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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

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
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 Matthew
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a growler to bring home after dinner at Willi.
Pours a cloudy ruby amber color with a solid inch of soapy white head that has pretty decent retention.
The nose contains lots of peachy like fruitiness along with bigger piny and grapefruity like hop aromas. Along side the nice hoppy aroma is a presence of light caramel maltiness with a tinge of brown sugar.
Each sip brings a nice hop bitterness best characterized by piny grapefruit much like the aroma with a good dose of sweeter orange and light peach notes. The malt offers some pretty good balance with its subtle bready and light caramel flavor but the hops finish big leaving a nice pleasant bitter hoppiness on my tongue after each sip.
After having a few of these at the pub I still needed to bring home a growler, great drinkability with great flavor and aroma. Thanks Willi Brew Co!

Matthew, May 05, 2008
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 15 ratings.