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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett LarryWachusett Larry

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

631 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Patrick on 07-25-2009)
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of three cask offerings at Brew City in Worcester last night. Served in a British style pint glass. Gigantic white, soap-like head. Best cask beer head I've seen in a while. Very mellow yellow color to the body. Very subtle smell, almost piney. Taste was excellent. There was that hoppy flavor present, but the cask mellowing really smoothed out the DIPA strength. My friend ordered another craft brewery's DIPA offering on tap, and we tried each side by side. The Larry was just so smooth, but it retained that hop profile that should be present. Larry on cask was just so much more drinkable than I expected. This will be the preferred way any DIPA that I have in the future will be served to me.

Serving type: cask

01-13-2010 22:58:56 | More by morebeergood
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, citrus, pine, hint of sweetness, earthy

T-bready malt, citrus, hint of caramel, pine, earthy, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp yet smooth

O-pretty solid DIPA, easy drinking given the ABV

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 20:08:28 | More by MDDMD
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BMFR1811

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber style bomber. Served at 58 degrees.

Overall: a great American dipa, everything that you expect, lots of hops, lots of malt, lots of alcohol(not overwhelming) that all blend perfectly into a full bodied, malt and hop Bomb.

Appearance: lighter then expected, but still a rich golden that falls just shy of amber/mahogany

Smell: lots American hops, citrus, fruit, berries. Definitely newer American hybrid hops. The home brewer in me is thinking simcoe and Amarillo.

Taste: lots of malt with what tastes like it could be Munich malt and lots of crystal. The malt bill lends itself to the slight alcohol taste that is not overwhelming. The hops balance everything else out. Tastes like chinook hops were used for bittering(think arrogant bastard) as well as probably magnum hops (think Sierra Nevada pale ale)

Mouthfeel: beer feels thick in your mouth, good body that is full and covers your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Almost can taste the hop oils covering your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 20:26:56 | More by BMFR1811
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koutkid41

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Hazy and pale golden. Small head but faded fairly quickly.

S: Hints of apple, citrus but hops mostly faint. Mostly caramel background.

T: Slight pine and citrus, but again faint. Really sweet, chalky and bready caramel take stage.

M: Slightly sweet, light bodied and soft on carbonation.

O: Just an okay beer to me, just doesn't have that hop presence on the nose and taste that I look for. Kinda weird it had an almost tart taste and smell. Maybe it is slightly old, but no bottle date.

Serving type: can

03-17-2014 03:06:58 | More by koutkid41
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber-orange pour with two finger creamy white head with good retention and great lacing. Big well balanced, flowery, citrusy, malty nose with hints of tangerine, caramel, perfumey fresh hops, biscuit, and lemon. The taste is very floral with loads of bitter, juicy, hops along with hints of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon, and subtle grass. The mouthfeel is tangy and oily with great balance and excellent drinkability with a nice dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a great change of pace to some of the over-the-top hop bombs. Very floral and perfumey and less resiny.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 11:37:20 | More by beerdrifter
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Three nice fingers of large bubbly off-white head over a clear red amber body. Very good retention and lots of nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops and sugary bready malts and strong alcohol.

T - Huge lemon grass hops, earthy and floral. Very slight malt sweetness and strong biting spiciness from the alcohol.

M - Medium body with fine moderate carbonation. Somewhat sticky and very resinous.

O - This was a great surprise. It drinks like a strong west coast imperial IPA with tons of citrus hops and subtle malts. I'm glad to see such a great beer made in my neck of the woods. I'll definitely be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 20:55:52 | More by JAFoley
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bomber into a pint glass. 1/28

Pours cloudy copper amber, little hazy, white foam on top. Oily nose. Light pine. Touch of citrus. Even keeled hop, light malt, peppery bitter. Very flavorful. All nicely balanced, yet notably hopped. Good intro for me to this brewery, will look for more.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 18:25:37 | More by KTCamm
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Jonny41

Maine

4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving type; Had from can and bottle

appearance: Average golden/tangerine color nice head minimum lacing

Smell:Nice mild smells not overpowering in any way but NICE, citrus sweet notes nothing offensive or over the top

Taste: This is where it takes off, had one late night from can. One word SMOOTH. Soft feel great flavor extremely easy drinking. Got a second pour from bottle the next night just to make sure it was as good. Awesomely smooth great balance of flavors grapefruit comes thru in the finish slightly sweet more aromas, i really cant stop drinking this.
Where are they hiding the 8.5%? a very easy beer to get in trouble with. I want more.

