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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

701 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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:
Larry is an award winning brew. Coming in at an 8.5% alcohol by volume and 85IBUs...Larry is a true unfiltered imperial IPA.

(Beer added by: Patrick on 07-25-2009)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.