Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by rdilauro:
4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours out of the can into a glass with a slinky light golden amber color with almost no head. This color is becoming more and more evident with higher hopped IPAs and DIPA.
The nose here did not have the characteristic grapefruit aroma. There was a lot of citrus, I picked up on orange, lemon, lime and various melons
The mouthful was enormous I cant recall having a beer with so much body There was just the perfect amount of carbonation in this beer. I enjoyed it as I swirled it around my mouth. Every part of my tongue and checks were getting 'stung' by the hops and citrus coming from the 85 IBUs measurement. My mouth was getting bombarded from every angle. I was shocked at just how much power this beer had.
The finish though was someone lighter and disappointing. I was hoping for the same finish as this beer started. Dont get me wrong, the finish was still nice, but just wasn't on the same par as the start.
As the beer goes down the glass, I do pick up some more grapefruit. The heavy upfront citrus seemed to have calmed down a bit.
No real evidence of this beer being a 8.5% abv.
Serving type: can
01-24-2014 17:41:09 | More by rdilauro
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 715 ratings.