beersak (93) - akron, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Excellent aroma-very hoppy. Excellent taste, delicious hops! I did not taste any hint of green tea. Very good IPA thpugh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Seriously great IPA. It tastes almost unlike anything else, but is still, first and foremost, a robust IPA. Just the right amount of alcohol helps compliment the kick of the green tea infused formula, this beer is rich in flavor but light on texture. In a word: remarkable. 574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a proper golden with a thick eggshell head that settles to a thing ring and leaves substantial clingy soapy lace. Nose involves quite a bit of piney perfume along with herbal notes and resin. Fairly sweet with a big bitterness. Medium-full body, bright and hoppy, drying, with a long bitter finish. Really damn tasty. The herbal green tea rides below the hops and mostly contributes to the drying effect, making for an awesome palate. Really nicely done. maxcoinage (34) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
16 oz draft at Beer Market.
Aroma - citrus / floral notes
Appearance - light golden
Taste - mild hop flavor that’s well balanced. As it warmed up the tea flavor started coming through
Palate - medium carb, its a bit of a sticky resinous
Overall - great tasting beer esp on a hot day. Not sure I’d buy a bomber since that’s the only format its sold in but if it came in 6 packs I might pick it up jmohno (1679) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Short pour to a small snifter from a bomber. Nice froth with good lace,orange/gold color/clear.
NIce aroma of tropical fruits with some sweet breadiness.Pungent spicey sting or maybe pine like.Fresh juicy and somewhat bready.
Hoppy flavor with same notes as aroma,finish is piney/peppery.Juicy and somewhat bready.Pine and grapefruit in finish also.Im shure the green tea is in here somewhere but I couldnt find it,yet. Maybe its in some dry astringency behind all the hoppiness.Green tea maybe gets a bit more noticable with warming in the finish. Great ipa .
Scipio (1274) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours a bright golden with a robust, foamy white head. The aroma is slightly sweet, with grassy hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. The taste is a wonderful mixture of green tea and citrus fruit. The green tea flavor stands out the most. In addition, I get pine, grapefruit, and mango. There is some sweetness in here that is most prevalent at the end. Long aftertaste of green tea, mango, and pine. Altogether, everything is balanced very well. Medium in body, with a sticky texture, with some lively carbonation. It is quite refreshing to drink. I like green tea, and it really seems they brought out the best of that and a good IPA. The alcohol content is just enough to give it a nice crispness to drink. This is one very good IPA. fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Slightly hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy, off white head. Aroma is big on juicy citrus and tropical hops, a little biscuit, toast, caramel and a pleasant, sort of earthy floral leafiness, that could be more hops or the tea. Flavor is much more heavy on caramel than I would have guessed from the aroma, a little toffee, lots of biscuit, the hops take a while to come in, but offer a very enjoyable profile, mango forward tropical notes, juicy citrus, and as the finish comes around so does that earthy, leafy floral note, that I am still not sure of the origin of, though if green tea weren’t in the name I wouldn’t think of it as anything other than hops. Palate has a nice creamy feel throughout, with a crisp, slightly drier finish and a moderate strength, slightly sharp carbonation, all of which fit the beer nicely. I really didn’t expect much from this beer, but I was very pleasantly surprised, tasty and decently refreshing with a fairly unique flavor. superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, green tea, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, tea, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, green tea, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, green tea, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and tea flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, lightly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and tea flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. deathserv (27) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
22oz bottle. Surpringly orange-tinted hazy pour with a ~2cm off-white head. Aroma is relatively subtle, resiny, floral to my nose. Bitter up front, moderately sweet, long finish. For what it’s worth, and having eaten many "green tea" flavored snacks, I don’t taste the commercial "green tea" taste I expected here. I do not know what part the tea plays in the process but perhaps it adds a bit of refreshing lightness here. Great beer!