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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

758 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 71
Gots: 68 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

CSO, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

WeymouthMike, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jbarletto, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of hail_seitan
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!

hail_seitan, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of illpass78
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.

illpass78, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jallen5076, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

NAPO, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Hopheadhiker, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Pwbres, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Heavy-G, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

nkelley77, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SenatorSpaceman, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

dpgoblejr, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

csustar001, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

RozzieBoy, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

GriswoldR3, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Kcman91, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

zackg9, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

SimonPuggle, Jul 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

argylegirl, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

hvy1, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

dattick, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank directly from the can.
Really nice citrus and floral aromas, more than I was expecting.
taste was very nice too, maybe a touch less than aromas but still really nice.
Mouthfeel was very good for a DIPA.
Overall, I was very surprised by this beer. Delicious!

BoldRulerVT, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Yeti1979, Jun 29, 2014
Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.