Man Juice
Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,467
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,614
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 8.38%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
79
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Knee Deep Brewing Company
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  12
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Man Juice is a delicious American IPA brewed with Mandarina Bavaria and Citra hops. Fresh, sweet juice from locally grown mandarins adds a bright citrusy flavor to the pleasantly bitter IPA .
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 79 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ogman:
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ogman from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 17, 2019
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 29, 2019
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BEER88 from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 19, 2019
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Chupacabra Taproom, Mesa, AZ:

Pours hazed deep golden with a thin wispy head that leaves minimal lacing.

The smell is like orange juice with a hint of an herbal hop touch.

The taste is of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Herbal bitter touch in the finish. Nice malt backing makes it very smooth.

An IPA with a strong orange juice character. Mandarin oranges almost overwhelm, but it still has enough going on otherwise. If you like oranges and IPA's, certainly worth trying!

Jul 03, 2019
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 21, 2017
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - $3.19 at Schoolhouse Beer and Brewing in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a golden-orange body with a head comprised of over an inch of yellow-tinged, loose suds.

Smell: Bitterish orange aroma combining with floral aromatics to give a hint of orange blossom. Lightly grainy pale malt base beneath.

Taste: Pale malted barley, a touch of lightly toasted grains. It's orangey, even zestful, but also a tad citric, as well as slightly floral and resinous. Medium-plus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight, scant oiliness to the overall mouthfeel.

Overall: It'll do!

Feb 26, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a chillhazed & effervescent amber with a thumb of eggshell colored head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: Orange peel & juice

T: Follows the nose, pronounced bitterness, almost like orange zest, some orange sweetness up front. A mix of bitterness & sweet with a little bready dryness as well. Finishes with tangerine & pomelo

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, nice balance

Canned 2 months ago, will try again if I can find it fresher. Drinkable, but had higher hopes

Mar 03, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/20/2018

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy dark golden orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mandarin), piney. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mandarin), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

Dec 11, 2018
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rbastone from New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bad name - great beer

Feb 02, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus and orange zest are present in the nose. As the beer warms up, the smell becomes more semblance of an orange creamsicle.
T: The taste follows the smell and mostly has orange creamsicle flavors.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting beer that starts out smelling like a traditional IPA but then transitions over to something closer to an orange creamsicle.

Serving type: can

Jul 26, 2018
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Curt3 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2019
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 12, 2017
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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jun 13, 2018
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bdiiorio from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 01, 2019
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pkalix from California

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden-amber color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus, malt, pine, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of malt (mostly noticeable in the finish), lots of citrus (a bunch of the advertised mandarin orange), a good shot of hops, a tinge of pine, and a bit of the floral quality. An interesting, light, and sweet flavor that is quite likable. Very hoppy, fruity, and tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not a perfect IPA, but this is definitely a easy to drink beer. Certainly drinkable.

Apr 14, 2018
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned March 21st 2018.

Exceptional clarity. Beaming and super clear looking body color, of a bronze gold that shimmes. Lots of nice rising pin head carbonation, meating to a frothy fistfull off white head. Soapy lacing, and island creamy top, gorgegous looking beer.

Real nice aroma. Fruited juicy and zesty Christmas orange mixing with touches of almost creamsicle sweetness. Hints with a wondeful herbal component somewhere between mint and black tea. Large amounts of herbs and flirts with dank but more sweet perfume like aromas.

Palate goes relatively straight forward. Less creamy sensing and a bit of toasty malt flavors, mixing with more hop astringency. Touches large herbal mint and sharp orange qualities. Has a bit of white flour and toast finish, mixing with large amounts of green mint and almost lime like herbal qualities. Very clean, but with larger fruity tones and not so much juice.

Pretty good solid fruited IPA.

Apr 25, 2018
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jakecattleco from California

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draught pour at Woodstocks. Pours a hazy faint orange with a ring of white head that left minimal lacing. Nose as expected is heavy on the orange attributes and became sweeter as it warmed. Taste was a bit unimpressive, matched the nose but a bit faint. Mouthfeel was solid, carbonation slightly high, and the finish very clean and astringent. An interesting beer, but Knee Deep has far better offerings.

Apr 02, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am CANently Knee Deep in the midst of CANother brewery horizontal, CANtinuing to winnow away at the backlog here at Chez Woody. This is my third of five, but my last until after my shift later today. I have found employment with/at USPS & this will be my first day at my home office following 2.5 days of indoc in Harrisburg.

From the CAN: "Fine Craft Beers"; "Man Juice Mandarin Orange India Pale Ale"; "50 IBU"; "Ale brewed with Sweet Orange Peel and flavored with natural Mandarin Orange Juice. Mandarins locally grown by Sunset Ridge Fine Fruits, Newcastle, CA."

I Crack!ed open the vent on this latest CAN & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It formed a finger of foamy, soapy, rocky, eggshell-white head before falling away to wisps. 8=( Color was a beautiful Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, leading to a visit from The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus, all clamoring for a taste. Nose had a pronounced sweet orange quality & had they not identified it for us as "mandarin", I would have guessed "CANgerine". Mouthfeel was on the thin side, not watery, but lacking for the Style. The taste was really nicely executed. It was definitely orange-y, but there was enough of a hoppy bitterness to keep me satiated. It was nowhere near as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. Mmm. This was a really pleasant, easy-drinking beer, really nice on a warm late-Spring day. Finish was semi-dry, but for me, as long as it was not sweet, I was down with it. YMMV.

May 30, 2020
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swierczt from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 06, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 24, 2018
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TheFightfan1 from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 18, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, light malts. Taste is of orange peels, little else, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall ain't bad, but this brewer makes much better IPA's.

Sep 23, 2018
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 02, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 05, 2018
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