Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -15.1%
overall a very average ipa. has a nose of pine and cascade hops, but they are not well balanced in the flavor. its got a strange bitterness to it, unconventional and off a little to me. big bodied beer, but cannot get much malt flavors in my mouth because of the overpowering hop element. i usually like hoppy beers and seek them out, but this one is not well done. a more balanced flavor is needed here.
12-04-2011 23:43:27 | More by StonedTrippin
3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
t amber color and nice clarity to it. A small head of maybe a half an inch rose up from the bottom and settled down to nothing rather quickly with little in the way of any fan fare.
The aroma was rather light. Lots of malts in this one at first, not really getting the strong hop nose of an IPA. As it warmed though some nice touch of pine came through, but again nothing very heavy. Same can be said for the taste which was nothing to write home about. Light citrus hops, touches of grain and a bready malt base. Not bad really, just nothing really pushing it any direction at all
12-10-2011 15:22:19 | More by mikesgroove
3.13/5 rDev -12.3%
A: Pours an orange honey semi-clear body topped by a 'monstrous' thick white head of about two inches.
S: Oily and hoppy, the centennial hops dominate, sharp and piney. Malts briefly flex with a desert cracker -like sweetness.
T: A little one dimensional, the hops impart a nice mix of citrus and pine and the malts mix and support well enough.
M: The key here is the head kicks in and gives a nice creamy touch to the mouth feel. Otherwise, medium bodied that finishes just dry.
D: Not bad, just standard. If you did want to be some kind of a stereotype and pair this with watching a baseball game, you could easily watch the game and gulp this down without taking a sip and saying 'damn this is good..wait, what just happened?"
04-03-2011 23:14:52 | More by phantomwyse
3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
Poured into a 12oz Pint glass.
A- Pours a nice amber with a half finger of head. Decent retention.
S- Slightly grassy, somewhat herbal...there's a little bit of depth here but not crazy. Definitely some grassy scents coming through.
T- Decent carbonation, slight bittering from the hops, but not near what I expected. Definitely some light grassy, herbal, and citrus flavors, but the herbal and grassy notes take the front seat. Not much on the malt end. It's drinkable, I'll give it that, but there is not too much capturing my taste buds here. Slightly oily flavoring.
M- actually Mouthfeel might have been this beer's best point for me. It has a good mix of carbonation and body. It's drinkable for sure. Leaves a slightly dry finish.
O- It's pretty mild for a Green "Monsta". It's not bad but there are so many American IPA's to choose from that I won't reach for it. It was decent.
07-14-2012 02:43:27 | More by JacobJustus1
3.2/5 rDev -10.4%
Draught served in pint glass. Beer is medium orange amber with a bit of white head. Aroma suggests not much went into this IPA as far as dry hopping goes. Flavor is hoppy but quite drinkable. Reasonably well balanced, and very neutral in the aftertaste, but pretty average on flavor, too. Decent lacing, at least. Not at all a "Monsta", this could be quite sessionable, if it was worth your time.
12-13-2013 22:19:42 | More by hreb
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
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.