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Wachusett Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

701 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 701
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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tneenan1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-26-2014 16:55:09 | More by tneenan1
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-24-2014 22:40:28 | More by DrewBest
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2014 13:18:19 | More by hopley
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Sheldog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-17-2014 18:26:53 | More by Sheldog
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mnrider

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
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twizzard

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-13-2014 23:27:26 | More by twizzard
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KSBlager


4/5  rDev -1%

05-11-2014 02:22:21 | More by KSBlager
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-09-2014 18:47:00 | More by ManMoosePig
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-09-2014 02:32:35 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-07-2014 14:55:14 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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Urs

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-07-2014 00:38:26 | More by Urs
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-05-2014 22:57:00 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Papaloth

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-03-2014 03:30:31 | More by Papaloth
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-03-2014 00:10:39 | More by MarkSansone
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2ellas

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-01-2014 01:55:09 | More by 2ellas
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RobbDogg

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber. A dark honey, bordering on amber, somewhat hazy, with a nice head that lingered. Smell is fresh and of fruit and hops. A hop explosion at first sip, is mellowed by some malt, and lots of fruitiness, lemon and grapefruit, that mask most of the alchohol. Less bitterness on the finish than many IPA's, but enough to count against the fruit. Fairly we'll balanced, and an excellent beer for my taste. I will try Larry again with friends.

Update- Tried from a can, and am still a fan. Going to serve it at a beer tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:43:33 | More by RobbDogg
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-27-2014 18:31:34 | More by JGLittle
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-26-2014 02:05:56 | More by CGMLS3
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MyauFroto

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-26-2014 00:43:46 | More by MyauFroto
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-21-2014 17:59:21 | More by billybob
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utopiajane

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

04-21-2014 12:08:38 | More by utopiajane
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-21-2014 00:39:46 | More by ssoulf
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-20-2014 22:42:42 | More by sgregory
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-18-2014 00:24:55 | More by ILiveOffHops
Wachusett Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.