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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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644 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

JohnnyK, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Hardcore, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jonaspb, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: slight berry, pepper, and pine

Taste: light bread, pepper, and pine

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter with a more bitter aftertaste, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A slightly above average IPA. I like the pine flavor, but I would not get this outside of the holiday sampler. Another one of the weaker beers I have seen in the winter sampler over the years. This year's winter sampler is just not doing it form.

tigg924, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

monorailred, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

DonDonLongJohn, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -12.5%

davemathews68, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, rich copper with a one finger white head. Head retention and lacing is a bit on the below average side but not too bad for a Sam Adama brew.

Really nice aroma on this one. Loads of pine resin and tree bark and is really reminiscent of being in a field full of Christmas trees. Nice caramel and toffee malt backbone as well.

This rich pine character carries over well into the taste. I can definitely pick out the juniper as it gives the beer that extra bit of pine kick that goes above and beyond what the hops provide. Moderate bitterness strikes a perfect balance with the toast and caramel from the malt. Light, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a very suprising and tasty beer. The juniper provides a nice holiday touch to what might normally be just an average IPA. Worth trying.

rangerred, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

kristougher, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

DoubleMalt, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of BrandonOakes
4.09/5  rDev +19.2%

A- Amber with decent head and retention. Good lacing

S- Malts and citrusy bitterness. Can't pinpoint anything in particular though.

T- Citrus bitterness and some malts. Wasn't expecting something like this from SA.

M- Very drinkable. Light and pleasant.

O- Came with SA Winter variety case. First off, is this SA? I was not expecting something this tasty. Will definitely enjoy this again!

BrandonOakes, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

still_thedragon, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

EigenBeer, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

gtermi, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jimbodude5, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

shehateme, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

SanMikeva, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of PaulyB83
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Medium-light amber, Medium off-white head.

S- Some malt sweetness, medium hop aroma, slight citrus and pineapple.

T- Toasty malt with medium bitterness. Some lasting bitterness on the tongue.

M- Light,crisp and easy drinking

O- Got this with the Winter Favorites 12 pack. A pretty weak IPA from a micro brewer. Every time I try a Sam Adams I have to remind myself they are the biggest smallest brewery and that they have to make beers that appeal to many. It's not awful, the flavors are clean and maybe the juniper adds a cheap boost to some of the pine. Probably wouldn't buy a single or six-pack but would go for it if it was the best thing at a chain restaurant, which is typically the case when I order a Sam Adams.

PaulyB83, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a golden color with a slight orange color, decent sized head that fades at a slow rate, not much lacing though.

Smell has a nice hoppy aroma, not picking up the juniper berries since the citrusy pine covers most of the aroma.

Taste starts out with a quick sweet malt backing before the hops kick in, the hop bitterness doesn't last long before the malt comes back, finishes semi-dry with a bit of slickness on the tongue, carbonation is a good amount with a decent body.

deltatauhobbit, Nov 19, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear orange amber with an off-white half finger head. Sub-par retention, leaving behind a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is small, spotty and shows fair stick.

Smell - Slight fruit sweetness, slight spice, touches of pine.

Taste - More pronounced flavor on the tongue than what's found on the nose. Well-balanced notes of citrus, fruity esters and lesser notes of pine backed by a solid bready /near biscuity malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - Firm, medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes bone dry.

Overall - Mmmm, drinks closer to an APA than IPA, in my opinion. Still, pretty good as a beer in and of itself. A real highlight of the Variety 12 pack.

TheSixthRing, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

heerboth, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

BigOldOaf, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

MHJeff06, Nov 19, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.