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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

704 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 57 | 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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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-20-2012 23:58:36 | More by Mikeynas
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hail_seitan

Massachusetts

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
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illpass78

Maine

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
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jallen5076

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-13-2014 15:39:17 | More by jallen5076
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NAPO

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-12-2014 01:41:08 | More by NAPO
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-12-2014 00:12:04 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-11-2014 13:37:31 | More by Pwbres
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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2014 19:27:55 | More by Heavy-G
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2014 16:27:33 | More by nkelley77
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SenatorSpaceman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 03:01:09 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 00:23:57 | More by dpgoblejr
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csustar001

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2014 22:48:28 | More by csustar001
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RozzieBoy

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

07-04-2014 15:46:44 | More by RozzieBoy
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GriswoldR3

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-04-2014 03:54:51 | More by GriswoldR3
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-04-2014 03:29:55 | More by Kcman91
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zackg9

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-04-2014 00:57:58 | More by zackg9
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SimonPuggle

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-03-2014 21:25:51 | More by SimonPuggle
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argylegirl


2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

07-03-2014 21:02:03 | More by argylegirl
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hvy1

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-01-2014 10:04:25 | More by hvy1
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dattick


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-01-2014 09:53:08 | More by dattick
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank directly from the can.
Really nice citrus and floral aromas, more than I was expecting.
taste was very nice too, maybe a touch less than aromas but still really nice.
Mouthfeel was very good for a DIPA.
Overall, I was very surprised by this beer. Delicious!

Serving type: can

06-29-2014 17:48:52 | More by BoldRulerVT
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%

06-29-2014 12:23:46 | More by Yeti1979
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-29-2014 12:22:49 | More by ldhughes3
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Tellytell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-27-2014 22:11:53 | More by Tellytell
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HuskyHawk

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden. Nice thin head, with consistent lacing.
S: Interesting for a DIPA. Hop aromas, but not as strong as could be expected, and more malty, sourdough bread aromas than expected. Still nice.
T: Mild citrus, and herbal hops, balanced by a malt presence stronger than most DIPAs. Very, very smooth and balanced as a result. Alcohol is well hidden.
M: Medium to Full bodied, not overly astringent. Mild and pleasing.
O: Really a great, very drinkable, approachable DIPA. Fantastic bargain at the price.

Serving type: can

06-27-2014 13:34:00 | More by HuskyHawk
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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.