Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 22 ounce bottle from rowingbrewer; thanks! Best by December 2011, so very near the end of this one's life span. Split into tulip glasses to share.
Looks gorgeous with a glowing orange body with some murky copper notes to it. About a half inch of foamy, pure white head develops, leaving large quantities of sticky, strand-like lacing behind as it settles.
The aroma is of spicy, earthen hops, lemon and orange zest, pine and birch, some vague straws and grains, and a faint hint of caramel malt.
It tastes of light citrus up front, primarily lemon and orange but with an inkling of grapefruit as well. Then, the hops make an appearance, though it is more subdued than led to expect from the nose; they impart an earthen, spicy flavor and bring the pine out before offering a bitter rush towards the end. Some caramel malt is noticeable throughout. Flavor is a bit thinner than anticipated, but certainly not bad.
Mouthfeel is very good; crisp carbonation that dances nicely off the tongue and lends to a clean, slightly dry finish.
Overall, a very good DIPA that is worth seeking out and trying. It's probably better when it's a bit closer to it's original bottling date, but it's still drinking well come the end of its suggested life span.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2011 04:04:09 | More by eclipse54
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 713 ratings.