Buddha's Juice DIPA
Wormtown Brewery

Buddha's Juice DIPABuddha's Juice DIPA
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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,428
Ranked #6,110
4.11 | pDev: 8.27%
Mar 31, 2022
Nov 30, 2012
Buddha's Juice DIPABuddha's Juice DIPA
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Photo of Rug
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 1/9/22

So I had never had a beer brewed with Buddha’s hand (or the fruit) until the Kettle Sour from Japas that came in the Extreme Beer Box last month. It’s still not quite clear to me what flavors it brings, but it’s akin to lemon-lime so I’m excited to try this one

Pours an opaque deep orange gold with 3 fingers of off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

Even at nearly 3 months old, this is super vibrant in the nose. I’m picking up on aromas of orange juice, lime zest, crackery malt, white pepper, herbal hops, lemon zest, and light toast

It’s a bit more muddled in taste, but even with the lack of clarity it’s pretty good. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting orange zest, bready malt, caramel, and lemon zest. The swallow brings notes of grapefruit rind, caramel malt, lime zest, herbal hops, and a touch of fusel alcohol

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes mostly dry but a bit muddled as I mentioned

This is pretty good but nothing amazing. A damn shame the taste couldn’t match the aroma

Mar 31, 2022
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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can.

Pours a hazy deep amber gold color with a 2 finger off-white head. The head is sudsy with stubborn retention. Leaves a crown of lacing along the glass as it slowly dissipates.

Aromas of citrus upfront, namely orange and grapefruit. A little bit of lemon zest and pine.

The flavor is sweeter and brings more malt and tropical notes. Starts off citrusy, lots of grapefruit and lemon with some tangerine. There's a bit of pineapple and stone fruit with a significant caramel malt presence. Finishes slightly piney and earthy. Nicely balanced.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and very smooth. Some light booze.

Overall, this is a great DIPA. It's definitely closer to a West Coast style with the piney hops and sweet caramel malt. It's well-balanced and hides the alcohol nicely.

Jan 25, 2022
4 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Apr 25, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LeRose from Massachusetts

Canned towards the end of December. Pours an amber gold color, mostly clear, with a huge head that sticks like a DIPA should. The Duvel tulip is covered with tenacious residual foam.

The smell is a citrus peel smack in the face, but with undertones more reflective of a West coast IPA. There is a promise of bitterness, and maybe a bit of the dankness.

Oh, indeed...the taste is citrus rind and pith, but has a nice sweetness to counterbalance the sledgehammer blow. A bit of caramel. Bitter hits hard after this with pine coming out contributing to a big but brief hit of bitterness. There is a lingering aftertaste of grapefruit-like citrus. No clue what a Buddha's hand tastes like - I've only seen it in the wild once, so I will take their word for it. It isn't really reading like any of the typical citrus fruits, but it easily identifies as a citrus amalgamation with multiple elements. On continued sipping, the big citrus dominates less and it rounds out more with the malts and sweetness. Very nice. There is a very vague spicy note I can't quite identify, right on the tongue in the aftertaste and crazily enough it strikes me as cinnamon-like.

The mouth feel is medium, a bit creamy, yet lively with just enough carbonation. There is a numbing sensation that I equate with citrus peel oil. Slightly astringent but not overly drying on the finish.

It's more of an old school DIPA representing well with the bitter, pine resin, and a supporting sweetness with gobs of citrus.

Feb 22, 2021
4.11 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2021
3.54 by thoss from Rhode Island on Jan 30, 2021
4.15 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Jan 29, 2021
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jan 24, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a translucent dark orange with a short lived head with some lacing.

Smells of citrus and piney hops. Tastes of orange and citrus with a mildly bitter hop finish. The alcohol hides well.

Medium heavy body with light carbonation. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

This brewery is my best find in the past year , and they continue to please!

Jan 12, 2021
4.34 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jan 08, 2021
4.47 by CJRubes from Massachusetts on Feb 28, 2020
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2020
4.1 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts on Mar 21, 2019
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Minor head but it has longevity. Excellent rings of lace after each sip. The liquid is hazy with a light red-brown color.

Juicy-fruit aroma with a touch pine resin. Sweet like a tropical punch.

The flavor leans sweet like the smell but there's a notable raw hop pellet finish. The body is appropriate, leaning rich but with ample carbonation. The aftertaste has balance although the bitterness lasts longer than the rest of the flavors.

