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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

673 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: socon67 on 09-29-2013

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Ratings: 673 | Reviews: 117
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Photo of mattkoon
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.24/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
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
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.