Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,867
Ranked #10,506
4.01 | pDev: 9.98%
Aug 01, 2022
Jul 25, 2009
Notes: 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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Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the large 5 year old bottle it pours a hazy dark amber color with a modest off-white head that eventually diminishes to a thin layer and nice ring. The scent still has notes of pineapple. The taste remains on the hoppy side, with a malt base.
Jun 22, 2021
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a can glass yields a foamy 1 inch head and a crystal clear amber appearance

Aroma is earthy, bread, and a hint of pine. Loaded with hops

Taste follows the nose as it tastes earthy and malty with a hint of apricot

It’s a bit of a tongue grabber, resins and very bitter finish are pronounced. Medium carbonation, the alcohol comes thru as well

Overall if you are looking for a DIPA that’s not smooth, creamy and juicy, this one is for you.
Oct 13, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by jsouza from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank from a 12 ounce can.

Appearance: honey color, nice 1” head, medium lacing.

Smell: grapefruit, citrus, mild hoppy.

Taste: bitter hops, smooth and boozy.

Mouth Feel: lightly carbonated, thin, smooth.

A drinkable beer but boozy. I would not purchase again but would drink if offered.
Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by RockHop from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Tasty and rich beer. Apricot hue and creamy off white head. Notes of honey, apricot and pineapple. Pineapple and resin flavor, rich and a little funky. Some green vegetable notes too. Not a subtle beer, but well balanced enough to be tasty and go down easy.
Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by TrisBlair from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dakin from Utah

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by NHSTEVE from New Hampshire

Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can. 11/2/18

Pours out as an amber color with gold highlights. Pillowy, pure white foam, clumpy and lacy!

There is some very sweet aspects to the aroma, first is the caramel smell to the malt, and then it's a very sweet fruity blast from the hops. A bit of alcohol heat tingles, then it's key lime pie, tropical fruits,pineapple and earthy grains.

First impression on the first sip is....boozy! Some high heat and then a rush pf tropical sweetness from the hops. It's not very long before a seriously bitter and earthy dry effect rolls in and mingles with the heat. Complexity of flavor is very good with some sharp edges and sip-it only style. The malt has a very nice, medium bodied, caramel style sweetness. The high alpha bitter and dry side of the hops is pretty intense.

Overall, I'm personally enjoying this very much, bu the heat is pretty cranked up but the hop and malty balance is sublime.
Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by jtransel from Illinois

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BrianJT1972 from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by davemcgaha from Massachusetts

May 31, 2018
Rated: 3.17 by lemonox from Massachusetts

May 22, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by Bloodsnot77 from New Hampshire

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Maudrey from New Hampshire

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Mar 25, 2018
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Rated by Aglassplease from North Carolina

2.87/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Not hoppy at all. Hmmmm I question the 85 IBU rating. Not a bad beer but too sweet for me. The monsta is a better IPA for me
Jan 12, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Choppin-Banana from New Hampshire

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by rorjets from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A very acceptable imperial IPA. This review for the canned version. It has a hint of metallic and a tiny bit of soapiness. Nothing major. Not much of a nose that I would expect from a big IPA. Definitely big on hops, but it lacks the smoothness of some of the top imperial IPAs. But there again that is what you are paying for. Despite all that it is pleasant tasting and potent. Good value for money. Three cans in a mix pack. Better not to drink them all at once ! It packs a punch. Value for money.
Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 4.69 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by ejb63 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by TheIPAHunter from California

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by jeffreyhill021 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 3 by Jodio from Texas

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Rand_Schoeb from Connecticut

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by edthehead from Maryland

Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by pats3peat12 from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2016
Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 992 ratings