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Green Monsta IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA

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410 Ratings

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 42 | 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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3/5  rDev -16%

Dizzy242, Jul 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

SimonPuggle, Jul 03, 2014
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.

DrJay, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

StonedTrippin, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

mikesgroove, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of phantomwyse
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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?"

phantomwyse, Apr 03, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -11.8%

acurtis, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of JacobJustus1
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

JacobJustus1, Jul 14, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

hreb, Dec 13, 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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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

Luked40, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

GreenMountainBoy, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

ScottieD, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

civicm87, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

IcemanCometh, Aug 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

SadMachine, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

chefdave37, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

pavpav12, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

DavidBart, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Davepoolesque, Aug 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

lic217, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

stomioka, Jul 10, 2014
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.