Willimantic Junk Mail IPA | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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86
very good
18 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
willibrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
18
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of PSanger
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't know why they say it's retired. I purchased this in November 2016. Bought a growler. Little pricey for a growler but this is a good beer. Good quality and good taste. Not a ton of smell from the nose but nice. Very drinkable but certainly not a session. I Drove an hour to get this and am not disappointed.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of willibrewer
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed every year, an ipa with Simcoe forward hop bitterness then luscious citrus notes to the finish. Hazy Amberish with medium body and crisp carbonation.

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Photo of Duffman79
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dalsa
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Boto
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of seplo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Chrisras
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
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? :-)

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Photo of Hautacam
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of far333
3.87/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Willimantic Junk Mail IPA from Willimantic Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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