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Joker IPA - Williams Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Joker IPAJoker IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: giacomorizzo on 12-22-2013

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Reviews by mttaylor1066:
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2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle with a "Best Before" date of October 2014. (This review is from February 2014.)

There is very little to recommend this beer.

Poured somewhat flat although on the tongue the carbonation was lively. (This made me check the bottle date. Nope, still good!) There is a haze to the beer... which is mainly due to the wheat on the grain bill, I believe.

There is more malt than hop on the nose. But I'm not usually good at picking up aroma nuances.

The taste is very close to dreck... perhaps it's because of the wheat content and the hop profile. Seems like an amped up version of Stella Artois. I can't believe that the good people of Scotland would call this an IPA. It's barely beyond a an American light ale. It reminds me of Budweiser... and that's not good.

I never finished the bottle. It just wasn't worth my time.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not as hoppy as I expected (or hoped) but a nice session beer that I would try again. 500 ml bottle from off licence in Midlands Ireland. BBD Oct 2015.

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look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Drain pour but can't bring myself to waste beer

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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into a nonic pint

Look: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a thinnish white head with good retention.

Smell: Resinous, with citrus and hops to the fore - there are particularly strong lemon notes.

Taste: Heavy on the hops and the lemons and little else of note. One-dimensional.

Feel: Fizzy and fairly 'thin' - comparisons with cheap lager aren't too far wide of the mark. Whilst it's fairly well hopped by most UK standards, it's not nearly as aggressive as some of the American IPAs.

Overall: Meh.Simple as that. Williams Brothers have, I think, tried to brew a US-style hop bomb and have fallen well short. in the process. I'm not a hop-head by any means but even I find this to be rather disappointing. I persevered with it, since I'm not one to waste beer by throwing it down the drain. Even so, it's not something I'd actively seek out.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Joker IPA from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.