozy or sweet. Pretty alright, but there are so many better options around.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange yellow with a mild, off-white foam.

Smell is a Sweet Tarts medley of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and peach tempered by some classic catty rug and graham.

Taste is far less stunning than the nose, with earthy rug, cat, and pine first, followed by grapefruit, graham, and orange, all coming out frothy, yet chewy dry.

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Photo of BB1313
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 3/8/17. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy orangish golden with a big chunky white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are citrus forward with a nice amount of malts. Sticky orange leads the way. Subtle hints of caramel along with some crackers and bread. The flavors are citrus forward as well. Lots of orange along with some subtle hints of grapefruit. Some pine and fresh grass in the mix. Solid malt backbone. It's bittersweet. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to low carbonation. It's extremely fluffy and creamy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid DIPA. It's nothing flashy or crazy, but it's nice and enjoyable. Good citrus flavors.

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Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of OldManMetal
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Imperial IPA pours to a brief-lived, medium creamy ivory-colored head on a slightly hazy, effervescent pale-amber body; lacing is good, consisting of sticky slabs and caverns. The nose is medium in intensity: pineapple backed by orange and sweet florals that hint of cotton candy and fennel seed; significant alcohol overtones ride atop it all. Up front, the palate is sweetish grassy pineapple and bready malt, with hints of perfumey florals; midpalate, an assertive bittersweet nuttiness emerges, as does a light rind-like citrusy bitterness that partially balances the sweetness. The bready malt foundation, apparent from the start, plays a progressively larger role from mid-palate on; this beer is definitely on the malty end of the spectrum for the style. The finish is quite nutty/bittersweet and boozy, followed by the onset of a light-for-the-style grassy/pineapple bitterness that lingers for a few minutes. Retrogustative olfaction is moderately grassy. Mouthfeel is on point for the medium body, and the texture is slightly creamy, moderately astringent, and slightly peppery from the restrained carbonation. (growler)

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a fairly cloudy medium burnt orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate golden honey + copper colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/pineapple, and pine hops with a lighter amount of sweet caramel + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront the beer is rather sweet with moderate to strong flavors of caramel + biscuit malts with some light honey and toffee sweetness. There are moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/pineapple, and pine hops which impart a moderate amounts of lingering bitterness and a hint of booziness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Sticky with a light amount of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Seems like this beer has seen some improvement since I first tried it in 2014 (and now from cans and quite fresh). Not the best hidden alcohol but still very enjoyable.

3.19/5: look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3 [April 4, 2014]
A: Pours a clear orangish copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass rather slowly and a hint of garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium to thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/pineapple, and pine hops with a lighter amount of sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront the beer is rather sweet with moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with some light honey and toffee sweetness. There are moderate to strong flavors of hops - I detect some citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/pineapple, and pine/resin. There are moderate notes of alcohol towards the finish. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Sticky with a light amount of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This beer needs to do a better job of hiding the alcohol - it is far too in your face and astringent and takes away from the hops and malts. There is lot of sweetness and a lot of bitterness in this beer but somehow it does not quite seem to be in balance. Not sure I will be grabbing anymore of these.

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Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EConnOG
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16oz can

It's a great looking beer. An opaque orange gold with a thick, pillowing head that lasts forever.

It smells like sweaty feet/BO (in a good way somehow), candied orange, grapefruit rind, spicy pineapple, and caramel malts.

It tastes like a little maltier version of the aroma. Pithy orange and grapefruit, and some bitterness in front of a solid caramel malt backbone.

A solid beer. Not great, but pretty good.

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Photo of kell50
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Man Eater from Hi-Wire Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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