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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

720 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 305
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-02-2014 00:06:02 | More by josephmullett
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this at Yankee Spirits in Montpelier VT, poured chilled from the can into a cervoise.

The color is a radiant golden with amber highlights and thick rocky white head with very fine bead, lace sticks well. The smell is pungent with mango, pineapple and citrus hop aromas with some faint malt sweetness and gentle alcohol accenting. The feel is great, not extremely bitter yet has a nice spiced texture with low malt in the feel and mild alcohol with a semi-dry finish.

The taste is very good with plenty of hop flavor interwoven in the layers of herbal, tropical and citrus with some gentle hints of grassy hop and spice with an almost pine-like taste which teeters between pineapple and grapefruit juiciness. The taste of alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms but at 8% it is still not overboard for the strength. I like this a lot, a high quality Imperial Ipa, very drinkable and packed with hop flavor, not just bitterness.

Serving type: can

05-30-2014 18:49:19 | More by Slatetank
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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It reads like the start of a bad joke. A guy walks into a Beer Garden (To-Go) and walks out with a boatload of CANs for him and his friends. No joke! I was in Media, PA for the annual Brandywine Valley Brewers Fest at Iron Hill and no visit to Media would be complete without a visit to Pinocchio's. I was there early, so I was hanging out, scouring the coolers when they started offering me all kinds of CANs, knowing that I am the originator of The CANQuest (TM) and it would have been rude of me to decline. ;=)

From the CAN: "8.5/85 8.5% Alc/Vol 85 IBUs"; "100% Endlessly Recyclable Aluminum C[AN]; "Pack it In, Pack It Out."

Larry Horwitz of Iron Hill would definitely approve of this review! Larry, Larry, Larry is the ChANt from the crowd as the Crack! takes place, revealing another brimful craft CAN. As I CANducted the inverted Glug, I could not help but recall the stunned looks on people's faces as I demonstrated this unorthodox pour while at The Garage in Philly on Saturday night. Hee hee. The trick is knowing when to back off so as not to have overflow. The pseudo-cascade settled into two dense, rocky fingers of tawny head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose was very minty on this one, kind of like standing in an evergreen forest in the winter and taking a deep breath. Ahh, get the sensation! Mouthfeel was medium, but the hops bite was like muriatic acid, etching into those weak taste buds and setting them on their heels. One should always be cautious when imbibing a DIPA, but I am a seasoned pro at this. Great lacing began to form around the edges of the glass and I rolled a mouthful around on my tongue in CANtemplation of how I was going to remove it later. Big mistake! Suddenly, the orange/tangerine citrusiness of this one came on full bore and I could not swallow it fast enough. The finish was gaspingly dry, but water was of no help. This fire was white phosphorous, but there was no way to jettison it over the side. Tears began to involuntarily roll down my cheeks as I cried out for my mommy. There was naught to do but press on. Larry, what did I ever do to you to deserve this kind of treatment?!? Each successive draught brought new kinds of pain and I think that I may have seared my esophagus. I CAN now only speak in a hoarse whisper. Great stuff! Drink some Larry in a CAN ... if you dare!

Serving type: can

05-19-2014 23:15:08 | More by woodychandler
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Black Can.

A: Pours a hazy dark amber. massive off white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Citrus. Tangy. fruit. Sweet malts. Earthy.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Citrus. Ripe. Sharp. Spices. Herbal Hops. Sweet fruity malts.
Excellent balance. Smooth and creamy. large bodied. The finish is bitter and a
little fruity.

O: One of the better IIPA's I've had out of a can and from New England. 8.5%
ABV, yet has a nice easy feel. Hops are strong and flavorful with a nice balance
of malts.

Cheers!!!

Serving type: can

05-15-2014 19:46:04 | More by mnrider
Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.