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Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

431 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 49 | 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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4/5  rDev +12%

Resuin, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Remdog, Apr 13, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ryan1788a5, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Celtics76, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

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jleighhh, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tc1072, Feb 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44%

tjdrewry, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Sailracer, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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?

greenengineer, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

shehateme, Jan 26, 2013
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DaKur, Jan 19, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

BoardwalkBock, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

bdn8183, Jan 08, 2013
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.