Wally | Wachusett Brewing Company

WallyWally
BA SCORE
83.2%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 107 ratings
WallyWally
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wachusettbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The citrusy aroma and flavor is achieved from an experimental 2-step dry hopping process using Citra and an experimental hop named 431. Other hop varieties used in this brew are CTZ, Bravo, and Simcoe.

70 IBU

Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,154
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
107
Liked:
89
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
8.71%
Alströms:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/26/17

Pours a large frothy rich 1 finger head that fades slowly, sticks around as well as sticky lacing, dark orange tan solid milk-shake colored murky beer.

Nose lots of juicy citrus, orange cream, tangerine, pithy, mandarin orange, a hint of grapefruit, a little rind and mild sweet creamy oats, little perfumey orange.

Taste very creamy rich oats wheat and malts, a little sweetness, but quickly into hops, lots of pith, orange juice and orange cream, tangerine and some apricot stone fruit as well, a mild candy sweetness brings marmalade notes, maybe a little white peach too, fair bitterness, a drier slight sticky finish with a bit of bitterness and lingering orange and pith.

Mouth is med bod, pretty creamy, decent carb.

Overall well done take on NEIPA, not too boozy, not too bitter, not too sweet, well balanced creamy malt and juicy citrus hops, much better than many of the other attempts at NEIPA out there, and this should be fairly easily available too.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 8/13/17

A: Golden tangerine with some orange at the core and yellow gold around the edges - hazy, as advertised, though not a turbid sludge (as some may desire) - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

S: Not particularly intense, but nice - bright citrus, with some nice tangerine and orange flesh, juice - grapefruit zest - green, resinous hops - some light pine - peach - light bread and light crackers at the base, with some sweetness

T: Impressively well-rounded - bright citrus, as the aroma suggests, with some tangerine juice and notes of orange and ruby red grapefruit - marmalade - floral citrus - touch of lime - light touch of citrus oil - resinous hops and a some light pine - some under-ripe peach - touch of earth - fairly clean malt base with some light bread, crackers, touch of wheat - faint hint of booze, particularly as this warms up

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, silky smooth, mostly clean finish

O: To the window... to the Wally

Huh. This is legit. I haven't exactly had anything bad from Wachusett over the years, but I wouldn't have expected this to be as good as it is. It's a solid New England style IPA. If this were brewed by a different brewery, was in 16 oz cans, and was more limited, I guarantee the score here would be higher.

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Photo of Crentist
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- nice looking thick and unfiltered NEIPA
S - sweet smelling, ripe fruit, hint of mixed berries. Underlying dankness compared to a lot of the areas beers, reminds me of the NEIPAs I had up in Maine.
T - a little biscuity but mostly dank, well balanced beer. The flavor here is not overwhelming, but there is nothing weird about it one way or the other.
F - wonderful thick mouthfeel from a well dry hopped juice.
O- This beer is a great example of a package store NEIPA that you don't have to wait in line for, it's been in my rotation for a few months. Great daily drinker.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Lots of froth on top of a hazed out orangey colored brew. Big pungent juicy citrus character in the nose and on the palate. Zesty, faint pine, ample bitterness, and grapefruit rind come forth in the middle. So this is their answer to the whole NE IPA craze, the best things about this beer ... its not going to break your bank and you won't have to spend a day driving and waiting in line and those are two things to brag about IMO.

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Photo of chossboss
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VFerrec
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy orange, little bit of foamy head, minimal lacing.
Smell is faint citrus.
Tastes is citrus foward. Grapefruit, orange, and a malty sweetness at the end.
A little thin for my liking, but overall not bad for the price point.
Better then Larry and Monster IPA.

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Photo of Shaymus
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXMRTN
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P- Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City Spiegelau IPA glass.Crafted on 05/01/17.

L- Thick creamy white colored head that stands 1 finger width tall,with very good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy straw colored body with medium clarity,and distorted light showing through the glass.Very high amount of carbonation to keep the head going.

S- On the nose I get heavy tropical fruit notes consisting of mango, and pineapple.Trace elements of grapefruit and tangerine,along with pithy dank resinous pine.

T- The palate follows the nose with bitter pine and grapefruit up front,juicy tropical fruits in the middle,and pine hops on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium thin and silky,with a moderate amount of oxidation.Slightly prickly with a fairly smooth,yet moderately dry finish.

O- This is a great go to IPA when you don't have Tree House or Trillium at your disposal.I can see myself drinking these all summer long,at such a fair price for a juicy IPA.I recommend all hop heads who have this available,to give it a try.Pretty damn good.

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Photo of dental
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hos
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlefebvre7
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyB
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great to have Wachusett jump on this wagon. Even better, this is a delicious fruity IPA. 7% ABV. Taste of Citra and Simcoe hops. Sold in 12 oz cans and on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of calebc10410
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Melon, Canteloupe, Mango. Slightly resinous. Firm bitterness. Solid NE IPA.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/22/2017 at Jillian’s Sports Pub & Grill in Somerset, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy orange/amber color, with a large dense foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Wally from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.2% out of 100 with 107 ratings
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