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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

652 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 40 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.3%

xhuang61, Jul 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Links41, Jul 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
4.01/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had a bottle of this sitting in my fridge for the past several months so so I figured tonight was the night to crack it open. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with a nice, fluffy looking slightly off-white/tan colored head that is about an inch thick when first poured. Has very good retention and the head reluctantly eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with good cluster of surface foam and good lacing too. Aromas of juniper, honey, and citrusy, floral, piney hop notes are all nicely present. Sweet juniper and honey malt flavors upfront followed by the aforementioned floral and piney hops with a hint of citrus and maybe a slight touch of ginger spice. A very good balance of the different flavors going on here. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth, slightly oily/sticky, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. This one really coats the inside of the mouth and lingers. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beers should be. Certainly worth a try. Another very solid beer from the fine folks at The Boston Beer Company!

Eric

neenerzig, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

ZepHead80, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Ropowers3, Jul 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Chvck1, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Icemann383, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

Sheepdog2169, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of HuskerTornado
4.01/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a nice reddish dark copper with a tall off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a lot of lacing.

Smells of juniper, honey, citrus, and piney hop notes.

Tastes just as it smells, nice hop presence up front and good bitter finish. In between, flavors of juniper run across the palate, giving it a slight gin-like taste. Nicely balanced between the sweet bread and juniper with the bitter hops.

Overall, a solid IPA, with the juniper being a nice touch, easy drinking enough to work in the warmer months, but heavy enough to fit in perfectly for winter consumption.

HuskerTornado, Jul 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

QuadriderMX, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

bumchilly25, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Liverocks, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

jdelbalzo99, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

vrbulldog22, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Juniper IPA pours a bronze color with a nice long lasting and lacing head. There is a sweeter aroma with a mellow sweet juniper fruity backbone, and some floral hop flavors. The taste has a nice mellow floral flavors, and nice mellow sweetness from the juniper berries. Nice blend of flavors, nothing is overpowering and comes together nicely. Overall its a nice beer, well put together, and easy to drink.

vette2006c5r, Jul 06, 2014
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.