Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.51/5 rDev +2.3%
12oz bottle at about cellar temp poured into a snifter. Best before MAR 2014 notched.
Pours out a crystal clear deep copper, bronze color, nice full off white head with very nice retention and lacing.
A bit of lighter aroma when compared to most American IPAs. Resinous, piney hops, perhaps some of that pine coming from the juniper with a toasted malt to balance.
Again, quite resinous feel to it, pine needles, a bit of pine sap, I'm guessing this is from a combination of American hops and juniper. Just a touch of a dry citrus hop but it's quickly washed away by a lightly toasted, lightly sweet malt. Leaves a slight spice on the tongue long after the sip as well as a bunch of lingering hop bitterness. More bitter than you'd expect from a same Adams IPA.
Medium in body, decently drinkable.
Not bad for a same Adams IPA. A bit one dimensional.
11-27-2013 19:57:44 | More by dogfishandi
3.7/5 rDev +7.9%
12 OZ bottle from a variety pack. Pours orange with foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, juniper and bready malt. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and bready malt. Finish is long and hoppy. Very nice IPA.
11-27-2013 16:41:51 | More by mikeg67
3.48/5 rDev +1.5%
Bottle purchased as part of the holiday mix-pack.
Pours copper orange, basically clear, with some lacing, not much, descended from a half inch head.
Smells like grass, pine, and some fruity berry-ness that I assume is from the juniper.
The taste is similar. The juniper infusion is interesting, but doesn't do much to save an otherwise bland base IPA. Sort of muddled generic bitter pine flavor, a little bit of grapefruit. Just kind of boring, really.
Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, well carbonated. Fairly drinkable, but not because it's tasty, more just because it's light.
11-27-2013 04:04:57 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.84/5 rDev +12%
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.
11-26-2013 02:35:44 | More by mattkoon
4.24/5 rDev +23.6%
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.
11-26-2013 00:11:06 | More by jadpsu
4.01/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
11-25-2013 20:51:57 | More by SawDog505
3.7/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
11-25-2013 20:38:44 | More by Captain_Komamura
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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