Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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
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
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.