Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Wicked Juicy IPAShiner Wicked Juicy IPA
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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,504
Ranked #45,806
3.47 | pDev: 12.97%
Spoetzl Brewery
Texas, United States
Shiner Wicked Juicy IPAShiner Wicked Juicy IPA
Notes: This juicy IPA is wicked in all the right ways. It's dry hopped, unfiltered and bursting with Citra hops for a bright, juicy kick. The result is a deliciously hazy brew that just waiting to be popped open. Make it your main squeeze.

IBU: 60
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Gajo74 from New York

3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at La Casa Cafe, Long Island, NY.

Pours a hazy golden orange color. A well retaining frothy head, moderate in size, yields lacing.

Bright aromas of citrus fruit, including, orange, tangerine, grapefruit and lime. There is a hint of light pine as well as aromas of grainy malt sweetness.

First impressions are that the body is rather light and thin for the style and not as juicy as a typical NEIPA. It mainly highlights citrus flavors, particularly grapefruit rind and lime, amidst a dry cracker malt backbone. There is a subtle bitterness in the middle palate, along with piney flavors. The finish is dry with a light bitterness that feels oddly unbalanced with the malt and fruity hops flavors. The body does improve somewhat, however, as it becomes more creamy and smooth. The carbonation is moderate.

This was okay, nothing special. I don’t feel it really hit the hallmarks of the NEIPA style in terms of juiciness and body.

Sep 08, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A New England IPA from Texas you say? Yeah, we’ve dabbled with the ram horns of Shiner Bock before but when I came across this on a late summer night in Hampton Beech I thought id give it a go. It cost $6 for a four pack, an absolute steal for the style, but there’s prob good reason. Granted we in NE are extremely spoiled (rightfully so) when it comes to the NEIPA, but in times like these $6 rather than $16 for a four pack is appealing. Anyway... the beer drinks rather thin. It’s watery considering most NEIPA are kinda sludge. This was... not. It had decent aroma that quickly faded quickly, much like my desire to drink the rest of the cup. Beggars can’t be choosers and you get what you pay for I guess. We will stick to the Rams when it comes to Shiner.

Aug 16, 2020
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into wine glass. No discernible date anywhere. Picked up during the COVID-19 pandemic from a grocery store as part of a $15 Shiner variety pack.

Appearance - Pours 1-2 finger white silky-sudsy head with good retention and lacing. Deeply hazy yellow body with a tinge of orange. 4

Smell - Juicy in the name is apt. Has that plump, juicy orange or pineapple smell. 4.25

Taste - Bitter grass, without the sweetness the nose suggests. A hint of that fruitiness flavor though. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Chewy, smooth, but somehow fairly clean too. Some astringency builds up over time and that does detract. 3.75

Overall - Very drinkable, particularly in style. At first. However, it somehow becomes less impressive as I continue drinking it. Not sure if it's because of warming, aeration, or just build up on the palate. 3.75

Jul 07, 2020
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: 4. Looks like the style alright. Opaque orange with a lingering white head.
S: 3.5 a bit underwhelming but all the elements are there.
T: 3.75 Tastes more like a west coast style IPA. Bitterness from the hops. Not as much juiciness you'd expect from a hazy IPA.
F: 4. Fantastic.
O: 3.75 A good Hazy IPA to try.

Jul 03, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very cloudy orange with about a 1/2 in. white head. The smell is mainly citrus, not a lot of pine notes like some of my favorite IPA's; still good nonetheless. The taste is very tangy citrus flavor with a slight bite of hops. Pretty high in carbonation, kinda thin. Overall, I think this beer could use some more hops, not a bad brew though.

Jun 10, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a quite hazy orange color with a fluffy white head of foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of bready and grainy smell mixed with aromas of some orange and a bit of lemon. Along with these smells comes a decent showing of a herbal hop as well as a little bit of a tropical fruit aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a very bready and slightly wheaty taste that is mixed with flavors of a lighter citrus of a orange and grapefruit nature. The citrus flavors aren’t all that sweet, but more resemble citrus rind like flavors, having a decent bit of bitterness associated with them. At the start there is a bit of orange and light tropical fruit sweetness, which fades toward the middle of the taste profile only to return again at the end. Along with the late return of the fruit tastes, so too comes some additional hop flavors largely of a herbal and grassy nature, which join the rest to take the taste to its end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly thicker and chewier for a brew of 5.7 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. Overall for the danker hop, lighter sweet citrus, and bitter citrus rind flavors, the feel is actually pretty decent and makes for a slow, but enjoyable sipper all at 5.7 %.
Overall – An interesting take on a hazy IPA. Not as sweet citrus heavy and much more citrus rind like bitter in nature. At first I didn’t really like it. But after taking it down over a ~ 30 min period, by the end it was quite nice, as it stood out a bit from other NEIPA’s.

