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Juniper IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

621 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 621
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%
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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-30-2013 00:10:19 | More by tdm168
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from the Winter mix 12-pack.

Not the first juniper IPA I've had, but perhaps the best. Contrary to expectation, this was not overly piney or harsh. The juniper was most obvious in the aroma, although citrusy hops dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Relatively low bitterness.

Fine amber color with a decent head. Good clarity.

O: well crafted, slightly distinctive IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 23:57:23 | More by chinchill
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Brad007

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden hue with a frothy head that fades after a few minutes. I wanted to allow the beer to "breathe".

The use of juniper berries gives this beer a nutty scent that compliments the pine character.

Exploring the palate further, I find an excellent, roasted nut essence that compliments the use of the pine-forward hops.

Mouthfeel agrees with me. Finishes clean with a little sting down the back of the throat.

An interesting take on an IPA infused with juniper berries. It's got that decent nutty character that I think some people will appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 15:20:47 | More by Brad007
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-21-2014 01:42:01 | More by THECPJ
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-06-2014 19:21:19 | More by rolltide8425
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-07-2013 22:34:06 | More by Zaphog
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 22:18:02 | More by tobelerone
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the holiday 12 pack
Medium golden color with a decent head. Spicy earthy floral hop aroma with lots of caramel to back it up. Flavor follows the aroma caramel backing with spicy earthy hops to balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Decent enough beer, I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of what the juniper brings to the party.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 17:06:37 | More by johnnnniee
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine two finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of juniper (I would have said spruce), citrus hops, sweet malt. Flavor is light citrus hops, lightly floral, juniper berry, mild bready malt, finishing with light evergreen and lingering grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. A mellow hopped IPA with a deft touch of juniper flavor that melds well with the hops. Mild malt body, almost undersupporting, but overall nicely balanced and interesting flavored IPA that leans in profile towards an American pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 04:59:45 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-28-2013 22:32:16 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Juniper IPA is another decent offering by Boston Beer Co. The beer pours a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a lacing. The scent is carries fresh hops that lean more towards a floral arrangement than pine and citrus. The taste is a decent balanced IPA with malt at the front and bitterness at the back. There is some citrus and pine present but it is not overpowering. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good ipa...however, I do not think I would buy a six/twelve/case of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:31:54 | More by WoodBrew
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-28-2013 01:49:05 | More by vfgccp
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-30-2013 00:54:49 | More by Duff27
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, Best Before Feb
A - amber colored ale with a creamy ivory head that holds great retention
S - piny citric aroma with some caramely grain
T - nice balance of flavors; toasted grain, caramel, piny hops, citrus, a little earthy. I'm not sure what the juniper adds, but I think I taste it and it blends well with the IPA flavors.
M - resinous and drying on the palate, finishes moderately bitter while being medium bodied
O - nice unique IPA for the season, but nothing extravagant here, although it is very well crafted

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 19:57:05 | More by barnzy78
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear amber with a creamy, thin white head that recedes quickly.

S: Aromas of biscuits, lemon, lime, orange rind, pine, and juniper are present on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuits, cream, crackers, orange rind, lemon, lime, kumquat, grapefruit, pine, cedar, and juniper coat the palate. The ale finishes with a robust wash of biscuit, orange rind, pine, and juniper flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium and surprisingly creamy. In terms of body, this is a little slight for the style, but the smoothness of this IPA is commendable. The carbonation is very crisp and firm.

O: I can see this being a really hit or miss beer for many people. I know the Samuel Adams haters will dislike it regardless, but all in all, this really isn't bad. It may not compare to some of the more lauded American IPAs, but it does what it does quite well.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 13:56:19 | More by mrfrancis
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of April 2014. Sampled on November 16, 2013.

The pour is copper-amber mainly with a lingering white head and busy carbonation. It looks pretty good.

The aroma is of roasted pale malts and juniper berries as promised. The floral hops can be found in the background.

The body is about medium.

Hops tends to present themselves more so in the taste but the roasted malts and juniper can also be found, albeit at a more subdued rate. This was a nice and drinkable beer but nothing I would go out of my way to try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 21:52:50 | More by puboflyons
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2013 04:58:35 | More by rfgetz
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-12-2014 18:20:21 | More by enelson
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Gmann

New York

3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden honey color with a tight egg shell colored head that left a small wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bready with some light metallic notes. Reminds me more of an English pale ale. Perhaps a light touch of a flowery hop. Don't get much juniper in the aroma.

Quite bready in the flavor and has lots of honey and toffee sweetness. Very English in the taste. The hops range from apricot sweetness to a grassy bitterness. Again, the juniper doesn't really standout. I really enjoy some of the nordic beers because of the juniper but I cannot really pick it up in this beer. There is a slight fruitiness/spice that I attribute to the juniper but it really isn't much.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Sweet to start but has a nice bitter balance. Drinks well. A touch dry in the finish.

An average IPA. Doesn't live up to its labeling but doesn't really have any off flavors. I was excited to try this as I like juniper in beers but this missed that mark.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 19:51:11 | More by Gmann
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2013 19:04:59 | More by AngusOg
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-03-2014 13:28:38 | More by ColForbinBC
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%
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,

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:18:22 | More by Suds
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

11-25-2013 13:32:01 | More by IPAchris
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: slight berry, pepper, and pine

Taste: light bread, pepper, and pine

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter with a more bitter aftertaste, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A slightly above average IPA. I like the pine flavor, but I would not get this outside of the holiday sampler. Another one of the weaker beers I have seen in the winter sampler over the years. This year's winter sampler is just not doing it form.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 15:02:45 | More by tigg924
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AgentMunky

California

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from a 12 ounce bottle.

It smells piney and fresh, but also sweet and not super strong. The flavor is languid and laid back. Crisp malt is equal parts dry and sweet. A brief burst of spicy-herbal flavor is sadly short and fades to generic malting as by the end. Still, drinkable and pleasant. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 05:09:04 | More by AgentMunky
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