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Willimantic 666 MephistHOPheles IPA

Willimantic 666 MephistHOPheles IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Batch #666 is an unfiltered Imperial IPA brewed with English Pale malt and hopped in six additions with Nugget, Galena, Chinook, Magnum, Centennial and Ahtanum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, lots of pine, spice, sage. Tastes bitter and dry with a lot of resiny goodness. Finishes citrussy with a complimentary bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Draught. Copper pour with thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of sweet citrus, sugar and hops. Taste of citrus with a great sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2008
(growler, thanks Immy) Small off-white head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, pineapple, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, orange, mango, some caramel, some alcohol warming. Sticky full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Growler shared by Immy. Cloudy dark wheat or orange colored body. Intense, deep, rich nose of pineapple juice (very pure) and orange citrus. Amazingly sticky and dank and juicy, pure pineapple juice all over this one. Lightly acidic citrus, sharp but wet, very smooth overall... this is how double IPA should be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Growler, courtesy of Immy. Thanks for bringing this, Tim! Pours a murky, medium, golden-orange color; thin, light tan head with patchy lacing. Loads of pineapple, oranges, mineral bitterness in the aroma; very juicy, resiny loveliness; gorgeous hop character. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: huge amounts of pineapples and oranges; resiny, spicy, acidic and juicy hoppiness; very generous; lively acidity and citrus; just tasty, softly bitter, yummy stuff. Lengthy finish: tongue-numbing bitterness; grapefruit, oranges, and plenty of resins and juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Special thnks to Tim for sharing his growler. Poured a cloudy golden orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts with citrus hops. Flavor starts off with a citrus rind then fades into an orange flavor the caramel malt then peaks out and then you get the hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 18, 2008
12 oz draft at the brewpub. Murky dirty gold with a thin, off white head. Sweet citrus nose, grapefruit and orange, sweet caramel and brown sugar. Thick body, but with decent carbonation to lighten things up a bit. The flavor is initially a citrus rind smack of bitterness, but merges into a sweet orange, some light sweet caramel behind it. Lingering bitter citrus finish. A delightful devil!

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