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Larry Imperial IPA Brewed by Wachusett Brewing
Larry Imperial IPA brewed by Wachusett Brewing in Westminster, Massachusetts
IPA is a 22 once celebration of friendship and beer. The first beer of our
Publick House Series, is a generously hopped, unequivocally handsome
Imperial IPA named Larry. His citrus and floral notes perfectly balance out
his bitter side, making him both sensitive and strong. In case you're
wondering, the beer's name, "Larry", is a reference to Publick House
employee Larry Melia, who "charmed the Wachusett staff during a visit to
their brewery." Who doesn't want a big hoppy brew named after them! Brewed
with Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe, Magnum and Centennial hops. Malts consist
of American Two Row, Crystal and Munich. 8.5% ABV - 85 IBUs.
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Gorgeous light orange that just looks like it's bursting with
overripe citrus juice. Not too much head and only moderately sticky lacing, but
still, the beer looks so inviting.
Aroma: Ironically - given the taste - the maltiest part of this beer is the
aroma it gives off. A nice toasted biscuit complements mild hop juice, mostly of
the grapefruit variety.
Taste and Mouthfeel: Pure bliss, all kinds of juicy stone fruit and hop nectar.
The IBUs make their presence felt by bruising your tongue throughout the finish
yet leave your mouth begging for more. Tight carbonation keeps things sharp.
Overall: I just can't get over how good this beer is, especially given that I
accidentally stumbled across while waiting to buy some New England Gandhi-Bot
next door at their brewery. Everything's in line, the can is a perfect serving
vessel, if this was distributed to 8 more states it would be sought after by
Wachusett Brewing Company
Wachusett Brewery founders Ned, Kevin and Quinny developed a significant
appreciation for beer while attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Adventures in biking, canoeing, and hiking that led the trio to the northern New
England states allowed them to visit some of the first operating craft
breweries. Armed with a "we can do this" attitude the three cast off from their
careers in engineering and biology to found the Wachusett Brewing Co. in 1993.
Wachusett Country Ale was introduced to beer fans of Massachusetts the next year
after lots of experimenting to get the formula just right. When Wachusett
opened, the three designed and built most of the equipment; did the brewing and
filling, selling and delivering, and everything else that a small startup
Ned, Kevin and Quinny are now backed by some of the most passionate and capable
co-workers in the industry. Wachusett Ales continue to be hand crafted with the
finest ingredients available, bottled and kegged in our Westminster facility.
The three have never strayed from their plan to brew and sell the freshest,
highest quality beers possible.