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Hop Juice Double IPA | Madison River Brewing Company

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Hop Juice Double IPAHop Juice Double IPA

Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States

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

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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2.72/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: A very clear, dark gold with a slight amber tint. Good lacing and a thin soapy head on top.

Smell: Fairly light but very citrus hop forward with a slight earthiness. There is a noticeable vienna and caramel malt presence, and some noticeable booze.

Taste: Bitterness right up front, and a full bodied sweetness to follow as well as a moderate piney/citrus hop presence. The alcohol can be tasted off the back, a little boozy and syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a little thick for the style, but that is subjective.

Overall: A pretty poor attempt at an American-Style IIPA. Sweet, unbalanced and a big lack of hop character

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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 hail_seitan
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 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.


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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%

Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Hop Juice Double IPA from Madison River Brewing Company
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