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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

668 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 41 | 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 mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of IPAchris
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jds8411
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bsetz
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of vdub191
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jas45678
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kroller86
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jonathaniler
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of CJRubes
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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.

Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

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,

Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tedho21
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JohnnyK
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.