Mouthfeel: smooth again smooth

Overall: a 4.75 I want to go higher but am afraid its just love at first pint will be trying much more of this to make sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 16:06:31 | More by Jonny41
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on February 8, 2014.

The pour is fairly routine with its golden yellow character and big fizzy cream colored head. If this was presented to me blindly I might think I was looking at a standard adjunct.

But after the appearance everything takes off. The aroma is a fine balance of pale malts, earthy, pine, tangerine, passion fruit, and citrus hops. While the hops are what my nose gets first they are not explosive or overpowering.

Medium but slightly acidic body.

Smooth would be my one word description of the taste. It begins with a pleasant toffee malt character that is quickly taken over by the moderate hop bitterness. Yet while this beer tends to focus more on the hops it taste does not live and die in a hoppy environment. The toffee malts are there briefly only to be butted in by a moderate hop character. But nothing that makes me wince or pucker up like many DIPA's can do. 8.5%? You wouldn't know it.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 21:15:00 | More by puboflyons
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The can was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left nice lacing on the glass. It is a hazy pale orange color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super tight lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tangerine, citrus, orange, caramel, bready, and a little booze.

Taste: Nice citrusy hops, mild tingly bitterness, caramel, and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, a little booze, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and mild hop tingly bitterness.

Overall: I haven't had this for some time, but couldn't resist the can. Great choice and next time I'll grab a few more.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 05:53:26 | More by Flounder57
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +1%
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
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12oz. can into a tulip glass

A: Gorgeous light orange that just looks like it's bursting with overripe citrus juice. Not too much head and only moderately sticky lacing, but still, the beer looks so inviting.

S: Ironically - given the taste - the maltiest part of this beer is the aroma it gives off. A nice toasted biscuit complements mild hop juice, mostly of the grapefruit variety.

T/M: Pure bliss, all kinds of juicy stone fruit and hop nectar. The IBUs make their presence felt by bruising your tongue throughout the finish yet leave your mouth begging for more. Tight carbonation keeps things sharp. Superb.

O: I just can't get over how good this beer is, especially given that I accidentally stumbled across while waiting to buy some New England Gandhi-Bot next door at their brewery. Everything's in line, the can is a perfect serving vessel, if this was distributed to 8 more states it would be sought after by everyone.

Serving type: can

01-09-2014 05:59:37 | More by markgugs
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a great two finger pillowy white head that is kept up into an irregular snowscape by active carbonation. Aroma of sweet bready malt, tropical fruit, toffee and citrus hops. Flavor of bready, lightly caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, citrus rind, stone fruit, finishing with lingering grassy and citrus hop bitterness. Very nice creamy body intensifies the dense fruit flavors. A top notch IIPA that balances body, fruit flavors and hoppiness excellently. My bottle is a few months over the best by date, but I believe it was held in a cooler room most of its life. The herval flavors hops do seem to be a bit attenuated for their intensity, but this is good enough as it is to encourage me to seek out a fresher bottle. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 04:57:54 | More by LiquidAmber
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If there was a beer battle it would be between the West and East Coast IPAs. West likes them floral and sweet and East likes them hoppy and bitter. I like them in a clean glass with a good floral smell and a clean finish.

Wachusett Larry is an amazing beer for the price. $9 for a 6 pack of DIPAs? Yes please!

Can to Glass
A- standard good carmel color with a good size head on the pour.
S- Floral hops with a citris
T- Bitter malts to balance the floral hops. Sits well on the front of the tongue and doesn't overpower on the way down.
M- Heavy bitterness in the front with a clean following. The after-tast hangs around a little while and makes me crave a cracker or something to cut it.
O- Good beer for the price. It looks great, smells great, tastes like a bitter IPA but it feels like I should wash it down with something else to cut the glossy bitter feel in my mouth. Like cheddar cheese or crackers.

