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Hop Juice Double IPA - Madison River Brewing Company

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86
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-13-2010)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
Photo of Siriusfisherman
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very clear, dark gold with a slight amber tint. Good lacing and a thin soapy head on top.

Smell: Fairly light but very citrus hop forward with a slight earthiness. There is a noticeable vienna and caramel malt presence, and some noticeable booze.

Taste: Bitterness right up front, and a full bodied sweetness to follow as well as a moderate piney/citrus hop presence. The alcohol can be tasted off the back, a little boozy and syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a little thick for the style, but that is subjective.

Overall: A pretty poor attempt at an American-Style IIPA. Sweet, unbalanced and a big lack of hop character

More User Reviews:
Photo of Hugh37
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cgman1985
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jdaddy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Captbeerman
2.44/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of leprakhan
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
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

Photo of jmarsh123
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of Umphreak21
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of hopsean
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jake65
3.35/5  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.

Photo of GeoTravel
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of akmt76
4.91/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a perfect double ipa, the lace is nice, the golden amber color is good, but not too dark. Nice citrus taste without being over hoppy, at 9% this is my perfect, smooth, easy drinking IPA, that balances potency with flavor which is exactly what I look for in a quality beer. The fact that these are good people marketing and making this beer only adds to the overall experience of drinking the "Hop Juice" or as its now called "The Juice" goddamn Californians...

Photo of moose73
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of birchstick
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The scene on the label makes me instantly want to visit Montana and enjoy this beer in its natural settings.

A - pours a nice amberish orange with a froathy head

S - smells like the name implies, big juicy grapefruity hops with a little bit of bubblegum. Very sweet caramel malt rounds it out to make this a very sweet smelling DIPA.

T - starts off with the sweet caramel malt that I picked up in the nose. This quickly fades to some bitter pine and grapefruit hops. It also feels like there is a bit of foamy water taste to it (could be the water used?). Leaves very bitter. For some reason this kind of lacks a pop for a DIPA, I can't but my finger on it, but something seems to be missing.

M - might be the smoothest, fullest beer I have tried. I didn't think that could ever be a bad thing, but it was sort of foamy. Still good though.

D - Big thanks to websherpa for sending this extra my way! This was a really cool opportunity to try something from what appears to be a very local brewery out there. Recommended!

Photo of websherpa
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty standard. Modest off white head. Fairly clear. Golden almost brownish color in the glass.

Smell: This is where like many DIPAs the beer shines. There is the grapefruit a little pineapple scents. The typical west coast citric hops. There is something different and special. I don't think it's for everyone but to me it gives this tons of character. It's got the scent of BO. This isn't some fat dude's asscrack at the gym. This is the smell of your lover after a good lay. It's not the smell of sex, but the familiar and a familiar and sensuous BO.

Taste: More or less the smell but as with most DIPAs it doesn't transfer as big to the taste. Delicious anyways.

Mouthfeel: A pinch thin, an pinch try but overall nothing to really complain about.

Drinkability: If it wasn't 9% this could easily be a session beer for me. At 9% I can still have 2-3 in an evening and enjoy myself.

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Madison River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.