Joker IPA
Williams Brothers Brewing Company

Joker IPAJoker IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,757
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,426
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 13.17%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
111
From:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  47
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by arkanu:
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of charlatan
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%

500ml bottle. Light amber colour and moderate head. Smells more like a pale ale, chalky with a hint of raisin and lemon. It has a lemony start, a somewhat herbal phase, and then more lemon. I like it (a refreshing beer for summer) but it does not really seem like an American IPA.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IMHO, style-wise this is an American pale ale and not an IPA. Smell, ABU, flavor all say APA to me. Pour is okay, nice (mild) American hop nose, but flavor is a bit off. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would buy again. Meh...

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Photo of interzen
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into a nonic pint

Look: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a thinnish white head with good retention.

Smell: Resinous, with citrus and hops to the fore - there are particularly strong lemon notes.

Taste: Heavy on the hops and the lemons and little else of note. One-dimensional.

Feel: Fizzy and fairly 'thin' - comparisons with cheap lager aren't too far wide of the mark. Whilst it's fairly well hopped by most UK standards, it's not nearly as aggressive as some of the American IPAs.

Overall: Meh.Simple as that. Williams Brothers have, I think, tried to brew a US-style hop bomb and have fallen well short. in the process. I'm not a hop-head by any means but even I find this to be rather disappointing. I persevered with it, since I'm not one to waste beer by throwing it down the drain. Even so, it's not something I'd actively seek out.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markkyronaylin
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Dirty gold color. Good lace from the modest head.

Semisweet malt start to the nose. Light hop balance.

A bit fruity for the start. The hop provides balance but again in a light way. Given the flavors and the low alcohol content (5.0% abv), I'd place this beer in the pale ale category. neutral body and elevated effervescence. Overall, an easy to drink pale ale.

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Photo of Derek
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bronze with a white head that shows some lace.

Nice citrus rind aroma.

Good citrus flavour and bitterness, with some underlying grainy biscuits, light fruity esters and hints of diacetyl.

Light to moderate body with a modest carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle in Oban Scotland.
BB date of 1/2018.
Clear golden body with a generous, durable foamy head. Nice lacing.
Excellent smooth feel with lively but soft carbonation.
Plenty of hops in the aroma. These are more subdued in the flavor. Mild bitterness.

Overall: one of the best U.K. IPA's I've tried.

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Photo of endovelico
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Immense drinkability and aromatically complex with citrusy and resin hop flavors bursting through the malt frame. The finish is dry with short lived bitterness and aftertaste.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, poured into glass. Bright copper in color. For advertising as very hoppy, not so much by American standards. But I guess compared to British beers.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of crewfan1952
3.16/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

It was reasonably hoppy for a UK/Scotting IPA. Had this while watching "Angel's Share"!

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cfcairns
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macamah
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mttaylor1066
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle with a "Best Before" date of October 2014. (This review is from February 2014.)

There is very little to recommend this beer.

Poured somewhat flat although on the tongue the carbonation was lively. (This made me check the bottle date. Nope, still good!) There is a haze to the beer... which is mainly due to the wheat on the grain bill, I believe.

There is more malt than hop on the nose. But I'm not usually good at picking up aroma nuances.

The taste is very close to dreck... perhaps it's because of the wheat content and the hop profile. Seems like an amped up version of Stella Artois. I can't believe that the good people of Scotland would call this an IPA. It's barely beyond a an American light ale. It reminds me of Budweiser... and that's not good.

I never finished the bottle. It just wasn't worth my time.

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Photo of groovylife
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of cambabeer
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brm300
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Joker IPA from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 111 ratings