Green Monsta IPA
Wachusett Brewing Company

Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,935
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,069
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 11.98%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
617
From:
Wachusett Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  157
SCORE
82
Good
Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA
Notes: An All-American yeast teams up with Cascade, Amarillo, & Centennial for a home run of hops in every sip.
Reviews: 95 | Ratings: 617 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BTVflatlander:
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BTVflatlander from Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

After a long debate between this and various other canned beers, I opted to give a nod to my now-waning Red Sox obsession. I had a bottle of this a long while ago when I hated all things hoppy and still enjoyed it, and 12-packs of cans are beer heaven.

A: I really appreciate unfiltered IPAs, so this was a big selling point for me. However, I intend on drinking the rest from the can.

S: Mostly spicy malt, actually. Which, for me, actually is troubling because I detest malty IPAs. That being said, it does smell kind of generically hoppy as well.

T: Malt up-front (uh oh) with a relatively strong spiciness and generic hop flavor. I don't get much citrus or pine as some have, but hey.

M: Great, on point.

O: I really should hate this beer to be honest, for it's way too malty an IPA for me. However, for whatever reason be it the Red Sox allusion or the cool can and the all-around pleasantness of the taste, I dig it. It's not a top tier American IPA by any means but it is something perhaps even more rare: an unfiltered American IPA that comes in 12 packs that you can enjoyably session over and over. For me, that makes me a fan. Recommended, but only if you have the right expectations.

Apr 30, 2014
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bobv from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jul 10, 2014
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Bjlps from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dec 06, 2013
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QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 16, 2018
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Jayschool from Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Aug 19, 2012
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comradekyle from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Feb 22, 2013
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lemonox from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 22, 2018
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BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Apr 12, 2014
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JakerLou from New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 31, 2015
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ba2047 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this IPA at Fenway. Good IPA. Great experience.

Jun 03, 2018
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mhaugo from California

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

May 18, 2014
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Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aug 31, 2015
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JASnyder from Massachusetts

2.82/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big foamy head that stays until the end.
Nice colorful clear orange shade.
Nasty smell of apple cider vinegar.
Tastes better than it smells. A little bitter bite that size for the smell.
Very carbonated and tingly.
All in all... OK.

Sep 27, 2018
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a Best By Date of the Ides of March 2014. One of the 4 beers in the Box of Brews mix 12 pack. Pours a coppery amber color with a half inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is piney hops with some orange peel and lemon. The taste is alot less hoppy than the aroma with more of a malt presence. Some spicy hops with floral bitterness at the end. Hints of lemon. Lots of carbonation. Overall, its a decent brew to have in a mix pack but I probably wouldn't seek it out on its own.

Nov 15, 2013
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whiterapid from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Apr 26, 2013
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fx20736 from New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought as part of 12 pack from Burlington (MA) Wines & Spirits on 4/18/14. Poured into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: hazy medium amber, offwhite head, nice lacing.

smell: nice moderate blend of pine/ eucalyptus and peach/ papaya.

taste: restrained piney hop bitterness with some bittersweet fruit like pineapple or peach on top of a thick bed of malt.

mouthfeel: solid, good.

overall: nicely balanced blend of malt & hops with fruit and evergreen also balanced. Easy drinking and pleasant.

Apr 26, 2014
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EatonHops from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Mar 22, 2014
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RoryOMoore from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

May 02, 2012
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vdub191 from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Oct 15, 2014
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jrohrbacher from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jan 29, 2014
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AOShabaz from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jul 23, 2013
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wrightst from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Aug 07, 2014
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lhteacher from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Apr 29, 2013
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rhino54 from California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Apr 19, 2013
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nmwhitehead from New York

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 01, 2017
Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 617 ratings