Jan 29, 2020
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BeerEssentials from Connecticut

1.43/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is another classic example of "Do not judge a book by it's cover". The shiny blue and orange can boasts that this beer is "Wicked juicy", "Bursting with a rush of tropical hops", and has a "Bright, juicy kick"! Sounds delicious!!!... but unfortunately is anything but. Whatever tropical flavors it might have it were almost completely drowned out by it's heavy malty taste. Furthermore, there was no haziness about it. Just an amber-ish, clear brew. Wondering if the folks that received a cloudy/hazy glass full, got it from the tap?

I was very hopeful for this beer! Super surprised that with many similar comments/reviews, it's still being rated between 3.0-4.0 for a citra IPA ???

Jan 18, 2020
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It is a bit watery but otherwise a good IPA.

Look: dark golden almost amber with a thick white head

Aroma: The aroma has some orange and maybe mango juice in it.

Taste: the flavor is malty/bready with a grapefruit rind, maybe piney, hop bite.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, easy and refreshing drinking.

Dec 15, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 19.2 oz can into a large tap glass.

Pours very cloudy amber/gold with some fairly large-particle sediment floating about, so it lives up to its "unfiltered" name. It has a nice fluffy white ample head and good lacing.

Aromas are fruity but muted. Vague citrus and tropical fruits. Some caramel malt as well.

The brew has a stronger malt presence on the tip of the tongue, with the fruity juicy flavors taking a back seat until the mid palate. However, like the aromas, they are vague and weak; and they are overshadowed by some strong grain and yeast notes. Not harsh, but abrupt. The finish is a little watery and metallic, although some floral and earthy hops are detectable.

The brew has a nice feel, with great carbonation and fairly spicy drying finish. It is very drinkable, which is good considering this is a 19.2 oz. can.

This is not an offensive brew, but it is just barely an IPA, and is only arguably an NEIPA because it has tons of sediment going on. The fruity aromas don't carry through to the palate. Still, for the price and considering this is not what this brewer is typically known for, it's not terrible.

Oct 12, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 1.94 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($0.161/oz) from Total Wine, Selma, TX. Reviewed 10/11/19.
Marked “11 24 19” on bottom of can. On shelf at store, stored and served at 42 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light yellow, slight haze.
Body – Yellow, murky, opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.2 cm, aggressive center pour), meringue-like, average duration, diminishing to a five to six mm crown with drag marks and a complete cap. Large pieces of lacing remain on the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing – Good. Partial bands of tiny to small bubbles connected by columns. See also above.
Aroma – 3 – Weak and fruity.
Flavor – 3 – Weakly fruity with a bit of malt backbone on the aftertaste. Ends slightly bitter. No alcohol (5.7% ABV) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, slightly oily, light carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3. Average IPA, drinkable but not one to be sought.

Oct 11, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Here is yet another CAN for The CANQuest (tm), CANtesy of my local, in-person trader @tone77 who just happens to be CANming by later today for a pick-up & drop-off. Yay!

From the CAN: "Every drop of Shiner is brewed in Shiner, TX"; "Enjoy Shiner any day"; "This dry hopped and unfiltered IPA is bursting with a rush of tropical hops for a bright, juicy kick."; "60 IBU".