Great… Now I want nachos or cheese curds. Not saying it's a bad thing but I don't have either at home and this 8.5%ABV means I'm not driving anywhere.
Cheers

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 22:28:04 | More by Ohmmygawd
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Candia Rd.
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that shows moderate retention. Pine resin and grapefruit mixed with a bready caramel maltiness make up most of the aroma. Moderate hop bitterness with plenty of pine resin and citrus flavor. A bit sweet on the palette with lots of toffee and caramel and a hint of alcohol. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. A touch on the sweet side, but I could drink these.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:32:28 | More by johnnnniee
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the hop presence in the flavor seems a bit old with this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:19:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can purchased at Beehive Brew Pub in Canandaigua, NY.

Pours a clear orange/yellow, with a 1.5 inch head and great lacing down the glass.

Smells like honey covered grapefruit, orange, and pine needles.

Very similar taste. Strong, bitter hop flavors are up front and personal in your mouth. Lots of bitter grapefruit and pine flavor, very biting. The bitterness is not astringent or off-putting at all, however, it is very enjoyable and fresh.

Light bodied, full carbonation, crisp and smooth mouthfeel.

A surprise, didn't know Wachusett could run with the big boys hops-wise. Loved it.

Serving type: can

11-17-2013 01:42:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery orange with a solid foamy head. Overall this DIPA from Wachusetts is very solid in terms of hop profile, malt character and drinkability. Smells great with citrus and tropical fruit in the foreground while faint tobacco and bready malt come through in the background. I had varying hop tastes throughout the brew with noticeable yet satisfying bitter hops, tropical and citrusy hops come thorugh toward the end. I certainly pick up on a strong malty backbone here which quells the bitter hops, but almost too much so. I am generally disappointed with DIPAS that come at me with a rigid malty backbone, however I am mildly enjoying it in this brew... strange. Overall a very solid DIPA, yet not world class- all elements are well represented yet I could do with less malt and more hops. If they were to ease up on the malty profile and add more piney notes I think this could be much better. I would certainly recommend the brew if you like a nice malt to back up a hop profile and even if you don't its still a very drinkable and recommendable DIPA.

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 04:24:08 | More by 80x2HopHead
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tabhill

New York

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

freshness date 2/6/2014
poured from can into a pint glass

A- one finger of head over a murky honey colored body. Slight amount bubbles continued while drinking with nice lacing on glass.

S- pleasant smell of hops with slight aroma of citrus - grapefruit

T- strong hoppy/grapefruit followed by a malty flavor

M- refreshingly crisp feel followed by a disturbing pasty coating on the tongue

O- really liked the hops but didn't like the pasty tongue feel. Maybe a bit more biterness would help.

Serving type: can

11-05-2013 01:40:47 | More by tabhill
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wachusett Brewing Company - Wachusett Larry, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a mostly clear filtered copper amber with a massive fizzy head that retains well. Tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Aroma is citrus and pine with a slight sweet caramel malt behind it.

Taste - Malt is the backbone but resiny piney hops are in charge. Bitter finish, slightly astringent. Definite diacetyl creaminess but nothing real bad.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and boozy warm malt. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Good drinkability.

Overall - This is good and the price ($9/6-pack) is right. While it isn't what I would call a "top tier" DIPA, it follows the formula and delivers a reliable hop experience for fans of the style.

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 15:28:54 | More by JMScowcroft
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fmccormi

New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz can to my surprisingly versatile Fiddlehead “can glass.” Freshness date of February 6, 2014 printed in yellow ink on the underside of the can (“BEST BY:02/06/14 84”). Considering it’s mid-October currently, my guess is that this was brewed sometime between a week to five weeks ago; I tasted this last night and it sure tasted like a fresh-ass (D)IPA, so my money is on a week-old brew date.

Appearance (4.5): A good three fingers or more of custard-colored foam rises off the pour, with a healthy stream of bubbles coming off of the nucleation points on the bottom of the glass; meanwhile the body, which is a rich honey-amber color with dark orange hues and a modest chill haze, looks just lovely. As the head dies down, it leaves craters and pocks here and there on the top, along with wide, thin arcs connecting fat splotches and islands of foam on the surface of the glass. Pretty great retention, taking its sweet time to die down with fat bubbles in the middle of the head slowly crackling away.

