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Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 77
Gots: 115 | 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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Ratings: 859 | Reviews: 318
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Definitely a semi-cloudy amber, sediments and bubbles on the body all over the place. Head is nice and strong about half an inch coming off an orangey-white still heavy with slightly uneven lacing.

Smell: This scent is appealing but nothing that will stick to you. A little sniff here and there and it is gone. Light flower scent and caramel but soo light.

Taste: Light complexity, malty for sure with a bitterness that is probably the smoothest I have had on anything that I consider a real IPA. It's a little light in the taste department but doesnt mean it is not good. The wet-hop feel is that makes this beer unique and obviously good.

Mouth: You can't argue that this is definitely your medium to heavy beer. Smooth and lightly malty after-feel.

Overall: This beer is trying hard to be a little bit of both your regular american IPA and it wants to be an imperial. It does a good job at it and no I am not arguing, factoring in price and how easy it is to find it's definitely good especially after inhaling my dinner. Salud!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright orange with a thin, white head

S - citrus and pine

T - faint bread, big piny resiny hops, grapefruit

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice DIPA. It's very intricate but it hits the right notes. There is a very large hop presence that is piny and citrusy. The malt is present and adds balance. This is a good beer worth checking out.

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A: Pours a slightly hazy golden copper color. A nice 1 finger off white head that's super creamy and lasts forever. Amazing retention.

S: Sweet and malty with some earthy hop notes and a touch of overripe citrus.

T: Similar to the smell with a big malty presence upfront. The malts are held back a bit by some grapefruit pith-like hops. A touch of tobacco, burnt herbs, bread and baby aspirin as well.

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Nice DIPA, not too aggressive. In a tulip glass it was a hazy apricot color with a small white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Aroma was citrus and sweet malt.

I got a taste of grapefruit and tangerine, very nice citrus presence. Some biscuity malt, complementing the citrus hops.

This was a very smooth, mellow beer. I'm beginning to appreciate these more subtle IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber, into a pint glass, it has a nice light amber color body with a nice 2"white foamy head that lays down to a nice lace around the edge of the glass.
The aroma has a nice malt smell but also a citrus bitter smell also from the hops. The taste is sweet up front then comes the peppery and bitterness from the hops in the middle of the tongue and closer to the back. the mouth feel is really good, well balanced goes down easy with just a little bit of a hop after taste. Overall this DIPA is really good for being only 7.5% abv, but i like them that way cuz they aren't heavy just goes down smooth.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Best by October 12, 2012.

Lots of thick and white coating off kiltered head, easily makes four fingers and clumps big. Body is a dull orange amber, slightly opaque, some fast rising large cola bubbles rising through the body.

Nose is interesting. Sweet hop action, a little powdery baby aspirin, sweet malts and light brown sugar.

Taste hits real interesting. Bitter front of pine, very quick and disintegrating. Finishes with a real nice sweet bready malt and light sugar powdered toast feeling which is real nice. Oily feel in the palate, with a thick presence.

Overall, starts off kind of boring, but taste improves. Not too bad.

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A - Beautiful bold golden orange liquid with a good amount of haze and a frothy cream white head that leaves trails

S - nice grapefruit and citrus notes, with some grainy esters making their presence known near the end

T - Really nice sweet pine taste with some hints of the citrus on the nose, some maltiness coming in on the end , and no bitter finish

O - well done, delicious beer with the hops reserved but present, they make their presence known but then give away to a nice malt sweetness

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Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
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