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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

637 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socon67 on 09-29-2013)
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AdamO

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -70.8%

03-25-2014 01:50:56 | More by AdamO
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.8%

12-12-2013 14:21:37 | More by DuffDaddy
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Bailey316


1.25/5  rDev -63.6%

06-18-2014 21:46:17 | More by Bailey316
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.55/5  rDev -54.8%

White head. Gold in color.

Flavor profile is just awful. Sticky hops. A lot of stickiness. Burnt plastic. Rubbing alcohol. Just gross. Tons of bready malts. Gross spices (juniper).

I took one sip of this and knew it was going to be a struggle finishing it. This one is just awful. Avoid.

11-09-2013 01:45:47 | More by mothman
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RToffler

North Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -54.8%

I was utterly disgusted the moment this vitriolic waste offended my taste palette. I enjoyed a sampler of the Samuel Winter Seasonal offerings, but this stuck out as the most utterly repulsive drink I have ever had the misfortune of placing in my mouth. I am genuinely convinced that any positive review of the beer comes from a misplaced attempt at sophistication. I will stick to Miller High Life while you all enjoy your highly overrated flow of piss-brau.

06-06-2014 02:12:20 | More by RToffler
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49%

11-25-2013 13:32:01 | More by IPAchris
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Timotheus1

Missouri

1.96/5  rDev -42.9%

08-23-2014 02:38:43 | More by Timotheus1
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caustin90


2/5  rDev -41.7%

05-06-2014 20:22:54 | More by caustin90
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DavidZammiello

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.7%

11-15-2013 01:15:39 | More by DavidZammiello
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Shafaegalo

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.7%

01-12-2014 21:38:25 | More by Shafaegalo
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vidisad

California

2/5  rDev -41.7%

01-05-2014 05:45:14 | More by vidisad
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.7%

08-06-2014 03:51:11 | More by Pro_Magnon
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Joestradamus91

New York

2/5  rDev -41.7%

02-25-2014 01:01:57 | More by Joestradamus91
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-19-2014 19:20:41 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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BKBrewer

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

08-03-2014 14:47:49 | More by BKBrewer
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

07-24-2014 13:41:55 | More by bhudish
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Filabee

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

04-05-2014 17:23:51 | More by Filabee
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Kaisermatt

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

12-18-2013 11:45:37 | More by Kaisermatt
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

12-20-2013 23:49:57 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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sunofneurot

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

12-28-2013 03:05:37 | More by sunofneurot
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oso

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-13-2014 05:12:45 | More by oso
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Bearman13

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-11-2014 00:49:16 | More by Bearman13
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tzieser

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

A: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a typical 16oz pint glass. Crystal clear copper/amber in color with a fluffy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass for a decent amount of time. One thing Sam Adams always nails is the appearance. Never had a bad looking pint from these guys and this is no exception.

S: Pretty strong juniper/pine sap aroma with a bit of hops in the background and the typical sweet malt smell. Smells like some gin in a beer. It's alright but nothing special I guess.

T: Not very good at all. The hop flavor tends to lean towards the earthy and pine side and the juniper is not helping things at all. Pretty much tastes like a cheap IPA (Harpoon comes to mind) with a punch of pine sap. The malt does nothing to keep the beer balanced. Not very drinkable in my opinion.

M: Not as bad as the taste. Not much else to say about the mouthfeel.

O: I had a bad feeling I was not going to enjoy this beer going into it. It's worth noting that I'm not a big juniper fan nor am I a big gin fan. I don't despise it, but I don't love it either. I thought Rogue's Juniper Pale Ale wasn't bad (then again that was years ago) but this is pretty awful. I understand what they were going for, but why make it an IPA? I think if they toned down the juniper and hops and made it a standard pale with a bigger malt base there would be more success to be had. This is just a bitter mess and not in a good "hoppy bitter mess" way. I love you Boston Beer Company but PLEASE swap out this abomination for Holiday Porter again. Hell, just put Holiday Porter in 6 packs so I don't have to buy 12 packs of Juniper IPA and Chocolate Cherry Bock. 4 beers right there that will sit in my fridge for months. Thanks!

10-24-2013 23:35:43 | More by tzieser
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-07-2014 14:44:23 | More by dannyfayy
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johnecjr

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

12-22-2013 00:37:07 | More by johnecjr
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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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