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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

638 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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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Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-15-2014 03:21:43 | More by Sheepdog2169
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HuskerTornado

Arkansas

4.01/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

07-14-2014 23:25:04 | More by HuskerTornado
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QuadriderMX

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

07-13-2014 16:35:13 | More by QuadriderMX
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-12-2014 13:29:06 | More by pat_usher
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-12-2014 00:30:37 | More by bumchilly25
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

07-10-2014 22:16:13 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Liverocks

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-10-2014 09:47:22 | More by Liverocks
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-07-2014 21:41:13 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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jdelbalzo99

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-07-2014 16:45:54 | More by jdelbalzo99
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-07-2014 02:27:18 | More by vrbulldog22
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

07-06-2014 01:55:42 | More by vette2006c5r
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Jaybirdbrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

07-05-2014 12:56:04 | More by Jaybirdbrew
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aoampm

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-04-2014 21:03:45 | More by aoampm
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nleaders

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2014 16:41:03 | More by nleaders
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Honeybourne

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-27-2014 20:44:33 | More by Honeybourne
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -4.1%

Served in a shaker pint glass.

There's some awesome chicken going on at this "cookout", so let's have some beer, shall we? This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, light biscuit, light honey, a touch of spruce, and flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, the pine being cut by the spruce (likely the juniper, but it comes across more spruce-y to me), and a touch of old cedar tossed in for good measure. A stronger biscuit-y backbone has been established as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an alright IPA, but the juniper doesn't really help matters too much (nor does it truly hinder things that much, either), and the resulting hop-influenced flavor profile leaves a bit to be desired.

06-27-2014 17:52:32 | More by TMoney2591
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-25-2014 04:16:53 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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TheBeerNation

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-20-2014 19:17:31 | More by TheBeerNation
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jqhousel

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

06-20-2014 01:35:07 | More by jqhousel
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warpig372

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-19-2014 18:34:49 | More by warpig372
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Bailey316


1.25/5  rDev -63.6%

06-18-2014 21:46:17 | More by Bailey316
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 01:08:02 | More by szmnnl99
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B33rcules

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-17-2014 02:33:33 | More by B33rcules
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m0unds

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-15-2014 02:03:55 | More by m0unds
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alotofcoffee

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-08-2014 18:19:19 | More by alotofcoffee
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.