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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

698 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 67
Gots: 56 | 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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GregSVT

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a mostly clear light orange with a big white head that fades to a layer and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is full of aromatic hops in the form of pine, tropical fruits, and a bit of citrus. There's also a sweet malty aroma in the background. You can really smell the bitterness in there as well.

T: The taste is similar to the nose but with a touch more pine than tropical fruits as well as biscuity malt and a touch of toffee on the finish. Not as bitter as I had expected but still leaves a good amount of bitterness on the finish.

M: The feel is medium bodied and creamy.

O: Decent DIPA with good aromas and decent flavors. I'd probably reach for other things first but it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 02:02:45 | More by GregSVT
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tfidler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-11-2012 16:08:39 | More by tfidler
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-11-2012 12:18:52 | More by bostonryan
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-10-2012 02:37:30 | More by pveilleux
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-10-2012 01:36:35 | More by jbertsch
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-06-2012 14:47:29 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-06-2012 14:10:55 | More by Gregwa
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Steimie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

06-03-2012 21:47:58 | More by Steimie
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rbastone

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-30-2012 18:23:56 | More by rbastone
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-28-2012 22:37:54 | More by kaelingirl
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a two finger slighly off white fluffy head with decent retention
S: smells of caramel malt, pine, citrus and some tropical fruit
T: tropical fruit and caramel malt kick things off with some grapefruity hops ratchet the flavor up another notch along with some more sweet malt flavors. slight pine and on the swallow a nice melding of citrus hop and residual sugars. very nice
M: meduim body with prickly carb keeps things lively and the beer is slightly syrupy but not overly so. not cloying either
O: Proof that the East Coast knows their way around a DIPA. Fantastic flavors and exceptional balance. If you can get this and you aren't drinking it you are doing a disservice to yourself.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 05:13:58 | More by SHODriver
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy aroma. Cloudy orange tinged body with a big foamy head. Green hops, some vegetable.Big IBU, good malt backbone making it solidly drinkable.Finally caught up with this one, thanks for bringing back John.85 ibu-Simcoe, Magnum, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 23:03:51 | More by Sammy
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a hazy orange/amber tone with a finger plus of a creamy white heady. so so retention (lapses into a collar around the glass) but nice walls of lacing.

aromatic nose features tons of pine and citrus hops and suggests a malty backbone; flavor picks up where the aroma leaves off, delivering a big wallop of fresh hoppiness: pine, orange, grapefruit, along with some balancing malts - though not as much as i was anticipating. hops rule the day with this beer. bitter, hoppy finish with a trace of alcohol.

medium-bodied mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. tasty and enjoyable, will definitely revisit.

originally reviewed: 11-24-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 23:02:02 | More by BostonHops
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-16-2012 15:57:23 | More by standardcherry
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Drewrd1988


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-02-2012 19:34:26 | More by Drewrd1988
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-02-2012 02:12:16 | More by bpfrush
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my CBS snifter.

Appearance: Beer pours a crystal clear golden orange with about a finger of bright white head. Moderated head retention but some very nice sticky lacing. (4)

Smell: Mango, grapefruit and a touch of pine. Very hop forward. (4.5)

Taste: Bitter to start with some big citrus notes mostly orange, grapefruit and mango. Some sweetness from the citrus fruit and malts. Slightly dry finish. Very balanced IPA. (4)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and mildly resinous. At 7.5%, Larry straddles the line between a standard IPA and an Imperial IPA. Alcohol isn't noticeable. Quite drinkable. (4)

Overall: Not a hop bomb by any stretch but a very flavorful and balanced IPA. Quite enjoyable. (4)

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 22:08:20 | More by pburland23
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-25-2012 18:30:26 | More by Larrydoherty
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-16-2012 19:26:54 | More by RKing44
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cpolking

Iowa

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

The beer pours an amber, orange, copper in color with a tall quarter-inch head of off-white foam.

The aroma is rich and creamy fruits.

The taste is richly hoppy and malty, with more hop than malt. Creamy, round fruits on a solid malt base, slightly sweet and dense like a scone, with a finish of fruity tartness and light grassy bitterness.

This drinks incredibly smooth, creamy and non-bitter for an 85 IBU beer. There is some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 01:00:05 | More by cpolking
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-12-2012 18:30:44 | More by wdarcy77
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slgihtly hazy, orange gold color with a thin, chunky, bubbly white head that clings well to the glass. Aromas of burnt leaves, cut grass, and cedar mix with grapefruit and mango fruit sweetness on the nose. Flavors are light and subtle, with an overall roasting to the grainy and slightly sweet backbone. Hops are wet and dark, with a "heavy" character to them. Nothing overly bitter or dry on this one, but more of a subtle layering of flavors. The hops are not in your face or overpronounced, but they are present and accounted for. The aftertaste has a slight peppering to it, with the fruit sweetness still holding strong. Some bitterness comes through in the finish, which is otherwise clean. A touch of resiny hops at the very end, but again, subtle. Solid, tasty beer. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 23:35:36 | More by GarthDanielson
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smi

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

04-06-2012 01:13:34 | More by smi
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-02-2012 01:15:05 | More by Horbar
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amnesia85

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-01-2012 23:55:37 | More by amnesia85
Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.