The Juice | Madison River Brewing Company

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3.77/5
Very Good
68 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#24,076
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by ShwarzAl3r:
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Photo of JayWhitson
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
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%
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 -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nuebs
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
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 +12.7%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of russpowell
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
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...

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Photo of jdaddy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Schwegler
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.44/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of Redman414
2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
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 +11.9%
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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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Umphreak21
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Wmbolling
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of JohnBender
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Doubledippa
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsean
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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The Juice from Madison River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 68 ratings