Buddha's Juice DIPA | Wormtown Brewery

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Buddha's Juice DIPABuddha's Juice DIPA
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4.12/5
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Buddha's Juice DIPABuddha's Juice DIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
wormtownbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rudzud on 11-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,960
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
168
pDev:
8.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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20
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37
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.01/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of hit728
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Icka31
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of brureview
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dblais
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holzman57
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackrobe
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Prost76
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andylipp
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GHow
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of palealeale
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ems_backpack
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.13/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angrybabboon
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 3/6/17

A: Dark orange with some light amber at the core and some tangerine around the edges - some chill haze - pours with a small white head, fades to a wispy cap and a small collar, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Big punch of citrus - orange and grapefruit juice - grapefruit peel - candied citrus - floral citrus - grassy with some sharp pine needles - vaguely tropical - caramel grains and some toast at the base

T: Orange and grapefruit juice, basically - grapefruit peel, pith, oil - candied citrus - floral citrus - decidedly juicy in many ways, yet not a trendy juice bomb - oily - grassy with some sharp pine needles - an interesting sweet citrus fruit in the aftertaste, probably the elusive Buddha’s hand - earthy bitterness, very bitter overall - caramel at the base, alcohol is mostly hidden

M: On the heavy side of medium, slick and oily, medium carbonation, finishes mostly dry

O: By the hand of Buddha

Is there such a thing as too much citrus? Maybe. I understand the urge to add grapefruit to a DIPA, but part of me wishes they had just included Buddha's hand to better showcase that flavor. There's just a bit too much grapefruit oil and pith in here for me to highly recommend it. It's definitely interesting though.

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Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Pours cloudy orange-brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is grapefruit, pine resin, and light citrus and toasted malt. Bitter, medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for a slightly above average hoppy beer. Worth trying, but there are several other local IPAs I prefer.

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Photo of mickyge
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Buddha's Juice DIPA from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 168 ratings