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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

719 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 67
Gots: 63 | 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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Reviews by juhl31:
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juhl31

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks nevins for the extra! and thanks abbey road for the accompaniment

-golden/orange/copper in color with a soapy white head

-i don't know why, but my first nostril whiff was corn. that quickly left and a decent hop character showed up. a bit floral, a bit grassy

-there is some hop flavor, but not a ton for an iipa. a good malt background rolls through the second half. some grapefruit in there alongside caramel and butterscotch. a bit soapy in the aftertaste. bitterness shows up at the very end

-carbonation is there and slightly strong on the buds. a bit dry for an ipa...not oily

-the back end of this beer is very interesting. it opens up to a different beer. this is a fine ipa, but not a go-to for me

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 02:21:51 | More by juhl31
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.