Green Monsta IPA | Wachusett Brewing Company

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82
good
579 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Green Monsta IPAGreen Monsta IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wachusettbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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.

Added by Jason on 03-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
579
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
145
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 579 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of SalMineo
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Apathetiq
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of schnell
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jeff1973
3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BostonHops
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a SA 'perfect pint' glass.

pours a clear, coppery amber tone while yielding a nice, foamy finger+ of off-white head. respectable head retention and lacing. likewise, nose is nice if not especially outstanding. fairly aromatic and obviously hop-forward, i get notes of pine, herbal, and citrus, and some malt character in the background.

flavor is a disappointment. wasn't expecting other-worldliness, but to me it definitely fails to impress. a bit overly bitter... the flavor profile, while mostly following the nose, is not working for me. sort of 'meh'... medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

what with the local brewery and red sox angle i really wanted to like this one, but, alas, IMO it's a mediocre at best IPA.

(originally reviewed: 07-17-2011)

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Photo of DrJay
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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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Photo of perrymarcus
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a SA 'perfect pint' glass.

pours a clear, coppery amber tone while yielding a nice, foamy finger+ of off-white head. respectable head retention and lacing. fine looking beer.

nose is likewise nice, if not especially outstanding. fairly aromatic and obviously hop-forward, i get notes of pine, herbal, and citrus, and some malt character in the background.

flavor is a disappointment. wasn't expecting other-worldliness, but to me it definitely fails to impress. a bit overly bitter... the flavor profile, while mostly following the nose, is not working for me. sort of 'meh'... medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

what with the local brewery and red sox angle i really wanted to like this one, but, alas, IMO it's a mediocre at best IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
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

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at River Rd Tavern.
Caramel malt with some faint citrus hops. Old school beer, may have been older than optimal. Meh!

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Photo of arm_mason
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of phantomwyse
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
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?"

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Photo of acurtis
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of edthehead
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreightonSM
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hreb
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of JacobJustus1
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Green Monsta IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 579 ratings.
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