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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

661 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 116
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socon67 on 09-29-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Doomcifer, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

FreshHawk, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

cuy50, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

JandJMD, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Josiah2729, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

yuenglingfan101, Nov 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Rekrule, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

emwild12, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

mactrail, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of GRPunk
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

GRPunk, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

runawaycyborg, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

MPSTARR, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Red_Chaos1, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

kkmiller76, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

BlazedNug, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of goochpunch
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
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?!

goochpunch, Nov 10, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

zac16125, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

pirmannt1, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

JesseMurdock, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Sweffin, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

OregonGrown7, Nov 09, 2013
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1.55/5  rDev -54.7%
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.

mothman, Nov 09, 2013
Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.