Once I had everything transcribed, I Crack!ed open the vent. It was then time for a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. Everything about this one screamed "NEIPA" & while I am submitting a ChANge request, I am also treating it like an AIPA. It foamed up nicely to form two-plus fingers of dense, fluffy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention right up until the moment that it suddenly exhaled & fell like a soufflé when the oven door is banged shut! 8=O My initial Glug resulted in a lightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) beer, but I also left some in the CAN for a seCANd Glug. Nose was tropical, yes, but not "bursting" as advertised. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was tropical, but still not "bursting". Hmm. I then amped it up by swirling the remainder in the CAN and dumping it into the glass to acCANpony my initial Glug. Nose improved somewhat, becoming more noticeably tropical, if not "bursting". The color was now hazy as all get-out. Mouthfeel became slightly fuller, a little closer to creamy, but not achieving it. Now, the taste was "bursting" with tropical fruits with an interesting bitterness that I do not often get in an NEIPA. Yes, this was definitely an NEIPA & I will be submitting an appropriate ChANge request. Finish was semi-dry & very pleasant. YMMV.

Sep 21, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Let's start off by saying that I do see a best by date on the bottom of the can. I notice that this beer has a low score as compared to other beer in the style, now let's see if I feel the same way. The color of this beer is a really cloudy orange. I notice a lot of sediment in my pint glass. One of my favorite things about the New England Style IPA is the looks of these beers, they look so exotic & intriguing. I agree that the juicy flavors are not really there with this beer although there is some melon, pear, & citrus notes. All in all, it's not a bad tasting IPA but it's not really tasting the part of a New England Style juicy & tropical IPA either, since this is Shiner's first crack at this style we ought to cut them some slack. Cheers! B-

Sep 06, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Spoetzl Brewery "Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "0120190K+ 06:18:26"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's a little darker than I thought it might be, orange rather than golden, but OK. It's quite hazy, even cloudy, and it looks like a hefeweizen except for the quick streaming bubbles and a fuller head; I've only got an inch of white foam. The aroma is fairly limited for being a "juicy" IPA. I'm getting some fruit, as in basic fruit, maybe more like apple than anything else, and some sweetish malt. OK, whatever, let's see how juicy the flavor is... womp woommppp... wow, what a letdown. there's very little juiciness to the flavor either. I'm getting some orange but it's not really bright, and maybe some mango as well. I've had standard IPAs that are juicier than this. Beyond that it's pretty decent. The sweetish malt is nice and it's pleasantly balanced with a median bitterness and dry finish. It's an alright IPA, it's just not a "juicy" IPA, and certainly not a "Wicked Juicy IPA". Back to the beer itself though, the head dropped rather quickly and left little in the way of lacing behind. The mouthfeel is standard with a medium body and median carbonation. "That's all I have to say about that."

Review #6,649

Aug 16, 2019
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Part of a mixed 12 pack, no idea of freshness. Pours a muddy yellow with a thick white head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma is faint citrus, malts, and grass. Flavor follows the nose, not much of any thing else. Feel is medium bodied. Overall not an impressive beer from a brewery more well known for darker beer.

Aug 07, 2019
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Rexroganblat from New York

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Other reviewers are comparing apples and oranges with this IPA. It is an excellent unfiltered fruity hopped brew. While it might not appeal to some beer drinkers, it is true to its description. I like the fact that it is unfiltered and has a peaty flavor while retaining the flavor of the citrus hops. Something like what I would expect if the Trappist monks in Belgium decided to make an IPA. Not a beer to drink every evening but an awesome effort on the part of this Texas brewery.

Aug 06, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 19.2oz tall can into a tulip. Canned on 5/4/19, so within 3 months of canning.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a moderate haze and a ton of effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy foam with moderate retention. I like it!

Smell: hops are floral in character, but not particularly "juicy". The malt is a little bit sweet; the overall effect is a little bit "soapy"; not necessarily bad, but it's something I like more in a pale ale than in an IPA.

Taste: the flavor is nearly identical to the aroma. There is a little bit of a juicy finish to the flavor, but mostly it's about like a decent pale ale rather than a super hop-forward IPA, as advertised.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great big carbonation and a big, sort of rough fizziness. Not "creamy", per say, but refreshing.

Overall: this isn't necessarily a bad beer, it just doesn't really match what's on the label.

Jul 29, 2019
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bushwack from Alabama

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks nice, I love it when chunks float around in my beer. I did not expect the nose to be this strong but there is a weirdness that I cannot put my finger on. Does not taste like your typical IPA, the variant is nice. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, very pleasant and rounds it out.

Jul 27, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy golden amber pour with 1 finger of fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Grains and citrus.

