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Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA

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439 Ratings

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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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Burkbom23, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

slickerryan, Jun 02, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange copper color pouring a solid head. Smell of malt with some earthy hops.
Taste the malt with good bitter balance. Finishes dry.
Like this beer for it's apparent maltiness and hop balance, tastes bigger than it's 6% abv.
No strong flavor hops , might classify as a British style. Will have more !

jSehnert, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

hit728, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

somelikehops, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

discharmingly, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

BRYeleJR, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

chudson1992, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

HopChef44, May 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The CANQuest (TM) owes big ups and major props to Dennho for noticing that I had added this beer to my Wants/Wish List and then CANtacting me to verify my shipping address to send me a couple. One went to my local, in-person trader, tone77, last night and it looks like I have beaten him to the punch in terms of getting my review in.

From the CAN: "Unfiltered Ameri[CAN] India Pale Ale"; "Pack It In, Pack It Out."; "100% Endlessly Recyclable Aluminum C[AN]"; "Enjoy With Friends [undersigned] Mel Kevin Quincy [(?)]".

First of all, having spent a good deal of time in Boston, the name should have an "h" appended to it so that it will really capture the down east accent, ie. "Monstah". Secondly, the Crack and Glug made me realize just how much I would miss them if we went to the 360 degree CAN that Sly Fox is now promoting. I was going with the inverted pour until the head began to foam up to the point that I had to back off. The scent of pine was so strong that I thought that someone had perhaps left a car's air freshener in my kitchen. When all was said and done, I had a dense, rocky finger of tawny head with great retention in the face of today's humidity. It has been unseasonably cool up until now and suddenly it is as humid as July. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy orangish-amber. Leaning in, I really caught a whiff of the grapefruit odor accompanying the pine scent and simultaneously, my mouth began to water and I emitted a terrific sneeze! I love when that happens. I could wait no longer and got a big mouthful rolling around on my tongue. Mouthfeel was medium and the pine and grapefruit flavors not only commingled but were joined by a caramel sweetness from the malt. If they truly sell this at Fenway Park, it is time for me to make another visit. Finish was dry, very dry, like alum and I was sweating like a junkie awaiting his next fix. The lacing that had begun to appear was going to require the pneumatic drill that I keep out back for just such instances to remove. Well done, you Wachusett boys!

woodychandler, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

LeahM, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

neil2me, May 20, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden orange in color with a thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel and lemon. Taste begins with some apricot, then some light caramel, then some herbal grassy flavors. The finish is piney and minty. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a pretty good ipa.

tronester, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MACO, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Pacioli1445, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

civicm87, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

schnell, May 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

mklisz, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

goldenM13, May 06, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub (Waterfront location) in Boston, MA

A: Pours a hazy golden bronze in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some golden orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall slightly sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing were observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted biscuit and caramel malts with some tropical/floral hops aromas of peach along with a stronger aroma of pine hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted biscuit and caramel malts that give it just a touch of sweetness. That is followed by the slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tropical/peach/mango and strong pine hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness (which is somehow not aggressive) which fades pretty quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Strangely, it was a little creamy (as if it was a nitro-pour but since I watched the bartender pour it, I know it was not).

O: I found this beer to be fairly easy to drink and quite enjoyable - a nice beer for an early Friday afternoon of a long weekend of vacation. I found the hop presence to be good but more East coast style (rather than the aggressiveness of a West cost style). I could probably have a couple of these in a session because it drinks a little lighter than it is.

dbrauneis, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

oldedog, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bootdown21, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

cbord459, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

lhteacher, Apr 29, 2013
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.