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Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

439 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An All-American yeast teams up with Cascade, Amarillo, & Centennial for a home run of hops in every sip.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-04-2011)
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Reviews by CorvetteMike:
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A self mixed 6 pack, this was a single bottle.

A: Rust color, with 2 finger head, that lingers on for a long time.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and slight hop presence, very pleasant

T: Citrus, grapefruit, hop presence, with hint of carbonation

M: Medium body, hint of carbonation, slight bitterness

O: Very nice IPA, enjoyable, would have again

CorvetteMike, Jul 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at BBC in Franklin, MA as an opening day promo for the Red Sox. Beers pours a bronze amber with about a finger of fluffy off-white head. Moderate retention and lacing.

Smell is hoppy, but muted. Mostly centennial hops. It's not a hop bomb and it doesn't smell like one. An inviting aroma.

Taste was slightly underwhelming. It's hoppy, but not overly citrusy, piney or bitter. A touch of malty sweetness was present. All in all, the flavor was nice, but just not pronounced enough for my taste and somewhat of a lingering bitter after taste.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied, a touch oily but otherwise, it was a nice, middle of the road drinakble IPA. Pretty good if you're in the mood for a decent beer watching a ballgame, but not much more.

ExtraStout, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):

New season of baseball, so a new version of Green Monsta is only fitting. Hops help out big time with the spectacular- looking head, and the brassy color underneath shows only a faint haze. Spicy, herbal and citric hop trio in the aroma; hint of ripe fruit and bread crust as well. Dry, more refined smoothness is quickly met by the semi-brash bitterness and sharp citric and oily herbal hop flavor. Suggestion of pears and mangoes in the middle from the alcohol. Maltiness is a little slim and certainly dry, with a light biscuity tone in the bitter dry finish. The American IPA style is a tough crowd—drinkable and hoppy are two things going for this beer.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -44%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

TimoP, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Doomcifer, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A = Distinctly amber, with a respectable head that leaves ample lacing.
S = Hoppy without hitting you in the face, and a sweet fruitiness to the malt.
T = A slightly maltier IPA, nothing too dry or too bitter. I like it!
M = Medium bodied, just the right amount of lingering on the tongue.

O = I'm not an IPA fan, but this one is nice. The hop/malt balance is just right, and the fruitiness is a nice surprise. The hops don't assault, rather they add admirably to the complexity of this brew. I think this would pair nicely with just about any food that is traditionally served at Fenway Park -- GO, Boston Redsox!!

ThisLadyLovesBeer, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

GreenMountainBoy, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

chudson1992, May 26, 2013
Photo of ccurrid
3.75/5  rDev +5%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -16%

virinow, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of skivtjerry
3.75/5  rDev +5%

skivtjerry, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -9%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Ptzy13
4/5  rDev +12%

Ptzy13, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of lizzlethenurse
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my all-time favorite beers! A light golden brown color and often pours with quite a bit of head, which tends to stick around for awhile as I drink it (which I do find a tad bit annoying!). The smell isn't particularly distinguishing or intense, but there is a light citrus-like smell to it combined with hoppiness that predominates.

It's incredibly refreshing and practically bursting with hops when you drink it, yet balanced enough so that it isn't overpowering. You can taste a slight citrus flavor as well to match the smell. It is quite carbonated, which in some cases can adversely affect the flavor of beers - however, in this particular case, the amount of carbonation seems to only compliment the flavor. There is pretty much no aftertaste other than a slight "crispness" from the carbonation and hops, which I love (I very much dislike flavors that linger for too long in the mouth).

The taste is consistent despite the temperature of the beer, which I find refreshingly wonderful. I could drink this during any season, but I'd say it's more of a summer/early fall-type beer due to its refreshing and light, yet very flavorful, quality.

Even better that it's called "Green Monsta." Go Sox! :)

lizzlethenurse, Nov 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

WyethBednar, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

sgttibbs, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

KyleCabral31888, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Trashcat, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of poop_brew
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured from a 12oz. can. A nice a cold brew with a golden haze. Unfiltered goodness.

S - An excellent hop aroma right off the bat. Citrus notes as well.

T - A light and crisp session-able IPA with a high percentage. Perfect for sox games!

M - Light, not very complex, but certainly drinkable.

O - I'd recommend this to anyone looking for that Boston feel who can't get to Fenway!

poop_brew, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%

acurtis, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is a heavily clouded amber-orange, translucent leaning opaque with continuous soft bubbling activity. The head is a yellow-tinted wall of foam, starting at 2 fingers and remaining a more drinkable 1 1/2 for most of the session. The lowest it goes is half a finger, and strong, leaving chunky foam in plenty.
The smell is followed accurately by the taste, the main exception being that it develops a cheddary sort of note with time. Otherwise it's got some pith and pine resin, earth, some fruits and herb, going a little too astringent in the buildup. Still, it's a good and hoppy IPA that just needs to be cleaned up.
Crispness is up front in a medium body that has a flash of something a bit sharp and goes herbal-dry into the finish, which also takes a little off the body.

Brenden, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Tarks, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

dmbhaggis, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

heather625, Jul 21, 2013
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Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.