Man Eater
Hi-Wire Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,494
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #20,073
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
62
From:
Hi-Wire Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mechamifune:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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 brewdlyhooked13
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peachy color, nice display of lacy legs. Sniff portends ample hoppage, tis true to the palate. Briefly sweet but rudi, citra, amarillo but the double in this DIPA. Good stuff.

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Photo of mntlover
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy deep rich burnt orange color with a thumb sized cream colored head with good lacing. Color on this one is really intense a pretty looking beer.

Aroma is nice citrus orange, passion fruit, good grapefruit rind bitterness aroma and touches of pine all riding on a big malt base touches of honey, bread and caramel.

Taste is big kick of hops deep grapefruit rind bitterness with some lingering pine and herbal like bitter notes. But also fruity orange , pineapple , passion fruits make appearances then are over powered by bitterness. Nice big boy IPA with a good hop kick finish has some lingering herbal and spice to the bitterness also along with a little alcohol kick that blends well.

Mouthfeel is a big medium with carbonation that offers a little pep to the flavors but otherwise doesn't seem over done.

Overall I like this beer a nice big hoppy IPA maybe I have had too many NE style ones with out a good kick of bitterness that seems to be missing today.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

GVRW on draught. Nothing special about this average brew. Appearance is inviting, but nose is basic and macroesque taste is off-putting. Made for the masses.

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Photo of wedge
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
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 bcrossan
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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 spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a hazy amber color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of head that clings to the side of the glass as it recedes.

The aroma is dank, medicinal, and grassy.

The flavor starts medicinal. I get some melon in the middle. The finish is dank.

Medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel

This is a decent beer. Medicinal flavor is not my favorite. I do not believe I would pay $13 or $14 for another four pack.

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Photo of BB1313
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
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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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Man Eater from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 62 ratings