Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company
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Reviews by stonermouse:
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Brief updates to the original review, with score changes, since this beer in a can has been super fresh and unbelievably delicious. It's much more melony than I remember, but still has a nice pine bite and finish. Each sip is a mouthful of flavors. Just a touch of booze deepens the flavors, and it finishes a bit dry with wonderful slickness. This beer in cans is spectacular- a perfect go-to brew for any occasion. Hopefully it continues to be easily accessible in my area.
Original Review 10/23/10
From a bomber into a Sam Adams glass.
This is a very nice looking brew. It's an unusual hazy yellow with a nice, persistent head.
Aroma is fairly potent, and matches the flavor perfectly. Floral hops, with a hint of pine.
This brew is sort of a light version of DH 90-minute. Similar flavor, but is lighter on the booziness. There is a solid malt backbone, and the hops are quite floral, have a touch of pine, and are seriously dry. This hop character is pretty specific, and if you dig the 90-minutes and the Maharajas and their super-dryness and booze touches, you'll probably like this guy.
Mouthfeel is solid. It's a pretty dense beer, and each sip is full of flavor.
Drinkability is high. The flavors are mild enough, and the booze is totally hidden. I'll seek this one again at some point.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 17:56:56 | More by stonermouse
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 720 ratings.