05-05-2016, The BeerVibe Crew

Since 1997 Green Man Brewing Company from Asheville, North Carolina has been brewing legendary ales. It must be true (the bottle says so). Our first introduction to their IPA left a deep impression on our taste buds; it was a pleasant surprise. Its highly recognizable artwork has had a Pavlovian effect on us; when we see it we immediately want to consume it!

This is our review. All adjectives were craftily designed.

Green Man IPA

6.2 Abv

63 IBU.

These are our thoughts.

The Pour: One word. Awesome! Beautiful head with a clean nice lace.

Ms. Hopologist: “Pours well.”

Once Upon a German: “Clean white froth on top.”

Score: 4.5/5


The Smell: Honey, essence of citrus, light cinnamon.

Ms. Hopologist: “I detect honey, light citrus and spice.”

Once Upon a German: “Pronounced grapefruit notes, with hops and malts.”

Score: 5/5


The Color: Light reddish amber copper.

Ms. Hopologist: “It’s a lovely fiery copper.”

Once Upon a German: “Rich copper amber red.”

Score: 5/5


The Flavor: Perfectly bitter, balanced with light sweet malt, with a blend of apricot and pear, honey, hops, and grapefruit.

Ms. Hopologist: “Floral beginning with sweet fruity blends and finishing with hops.”

Once Upon a German: “The fruit is well balanced with the hops and malt.”

Score: 5/5


The Mouthfeel: Smooth, leaves bitter lingering in mouth, lovely feel.

Ms. Hopologist: “Full bodied beer leaves lingering hops flavor.”

Once Upon a German: “Enjoyable aftertaste brings lasting sensations.”

Score: 4.5/5


Total Score: 4.8/5

Ending Comments

Green Man stands out, head and shoulders, as a favorite for its rich complex flavors. Quite frankly, we wish we had purchased more to enjoy. We are pleased to see brewers who are faithful to traditional flavorful recipes. Thank you Green Man Brewing Company.

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