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Willimantic Jake 180 IPA | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by goodbyeohio on 02-28-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Ratings:
3
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Willimantic Jake 180 IPA from Willimantic Brewing Co.
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