Smell (3.75): Fresh-cut flowers, fresh-cut limes, some dank resin, a bit of orange juice, and an earthiness typify the hop character; that earthiness melds with a somewhat toasty, nutty malt character quite well. Could be a bit richer and a bit more lush, but I’m digging the fresh-cut limes and fresh-cut flowers.

Taste (4.0): A bunch more of the lime and floral character comes through on the palate, along with a healthy grassiness—this really has a pretty full, solid bitterness that comes in with the lime juice and wad of grass and hangs on until the pleasantly long finish. It’s almost metallic, actually, but (in my mind) not at all in a bad way. The malt body hangs out underneath all this weird hoppiness, somewhat toasty and slightly nutty, acting as a pretty decent but ultimately almost accessory springboard for the hops. (Or rather, the malt and hops don’t necessarily meld all that well, but they still play nice.) There’s a bit of booze that creeps in underneath the limey, floral hops, but it melds to the hops relatively well. I’m giving this a 4.0 for being both pretty damn solid and somewhat unique, when stacked up against all of the other clean DIPAs that are out these days.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Just on the light- side of medium-weight, with a dry, dry, dry finish aided by hop oils and some drying booze. The carbonation is very well done, with a moderate-volume foaming action that never prickles and tingles moderately, covering everything smoothly and evenly—it’s actually kind of velvety, despite the light-ish weight. Very nice.

Overall (4.0): Overall, this is a pretty solid DIPA and a nice change of pace. This is good, man. It’s limey and floral, rather than piney and resiny or citrusy and pithy. And, it’s solidly bitter but still easy-feeling. The main detractors, for me, are the not-quite-integrated malt body and the kind of left field hop character. That said, the left field hops are one of the things I like a lot about this beer—it’s just that it could use a slightly hops richer flavor. But still, overall this is a very enjoyable DIPA and considering it cost about $10.50/sixer of cans, I am quite pleased with this purchase.

Serving type: can

10-26-2013 21:05:48 | More by fmccormi
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours hazy light orange, 1 finger of off white head, mild lacing.
S - Big juicy citrus and tropical fruit hops, some decent mild bready malt.
T - Orange juice, citrus zest, caramel and bready malt, the bitterness doesnt come through as much as you'd think. At the end you do get some diacetyl, which I'm not happy about at all.
M - Full, coats your pallate for a good while.
O - Dececent Imperial IPA for sure, good juicy traits, but the diacetyl subtracts so much from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 01:19:20 | More by Omnium
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FloppyTopper

Vermont

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack of cans. Labeled best before Feb 2014, so I'm guessing it's pretty fresh. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pretty standard amber/copper and orange color. Very clear. Thick white head with lots of lacing.

S - Not a ton of nose to this. There is definitely pine, grass, and some citrus. You can smell the booze to it. Overall a nice light, fresh, bright, and piney smell.

T - A very smooth, crisp, sweet, grassy/pine hop flavor. A very nice compromise on sweetness and bitterness. The booziness goes down easy and you're left with a very sweet aftertaste. Nice!

O - A very nice New England DIPA. I love that it comes in cans, and it's at a good pricepoint at $10 a sixer.

Serving type: can

10-11-2013 00:08:48 | More by FloppyTopper
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Re-Review 9/15/13

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
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Brandegee

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received by trade (thanks Bex!). Can poured into Paper City Brewery mini IPA glass.

Appearance: Bright copper. Frothy, creamy head that fades to a thin white layer with healthy lacing.

Smell: Citrus, but very mild. Almost no real scent discernable.

Taste: Predominantly hop flavor with a grapefruit overtone. A pleasantly balanced IPA, though, and one that I should have probably left in the can to maximize the hop flavor, which dominates the beer. Smooth, and not overly bitter, with a caramel tinge. Almost a piney taste as well, which is probably enhanced by the syrupy mouthfeel

Mouthfeel: Yep, syrupy. Almost oily, in fact, but not at all unpleasant. Very drinkable, and the ABV is not discernable.

Overall: A great hop delivery device that doesn’t veer into cloying or difficult-to-drink. I’d be happy to drink another.

Serving type: can

09-16-2013 00:41:59 | More by Brandegee
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Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.