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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

627 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%


Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Patrick on 07-25-2009)
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Definitely a semi-cloudy amber, sediments and bubbles on the body all over the place. Head is nice and strong about half an inch coming off an orangey-white still heavy with slightly uneven lacing.

Smell: This scent is appealing but nothing that will stick to you. A little sniff here and there and it is gone. Light flower scent and caramel but soo light.

Taste: Light complexity, malty for sure with a bitterness that is probably the smoothest I have had on anything that I consider a real IPA. It's a little light in the taste department but doesnt mean it is not good. The wet-hop feel is that makes this beer unique and obviously good.

Mouth: You can't argue that this is definitely your medium to heavy beer. Smooth and lightly malty after-feel.

Overall: This beer is trying hard to be a little bit of both your regular american IPA and it wants to be an imperial. It does a good job at it and no I am not arguing, factoring in price and how easy it is to find it's definitely good especially after inhaling my dinner. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 06:05:54 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.