Buddha Juice DIPA - Wormtown Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Wormtowns newest double ipa, this was brewed with ten plus hops including Amarillo, Centennial, Kohatu, Summit, and Simcoe. Near the end of the boil Buddha's hand and grapefruit peel was added. 120+ IBUs.
A - Poured into a standard snifter a nice hazy dark orange hue with a wonderful one finger thick and creamy white head that fades slowly to leave tons of side lacing and a thick sudsy blanket. Just excellent. Great appearance for a Wormtown.
S - Aromas of big tropical juice here with lots of light pineapple, subtle papaya, and mango. Great bitter grapefruit. Buddha's hand fruit comes out in the aroma as well, its own pithy tropical fruit aroma I've come to love in Chinese candies.
T - Taste is is a wash of hops all of which play very nicely together. Bitter pine, tropics, and faint malts are balanced nicely. I really like what each hop brings to the table. Deliciously bitter with Buddha hand peel coming out nicely in an almost chewy way. Very nicely integrated throughout the brew with the grapefruit peel really lingering on that and finish making a naturally bitter finish even more so. Again, excellent.
M - Mouthfeel is wonderful. Crisply carbonated keeps the alcohol from weighing this one down. That said its still a somewhat sipper as that 9.6% definitely hits good and hard.
O - Overall I really enjoyed this Wormtown offering. Hands down this is my second favourite new release they've had over the past 8+ months (Norm wins that category). A very delicious DIPA one of the best they've done. Definitely worth getting if one is in the area. Excellent.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2012 21:09:09 | More by rudzud
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle is dated February 2014. Just hit the stores locally about 3 days ago and the brewery is less than an hour away. So probably pretty damn fresh. In fact I appear to be the first person to review the bottled version.
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber/red. Tall, frothy offwhite head. Top notch head retention and moderate splotchy lacing.
S: Quite the gamut of hop aromas. It's kinda hard to pick them all out. I get lots of citrus, grapefruit mainly. Loads of tropical fruits with pineapple, apricot and mango maybe? Spicy pine is in there too. Layers of hops, none really stand out prominently. Overall a very fruity aroma.
T: Yup, more hops and more variety. It's all over the map. Up front it's mainly the fruitiness with the grapefruit and tropical fruit. The spicy pine and resin follows shortly after into the middle. Loads of very bitter grapefruit peel in the finish, this must be the adjunct as well as the hop flavor combining. Quite bitter in the finish in general really. Long lingering bitter, bitter grapefruit skin flavor hangs around forever. Pretty dry in general, no real sign of malt.
M: Medium bodied, smooth but quite dry and bitter.
O: A beast of an IPA for sure. It's not so much the extreme boldness and sharpness of hop flavors that you get in some IPAs, in this one it's the overall strength PLUS the variety. Every sip highlights new hop flavors. The grapefruit peel addition only makes it more bitter, this is QUITE a bitter and dry brew with no malt in sight. Surprisingly drinkable due to a smooth mouthfeel however. I've never had Buddha's Hand so I can't comment on that aspect but I assume it to be some sort of fruity flavor as this beer is chock full of fruitiness.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 05:16:52 | More by Dope
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tap at Peppercorns.
Nice creamy almost 1 finger head fades slowly nice lacing, hazy grapefruit reddish orange color.
Nose big hops, spicy fruity citrus hops, some tropical fruit, guava, tangerine, sweet malts reddish candy malts, light candied orange peel hops.
Taste light bitter rind, lots of hops, spicy chewy hops, pine, etc, like chewing on a hop pellet! Some tropical fruit citrus, light grapefruit, some grapefruit pith, some guava, tangerine, bitter citrus rind, slightly astringent, but nice semi sweet malts bring a nice base and balance, light reddish caramel malt. The chewy earthy spicy hops lingering forever on the finish, light tropical fruit and citrus, pine, etc lingering, drier not really sticky, very little booze.
Mouth is fuller bodied, nice carb, just a little booze, light hop oils.
Overall nice, big hops, quite bitter but malty balance, good hop fruits and citrus, good but not amazing.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2012 00:13:19 | More by jlindros
4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Plan B. Pours a translucent amber color with very little head. The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and citrus hops. Lots of lacing. Some hints of floral hops. The taste is a nice hoppy blend. Floral hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and some orange. Tropical but with a little bit of lemon. Nicely bitter. Pretty big alcohol presence. Medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Pretty solid Imperial IPA. Hopefully this one gets canned. Overall, I'd look for this again for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2014 18:10:16 | More by PicoPapa
Buddha Juice DIPA from Wormtown Brewing Co.
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