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Hop Juice Double IPA - Madison River Brewing Company

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Hop Juice Double IPAHop Juice Double IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-13-2010

This Double India Pale Ale, or IPA, is extremely hopped American-style Ale that gets its hop bitterness and character from Amarillo and Simcoe hops. A generous amount of hops and malt, 3.5 lbs per barrel and 2800 lbs of malt, were used to give this beer a rich malt character with a distinctive hop flavor and aroma. This unfiltered beer is amber colored, thick bodied, highly bitter, and finishes off with a sweet grapefruit after taste.

101 IBU
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 48
Reviews by Bockrules:
Photo of Bockrules
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy coppery-orange with tons of carbonation streaming to the two-finger, creamy, off-white head. Head stays intact all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind a massive wall of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malt with just a hint of northwest hops upon opening the bottle. Doesn't seem like too much of a DIPA. Hops thankfully pickup once in the class with moderate citrus notes and a punch of resin.

T - Smooth caramel malt upfront. The body is really more malt driven by what seems like a truckload of caramel malt with supporting orange and passion fruit notes coming from the hops. More passion fruit and orange as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a smooth caramel and hop finish.

M - Full bodied and exceptionally creamy. Almost more of what I would expect from the stout, but does a nice job of working with the heavy malt load.

The double load of malt and high alcohol content are really what makes this a double IPA. Die hard hop heads will want to look elsewhere or maybe use this as a break from more hop heavy brews. Otherwise, it is exceptionally well balanced, creamy and full, without much trace of the high ABV. I would get this again if I were in the area as I prefer to drink local, but I won't loose any sleep about not being able to find it here in NM. (1,373 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Hugh37
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cgman1985
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jdaddy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Captbeerman
2.44/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6'er of this this morning at the Bozeman COOP... pretty cool as this was the only thing that looked interesting enough to get an entire 6-pack. Poured into a red wine globe.

Nice looking foamy white head... good retention and lacing... the brew is a deep golden/lite amber.

The nose shows plenty of grapefruit zest... some oily pine... a touch too much caramel for my liking, but not enough to complain about a lot.

Flavor begins with an okay bitterness, but quickly gives way to a sorta muted toasty malt essence that is spiked with the above citrus. Hops really drop off quickly.

Body and carbonation seem about right.

I really.... REALLY wanted to like this one more... but oh well. The guy stocking beer at the COOP says this was just received recently and I saw it no where else in town. I don't believe this is an old bottle, rather a less than impressive take on a style that takes a lot of cajones to pull off.

4.5/3.5/3/3.5/3 (952 characters)

Photo of jmarsh123
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I think I got this as an extra from someone, but can't remember who. Thanks to whichever BA it was!

Pours a deep clear orange with a bit of a red hue and a one finger light tan head. Pretty good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is full of fresh citrus hoppiness with just a touch of malt backbone.

Starts off with a good citrus kick. A bit of sweet caramel malt peaks in and it finishes with some piney bitterness. Notes of pineapple and mango also throughout.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and lowish carbonation doesn't help it much. It's a shame because the flavors are awesome.

This drinks way easier than 9% with some interesting and complex flavors. The mouthfeel is the only thing keeping this from a home run. Dangerously tasty and would probably have again if I lived in Montana. (783 characters)

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of hail_seitan
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the American style hops, I would describe this as a double English IPA. The maltiness body has some nice caramel and nut notes. The hops are citrusy. Nice mouthfeel. (173 characters)

Photo of Wmbolling
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Doubledippa
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of hopsean
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, pine, citrus hops, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, and alcohol. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, pine, sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthy malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, great blend and feel, good appearance, aroma, and body. (423 characters)

Photo of jake65
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to shaker: Pours a pale copper color with a thin beige head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is mostly florals, and strong florals at that, light citrus and caramel. Good transition into the flavor, the citrus is bright and the florals are light. The maltiness is sturdy and more than adequate to style; certainly not a detriment. Lingering finish of citrus and light pine. I’ve had this a few times, but continue to pick it up when available fresh. As a DIPA this doesn’t impress, but to me fits the bill as refreshing and it fits the bill more as an IPA. The brewers call it a ‘hoppy American style ESB’ if that makes a difference. (644 characters)

Photo of neckbeered
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Madison River Brewing Company
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