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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

848 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 77
Gots: 105 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Patrick on 07-25-2009

Larry is an award winning brew. Coming in at an 8.5% alcohol by volume and 85IBUs...Larry is a true unfiltered imperial IPA.
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Photo of Philjohn
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HeavyDandtheGirls
3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Pours a frothy, 2 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is patchy and spotty with great stick. Very nice.

Nose is pine, tree sap and resin, cane sugar, caramel, brown sugar, and a sticky hop bitterness. Really aromatic too. Pretty good.

Opens cane and brown sugar with hints of caramel, pine, citrus, and tree sap hop bitterness. Resiny in the middle with more citrus hop bitterness, grass and bark. Finishes hoppy and juicy with grapefruit and amber on the aftertaste. Its ok but again, not my type of IIPA hop profile.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth and goes down warm and quenching. Finishes dry with a filmy, lingering aftertaste. Good.

A good beer but this is different than I remember. Clearly well made but the hop profile is just not my cup of tea.

Photo of EdM88
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PEIhop
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DantheMan75
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of manbrick
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Banana comes to mind on first sip. Good lacing on glass. Little boozey.

Photo of Juice14
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InvisibleHand420
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of predikit
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Poured from a can into a pint glass, pours a clouded amber, left fairly thin head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smells very fruity, tropical fruits and some citrus.

Tastes grassy, pungent, with a strong bitter finish. Sweet aftertaste, it struck me as a little odd, felt like it was sweetened purposefully.

Medium body, medium-high carbonation. I dislike hoppy beer so I can't really rate to style, but I give them a try anyway.

Photo of LarryCacciola
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Great beer- true IPA

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Cheld
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of swierczt
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of wulfie85
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Stidge77
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Bobby823
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.