Augdraught1981 (267) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2017 JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizzeria Toro, Durham. Nice to see some Green Man stuff every now and again, and a couple pints of this went down well. Nice lustrous orange pour, with a silky head. Soft English hops and substantial malts in the nose, definitely leaning strongly in the direction of leaf tea. Nice and smooth in the mouthfeel, not overly bitter on the palate. Not particularly full-flavored and aggressive in the way that’s standard for IPAs these days, so it’s certainly a relatively toned down example of the style (despite the commerical description) and that’s no bad thing.
Crisp and refreshing IPA with mild pine & floral bitterness with a slight iron/metallic taste. jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Crisp amber and copper coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of earthy malt, metal, nuts and a good deal of grassy hops. Medium-bodied; Strong grassy and very earthy flavour at first with some alcohol and metal noticeable as well. Aftertaste shows some earth, nuts, malt, pine and a little grassy dryness, but the hops show through along with some metallic off-flavours and a bit too much malt, but expected if this is an English-styled IPA. Overall, a decent beer, however, I sampled this horizontally with the Green Man Trickster IPA, which I preferred almost every aspect of that beer over this. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Grapevine in Fort Mill, South Carolina on 21-August-2017 for US$1,70 after watching the Eclipse, sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Pungoteague, Virginia on 02-September-2017. Luvystypotables (2028) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Pours a caramel color with a white head with nice lacing. A heavy malt aroma with some resin. Taste is devoid of flavor bitter with some malt notes. Dry mouth feel with a medium body and bitter hop finish. arn8897 (412) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Pours a clear copper color with it white head. Aromas of hops and citrus. Tastes the same with a clean finish. Nice middle of the road IPA. ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Dark amber-orange with a thin head. It’s strong tasting but maintains a fair recognisable pale ale texture.
Homer321 (5142) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle to shaker. Earthy hop nose with light citrus. Some light dirty but in a good way. Not danky. More English. Taste is moderately sweet with a fuggle/ekg hop profile. Decent enough. hman43 (1722) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Dark golden with tinge of orange. Aromas and flavors of citrus and heavy floral, spicy. rollinsr (799) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 28, 2017
Pours clear amber with a thin film of off-white head. Aroma is estery with sweet fruits and light caramel biscuit malt. Flavor is floral fruits with a bitter and slightly rubbery texture.
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From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity and slight citrusy. Sweet, fruity and crisp hoppy. Mellow fruity. Grapefruity and lingering hoppy fruity finish. OsuStu (269) - - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 15, 2017 Draft. Amber color with a dense off white head. Aroma is bread, grapefruit, and hops. Taste displays all these. Lingering bitterness and spicy black pepper.