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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

627 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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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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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-01-2013 02:41:08 | More by Kunstman
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a copper color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a very thin cap that leaves some good lacing

S: On the sweet malty side with some juniper and other berries

T: Again, on the sweeter and malty side. Juniper berries kick in mid-way with some other berry presence (strawberry immediately comes to mind) and some citrus notes. Moderately bitter

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: If you enjoy malty IPAs that are on the sweeter side with a good berry kick then this one will work well for you. I thought it would be more herbal like gin, but the malt and hops change that a bit. Not my least favorite in the 12-pack, but it seems out of place

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 06:39:34 | More by BEERMILER12
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-20-2013 02:10:56 | More by jrohrbacher
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 01:08:02 | More by szmnnl99
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-26-2013 18:31:05 | More by Drknight
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-13-2013 17:18:09 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-18-2013 22:33:15 | More by TimoP
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-06-2013 01:36:57 | More by Resuin
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socon67

New York

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper pour with an active white foam. Lacing is pretty solid in streaks along the glass. Some carbonation is noted.

S - Has a distinct spicy smell of spice and berries. There is an equal aroma of fresh malts as there is an earthy hop profile.

T - Almost comes off as an herbed\spiced beer more than an IPA. Has a good initial sweet flavor or light malt that pairs well with the spices and Juniper berry. Finish has a rugged hop profile that is not overly bitter and adds a bit of zest.

M - I felt the spice notes made this hard to be sessionable. The beer is light bodied and would pair well with a thick deli sandwich.

O - Kind of mixed on this new beer. I could see this appeal more to seasonal beer lovers than the IPA crowd.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 15:47:46 | More by socon67
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

12-16-2013 03:17:02 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2013 18:04:02 | More by Eric908
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yup, they know how to make great beer at Boston Beer. This one is a pretty IPAish thing, yellow and foamy. The aroma is slighty funky, but definitely interesting and appealing.

The taste is bitter with a bit of something extra, maybe some kind of spice or orange peel or something, but it is way down below a nice complex bitterness. This is a taste I would take every day.

The aftertaste is light and clean making you want more. Overall, this is a surprisingly satisfying brew. I would never refuse THREE of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 21:15:46 | More by schoolboy
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-14-2013 15:38:06 | More by sgttibbs
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 02:26:27 | More by rangerred
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-03-2014 15:44:28 | More by jklecko2
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vkv822

Oregon

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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at best by March 2014. Another new winter seasonal to me from Samuel Adams, acquired as part of the winter variety mixed twelve pack. Expectations are moderate, given the style and brewery.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours just over a finger of frothy soapy off-white head on top of a coppery burnt orange colored body. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of light pine from the juniper, some sappiness, some indistinct citrus in the vein of orange, bready malt, some soapiness, and lots of dirty herbal earthiness.

T - Taste follows the nose: bready caramel malt, bitter pine sap, orange citrus, hint of creaminess / soapiness, and some dirty herbal earthiness on the finish.

M - Feel goes down mostly clean, with just a slight bit of sticky malt and pine bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, a nice easy drinking IPA from Samuel Adams, but pretty tame by all standards. Safe and approachable for the beginners, and good enough for the jaded IPA enthusiast to sip on. Worth a try, but not something I would go out of my way for.

Samuel Adams Juniper IPA ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 04:34:32 | More by mfnmbvp
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-22-2013 02:09:32 | More by kristougher
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captainbearcat

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-28-2013 22:00:09 | More by captainbearcat
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-23-2013 17:20:28 | More by Kahlerbock
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Juniper IPA pours a bronze color with a nice long lasting and lacing head. There is a sweeter aroma with a mellow sweet juniper fruity backbone, and some floral hop flavors. The taste has a nice mellow floral flavors, and nice mellow sweetness from the juniper berries. Nice blend of flavors, nothing is overpowering and comes together nicely. Overall its a nice beer, well put together, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 01:55:42 | More by vette2006c5r
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-16-2014 19:53:10 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-25-2013 02:39:49 | More by Jas45678
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear gold with two fingers of foamy white head little lacing.
S - Juniper, grass, blueberry, biscuit malt, dare I say pancakes?
T - Sweet berry flavor that gets blasted with a huge biscuit malt taste, some really bitter pine and earthy bitter bite at the end.
M - Bitter and semi soapy kinda feel
O - This is a decent attempt at something new, but hey BBC, there's beers that you've retired that are 10 times better in this, so how about we bring those back and ditch this?

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 08:09:37 | More by Omnium
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BucannonXC5

California

3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack
Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013
Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014

Poured a honey caramel clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki white head. Lots of uneven foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a mix between blackberries and blueberries, which I assume are juniper berries. Also grape, soapy notes, caramel, faint pine, light floral hops, citrus hops, wet Cascade hops and a musky finish.

Tasted similar to the nose, albeit slightly better. Got juniper berries, grape, soap, pine, Cascade hops, floral hops, caramel and citrus hops.

Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Very bitter finish.

Not that big a fan of this beer. I will most likely not have another one after this. Well after the other one in this variety 12-pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:17:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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