The Juice
Madison River Brewing Company

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Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,290
Ranked #21,342
3.78 | pDev: 12.7%
Jun 01, 2023
Dec 13, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: This Double India Pale Ale, or IPA, is extremely hopped American-style Ale that gets its hop bitterness and character from Amarillo and Simcoe hops. A generous amount of hops and malt, 3.5 lbs per barrel and 2800 lbs of malt, were used to give this beer a rich malt character with a distinctive hop flavor and aroma. This unfiltered beer is amber colored, thick bodied, highly bitter, and finishes off with a sweet grapefruit after taste.

101 IBU
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I mixed my own 6pck of bottles of Madison River beer at a grocery store in Gardiner, Montana. This one poured a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bitter citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with semi sweet malt base with bitter citrus and pine resin presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 01, 2023
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Rated by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is a traditional IIPA, quite sweet and boozy. I was hoping for it to be more balanced
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 OZ bottle . Bottled July 10th (a month old)

Pours an amber body with an off white head. Lots of tiny visible carbonation. Good retention. Lots of layers of lacing.

Scent is somewhat malt forward, I smelled pine immediately after the pour but that faded quickly and a malt scent quickly took. Fairly prominent scent overall.

Hops are more noticeable at the taste. Red grapefruit and some booze. A solid malt backbone with a nice bitter finish.

Medium to full feel(must be all the malt)

A solid beer and worth revisiting ! The name of this beer is a little confusing though, By today's standards juicy usually implies a juicy tropical fruit IPA. While I like this beer a lot, it would be a stretch to call this one Juicy.
Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Peacmyer from Montana

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at the Montana Ale Works in Bozeman, MT. Pours a deep amber with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is juicy citrus: grapefruit, orange, and mango, nicely balanced by caramel malts. Mouthfeel is on the sticky side of medium; carbonation is perfect. Finish is sticky with a slight lingering bitterness. Overall, I would consider this an exceptional DIPA. Kudos to Madison River!
Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by lochef81 from Michigan

Aug 17, 2018
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours an effervescent copper with 2+ fingers of fluffy sand colored head. Great head retention, pretty good lacing

S: Some maltyness, faint citrus, only real letdown with this beer

T: Grapefruit & breadyness, plus dryness up front, a little woody bitterness as well. Cakeyness, citrus bitterness, some dryness as this warms, a touch of orange juice as well. Finishes with a little woody dryness, grapefruit, OJ in moderate amounts & just a little breadyness

MF: Fairly chewy, restrained carbonation, nicely balanced. Body thins out just a scoosh as it warms

Drinks easy for the heft, not super juicy, but a solid DIPA that I would never say no to...
Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by wertschy from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by cherche from Washington

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 2.94 by Redman414 from North Carolina

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 3 by dertyd from California

Nov 27, 2016
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Reviewed by deleted_user_950283

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Now called 'The Juice'. Edit needed. Bottle dated 070816... yes thank goodness Madison River started dating bottles. Definitely an 'English style' malt driven double IPA with a pronounced bready sweetness. The 9% packs a whollup and is really disguised well. This is how Montana wants their beers, tasting like 'beer' with a hop/malt balance and smooth sweetness. Really a great brew but nothing special for the whale seekers... I could and have gotten destroyed quick on 90+ degree day backyard bbq's on this and will in the future also for under $10 a six pack.
Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by 5EKF from Illinois

Aug 04, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by SamuelMiller from Montana

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Roybert from Texas

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Had from the bottle 04/15/16 at Copper Horse in the Bozeman, MT airport. No bottling date found

Appearance - Poured into a pint, the brew is clear with a subdued golden orange color. Sandstone, half-finger width head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving a thin, mostly solid layer of suds across the top. Lacing consists mostly of spots found around the glass.

Smell - Soapy. Mild orange. Some bready sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Soapy character with mild citrus bitterness. A touch of grapefruit pith in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth and drinkable, with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Meh. I've found what I describe as a soapy character in a few select pales I've had, but never in a DIPA. Not a completely terrible beer, but I wouldn't want to drink it again.
Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by JohnBender from Texas

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by B_B from California

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by bigleague from Michigan

Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Sep 15, 2015
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Reviewed by porter_collie from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Despite the American style hops, I would describe this as a double English IPA. The maltiness body has some nice caramel and nut notes. The hops are citrusy. Nice mouthfeel.
Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by Chucker17 from South Dakota

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, pine, citrus hops, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, and alcohol. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, pine, sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthy malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, great blend and feel, good appearance, aroma, and body.
Jul 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by Schwegler from Nevada

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by GRFounder from Michigan

Mar 04, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by DraftDaddy from Illinois

Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by sporklift87 from Colorado

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by neckbeered from Montana

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by Hugh37 from Tennessee

Dec 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by moose73 from North Dakota

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 18, 2014
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