Hop Juice Double IPA | Madison River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
madisonriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Bockrules:
Photo of Bockrules
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy coppery-orange with tons of carbonation streaming to the two-finger, creamy, off-white head. Head stays intact all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind a massive wall of lacing.

S - Lots of sweet caramel malt with just a hint of northwest hops upon opening the bottle. Doesn't seem like too much of a DIPA. Hops thankfully pickup once in the class with moderate citrus notes and a punch of resin.

T - Smooth caramel malt upfront. The body is really more malt driven by what seems like a truckload of caramel malt with supporting orange and passion fruit notes coming from the hops. More passion fruit and orange as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a smooth caramel and hop finish.

M - Full bodied and exceptionally creamy. Almost more of what I would expect from the stout, but does a nice job of working with the heavy malt load.

The double load of malt and high alcohol content are really what makes this a double IPA. Die hard hop heads will want to look elsewhere or maybe use this as a break from more hop heavy brews. Otherwise, it is exceptionally well balanced, creamy and full, without much trace of the high ABV. I would get this again if I were in the area as I prefer to drink local, but I won't loose any sleep about not being able to find it here in NM.

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Photo of JayWhitson
3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of porter_collie
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Hugh37
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of nuebs
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of cgman1985
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jdaddy
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Captbeerman
2.44/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6'er of this this morning at the Bozeman COOP... pretty cool as this was the only thing that looked interesting enough to get an entire 6-pack. Poured into a red wine globe.

Nice looking foamy white head... good retention and lacing... the brew is a deep golden/lite amber.

The nose shows plenty of grapefruit zest... some oily pine... a touch too much caramel for my liking, but not enough to complain about a lot.

Flavor begins with an okay bitterness, but quickly gives way to a sorta muted toasty malt essence that is spiked with the above citrus. Hops really drop off quickly.

Body and carbonation seem about right.

I really.... REALLY wanted to like this one more... but oh well. The guy stocking beer at the COOP says this was just received recently and I saw it no where else in town. I don't believe this is an old bottle, rather a less than impressive take on a style that takes a lot of cajones to pull off.

4.5/3.5/3/3.5/3

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I think I got this as an extra from someone, but can't remember who. Thanks to whichever BA it was!

Pours a deep clear orange with a bit of a red hue and a one finger light tan head. Pretty good lacing down the glass.

Aroma is full of fresh citrus hoppiness with just a touch of malt backbone.

Starts off with a good citrus kick. A bit of sweet caramel malt peaks in and it finishes with some piney bitterness. Notes of pineapple and mango also throughout.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and lowish carbonation doesn't help it much. It's a shame because the flavors are awesome.

This drinks way easier than 9% with some interesting and complex flavors. The mouthfeel is the only thing keeping this from a home run. Dangerously tasty and would probably have again if I lived in Montana.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Umphreak21
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Wmbolling
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of JohnBender
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doubledippa
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of outoffocus
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsean
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of KlayWey
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Madison River Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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