Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22-ounce bomber into a Barrington Brewery pint glass.
A: Poured a dense, golden orange color with an unfiltered, chilled haze beneath a three-finger head of off-white carbonation which left big chunks of lacing on the walls of the glass.
S: Ripe, fruity aroma with some spicy, grainy sweetness and a peppery, yeasty aroma. Hints of banana, citrus and floral yeast fill the nose.
T: Nice, mellow malt sweetness up front with a bready flavor backed by fruity malts. The bitter hops overtake around mid-palate with a soft, lemon peel and grapefruit juice flavor that's quickly balanced with sweet, peppery malt notes before settling into a slightly chewy, bitter finish.
M: Full-bodied DIPA with great balance and a mellow hop sting kept in check by the moderate ABV and solid malt backbone.
O: A nicely done DIPA that doesn't have to rely on a higher ABV to tease out plenty of flavors. The 7.5% ABV is noticeable in the dense, malty flavors but this brew still stayed light, fresh and flavorful with plenty of hops to satisfy.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2012 19:47:09 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Consumed from 12 oz. can
A - From pouring a bit in a glass, a light amber shade body with the slightest haze.
S - The scents wafting from the open can include pine, grapefruit, and orange. Some dank, earthy, grassy aromas are detectable, too.
T - A pleasant mix of pine resin, grapefruit, orange, and floral earthiness from the hops. The malt balances out the hops with a wildflower honey and sugar cookie sweetness. The finish is fairly bitter, but this is again offset by a lingering sweetness.
M - Thick and sticky from residual sugars. Moderate to mild fizz from the carbonation.
O - A damn good, but not amazing DIPA. The hops are not as fresh-tasting as many other lupulin-heavy brews and the malt is a bit sweet for the style. However, for the price point and convenience of cans, a great buy!
Serving type: can
07-14-2014 00:36:04 | More by hail_seitan
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. can poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Pours a dark orange, amberish color with a two-inch white head. It's hazy and pretty solid. Unsurprised to learn it's an unfiltered beer.
Aroma: This beer has a pretty florid bouquet. Lots and lots of pine, hops, citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Some grass and herbaceous character as well. Smells like a big, sturdy IPA.
Taste: The taste delivers what the nose promised. Big, bold flavors of piny hop bitterness along with lots of lemon and grapefruit. Some booze is also noticeable. This beer has just what I want out of a sippable IPA - bitterness, flavor, and more bitterness.
Mouthfeel: This beer isn't super heavy, which is good, because with the high ABV and bitterness a really thick body might be too much. It has a good "all seasons" depth.
Overall: A terrific IPA. Hits every notes you'd expect from a big, punchy IPA, and still leaves you wanting more. A huge victory for this Wormtown brewer.
Serving type: can
07-13-2014 20:55:33 | More by illpass78
Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.