T.F: Light malts.. kind of stale-ish. Some citrus notes from the hops.. a bit of grapefruit maybe, and a little bit of spice. Medium to light bodied... some more citrus and grain at the finish.

O: As average as average can get. Not terrible... but absolutely nothing here to seek out. A poolside beer if it's free. Not at all one to seek out.

Jul 17, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

4 16 oz. Cans for $5.99
With a price like that, you can't go wrong... Or can you??

Semi hazy Rusty gold with orange and amber hues. A thick and creamy, all white foam cap. Excellent retention. Total coverage and plenty of lace.

The aroma I get first is actually a very English malty thing, or perhaps APA... toastie grains and dark wheat is in there. The hops give off a mild fruitiness, slight citrus and pine mostly. APA levels, not AIPA.

The flavor is actually pretty consistent with an English IPA. I suppose this is VERY hoppy in England and Texas!! Not so much here in New England however. The malt complexity is pretty tight, roastie dark grains, but very clean and light feeling. The hops provide some juicy tones and feeling, citrus and mild tropical fruits are subtle, but detectable. The hops finish off earthy and citric, slightly dry and clean.
Obviously, this is NOT Treehouse, or Trillium, heck, it's not even Sierra Nevada, but I have enjoyed my time with this beer, it has its charms and for $5.99/4 pack... I guess you really can't go wrong if you look at it right.

Jul 01, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle with 12 19 stamped on the bottom of the bottle.

It says that it is unfiltered and the haze I'm seeing backs that up. It's an orange gold colour, has an impressive head of foam.

I get mild tropical fruit and pine in the smell along with caramel malt and orange zest.

Taste isn't too shabby though it falls behind the smell. Orange zest, citrus, not much of a tropical fruit presence. Fairly dry vs juicy. Malt is not sweet at all, more of a toasted flavour.

Front end of the mouthfeel is medium, back end is on the thinner side.

Not a bad effort at an IPA.

Jun 27, 2019
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beertunes from Kiribati

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Idiotic 19 ounce can poured into 14oz teku. Poured the expected, and ugly, orangeish-brown of the style, with 1/2 inch of white head that had decent retention and some lacing.

Low grain in the nose, but some citrus hops too. mostly though, musty, stale hops dominated (canned on 5/4/19, so age isn't the problem). Very much the same on the tongue, bland and generic.

The body was, wait for it, the average light-medium of the style. Drinkability was OK, but 19 ounces of this sucker was more than i would have liked. Overall, an absolutely average take on this style. try it or don't. Wutevz.

Jun 16, 2019
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Navin-Johnson from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a huge fan of Shiner; they usually exceed my expectations even when I have my doubts.
This wasn't really what I was expecting from the name, label and marketing. A very good beer, but not one I was pleasantly surprised with. Mild and not overly bitter; pleasant but not "juicy".

May 20, 2019
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Twrex0801 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle it pours dark gold/light orange
Smell- aroma is true american ipa, floral notes with slight pine.
Feel- for an american IPA it leaves alot to be desired. Watery and medium but with low abv thats to be expected.
Taste- ehhh flavor notes are mild to meduim in power. Front end, bitter pine. Middle, citrus and floral. Backend, bready and sweet malt. That hold long past the hops.
Overall- is it juicy? No, its wet and watery. Flavors are mutted and vague. Although, from Shiner this is a win, macro brews don't hit IPAs much and for good reason but Shiner jumped in and gave us something great for entery level IPA. This can be the beer that throws people down the craft beer rabbit hole!

May 03, 2019
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HipCzech from Texas

3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a nonic pint at Tanglewood Grille in IAH. Pours hazy pale gold with a frothy head of white foam and nice lace. Aroma and taste are of citrus (grapefruit, orange) with some tropical notes and hints of grainy sweetness. Some dank notes and bitterness emerge towards the end. Soft carbonation with light to medium body. Not very “juicy” but a perfectly drinkable pint at the airport.

Apr 26, 2019
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Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours as a hazy gold with a two-finger white head. The aroma is faint but citrusy. It's must be brewed with a double helping of Citra-hops for its overwhelming citrusy flavor, nice! On the back-end, there is a tartness that I can't quite place - like grapefruit.

Apr 24, 2019
Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 109 ratings