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Wachusett Light IPA - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Light IPA
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BA SCORE
81
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The world’s FIRST light IPS is our American version of a session IPA. This easy drinking “pub” beer is packed with flavor and only 121 calories.

(Beer added by: jbertsch on 03-18-2013)
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden-orange in color. Hazy. One inch of finely-bubbled white head holds fast. Minimal lacing, just a tiny spot here and there.

S: Melon, tangerine, mandarin orange. Soft pine needle aroma. Thin caramel and biscuit malt base. The nose pops nicely.

T: Melon, mandarin orange, orange glaze, apricot, earthy pine. Dry and biscuity grain base hints of caramel and perhaps graham cracker. Finishes with soft pine and a fruity, tropical hop medley that ends rather abruptly.

M: Creamy and rounded in the mouth. It is a touch watery, but not as much as some of its competitors. Seltzery carbonation gives it just enough texture.

O: Session IPAs are always a tightrope walk for me. Most lose their balance and fall flat because of the lack of body. This one achieves a nice compromise between flavor/body and the low abv. And of course it's easy to drink. It sits very lightly in the stomach. This is the best of the style I've had to date.

ryan1788a5, Mar 21, 2013
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Appearance: 1 inch head, dark gold in color, medium-high carbonation, clear

Smell: earthiness and citrus fruits

Taste: caramel, earthiness and citrus fruits

Mouthfeel:slightly bitter, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A very refreshing, light and earthy IPA. The citrus hops are there, but the hops never overpower. Tasty, but may require a bit more hop power for those into hoppier IPAs.

tigg924, Jun 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, light caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is thin but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid and poundable IPA to drink for a long time.

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Wachusett Light IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.