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Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA

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462 Ratings

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 78 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-04-2011

An All-American yeast teams up with Cascade, Amarillo, & Centennial for a home run of hops in every sip.
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Ratings: 462 | Reviews: 82
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark amber, orange in color, slightly cloudy. There is an inch of off-white thick, creamy and foamy head.

The aroma is floral, herbal, grassy and crusty bread.

The taste is richly fruity, creamy tropical fruits and melons, along with floral, more so than citrusy. All of the fruit is on a discernible, but not overbearing crusty bread maltiness.

This is really delicious. Creamy and round, with a pleasing bitterness.

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for this beer.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Horbar
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an awesome session IPA...THEY GO DOWN NICE..with that quality texture ...I can bang these babies all night!!!....just enuff hop with that grapefruit pop!!!!....Is it as good as the elite IPA's??? ...Hell no!!!! , not too far way though,...But you get MORE VALUE!!!....

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1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of SawDog505
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a clear reddish orange, with a one inch sticky white head, plenty of lacing. Smell is tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and grass. Taste is citrus and pine up front, with grapefruit in the finish. Body is medium for the size, plenty of life, more lush than dry, and very drinkable. This is nice IPA, I love the new beers arriving in N.H all the time.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden orange colored body; big, fluffy off-white head, excellent retention and lace. Appearance is solid. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and grapefruit hops, spices, and pine.

A bit on the sweet side, again with citrusy, grapefruit forward hop flavors, some pine, general fruitiness. Light herbal and spice flavors. Malt character is mostly caramel and fairly generic, doesn’t detract from the centennial and cascade hop notes or make much of an impression at all. Bitterness is pretty moderate for a contemporary AIPA.

Carbonation is medium to high, body slightly on the thinner side. Semi-dry finish. Easy drinking. Overall a decent IPA but not a standout in a crowded field.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer when poured into a pint glass, it has a dark gold color body with a nice 2"of white head, that doesn't stay around long,but goes to a nice thin lace. The smell is of earthy hops. The hops hits your taste buds pretty strong, then a little bit of malt comes on the back of the tongue. The hops have a bitter finish. Great mouth feel, easy drinking ipa.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium orange with a decent off-white head. Some lace, but none that sticks around.

Light herbal hop notes and toasted malt, Some bread and grain.

Middle of the road American IPA. A little lean in the flavor dept. Malt is toasty but not quite intense enough. Some bread crust and fairly nondescript hoppy notes. The bitterness is good in proportion to the malt, but there is some depth missing. Finishes with some malt and longer bitterness.

Medium bodied, a little bit thinner than expected.

A decent version of the style, but really middle of the pack. I'd have it again but there are many others out there that do it better.

Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slitly hazy orange/amber with a short cap of beige bubbles. Decent head retention with a bit of clumpy lacing. Bready and malty aroma with a bit of citrus and pine, leafy hops - pretty mild overall. Fruity bitterness with an earthy, slightly harsh, edge to it. Moderate malt sweetness, mostly citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A servicable IPA, but I didn't find it well balanced in the flavour and the aroma was on the light side for the style. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to order one on tap to see how it translated.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- brownish gold, about a finger of head, good retention.

S- hops and spices definitely come through.

T- Hoppy, but not overly so. Fairly crisp, a little bit sweet, light spices, but not too much flavor.

M- Pretty smooth and drinkable, but not the smoothest IPA I've had.

O- A pretty average IPA. Not bad, but by no means a go to IPA. I'd rank it pretty much in the middle of the IPAs that I've tried, being a Red Sox fan the best thing about this beer is definitely its name.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
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