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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

627 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from the Winter mix 12-pack.

Not the first juniper IPA I've had, but perhaps the best. Contrary to expectation, this was not overly piney or harsh. The juniper was most obvious in the aroma, although citrusy hops dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Relatively low bitterness.

Fine amber color with a decent head. Good clarity.

O: well crafted, slightly distinctive IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 23:57:23 | More by chinchill
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled tonight on 5/10/14. Came in the 'Winter Sampler' 12-pack from last December. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Sam Adam's pint glass.

Pours a pretty golden honey-amber in color with a good 1-finger off-white head that stays around for a bit. Lots of sticky lacing is seen clinging to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of some caramel malts with some pine and citrus. The taste of the caramel malts with the juniper and citrus coming together nicely for a sight bitter finish. I am NOT a I.P.A. (India Pale Ale) fan at all but this was surprising easy to drink. Just a very slight bitter finish that didn't last more than a few seconds really. Perfect carbonation. Very refreshing as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 02:42:49 | More by BeerWithMike
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JeffSK

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-07-2014 02:40:55 | More by JeffSK
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caustin90


2/5  rDev -41.7%

05-06-2014 20:22:54 | More by caustin90
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whitenads

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-05-2014 18:33:04 | More by whitenads
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2014 00:25:32 | More by brheuer
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-04-2014 14:19:49 | More by dcbeers
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2014 23:19:23 | More by kmos27
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Gmann

New York

3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden honey color with a tight egg shell colored head that left a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bready with some light metallic notes. Reminds me more of an English pale ale. Perhaps a light touch of a flowery hop. Don't get much juniper in the aroma.

Quite bready in the flavor and has lots of honey and toffee sweetness. Very English in the taste. The hops range from apricot sweetness to a grassy bitterness. Again, the juniper doesn't really standout. I really enjoy some of the nordic beers because of the juniper but I cannot really pick it up in this beer. There is a slight fruitiness/spice that I attribute to the juniper but it really isn't much.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Sweet to start but has a nice bitter balance. Drinks well. A touch dry in the finish.

An average IPA. Doesn't live up to its labeling but doesn't really have any off flavors. I was excited to try this as I like juniper in beers but this missed that mark.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 19:51:11 | More by Gmann
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WOSean

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-03-2014 14:45:27 | More by WOSean
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dithridge

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-28-2014 23:42:02 | More by dithridge
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-28-2014 02:57:54 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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truska

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2014 02:32:33 | More by truska
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tem3175

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-25-2014 22:58:57 | More by tem3175
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Boca-X

Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-25-2014 21:14:09 | More by Boca-X
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-24-2014 22:57:38 | More by jodybrutal
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-23-2014 18:09:29 | More by JOldewurtel
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-19-2014 22:56:52 | More by ChrisChagnon
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-19-2014 19:20:41 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Banana420Kush

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-18-2014 04:24:45 | More by Banana420Kush
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MatthewD4

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-16-2014 22:27:15 | More by MatthewD4
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-13-2014 20:02:10 | More by marmstrong1212
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justinp

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

04-13-2014 18:17:43 | More by justinp
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tclipse

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-12-2014 18:32:38 | More by tclipse
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krampert11

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-10-2014 06:18:59 | More by krampert11
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.