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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

722 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 306
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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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fantastic hazed golden orange with a finger plus of dense light off white head, fantastic retention, frothy tall ring remains around the perimeter 5 minutes later, across the surface is mostly a thin layer of head, semi-spotty. Lacing is fantastic. Honestly looks damn near perfect.

S - Grapefruit, orange and maybe a hint of lemon, slightly rindy/spiced aroma. Dry yet semi-sweet aroma.

T - Quite crisp but its got some depth to it. Initially orange and grapefruit, not overly bitter, but enough to be crisp and refreshing. Definitely a bit of resin/rind type flavor. Light minimal malty body, not very sweet. Finishes clean as hell with only a very tame light wet bitterness lingering.

M - Medium bodied, fairly thick for the style. Perfect carbonation and flavor make this one quite easy to throw back. Still a girthier IPA.

Serving type: can

07-31-2014 00:10:53 | More by MacQ32
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2014 13:37:34 | More by csurowiec
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

07-28-2014 23:28:36 | More by Doomcifer
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gatheredwaters

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-27-2014 03:03:30 | More by gatheredwaters
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

07-25-2014 04:44:34 | More by tikk
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Huey702

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -75.2%

07-24-2014 22:31:47 | More by Huey702
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420Rick

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-24-2014 21:08:24 | More by 420Rick
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Patlee3324

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-24-2014 02:59:41 | More by Patlee3324
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JoshJayne

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 01:59:49 | More by JoshJayne
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mattinnh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 00:04:00 | More by mattinnh
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mriley1984

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-19-2014 02:16:23 | More by mriley1984
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ZDSmith87


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-18-2014 03:12:34 | More by ZDSmith87
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jebrew

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-18-2014 00:20:34 | More by jebrew
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dpfeffer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-17-2014 22:43:38 | More by dpfeffer
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-17-2014 13:26:50 | More by costanzo_mike
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CSO

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-16-2014 06:36:39 | More by CSO
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-16-2014 01:21:54 | More by WeymouthMike
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-14-2014 23:23:56 | More by jbarletto
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hail_seitan

Massachusetts

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
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illpass78

Maine

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
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jallen5076

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-13-2014 15:39:17 | More by jallen5076
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NAPO

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-12-2014 01:41:08 | More by NAPO
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-12-2014 00:12:04 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-11-2014 13:37:31 | More by Pwbres
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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2014 19:27:55 | More by Heavy-G
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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.