Tha Green Monsta
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #541
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,382
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
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J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Baseball? Who doesn't love it? Even though I'm a Yankee fan, I appreciate Fenway Park and even took a tour of it last year. Of course, the "Monsta" is it's signature feature and this beer played on that and the "green" quite nicely. Sure, Wakefield's out of Miami but you'll be wishing for hot dogs, warm summer nights, and the crack of the bat to go along with this New England-style IPA!

Typical pour to this as the beer was a muted goldenrod with just enough light seeping in around the edges to keep this from appearing too turbid or murky. Hazy due to the fine sediment floating in the liquid but there wasn't much of it at the bottom of my pint glass when it came time to finishing this off. Lots of pineapple, lychee, jack fruit, weed, and stone fruit sweetness in the soft and complex nose as they burst through in the taste. The wheat gave this body and balance as the dankness was muted by that; to the point where I could proverbially chew on that while attempting to pin this down.

Not a lot of booze or carbonation here as the liquid was able to linger on my palate and allow for it's "greener" aspects to seep into my taste buds. Dank, this may have been but there was plenty of flavor to go with that as it held up well for being one of my oldest beers in my stash. Fun stuff that would be great to have at any ball game, tailgate, or session with some quality IPA's. Nice job by J. Wakefield on this one!

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Photo of dar482
4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a vibrant orangey light to medium gold color.

The aroma bursts of peach, mango puree, some dank pine.

The flavor follows with pineapple/mango puree, light bready sweetness in the middle, creamy mouthfeel with the wheat and oats coming through, soft carbonation and medium mouthfeel, medium minus piney bitterness on the finish.

Spot on for the NE style IPA. Hugely hazy and juicy with that soft and delicate on the bitterness.

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Photo of gatornation
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

fresh 12 oz can. Pours a cloudy apricot color with a fresh white 1 finger head. topical nose of mango,papaya,citrus, peach Nice sweet malt in the finish. mouth feel is smooth and creamy with a great mix of flavorful topical hops and very little bitterness. This IPA is NE the whole way if you like TH you will like this one . Highly recommended

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Photo of Amguerra305
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Second batch poured from a can in to a Duvel tulip. A pale orangey yellow with a bit of cloudiness. Smell has notes of pineapple and strong hops. Taste kind of follows the nose with citrus notes but the finish is just too bitter. Feel is medium light. A worthy attempt at a NE IPA but its result is too bitter on the back end. Up front flavors are spot on though.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Answer Brewpub in Richmond. Poured a opaque caramel with nice white head a ton of lacing. Good tropical fruit aroma with noticeable hop. The citrus (grapefruit) more subdued in flavor while more pine comes in and lingers a bit. Still some malt sweetness. Light feel, lingering piney bitter, just on edge of unpleasant if you don't care for that.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden body with good head and lace down the glass. Dirty, earthy, citric hop aroma with bits of sweetness from malts more than grapefruit. Beer is light-bodied and easy to drink and taste like it smells with a dirty, earthy, almost piney bitterly citric hopped taste that balances with some sweetness from caramel (again, not really grapefruit but kind of is). Sturdy, tasty, low ABV and easy to drink lead for a real good IPA.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange color with a thick white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Smell is tropical, dank. Tastes reflect the same - peach, grapefruit up front and a nice earthy finish. Very smooth mouthfeel, excellent. Very consistent with the New England style IPA, nailed it

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Tha Green Monsta from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings