Buddha's Juice DIPA | Wormtown Brewery

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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
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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20
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26
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Peppercorns.

Nice creamy almost 1 finger head fades slowly nice lacing, hazy grapefruit reddish orange color.

Nose big hops, spicy fruity citrus hops, some tropical fruit, guava, tangerine, sweet malts reddish candy malts, light candied orange peel hops.

Taste light bitter rind, lots of hops, spicy chewy hops, pine, etc, like chewing on a hop pellet! Some tropical fruit citrus, light grapefruit, some grapefruit pith, some guava, tangerine, bitter citrus rind, slightly astringent, but nice semi sweet malts bring a nice base and balance, light reddish caramel malt. The chewy earthy spicy hops lingering forever on the finish, light tropical fruit and citrus, pine, etc lingering, drier not really sticky, very little booze.

Mouth is fuller bodied, nice carb, just a little booze, light hop oils.

Overall nice, big hops, quite bitter but malty balance, good hop fruits and citrus, good but not amazing.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/17/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with an earthy hops bitterness that is quickly followed by some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several other 2IPA’s that I would choose first.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Nichols33
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wormtowns newest double ipa, this was brewed with ten plus hops including Amarillo, Centennial, Kohatu, Summit, and Simcoe. Near the end of the boil Buddha's hand and grapefruit peel was added. 120+ IBUs.

A - Poured into a standard snifter a nice hazy dark orange hue with a wonderful one finger thick and creamy white head that fades slowly to leave tons of side lacing and a thick sudsy blanket. Just excellent. Great appearance for a Wormtown.

S - Aromas of big tropical juice here with lots of light pineapple, subtle papaya, and mango. Great bitter grapefruit. Buddha's hand fruit comes out in the aroma as well, its own pithy tropical fruit aroma I've come to love in Chinese candies.

T - Taste is is a wash of hops all of which play very nicely together. Bitter pine, tropics, and faint malts are balanced nicely. I really like what each hop brings to the table. Deliciously bitter with Buddha hand peel coming out nicely in an almost chewy way. Very nicely integrated throughout the brew with the grapefruit peel really lingering on that and finish making a naturally bitter finish even more so. Again, excellent.

M - Mouthfeel is wonderful. Crisply carbonated keeps the alcohol from weighing this one down. That said its still a somewhat sipper as that 9.6% definitely hits good and hard.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this Wormtown offering. Hands down this is my second favourite new release they've had over the past 8+ months (Norm wins that category). A very delicious DIPA one of the best they've done. Definitely worth getting if one is in the area. Excellent.

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Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
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 PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly flavorful thanks to what I believe comes from the grapefruit peel addition. Bitter hops but insanely drinkable. Just a great balance between the citrus notes from the fruit, hops and a bit of pine. This is a huge improvement from previous years. I can only hope this comes out year round.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of cbutova
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours from the 12oz bottle to a goblet with a slightly hazy deep golden-orange body and a white cap. The head is thick and frothy making it to about an inch high before slowly falling to a thin island in the middle of the beer and a wide belt at the edges. Lacing forms in a large, spotty pattern.

S- Heavy on the tropical fruits with mango, peach, guava and papaya character joined by citrus hops and a touch of sweetness. Other things that come to mind are tangerine, orange, fresh grapefruit juice and zest as well as a hint of cereal and pine.

T- Opens up with a similar juicy tropical profile as the aroma but quickly becomes fairly bitter with sharp grapefruit oil and pine resin coating the palate; bitterness keeps its grip for the foreseeable future. Sweet melon, dank herbs, mango, peach, papaya, guava, orange, tangerine, grapefruit juice and floral hops balance with a light sweetness, a touch of alcohol, bread and pale barley.

MF- Full bodied for the style with a hefty and chewy creamy texture. The carbonation is at a high level but falls very smoothly onto the palate thanks to the consistency of the brew. Ends with a sharp bitterness akin to biting into a citrus peel.

Juicy tropical fruits are joined by a massive dose of just about all hop flavors with a focus on the citrus, fruity side of things as well as some pine. Tastes a bit alcoholic and that compounds onto the sharp bitterness but overall a really pleasant high ABV IPA.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of papat444
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is dated February 2014. Just hit the stores locally about 3 days ago and the brewery is less than an hour away. So probably pretty damn fresh. In fact I appear to be the first person to review the bottled version.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber/red. Tall, frothy offwhite head. Top notch head retention and moderate splotchy lacing.

S: Quite the gamut of hop aromas. It's kinda hard to pick them all out. I get lots of citrus, grapefruit mainly. Loads of tropical fruits with pineapple, apricot and mango maybe? Spicy pine is in there too. Layers of hops, none really stand out prominently. Overall a very fruity aroma.

T: Yup, more hops and more variety. It's all over the map. Up front it's mainly the fruitiness with the grapefruit and tropical fruit. The spicy pine and resin follows shortly after into the middle. Loads of very bitter grapefruit peel in the finish, this must be the adjunct as well as the hop flavor combining. Quite bitter in the finish in general really. Long lingering bitter, bitter grapefruit skin flavor hangs around forever. Pretty dry in general, no real sign of malt.

M: Medium bodied, smooth but quite dry and bitter.

O: A beast of an IPA for sure. It's not so much the extreme boldness and sharpness of hop flavors that you get in some IPAs, in this one it's the overall strength PLUS the variety. Every sip highlights new hop flavors. The grapefruit peel addition only makes it more bitter, this is QUITE a bitter and dry brew with no malt in sight. Surprisingly drinkable due to a smooth mouthfeel however. I've never had Buddha's Hand so I can't comment on that aspect but I assume it to be some sort of fruity flavor as this beer is chock full of fruitiness.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of trevorpost
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reagan1984
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Masters
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Lemony, grassy, grapefruit, citrus, and herbal hops followed by a nice malt backbone and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: This Buddha fruit and grapefruit flavor compliment this beer really well. Awesome taste with malty sweetness, tingly bitterness, and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, light bitterness, warm alcohol, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer has grown on me over the past few years. The Buddha fruit adds nice flavors to this DIPA. Will get more before it disappears till next season.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Buddha's Juice DIPA from Wormtown Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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