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Willimantic Junk Mail IPA - Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Willimantic Junk Mail IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2002)
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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/13/2009. Growler from the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of garlicky hops, grassy hops, tropical fruits, sweet caramel malt. Flavor of citrusy hops, hop oils, sweet caramel malt. Sweet and malty. A little heavy for an IPA, but enjoyable.

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 19, 2009
Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

oldedog, May 12, 2013
Photo of far333
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apricot colored with no head to comment on, as seems to be the case with many of this brewer's beers. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Aroma is citrus-orangey, reminds me of orange juice. Flavor is big hops, without being overpowering. Hops is citrusy, a bit flowery and sweet. Very tasty. A tangy orange peel flavor lingers. This is a really nice IPA.

far333, Dec 30, 2003
Photo of Boto
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a cloudy, orangish amber color. There was about no head on it at all. It has a nice nose. Grapefruit, tropicl fruits and a hint of pine. The taste is good. Some bitterness, grapefruit hops with a lot of the malts and sweetness coming through. A really decent brew.

Boto, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -3.6%

smutty33, May 13, 2013
Photo of seplo
4/5  rDev -3.6%

seplo, May 13, 2013
Photo of Dalsa
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Dalsa, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

German-style refillable growler filled at the brewpub.

First imperial pint pours with a tight 1/4" beige head, over the slightly cloudy dark reddish amber brew. Head is quickly down to a layer of teensy bubbles, with froth around the rim, with heavy sticky lace. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit hops character. Taste starts with malty sweetness, but it is short-lived, with the grapefruit and subsequent strong bitterness being the main story. Mouthfeel is smooth for the style, with very good drinkability. A good IPA from Willi, whodathunkit? :-)

ppoitras, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of Hautacam
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great IPA from Willimantic. Nice balance of grapefruity-citrus rind hops with a sweet malt backdrop.... great hop flavor without over-the-top bitterness.
Hazy amber....good aroma of floral and citrus hops.
Medium mouthfeel....good carbonation...just right bitter aftertaste.
Very drinkable stuff.

Hautacam, Dec 19, 2006
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap on 11/12/2010 at Willimantic Brewing Co.

A: Cloudy, golden-amber color with a two-finger thick head of creamy white foam which left fantastic lacing. Very muddled, unfiltered quality; looks pulpy almost.

S: Lots of sweet, juicy, fruity hop aromas in the nose. Like grapefruit and orange juice combined with a floral hop scent.

T: Flavor mirrors the aroma nicely. Very sweet and bitter blend of malts yielding tropical fruit, citrus and floral flavors. Juicy, acidic and tart bitterness wash down slick and resinous.

M: Full-bodied mouthfeel with a good amount of unfiltered malt and yeast chew to it. Puckering sweet and bitter citrus hops.

D: A potent, award-winning brew for the citrus hophead. West Coast feel with East Coast sensibility, it takes the bitter, citrusy hops you crave and delivers a sweet, juicy balance with none of the 6% ABV taken notice of.

Gambrinus1184, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jaxon53, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

shigg85, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Chrisras
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Chrisras, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jfcaa193
5/5  rDev +20.5%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
Willimantic Junk Mail IPA from Willimantic Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.