Allow me to introduce you to Larry, a limited edition 22oz Imperial IPA originally brewed for an MS benefit back in 2009. Its well-balanced flavors that run the gamut from sour to sweet to bitter are most likely the reason why the brew chose to stick around a bit longer. And once you grab a hold of it, you'll certainly taste why.
- sweet barley nose, subtle citrus taste with a bold finish Larry Imperial IPA, The Publick House Series (Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminister, MA) 7.5% ABV
As for the final installment of my Rhode Island beers, this one starts sweet yet finishes strong. The nose is sweet, roasted barley. The beginning is smooth, pale, and malty. The middle involves faint citrus and pine. And the finish is where the melange of bold hops – like Amarillo, Chinook, Magnum & Centennial and malts like American Two Row & Munich – come through for a strong, bitter finish. The carbonation is peppy at the front with a thick 2-inch head that slowly tapers down to a 1/4inch.
Definitely a popular choice amongst bars and liquor stores in the New England area. Pair it with a sweet meat to balance the bitter bite.
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