Feb 16, 2019
4.1 by DAS30 from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2019
3.77 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Jan 20, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 Alchemy Teku glass canned on 12/27/18, brewed with grapefruit peel and dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and 9.5% ABV. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a finger off white head that leave a thin wall of lace behind. 4.25

Smell is big and bold old school west coast huge pine resin, lemon, and grapefruit rind up front a little tangerine and apricot also. 4

Taste just slaps you immediately in the mouth with grapefruit, lemon zest, and piney bitterness, just completely beating up your entire palate in a good way. 4

Mouthfeel is big, sticky and definetly dry, plenty of life, and for its ABV if you can handle big bitter DIPAs it is very approachable. 4.25

Overall I still enjoy old school once in awhile and this one won’t let you down if you are willing to go back 5 years ago and try and tame this beast. 4

Jan 18, 2019
4.16 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
4.1 by kooldad69 from Massachusetts on Jul 10, 2018
3.84 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts on Jun 03, 2018
Photo of hoptheology
3.01/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Canned 12/27/17. 9.5% ABV Honey-amber color with a tall, super whip-creamy head of 1 finger.

Aromas of citrus fruits - namely grapefruit and orange, fresh papaya, some honey, some alcohol. Hop spoilage/garbage.

Flavor is huge on the caramel malts, followed by perfume, pine, dill, honey, grapefruit, and ethanol. Faint trails of orange and ethanol on the finish. I'm detecting spoilage even though it's 70 days old.

Heavy carbonation, trailing resins.

Overall, not too impressed with this one. Too malty, yet still too bitter, and the citrus notes seem explosive but they're buried way too far beneath the other problematic flavors here. Call me negative, but usually Massachusetts beers are much better than this.

Mar 12, 2018
4.22 by hit728 from Connecticut on Mar 08, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

L - Rusty orange and a finger of white head

S - Hop resins and oils. Grapefruit and sweet citrus.

T - Intense hop resins with lots of spice. Just enough citrus to balance it out.

F - Syrupy body that needs more carbonation to move it along. Some warming on each sip.

O - Massive DIPA (nearly TIPA) that leans heavily on oils and resins.

Mar 03, 2018
4.24 by Icka31 from Ohio on Feb 19, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Mac and Walt’s in Norton, MA.

This one pours a slightly hazy dark orange, with a small white head and lots of lacing.

This one smells like dank tropical fruit, grapefruit flesh, light caramel malt, and pine.

This is quite bitter, and a little bit too malty. The hop flavor is really nice, though, with a big and slightly funky tropical fruit thing going on. There’s lots of sweet grapefruit, and a biting bitterness on the finish. The malt backbone on this just adds too much sweetness.

This is medium bodied, kind of thick, with a normal level of carbonation.

This is solid enough, it needs a little bit of work.

Feb 13, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brureview from Massachusetts

Interesting beer,
A more viscous MF than more DIPAs. Slightly heavier body.
The look is not unusual. 3F head with a honey color.
The aroma is weaker than the taste, but quite good. Citrus, earthy, sweet,
With warming, less citrus, more almost-toffee like aroma and citrus-earthy.
Taste is excellent. Citrus, earthy, perhaps an almost toffee like flavor.

Not as hoppy as other DIPAs.

The flavors change with warming. Start out at 45 and note the changes with warming.
Heavy citrus gives way to a toffee like flavor and increased weight in the MF.
Quite interesting and a bit unusual. Worth checking out.
This ain't no NEIPA.

Feb 09, 2018
4.25 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Feb 05, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Appearance – Clear amber body with a nice two and a half finger head.

Aroma – Citrus fruit, citrus pith, citrus zest, and a little bit of floral character thrown in.

Taste – Pine and citrus pith. Nice bitterness that does not linger.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and creamy, goes down easily.

Overall – Wish I knew enough about Buddha’s Hand but I have heard you basically use the zest. Got that in the aroma. Would gladly have it again.

Feb 04, 2018
4 by dblais from Massachusetts on Jan 29, 2018
3.78 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2018
3.8 by holzman57 from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Blackrobe from Massachusetts

Dated 12/28/17.

Two fingers of creamy white head. Unfiltered amber in color. Over-ripened citrus, tart grapefruit, sweet malt, medium dankness and earthy tones. Almost a sour-like quality to the nose. Very well balanced taste. Grapefruit + citrus balanced with the caramel malt + earthiness to create a very solid, crush-able double IPA. Oily, medium body, medium carbonation and undetectable 9.5% ABV.

Jan 23, 2018
4.32 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jan 20, 2018
3.75 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2018
4.29 by andylipp from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GHow from Connecticut

Dark amber haze color makes for a good start in the looks department. Aroma is what you would expect from Buddha’s Juice and the taste follows the same path with little hop factor. It’s not overpowering in citrus factor but just a slight oil coating to my palette. I will finish the four-pack but likely there will be no revisit. It does have a kick factor that Juicers will find to their liking. If that is your taste, Buddha’s Juice is a path to take.

Jan 14, 2018
4.46 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2018
4.49 by palealeale from Massachusetts on Dec 31, 2017
4 by ems_backpack from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2017
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