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Larry - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

859 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 77
Gots: 114 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of tyamhydrogen
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An initial 2 1/2 finger head forms, lowering to a small head with good retention. A copper color with a nice slight haze. It looks delicious.

S: The nose is dominated by fruity hops. Pineapple, citrus. Nice.

T: Well balanced. Although the fruity hops dominate, there is a bit of piney hop taste towards the end with a solid malt backbone. Not a full-on hop bomb and not exquisitely complex, but it's very enjoyable.

M: Good carbonation, medium body. No overwhelming lingering hop stickiness which works well with the rest of the beer.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. Having spent most of my time in VT and MA it's nice to see a MA brewery produce a quality DIPA that even comes close to the VT offerings. Not as good as the Topper or Hill Farmstead Citra or Abner, but for MA residents it's a quality choice.

Photo of Brad007
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a two-finger head into my glass. Good carbonation and good presentation!

Crisp with a touch of pine resin and mint. I like the aroma for sure. It's got a bit more substance.

The taste has touches of pine resin, light citrus and mint as well. Very hop-forward. I wouldn't say that it's the best but I'm more than impressed at this point.

Mouthfeel is very light but there are still remnants of the hops to savor.

An excellent example of the style that has legs. Not as strong as others but that can be a very good thing because it means you're going to have to drink this one while it's fresh!

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a nice 2" head. Thick lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: grapefruit, pine, and caramel are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: big caramel flavors with loads of pine, grapefruit, pears, golden apples, and a nice biting bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother and dry at the finish. The flavors last a long time in the mouth.

Overall: a very solid DIPA that was very easy to consume. Defintely worth giving this one a try if you see it.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of eclipse54
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from rowingbrewer; thanks! Best by December 2011, so very near the end of this one's life span. Split into tulip glasses to share.

Looks gorgeous with a glowing orange body with some murky copper notes to it. About a half inch of foamy, pure white head develops, leaving large quantities of sticky, strand-like lacing behind as it settles.

The aroma is of spicy, earthen hops, lemon and orange zest, pine and birch, some vague straws and grains, and a faint hint of caramel malt.

It tastes of light citrus up front, primarily lemon and orange but with an inkling of grapefruit as well. Then, the hops make an appearance, though it is more subdued than led to expect from the nose; they impart an earthen, spicy flavor and bring the pine out before offering a bitter rush towards the end. Some caramel malt is noticeable throughout. Flavor is a bit thinner than anticipated, but certainly not bad.

Mouthfeel is very good; crisp carbonation that dances nicely off the tongue and lends to a clean, slightly dry finish.

Overall, a very good DIPA that is worth seeking out and trying. It's probably better when it's a bit closer to it's original bottling date, but it's still drinking well come the end of its suggested life span.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of plehnus
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Citrus, apricot, grass, followed by spices. American hops.

Appearance: Crystal clear deep amber body. Fluffy, generously bubbly off-white-straw-yellow head. Fairly light carbonation.

Flavor: Pretty sweet. Grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Floral, earthy, hops that are enhanced rather than competitive with the malts.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body with a fairly creamy feel. Initially the bite is strong, but there is a lasting albeit faint dry bitter finish.

Overall: Better this time than the last, from what I remember. It definitely improved as it warmed. Ingredients seemed to be well selected and harmonious.

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Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 859 ratings.