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Willimantic VEG IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hoppy unfiltered India Pale Ale with Tomahawk, Columbus, Ahtanum and Cascades hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear gold color, bright white edge head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit, tropical fruit. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2143) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tap. Light caramel for the malt, heavy grapefruit and flowers for the hops, moderate soap for the yeast, with hints of date and pepper. Head is small, frothy, white with good but thin lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and avery drying finish. Not a big malt presence in this IPA, but the way the flavor amplifies for each sip and the citrus-y hops really does it for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Growler shared by Miketd. Thanks Mike! Pours copper color with off white head. Aroma is a nice grapefruit, bitter, and flowery. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has a perfect balance of bitterness, grapefruit appeal, some rind, and finishes semi dry. A touch of caramel and maybe some oxidation, but does not distract from the drinkability and enjoyment of this beverage. Thanks again Mike!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2008
(growler) Small beige head atop cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light bread/caramel. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light caramel. Very flavorful, and solid bitterness, but doesn’t seem on the high end in IBUs. Medium body, some resin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and dry hops. Tastes citrussy and spicy with a slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2008
This beer was very drinkable but also snuck up on me and knocked me out. Pours from the growler a hazy orange, amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma is all citrus, orange and grapefruit mostly. Flavor was more of the same, flowers, citrus but also some nice malt anchoring the back. Finish is lasting bitterness and slightly thick on the tongue. I enjoyed drinking this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 13, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow/amber with a white head. Wow, thatís a big nose - very citrusy, grapefruit and orange, some peach and sweet caramel. Some parfumey floral notes come out as it warms a bit. Big grapefruit zest bitter flavor, floral behind that. a bit of pine. All that, and the caramel malt behind it still will not go quietly - itís sweetness backs the hop assault with aplomb. Mildly dry grapefruit and pine finish. Nice lace, medium bodied. Seems far bigger than it is. Amazing beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Great hoppy aroma and flavor, with a perfectly balanced caramel malt sweetness. Very impressed with this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Poured a hazy copper color with an orange tint and small off-white head. The aroma had a decent hop strength to it. Big piney and sweaty notes with caramel malt running underneath. Piney and citrus hop flavor that was less present than in the aroma. Moderately bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Sampler size sample. A very nice IPA, poured with the usual color and a nice head and lacing. The aroma was strong grapefruits and citrus rinds. The flavor was grapefruits and citrus rinds along with a significant pine presence, quite strong in the hopping with enough malt balance to support it underneath (although I canít attribute much of the flavor to the malts). Mouthfeel was on par, fairly smooth.


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