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Willimantic Husky IPA

Willimantic Husky IPA
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
An unfiltered India Pale Ale with a blend of American and English hops and a strong malt profile.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
Man was I happy to see this on cask. Came with a frothy creamy 1 finger full of head, atop a dirty orangish color. Aroma is strong floral, citrus and piney hops. Flavor starts with some nice mellow malt sweetness, sweet caramel, followed by a firm but pleasing bitterness and a rush of delicious hop flavor. Floral and citrus hops dominate, the finish out with some piney hops. Finishes very smooth, and insanely drinkable, even at 6.9% abv. I must say this year’s batch was better than I recalled the last batch, maybe a slightly different recipe? Who knows, but I just can’t get enough of this batch, and on cask? Insane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Growler from the brewpub. Pours a murky orange-brown with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Flavor of caramel malt up front with a dry, citrusy, fruity finish. Nice hop character. This is very similar to the Three Cents just a little maltier. Very tasty, great stuff! 8/4/9/4/17 [4.2/5]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught at the brewpub in Willimantic, CT. This beer pours to a murky, deep orange color, with a tight, white head that fades, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with fragrant, spicy and piney hop aromas. The palate is firm, with some good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with a nice, spicy/herbal hop flavor. This beer finishes with more of those good malty and hoppy flavors, up front, then ends with some good spicy/piney hop bitterness that lingers. Another well done IPA from Willimantic. I really enjoyed the hop bitterness and hop flavor in this beer, as the pint warmed, you realize you are drinking a very hoppy and bitter beer. This one went great with a cup of their spicy potato soup, and would work well with a number of dishes on their menu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 Cask at Brewpub. pours a slightly hazy light orange with a nice tight fluffy white head and nice lace. Aroma is nice raw fresh hoppy aroma- very floral, citrusy resinous and some pine needle. Grapefruit and pine sap flavor resiny, with a good bready light sweet carapils malt and a raw tacky cohumulone bitterness gets a bit prickly but nice. . Very drinkable. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours amber with a nice white head, Smells of citrus, resiny, some sage. Tastes of bitter citrus, some dry malt, pepper, spice. Finishes with a nice spicy hint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
On tap at Willimantic on the way home from a weekend in Boston for EBF. Pours a hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Bright citrus and pungent hops. Big and earthy, lots of malt. Earthy and malt. Smooth with a long grapefruit and quinine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
The description at the pub said this was 6.9% and "an unfiltered IPA with Nugget and Golding Hops with 5 Malts". Floral citrusy-orange crisp refreshing aroma. Mild pine notes--nice. Mild/moderately transparent copper/amber color with an off-white head. Sweet, orange, citrusy hops to start with nice sticky caramel malty middle. Finishes grapefruity bitter. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Clear gold with almost no head. Floral and citrus hop nose, light pine and mild malt. Sweetly bitter citrus hop flavors, a mild caramel malt. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2006
This was my favorite of all the beers I had there. This beer was a murky straw yellow, but very appetizing. Smooth, bitter flavor but very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2008
(growler) Small off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, tangerine, grapefruit, light pine, spearmint. Taste is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, some orange/tangerine, bread/caramel, light straw. Slightly astringent hoppiness in the finish. Medium body, some resin.

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