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Willimantic Jake 180 IPA - Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Willimantic Jake 180 IPA
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 4.38
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Willimantic Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 02-28-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed by the Willimantic assistant brewer, Jake Matot, this double IPA has only two row, Munich and wheat malts and is hopped with Warrior, Simcoe and Perle.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
Reviews by bjohnson:
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

growler sent by goodbyeohio--the koolest kat in CT. I appreciate it a ton Jimmyb. consumed 3/14 with a buddy who unexpectedly showed up. Drank at cellar temp.

Pours a light amber or hazy peachish color with a one finger frothy white head. excellent retention throughout the entire pint. Sticky thick lacing left down the glass. Aroma is totally fruity. Grapefruit, melons, apple rind, orange peel, and a hint of pine to round out the nose. Slight champagne notes--or better yet, they may even be slight Belgian aromas. Grassy hop notes come through with a swirl of the glass. Very sweet caramel malt notes are there, but play a supporting role.

Fruity hops with a slight grassyness to them. Grapefruit, melon, and apple peel fruit flavors all burst on the taste buds. Juicy and thick on the palate at the start leaving a syrupy residue on the lips. Resiny mouthfeel lasts into the finish. Nice long bitterness that's not overly pronounced, but definitely there like a lurking tiger in the bush waiting to pounce. Toasted grain and biscuit malt notes with a sweet caramel base, which may contribute to the sticky thickness of the body on the palate. Excellent balance with a complex hop profile. Another great brew from Willimantic--cheers to the assistant brewer for creating this potion. Slightly high 8.5% abv goes completely masked by the hops. I like this brew a lot. Thanks a bunch Jimmyb....I owe you.

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Willimantic Jake 180 IPA from Willimantic Brewing Co.
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