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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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651 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of bmwats
3.59/5  rDev +5%
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.

bmwats, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Modernrickk, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
3/5  rDev -12.3%

BlueMoon10, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Hopswagger, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +17%
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,

Suds, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ale207, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of tedho21
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

tedho21, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of JohnnyK
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

JohnnyK, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hardcore, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of jonaspb
3/5  rDev -12.3%

jonaspb, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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
Photo of monorailred
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

monorailred, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of DonDonLongJohn
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

DonDonLongJohn, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -12.3%

davemathews68, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -5%

kristougher, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of DoubleMalt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DoubleMalt, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of BrandonOakes
4.09/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 +2.3%

still_thedragon, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

EigenBeer, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

gtermi, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jimbodude5, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

shehateme, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of SanMikeva
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SanMikeva, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of OhNo789
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

OhNo789, Nov 19, 2013
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.