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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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627 Ratings
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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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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

11-11-2013 15:36:13 | More by Rekrule
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-11-2013 13:54:15 | More by emwild12
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3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This has the classic Sam Adams characteristics of light body, clean and understated flavors, and lovely foam and carbonation. This is yet another of of odd flavored beers they crank out endlessly.

The juniper scent is quite distinct in sniffing the glass. Color is clear dark amber. Bitter, twiggy, herbal flavor. Rather slick mouthfeel. Each sip makes a promising start with some resiny, malty sweetness. However, it becomes extremely bitter and increasingly unpleasant at the finish. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Lee's Discount Liquor in Mesquite, Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:16:51 | More by mactrail
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3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a shaker pint.

I'm intrigued with this beer as I went through a gin kick during the late summer.

A- A normal pour created a 1-finger, dense, khaki head. Heavy on the carbonation. The lightest haze was on the copper body. Great sticky rings, good head retention.

S- Flowery hops with a lighter, spicy quality. Underlying, sweet malts. A little muted at first, it opens up with warmth. Everything together does become Christmas-like.

T- Good balance for an IPA. Minty and floral hops up front, sweet malts through the middle, juniper is subtle, but very present as it finishes nicely with the hop qualities. Tart berry, spice, and mint-like flavors all at once.

M- Medium body, clean, carbonation is much lighter than the appearance lets on. Clean, dry finish.

O- Very serviceable IPA. The addition of juniper, while subtle, works here. While not top notch, I'll look forward to drinking the rest of these throughout the fall/winter. I wouldn't mind seeing it in the winter pack again, though I do miss the porter of years past.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:19:40 | More by GRPunk
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-11-2013 00:52:02 | More by runawaycyborg
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-10-2013 20:12:09 | More by MPSTARR
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-10-2013 09:22:02 | More by Red_Chaos1
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2013 04:04:15 | More by kkmiller76
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-10-2013 03:54:07 | More by BlazedNug
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3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a brassy golden color. Smells sweet, toasty, slightly of citrus. Flavor has a really "standard" pale ale/IPA malts flavor. Citrus and light bitterness from the hops. Juniper is mild. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, but the carbonation is stinging, which lightens up the stickiness. Overall this is ho-hum. They got rid of Holiday Porter for this?!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 02:18:52 | More by goochpunch
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South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: pours a crystal clear amber with just under 2 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Pine, juniper, citrus rind. A pretty significant sweet malt backbone.

T: Hop spice, citrus rind, juniper, pine. Lots of hops balanced nicely by sweet malts.

M/D: Full body, medium carbonation, very smooth for the style, drinkability is great.

O: I really enjoyed this one. I would definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 22:26:08 | More by zac16125
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-09-2013 20:18:54 | More by pirmannt1
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-09-2013 19:06:28 | More by JesseMurdock
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-09-2013 14:43:25 | More by Sweffin
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-09-2013 02:22:56 | More by OregonGrown7
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United Kingdom (Wales)

1.55/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

White head. Gold in color.

Flavor profile is just awful. Sticky hops. A lot of stickiness. Burnt plastic. Rubbing alcohol. Just gross. Tons of bready malts. Gross spices (juniper).

I took one sip of this and knew it was going to be a struggle finishing it. This one is just awful. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:45:47 | More by mothman
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-09-2013 01:34:17 | More by sooner961
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-09-2013 01:22:34 | More by sneezye
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-08-2013 14:55:45 | More by Bromine
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-08-2013 05:59:11 | More by bh123
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-08-2013 05:13:35 | More by kevbot87
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-08-2013 04:42:43 | More by Givemebeer
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3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a transparent orange with a two finger white head. Nice clarity, lots of lacing

S- hey there juniper, how you doin? So much of that earthy aroma from the berries, real nice smelling

T- light bitterness, nice juniper flavor, not overwhelming. About what they were going for, I'd imagine

M- medium bodied

O- hey look, a solid beer in the winter mix pack to replace a favorite! I like this, but it does have that typical "Sam" flavor that a lot of the IPAs they make have

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 02:06:14 | More by bigfnjoe
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3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip
Best By: March 2014

Clear, coppery orange with a foamy, off white head. Spotty lacing.

Piney, woodsy notes upfront. A blend of the juniper and hop profile.

Again, more juniper, pine, woodsy notes. Balanced with a slightly sweet, bready malt backbone.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A well done IPA. I feel like the juniper does contribute some tasty, woodsy character that blends well with the hops. I'll enjoy the 2nd bottle of this from the variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 08:49:00 | More by vkv822
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-07-2013 00:35:17 | More by Golfrocket
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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