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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

621 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | 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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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like sam adams juniper ipa- this beer is a good ipa without having to be a huge hop bomb. there is a little something different going on here- i can only assume its the juniper berries....ive never eaten juniper berries so i cant peg the flavor. there is a light freshness to this beer. this ipa has a crisp lightness yet maintains its full flavor. i am a boston beer company fan and they are still making quality beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 02:35:44 | More by mattkoon
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jadpsu

Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the selections from the Winter Selection Variety Pack.
Pours a crystal clear bright amber with an off white, tan head that has good retention and side glass lacing.
Real hoppy aroma of citrus (lemon and orange peel) and some pine nuts as well as a bacground of roasty malts.
Taste is creamy, not thin with a medium body, extra dry, hops almost create a pucker. has a good hop, malt balance as hops lead, roasty malts enter, and puckering hops finish with a dry almost tart after taste.
A good IPA that I liked.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:11:06 | More by jadpsu
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a bright orange red, with a one inch white head that leaves behind some lace. Smell is like wreath, grapefruit, coriander, lemon, and I guess juniper. Taste is lots of juniper/Christmas tree, grapefruit, and honey. Body is medium, nice amount life, not dry, and goes down well. I like it, something different for the holidays.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 20:51:57 | More by SawDog505
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 20:51:02 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - an amber color, with a finger-width head.

Smell - that pine/citrus/hoppy smell with a hint of sweet berries.

Taste - like the smell; pine/citrus/hoppy; with the berries sweetness mellowing out the bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel - full-bodied, sticks to your mouth like most ipa's.

Overall - out of the Samuel Adams IPAs this is probably my favorite, since that berry sweetness mellows out the hops at the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 20:38:44 | More by Captain_Komamura
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2013 17:51:28 | More by HopHeadRyan
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 11:52:34 | More by IPAFrankieH
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2013 06:27:40 | More by dertyd
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jds8411

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-25-2013 05:19:14 | More by jds8411
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 04:14:35 | More by Bsetz
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vdub191

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 02:47:22 | More by vdub191
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2013 02:39:49 | More by Jas45678
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Kroller86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 02:26:30 | More by Kroller86
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 02:19:50 | More by nebula1999
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jonathaniler

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

11-25-2013 00:35:46 | More by jonathaniler
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 22:18:02 | More by tobelerone
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 20:19:58 | More by CJRubes
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trocketsauced

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-24-2013 20:10:17 | More by trocketsauced
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant orange/gold color, with a thin head (on a turbulent pour!) of pure white foam. Retention is poor.

Sweet, fruit, hoppy aroma: floral and citrus, juicy, with a caramel malt backbone. Hints of banana and honey.

Fairly dry hoppy start, followed by a pleasantly sweet, berry-like flavor. Finishes with honey. Hops come through in a couple waves, both mostly dry and green, but very tasty. Flavor gets boring after a while, though.

Bright and zesty feel, medium-bodied for a single IPA. Nice, sweet clinginess around the mouth.

While this isn't going to replace Jai Alai or Flower Power in your rotation, it's a surprisingly well-made IPA by SA, who aren't exactly known for this kind of brew. Solid hop flavors, and the berries give it a slight distinction from other IPAs. Definitely give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 18:35:33 | More by Roguer
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A: Amber hue. Pervasive rising effervescence. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly slowly leaving a thick blanket of foam on the surface, and a really substantial beer ring. Really thick coat of lacing remains.

S: Light scent of pine, and juniper berries.... I guess.

T: Hoppy pine with just a tinge of sweet balance.

M: Crisp and bitter. Heady and a bit syrupy thick. The bitter pine remains on the palate.

D: Sipper due to the bitter character.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head, continual effervescence, and thick persistent lacing. Nose is basic components of piny hops with a hint of what I suppose must be juniper berries. Syrupy body, crisp and hoppy, with a light tinge of bittersweet. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:52:33 | More by bmwats
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 02:45:28 | More by Modernrickk
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-24-2013 02:28:04 | More by BlueMoon10
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Clear copper color with a frothy cream head. Decent retention with minimal micro bubble lacing.

S: Fresh pine needles, box of crayons, juniper berries, all spice, and bubble gum.

T/M: Spicy, piney combined with sugary sweet malt. Spicy carbonation in a medium body.

O: Nice spice, fresh pine and sugar provide a taste beverage to enjoy during the Christmas season.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 01:18:53 | More by Hopswagger
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer...better than expected. It is a brownish amber in color, with a whitish head a and great clarity. The smell is of wood, earth, resiny hops, and distant highly roasted malt. The taste is on the dry side, but with lots of malt and hop flavor. Wood and fruit. I get a unique pulpy flavor, that I assume is the juniper. Full in body. It is a very enjoyable beer,

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:18:22 | More by Suds
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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