Larry | Wachusett Brewing Company

963 Ratings

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by Patrick on 07-25-2009

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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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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 963 ratings.
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