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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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BA SCORE
83
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248 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-11-2013 01:22:31 | More by bierbrauer
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-10-2013 16:22:29 | More by ColdOneKev
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HopGrazer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-04-2013 23:01:24 | More by HopGrazer
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-28-2013 23:09:04 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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Abilow33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-26-2013 23:01:24 | More by Abilow33
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rallyr32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2013 23:28:41 | More by rallyr32
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into becker pint glass; clear bright orange with a huge flufy white head that leaves a good amount of medium lacing. Smell is a nice blend of crackery malts and sweet/herbal hops. Taste is tame and balanced; crackery biscuity malt is paired perfectly with a dash of bitter and herbal hops. I've had better IPAs in this tamer vein, but this one isn't bad.

07-22-2013 02:31:05 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

From the 12. fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 15, 2013.

It is an attractive looking copper-amber color with some golden hues and a full off-white head.

The aroma is floral and earthy with hops with a more muted pale malt and sweet ester. Bitterness is the key.

The body is light to medium and there is a bit of a creaminess too.

The taste has a nice sweetness along with its bold hoppy bitterness at the end. While I found this to be a nice IPA I prefer their Green Monsta over this one.

07-15-2013 21:59:41 | More by puboflyons
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-08-2013 01:12:24 | More by buzzy
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CorvetteMike

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

This was a single bottle in a self mixed 6 pack.

A: Rust color, 1 finger head, dissolved quickly

S: Citrus and grapefruit smell, pleasant

T: Slight grapefruit taste with slight bitterness, smooth

M: Medium body, smooth, very little aftertaste

O: Easy drinkable, a good IPA

07-07-2013 01:08:09 | More by CorvetteMike
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oldthumpah

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-05-2013 12:43:25 | More by oldthumpah
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-15-2013 21:00:41 | More by dwoolley1
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-13-2013 21:35:46 | More by doremite
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LeahM

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-20-2013 19:03:34 | More by LeahM
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scoot64

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-04-2013 23:25:57 | More by scoot64
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-20-2013 21:40:40 | More by gwiedman1
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%

12 oz bottle from mixed 12 pack, probably like 2 months old.

A: a clear orange rust, thin had died quick, could be a dirty glass.

S: a nice piney and grapefruit aroma, smells like cascade. Classic American ipa.

T: a punch of grapefruit and pine comes, some caramel, toffee and bready flavors from the malt. Definitely some American yeast in the bready. Finishes very floral and herbal, is like a better version of sierra Nevada. Finish is dry and bitter.

M: medium to low carbonation, slightly creamy and syrupy, pretty full for the Abv. Definitely could session these.

O: a really solid ipa, great balance of hops, malt and yeast. Better than green monster, good example of a simple but great beer.

04-18-2013 01:48:04 | More by BigCheese
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-13-2013 11:31:41 | More by Remdog
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-09-2013 00:59:09 | More by Ernest78
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chickensaw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-26-2013 00:47:19 | More by chickensaw
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-24-2013 22:19:18 | More by TheMultiYeast
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tc1072

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-21-2013 02:19:08 | More by tc1072
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-17-2013 03:27:55 | More by tjdrewry
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-16-2013 03:17:28 | More by Boomerbob
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Sailracer


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-10-2013 21:11:52 | More by Sailracer
Wachusett IPA (India Pale Ale) from Wachusett Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.