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Wachusett Light IPA | Wachusett Brewing Company

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3.56/5
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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by jbertsch on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,019
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
107
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think that I picked this up during one of my many forays up to New England. I have a number of friends up there & it usually does not take much to get me to come up, especially for a weekend.

From the CAN: "100% Endlessly Recyclable Aluminum C[AN]"; "Pack It In, Pack It Out."

The Crack! went as planned, so I went with a Light Glug. There was no head, so I gave it a Light swirl and produced a finger of tawny head with decent retention. Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity when held up to natural Light. Nose had a Light grapefruit-lemon citrusiness. I was Lightly pleased. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was kind of Light, less citrusy than it had been on the nose. It was decent for its style, but it lacked Ooomph. It seemed like another of the Aroma Hops vs. Bittering hops CANundrums that I have enCANtered with regard to these Light/Session AIPAs. Yes, I could discern hops in its flavor, but nothing like on the nose. Finish was Lightly dry, mildly bitter, but just enough to push it into the realm of dryness. This might be a good one for the backyard in the summer, but I just don't know that many calorie counters who are into craft beer.

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice, clean and surprisingly tasty session IPA. Drank straight from the can. Nice aroma of pine, fresh citrus and light floral notes. The hops are there right up front and stick around through the entire beer. Taste is on the lighter side of mango and papaya with an orange undertone. Not as full flavored as a comparable non-session IPA but it still stands on its own. I rank this second only to the excellent Easy Jack but, since I live in MA, I'll reach for this beer just as often due to freshness.

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4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
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3/5  rDev -15.7%
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another great beer from Wachusett Brewing...This is a great beer if you want to have more than a few. Still has a great taste...it is just a little lighter than the Larry and the Monsta.

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the can, pours a hazy gold color with a foamy 2 finger eggshell colored head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving realty good foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus fruit, floral hops, lemon zest, citrus hops, biscuit, light caramel and sweet malt. Very basic IPA nose, but quite nice for a light IPA.

Flavor is a drop off from the nose, with biscuit, graham cracker and light piney notes mixing with the floral and citrus hops. The caramel disappears and the lemon retracts as the grains show up stronger. Seems like an English pale ale more than an IPA.

Mouthfeel is light and slick with mild carbonation, a medium body and a finish that has a little bitterness mixing with the light hops and decent malt base.

It started out strong but faded down the stretch becoming just an average beer that bordered on forgettable. Session-able yes, tasty not really.

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3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
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2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
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Wachusett Light IPA from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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