1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) - Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale)Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%


Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2000)
View: Beers (21) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 148 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the side of the label.

A- Orange amber haze ... completely hazed over. Two fingers of foam subside to a mere bubbly ring of lace that shows minimal head retention.

S- Big citric tone and orange rind hop character in the nose, hint of biscuity malt, nutty yeast and fruity esters in there as well.

T&M- Very smooth with a medium body. Orangey hop profile; juice to rind. Sharp bite of bitterness followed by a chalky yeast then a mild maltiness and faint fruity esters. Finishes with a long lingering bitterness and malt sweetness tail.

D- This is more of your run-of-the-mill Micro Brewery IPA and not very clean at that with the flavors all muddled together. Worth a try but don't expect a hop party in your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 22:38:06 | More by Jason
Photo of Todd
Todd

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with a freshness date.

Appearance: Golden/light amber in colour, with some haze. Excellent semi-white head that froths up almost like cream and sticks to the glass (dip your finger in it, and taste the hops!).

Smell: Hops with a sweet citrus aroma, and malt sweetness.

Taste: Rich and smooth mouthfeel up-front, followed by a malt sweetness and some light toasted malt notes that carry through very nicely into a well balanced dose of hops. Hop flavours are indeed very present when they claim name to the brews style with a sharp, prickly, almost salty raw hop flavour at the end. Up-front the hops meld nicely with the maltiness of this brew with hop oil, grapefruit-like, citrus notes. With so much flavour, this brew amazingly finishes rather clean on the palate, although we'll warn you ... you'll be burping hops.

Notes: IPA's are probably one of the most common styles in the US, at the moment. Honestly, I've been getting tired of them, however, not only did I enjoy this IPA, I also think that it's one of WBC's best brews. Definitely worth a try ...

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
Photo of timoteo833
timoteo833

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-13-2014 01:15:45 | More by timoteo833
Photo of brpendergast85
brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

03-25-2014 04:50:00 | More by brpendergast85
Photo of OnryAndMean
OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 17:46:21 | More by OnryAndMean
Photo of rjm0715
rjm0715

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-03-2014 22:29:06 | More by rjm0715
Photo of jmlewisjr
jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

01-28-2014 12:42:46 | More by jmlewisjr
Photo of osant37
osant37

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-19-2014 23:52:50 | More by osant37
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-11-2014 18:55:16 | More by rorjets
Photo of civicm87
civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-24-2013 13:20:08 | More by civicm87
Photo of schaffer9252
schaffer9252

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-23-2013 23:20:29 | More by schaffer9252
Photo of AnitaBrewski
AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-10-2013 22:26:37 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of Bjlps
Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-06-2013 11:48:37 | More by Bjlps
Photo of brandonld23
brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-28-2013 19:56:24 | More by brandonld23
Photo of bluerabbit
bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-24-2013 04:26:53 | More by bluerabbit
Photo of harsley
harsley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-14-2013 16:08:21 | More by harsley
Photo of MVP09
MVP09

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-12-2013 14:08:56 | More by MVP09
Photo of kIPA
kIPA

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really rather enjoy this IPA, not because it's an especially hoppy or even a very good IPA. But I enjoy the flavor, and the alcohol content seems to be on the lower side, and it hasn't got a very strong flavor. Basically, I enjoy it for a sort of all purpose sipping beer for weeknights when I want some flavor, but nothing too strong or with too high an ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 15:30:45 | More by kIPA
Photo of ryan1788a5
ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden on the pour with a mild haze. Creamy white head settles to a half-inch crown, but never goes away. Lacing coats the glass in thin sheets.

S: Very floral on the nose. Soft, perfumey hop scents. Wildflowers. Hints of tropical fruits. Mango, apricot, and peach. Toasty, grainy malt base with subtle caramel.

T: Just as in the nose, the hop tastes are predominantly floral. Pithy. Young plant shoots. Citrus and tropical fruits flit across the palate briefly. Lemon pith, peach, nectarine. Bitterness is tame, and takes its time easing itself on the palate. Honeyed grain and thin, runny caramel provide a simple but pleasing malt base. Honeyed grain and floral hop on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and smooth on the palate. Carbonation is sharp and crisp. Mild hop oils.

O: A very simple IPA, but that's not a bad thing. It won't turn heads, but it's straightforward and pleasing. A good training wheels sort of IPA; those newer to the style can use it to get their bearings before tackling the larger hop monsters.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 16:52:19 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of SenorHops
SenorHops

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-13-2013 05:24:29 | More by SenorHops
Photo of AGust82
AGust82

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-09-2013 00:09:10 | More by AGust82
Photo of carrollmel7
carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-05-2013 12:25:33 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of lic217
lic217

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-04-2013 01:52:28 | More by lic217
Photo of tbonci
tbonci

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

09-26-2013 22:20:53 | More by tbonci
Photo of thomascj
thomascj

New York

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

09-20-2013 19:01:08 | More by thomascj
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wachusett Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.