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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

809 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 74
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I won't even go through the letters. I'm an IPA guy. this is perfect. I would consider never buying another brand of IPA again if they sold this in 12 packs. literally perfection. Anything less than an A is not doing this beer justice.I think the only downfall would be how hard it is to find.

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4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Yellow/orange color, clear, with one finger of foamy off-white head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Super floral hops, grapefruit, some yeast and malts in the background, but mostly a full, tropical delicious hoppiness dominates

Taste/Mouthfeel: Fruity, tropical hops hit first, followed by a great, strong, malty background. Aftertaste is short and while the hoppy bitterness is totally there, it hits in the front and doesn't linger past its welcome. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and creamy with a slightly dry finish

Notes: Drinkability is awesome. Great, excellent, perfect beer! Well done!

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4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I cannot say enough about Larry. I think it is better than the almighty HeaddyTopper. Tough to find at the store but worth the effort. Will be trying to clone in the fall and hope to come close to the flavor and body of the real thing. My ATF. If Wachusett Brewery sees this PLEASE start selling these in 4/6 packs.

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4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Incredible

Pours light brown, somewhat cloudy, with an awesome head

lots of orange and citrus in the aroma,

Great bitterness, very fruity on the palate with the presence of a hop sting which mellows out to a bit of a booziness.

Very palatable but the alcohol becomes apparent as you sip on.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. Lots of hop, citrus and flavor, will be stocking up.

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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber poured into a Bruery tulip.

A-Pours a two-inch head with a gorgeous golden body.

S- Pine, pineapple, grapefruit, bready malt.

T- Resiny, oily, citrus hops balanced perfectly with a nice malt backbone. Absolutely delicious.

M- One of the best aspects of this beer. Sticky, resiny hoppy goodness. Medium carbonation and body -- perfect for the style. Chewy but not heavy.

D- Wow. I drank this one way too fast. This is up there with the best of all DIPAs -- East or West Coast. Rivals Pliny the Elder.

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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber/red with a foamy white head and nice lacing

S- Citrusy, grapefruity, spicy hops with a sweet malt backbone. Rivals the best.

T- Perfectly balanced IIPA. Malt and some residual sugars, layers with a nice citrusy bitter hop profile. So much better than their regular IPA, you would not think it was from the same company. Absolute balance in this awesome example of an east coast IPA.

M- Light carbonation makes this a nice smooth drink that let's the hops provide the bitterness and makes for no sharp carbonation feels.

D- The perfect balance makes this very drinkable. The ABV just takes it down a small notch.

Yeah... I just rated this higher than PTE.

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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.