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Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) - Wachusett Brewing Company

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

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244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With an awesome floral nose, & fresh hop flavor, “The Purple” is one of the most sessionable IPA’s out there. Beer Advocate calls it, “A damn solid IPA”.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2000)
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jameswaldo

New York

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got a mixed 12-pack on sale a month before its best-before-date. Good value for fairly good beer, but this IPA does not proclaim its hops enough for me.
Looks good poured high in pint glass, but head settles rather fast. Nice amber color, but not hazy enough.
Smells like hop blossoms, but floral odor a bit too simple.
Tastes a bit more of hops than a pale ale, but not hoppy enough for an IPA. Maybe Wachusett is trying to balance the malt? But too much sweet malty grain taste here and not enough hops complexity.
Mouthfeel really nice--dense, chewy, carbonation perfect--but aftertaste doesn't linger long enough.
At this price, I could drink lots of this easily, but it would just make me fat without the thrills I expect from a better IPA. I'd say this is a fairly decent beer to share with drinkers who don't enjoy bitter as much as I do--my brother-in-law, for example, or any of those Corona and Blue Moon lovers.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 12:05:48 | More by jameswaldo
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Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wachusett Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.