Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company
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3.59/5 rDev +0.6%
12oz can poured into a pint glass. Best by 7/20/13.
A: Pours a clear golden-orange with lots of apparent carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white head retain very well. Lacing manifests itself in the form of foamy clumps.
S: Fragrant nose of peach, mandarin orange, and broken pine needles. Spicy and herbal as well. Malt base or caramel and toasted biscuit. Not entirely complicated, but good and fresh.
T: Moderately aggressive push of pine resin bitterness. Pine needles. Playful fruity tastes of mango, mandarin orange, and white grapefruit. Crusty toasted malts with a hint of caramel. Bitterness builds on the mid-palate and into the finish. Drying, bitter finish of pine needles and spicy herbs.
M: Light-ish medium body. Slightly creamy. A touch watery and lacking in substance. An aggressive blast of seltzery carbonation overcompensates for the lack of dimension. Enamel scraping hop astringency.
O: A no-frills, straightforward IPA. A little more balanced and East Coast in style, though there is a good amount of bitterness. It would get lost in the crowd were it not for some sensible marketing. Its baseball connotations go a long way to sell it around here.
04-10-2013 21:03:43 | More by ryan1788a5
4.3/5 rDev +20.4%
12 Oz Bottle into my Notch 0.5l glass. Served cool - warmed up from the fridge under the tap for a couple minutes
A - bronze, clear - not cloudy foamy head from CO2 carbonation
S - Nice hops, hints of malt
T - hop bitterness but with a nice malt balance. Really nice.
M - a little bit of chewiness.
O - Good IPA. Tell me how this is different than their regular IPA?
01-26-2013 21:47:54 | More by greenengineer
3.23/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Otter Creek pint glass.
A: Typical IPA appearance. Nothing special, but still up to par with what I expect from an IPA. Good amount of carbonation visable.
S: From the bottle, Centennial hops are the dominant aroma. In the glass, the aroma is less distinct. Bits of pine.
T: Citrus and pine. Centennial and cascade hops definitely come through. Very slight hints of grapefruit.
M: I must say the mouthfeel was probably my favorite part of the beer. Good level of carbonation, and it lingers, which I prefer with my IPAs.
O: Not the best IPA, but I've noticed it is one of the more actively available beers here in RI since I've moved here a few months ago. Luckily, I've found a good craft beer store around here that provides much higher quality IPAs and beers all around. Overall, I remember the Wachusett IPA in the purple bottle being better. That being said, I would drink it again.
01-09-2013 03:38:00 | More by BoardwalkBock
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
BB 12/20/12, can poured into a tumbler.
A: Hazy golden orange, three fingers of thick white head recede to a skim, leaves pretty nice lace.
S: Biscuity malt, some light herbal and pine notes, some caramel and toffee sweetness.
T: Bready, biscuity malt, slight piney hop bitterness, more malt sweetness on the finish.
M: Light to medium feel, medium carbonation, pretty sessionable and goes down easy.
O: Not the freshest can but who could pass up at 6.99 a 12 pack? This would probably be a much better beer fresh and would be perfect for the beach during the hot summer time drank right out of the can. Actually kind of grew on me as it warmed a bit, worth a shot.
12-09-2012 03:33:58 | More by Dools9
4/5 rDev +12%
A - bright orange with a big, frothy, white head that has great retention
S - faint citrus, piny
T - piny, grapefruit, faint caramel
M - medium bodied, well carbonated
This is a rather simple but effective IPA. It has a decent hop character though not deep and has a nice balanced, rounded overall flavor. This is an IPA that I could sit back and drink for a long while. It's worth a try.
12-01-2012 00:02:03 | More by tdm168
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a pale golden with a hint of copper along with a touch of haze. Half inch of off white cap offers decent retention and moderate lace.
Oily hop aroma with citrus and pine notes coming through in full battle regalia. Touch of sweetness in the background and showing a slight hint of alcohol.
Tastes of orange pith and pale malts. Not overly complex by any means but nice and smooth in the delivery. Finish is a bit brief however and the bitterness doesn't quite measure up to the hop aroma delivery.
Decent coarse in feel with a firm grainy cracker character and a decent hop bite. Shows a flash of orange oil again before a quick finish.
An easy drinking IPA though the apparent sweetness does detract a bit as it shortens the finish of the brew. Does expand with warming to some degree.
11-30-2012 03:41:00 | More by HalfFull
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.