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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An All-American yeast teams up with Cascade, Amarillo and Centennial for a homerun of hops in every sip.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2013
From the bottle. Pours light copper color with thin white head. Weak aroma of earth, grass and a bit of orange. Initial taste is thin with some malt sweetness quickly moving to bitterness and lingers with aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draguht. This is a thin and relativly boring APA. I would go for Sierra or Anchor Liberty over this any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (67) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Mildly peppery hop aroma and flavor, decently bitter, finishes a bit soft. Update 4/19/14 cans - less aroma present, flavor is a bit more lemon and less pepper. overall still soft

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1085) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best by date of 3/7/14 and cost $2.79 ($0.23 per ounce).

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark gold to orange hue. Carbonation visible. Pours to a fairy large, white, frothy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: Strong aroma of pine needles and orange fruit.

Taste: Itís pretty obvious that Wachusett Green Monsta IPA is named after Fenway Parkís left field wall. However, if youíre going to name your beer "monster," even as a joke, you need to be more than just plain good. Thatís not to say this beer is a failure, just that it doesnít quite live up to its name. Itís a tame, drinker-friendly, well-balanced beer. Satisfying to be sure, but nothing approaching beastly.

Whatís interesting about this beer is it has qualities found in East Coast, West Coast and even Midwestern IPAs due to its hop varietals. The Cascade imparts pine and resin, the Amarillo imparts citrus, and the Centennial imparts some flowers or perfume, respectfully. Itís more of a real hop flavor than raw bitterness, which is actually kind of nice. Though the malt backbone is not quite as pronounced as it seems like a generic amber or honey malt base without much sweetness. It reminds me more of a pale ale than an IPA. Though there is a strong bitterness on the finish with all pine, flowers and citrus flavors all returning at once. Drinking this beer is quite an interesting experience.

Drinkability: If you want a easily drinkable IPA, then Green Monsta is for you. The mouthfeel is not too intense and a bit on the thinner, more tepid end of the spectrum, though there is a distinct crispness to the finish. Thereís little hop bitterness in the aftertaste and itís actually refreshing for a moment while in the mouth. At 6.1% ABV, itís quite tempting to session this beer, though I think it should be appreciated for its versatility since it works well on its own or as a meal companion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Draft at Logan airport in Boston, MA. Pint glass. Golden amber pour with a thick white head. Good sporadic lacing. Aroma of bread, cereal, pine and must. Taste similar with light notes of pine and cereal. Bitter finish. Medium balance job. About a B- in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with lots of head. Aroma is just a bit hoppy, not a strong as you would like. Almost sweet. Taste is much of the same. Just slightly hoppy, with a bit too much sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROBC3366 (367) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
This is an average beer with a kick of hops. I would pick it up again during the summer months, but itís nothing too unique that will have me seeking it out.
Earlier Rating: 9/30/2013 Total Score: 2.5
Pours a dark orange. Smells exactly as an IPA should and has a very balanced and hoppy taste which most fans of ipa's will enjoy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (634) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Tap pours clean clear gold with dense white foam. The aroma is crisp with a floral and herbal bitter. The flavor is rich, really a full ipa, nice earthy herbal bitter with floral light sweetness. Solid brew on tap, surprising for the low review score.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Tap pours clean clear gold with dense white foam. The aroma is crisp with a floral and herbal bitter. The flavor is rich, really a full ipa, nice earthy herbal bitter with floral light sweetness. Solid brew on tap, surprising for the low review score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (240) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a bit hazy, amber gold, big white head and good lacing. Smell is spicy piney hops and citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with spicy hops and good bitterness. Some citrus and maltiness shines through as well. Pretty good. Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (259) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2014
My fisrt IPA from USA.... I like it a lot when I was in Boston... But it was 2 years ago and I was a noob....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Decent brew, very generic in taste, some grapefruit, orange, citrus peels, herbs.

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