Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WesWes:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a complex scent that boasts of black malts, juniper berries, hops, and yeast. It's earthy with a mild hop bitterness and a touch of juniper fruitiness. The taste is good as well. It has excellent hop character that's bitter as hell and quite citrusy. The malt bill provides adequate balance and it's own amount of earthy bitterness. The juniper berries only add another layer of complexity, softening the hop bite and adding a touch of fruitiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn good beer. It's more complex than your average black IPA as well as being more accessible for non hop heads.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2011 00:53:34 | More by WesWes
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3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Toronado in San Diego, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and slight juniper berry. Taste is much the same with a cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is interesting but isn't as juniper forward as I was expecting.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2013 23:26:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.