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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

673 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 42 | 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:
Beer added by: socon67 on 09-29-2013

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Ratings: 673 | Reviews: 117
Photo of rlee1390
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange some carbonation and a one finger head.

S-Lots of juniper berries, mainly grass and dirt. Not much citrus or hops

T-Once again very heavy on the juniper berries. Lots of dirt and grassy notes. No citrus or bitterness.

M-Lighter, nicely carbonated though.

O-Only other beer with Juniper Berries was SN Beer Camp which was far superior to this. The berries were nice but had no IPA flavors to balance it out.

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange with a thick, fissured glacier head. Great retention like a whale's hump under a foamy blanket. New gold seasonal release bottle art.

Smells like juniper and piney hops. Tastes that way too. Like a pine sap IPA. Minor orange citrus hop backup. Bready malt. Fairly resinous for a Sam Adams beer which I guess would be middle of the road for other brewers.

I like it. Between the bready malt and pine sap SAJIPA makes me think more gruit or sahti than a traditional tweaked IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with a white head that leaves perfect rings of lace down the pint glass. Aroma of caramel malts and a very floral suggestion from the hops and juniper.

In the taste, grapefruit matched with a lavender like floral aspect. Definitely pine from the juniper and a bit of the floral. Mild bitterness but still lingers into the finish.

Medium bodied with a strong carbonation. Finishes bitter. Overall this is a decent brew, solid bitterness, a bit of fruitiness, but nothing special.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Freshness dating notched onto the side of the label. Part of the sampler box.

Typical almond amber, moderate lite khaki head.Leaves adequate low sheeting a bits of lace here and there. Tons of bubble rising to the top.

Nose makes me think of spruce, ginger and herbal hops.

More herbal hop notes on the palate, spruce, pine, more soapy ginger....decently drinkable, but not my favorite IPA....doubt I would enjoy more then one or two of these...

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.