Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.53/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
Thanks go to ShogoKawada for this one.
This pours up a beautiful, slightly hazy, golden orange color, somewhat like a sunset on a warm summer evening. Just over a fingers worth of fluffy white foam makes up the head which fades down to a total surface covering film of about an 1/8 of an inch thick. It leaves nicely thick and quite sticky lacing down the sides of the glass.
The nose is a very good balance of hops and malts. Nice notes of caramel and a slight hint of brown sugar are here. They are only slightly outshined by the floral and citrus hops notes. Lots of grapefruit, lime and oranges, with a light undertone of pine.
This is a totally understated and muted beer. There are some light hints of malty sweetness and of hop bitterness, but it's all just kind of bland and lifeless. Good citrus and floral notes, when you look for them, along with a touch of caramel biscuit malts. Nothing to get excited about, sadly.
It's almost full-bodied and has a light-to-medium level of carbonation. This helps it maintain a good smoothness and gives it a small touch of creaminess.
Regretfully, the finish is similar to seltzer water.
Okay, as far as DIPA/IIPA's go, this one is quite drinkable. But, that's because there just isn't much to it. I prefer my DIPA's to be a touch more bold, either in the hops or malts area, it doesn't matter. Just give me something to latch on to.
I'm very glad to have had this one, especially because of some forum comments that made me believe that this would be one that I'd really like. Unfortunately, I won't seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2010 05:00:32 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
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.