The Green Monster is the legendary left field wall at Fenway Park in Boston, home of the Boston Red Sox. It’s over 37 feet tall and was a part of the original construction in 1912. Originally covered in advertisements, it obtained its green color in 1947.
It’s also a bit frightening to batters, since clearing the wall requires an exceptionally powerful and skilled hit.
I’m not sure if Jonathan Wakefield is from Boston, but somehow it’s apropos that this particularly infamous wall served as the inspiration for Green Monstah (IPA, 6% ABV, 70 IBU).
First, it’s not actually green. J. Wakefield makes green beers (that aren’t just food coloring), but the name wasn’t really inspired by a color.
When it comes to the green, this particular hop bomb was hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosiac hops. There were many different names being passed around as my drinking companions and I were tasting this:
“Dank on dank on dank.”
“Dank for days.”
“Like drinking marijuana.”
All are pretty much correct. It is so incredibly dank, but, and bursting with juicy alpha acids. Insanely big flavors. Oddly enough, it’s also less harsh than most other hopsplosion beers, much of that has to do with copious amounts of both wheat and oats.
That’s about all the malt really adds to the beer, and that’s definitely more than anyone could logically expect in a beer whose sole purpose is to be brimming with bitterness and a deep, dank decadence of hop goodness.
And it’s slightly more approachable than trying to hit a ball over a 37 foot tall wall.
Drink Florida Craft,