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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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Dalsa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-12-2013 21:39:21 | More by Dalsa
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Boto

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 20:00:28 | More by Boto
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-07-2013 00:24:04 | More by shigg85
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-18-2013 23:49:40 | More by jaxon53
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-13-2013 16:00:18 | More by seplo
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-13-2013 13:11:38 | More by smutty33
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-12-2013 16:34:32 | More by oldedog
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-30-2012 01:44:54 | More by jfcaa193
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Chrisras

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-24-2011 01:46:15 | More by Chrisras
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2010 21:43:43 | More by Gambrinus1184
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

12-19-2009 04:11:26 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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? :-)

Serving type: growler

01-06-2009 22:08:43 | More by ppoitras
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Matthew

Connecticut

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!

Serving type: growler

05-05-2008 18:25:07 | More by Matthew
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Hautacam

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: growler

12-19-2006 01:57:52 | More by Hautacam
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far333

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2003 21:35:14 | More by far333
Willimantic Junk Mail IPA from Willimantic Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.