Tha Green Monsta
J. Wakefield Brewing

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J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
American IPA
4.21 | pDev: 6.65%
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
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!
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by bcsbeer from Florida

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by SFC21 from Florida

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by dleiner from New York

Jul 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by CayseyW from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by RunBeerFood from Florida

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Alecmedeiros from Florida

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Oct 04, 2016
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.
Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by AdrianC31 from Florida

Jul 29, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Jul 28, 2016
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
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
Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Jul 18, 2016
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Rated by Chrisrobinson19 from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
tasty and fresh
Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by cyrushire from Florida

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by IrishColonial from Texas

Jul 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Amguerra305 from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
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.
Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4.52 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
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.
Jun 16, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -5%
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.
May 26, 2016
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Reviewed by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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
May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 29, 2016
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