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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

625 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 625
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 busterthecat:
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz into tulip. $6 from publick house provisions.

A- pours a dark amber/ orange. 1/2" head that recedes.

S- good hop profile, mostly sweet citrus, slight pine, malt undertones.

T- some bitterness upfront. sweet fruit, orange. light pine, some malt. No intense hop punch like other IIPA's.

M- bitterness fades to smooth pretty quickly. mellows.

D- Easy, slight booze. enjoyable.

Overall, a good IIPA, has qualities that are consistent with the east coast. was hoping for more intense hop profile. A good standard.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 00:32:25 | More by busterthecat
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smanson56

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2014 21:29:51 | More by smanson56
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2014 03:48:42 | More by ccurrid
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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, citrus, pine, hint of sweetness, earthy

T-bready malt, citrus, hint of caramel, pine, earthy, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp yet smooth

O-pretty solid DIPA, easy drinking given the ABV

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 20:08:28 | More by MDDMD
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-09-2014 22:41:35 | More by jwat
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2014 23:15:46 | More by raydas
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Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber style bomber. Served at 58 degrees.

Overall: a great American dipa, everything that you expect, lots of hops, lots of malt, lots of alcohol(not overwhelming) that all blend perfectly into a full bodied, malt and hop Bomb.

Appearance: lighter then expected, but still a rich golden that falls just shy of amber/mahogany

Smell: lots American hops, citrus, fruit, berries. Definitely newer American hybrid hops. The home brewer in me is thinking simcoe and Amarillo.

Taste: lots of malt with what tastes like it could be Munich malt and lots of crystal. The malt bill lends itself to the slight alcohol taste that is not overwhelming. The hops balance everything else out. Tastes like chinook hops were used for bittering(think arrogant bastard) as well as probably magnum hops (think Sierra Nevada pale ale)

Mouthfeel: beer feels thick in your mouth, good body that is full and covers your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Almost can taste the hop oils covering your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 20:26:56 | More by BMFR1811
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2014 14:18:38 | More by Mono
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Massachusetts

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2014 00:22:55 | More by dbc5
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-21-2014 16:14:10 | More by Masters514
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terranostra86

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-20-2014 04:59:25 | More by terranostra86
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koutkid41

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Hazy and pale golden. Small head but faded fairly quickly.

S: Hints of apple, citrus but hops mostly faint. Mostly caramel background.

T: Slight pine and citrus, but again faint. Really sweet, chalky and bready caramel take stage.

M: Slightly sweet, light bodied and soft on carbonation.

O: Just an okay beer to me, just doesn't have that hop presence on the nose and taste that I look for. Kinda weird it had an almost tart taste and smell. Maybe it is slightly old, but no bottle date.

Serving type: can

03-17-2014 03:06:58 | More by koutkid41
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03-16-2014 18:02:54 | More by OnryAndMean
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New Hampshire

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03-15-2014 11:45:47 | More by Kelp
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber-orange pour with two finger creamy white head with good retention and great lacing. Big well balanced, flowery, citrusy, malty nose with hints of tangerine, caramel, perfumey fresh hops, biscuit, and lemon. The taste is very floral with loads of bitter, juicy, hops along with hints of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon, and subtle grass. The mouthfeel is tangy and oily with great balance and excellent drinkability with a nice dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a great change of pace to some of the over-the-top hop bombs. Very floral and perfumey and less resiny.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 11:37:20 | More by beerdrifter
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-13-2014 04:49:43 | More by megamass
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2014 16:46:56 | More by ChrisL24481
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New York

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JAFoley

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Three nice fingers of large bubbly off-white head over a clear red amber body. Very good retention and lots of nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops and sugary bready malts and strong alcohol.

T - Huge lemon grass hops, earthy and floral. Very slight malt sweetness and strong biting spiciness from the alcohol.

M - Medium body with fine moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky and very resinous.

O - This was a great surprise. It drinks like a strong west coast imperial IPA with tons of citrus hops and subtle malts. I'm glad to see such a great beer made in my neck of the woods. I'll definitely be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 20:55:52 | More by JAFoley
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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.