Juke Joint IPA | Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Juke Joint IPAJuke Joint IPA

Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by EgadBananas on 03-25-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 141
Photo of mklmcgrew
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear, light gold with 1-finger head and decent lacing..

S: Not much of a nose. Light citrus hops.

T/F: Nice hop citrus flavor, with a touch of bitterness at the end.

O: A decent IPA. Not as complex as the best, but worth ordering again.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours Light hazy, Amber. Medium, thick, off white head. Short-lived

Smells caramel malt, Citrus, herbal, Earthy, dank.

Tastes caramel, Citrus and light tropical. Finish is semi-dry with a light bitter Pine short linger. Medium body and smooth lighter medium carbonation.

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Photo of BigGold
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had this 6.00 ABV ale on draft into tumbler. This IPA is a bit rough around the edges. There are plenty of more-polished, higher-rated IPAs. I would rather drink the Juke Joint.

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Photo of Coldkiller
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Could use a bit more haze on the look. Smells like pure mosaic goodness. Taste is much the same. Huge dank with stone fruit and mild citrus notes. Overall, this new version is one of the better IPAs in the state. Reminds me very much of Opus Vert from Parish, but maybe even a bit more balanced. I was not expecting this from Tin Roof. This is my new go to IPA, unless something else comes along and tops it.

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Photo of tigg924
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy, dark orange-brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is pine resin, grapefruit, and Earl Grey tea. Light caramel sweetness appears as the beer warms. Bitter with dry finish, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Tasty and dry IPA that is worth a shot, but I prefer others in the style.

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/24/16

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Neutral, some grassiness & pine fight through, then grapefruit

T: Pine, grapefruit & breadyness up front. Herbal, woody & grapefruit, rich breadyness as this warms, a little caramel, plus dryness. Finishes with grapefruit, dryness, pine & a little more caramel

MF: Medium body, soft carbonation & nice balance

Solid IPA, wouldn't go out of my way to get it, but would get again if the great IPAs weren't available, nose is the only real drawback

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Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy amber with 1/2 finger head. Smells of hops and earthiness. Tastes of tea leaf with a medium bitterness. Finishes smooth, good drinkability. Would buy again.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass canned on 12/07/15. Pours a bright orange with a two inch sticky white head, that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is tangerine, pine, peach, and some grapefruit.

Tastes follows tangerine, peach, pine upfront with a nice hit of grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, plenty of life, not really dry, and awesome drinkability.

Overall a very nice IPA, nothing bad to day.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus, fruit and mild tea. The flavor is citrus, fruit, hops/very mild hop resin, malts and a mix of tropical fruit and bitter/dry in the finish.

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Photo of pagriley
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into snifter

L - mid amber orange with 1 inch head that falls into moderate lacing
S - pine, citrus zest
T - soft on the palate with pine, orange and a touch of malt sweetness. Firmly bitter finish but balanced
F - Medium bodied with just a little bit of prickly carb

Overall a really solid beer

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no freshness date poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: Earthy blend of hop aromas with some floral notes

Taste: Hop flavor similar to the aroma and some malt in the finish with an underlying caramel component

Mouthfeel: Light with a very dry finish

Overall: Not bad, just a typical American IPA. These are a dime-a-dozen on beer shelves more and more every day.

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Photo of Gavage
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark hazy orange in color with a 1/2" head and creates some mild lace on the glass.

Smell: very mild aroma as only some caramel and earthy tones are all you can detect.

Taste: caramel, soft grapefruit tones, and an earthy bitterness create a pleasant IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness from start to finish with a hint of dryness arriving late.

Overall: an easy drinking IPA that satisfies.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy light-tan foam. Not bad.

Smell: moderately sweet and rather malty with some citrusy and piney hops. Decent.

Taste: much like the aroma, the flavor is rather malty with some slightly herbal, slightly piney hops with a hint of grapefruit. Bitterness is moderate for the style. It's a reasonable IPA, but nothing to write home about.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. Not bad for the style.

Overall: this is a pretty drinkable IPA, if mostly an unremarkable one.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a orange/amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, hops. Taste is hops, tea, tropical fruits, some pine, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber golden color with a thin head that vanished quickly.
Nice refreshing aroma of pine, grapefruits, sweet fresh oranges and slightly toasted malts.
Bold flavor with lots of pine and tea bags notes. Also, grapefruits, spices, oranges, passion fruits, lemon, peaches and sweet toasted and caramel malts. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Decent IPA with bold piney and citrus notes.

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Photo of Hub_City_Hop_Hound
4/5  rDev +7.5%

I've had Tin Roof's signature blonde several times and enjoyed it immensely so I thought I'd branch out. It was a solid IPA with a nice mouthfeel and nice hoppy notes throughout. The 7% wasn't overwhelming and it paired nicely with Mexican food.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tin Roof Juke Joint IPA has a thick, egg-shell colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, amber appearance, a heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet malt and pineapple hop resin. Taste is of the same, with bitterness that become more noticeable in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Tin Roof Juke Joint IPA finishes semi-dry and highly drinkable for a 7% alcohol beer.


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Photo of Mikecap
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad to find this in cans!

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a nice two-finger whitish head into a pint glass.

S: Citrus fruit, some pine, touches of malt but mostly hops.

T: Up front citrus fruit; grapefruit, orange, and some lemon. Also some nice grassy and piney hops. Taste definitely better than the nose.

M: Medium bodied and smooth with average bitterness for the style.

O: A solid IPA from Tin Roof. Definitely don't regret grabbing a six pack!

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Photo of BuddyE
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Update: I tried this again at the brewery and found it to be a much better experience. I can only guess that perhaps the lines were dirty or fouled at the brew pub where I first had it. I adjusted my scores appropriately)

I am a huge fan of Tin Roof and so I was very excited about their seasonal IPA offering. I had my first experience with it today, and, while it was not what I was expecting, it was a very drinkable beer.

The color is nice, a rich golden pour with a nice head that subsides to a good amount of lacing. My biggest detraction is the aroma, or lack thereof. Tin Roof's other seasonals have excelled in their aromatic distinction, so the lack of a good, heady smell left me a little surprised.

Taste wise, I found Juke Joint to be a little thin, but very palatable. Purposefully brewed with a lower IBU and ABV than many IPAs, the bitterness that most hopheads are looking for is not to be found here. However, for the casual IPA drinker, this may be a welcome respite.

All told, it certainly was not my favorite of Tin Roof's seasonals, but it is still a good beer, one that I'm sure I will sample many more times before the next offering is released.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a medium copper color, with an off-white finger of head, nice lacing. Aroma had some citrus and pine, but mostly floral hop notes with a bready maltiness. Aroma want too aromatic. Taste had a medium bitterness, citrus and floral hoppy notes, and an equally malty backbone. Oily, medium body, good overalls slick feel.

After the Parade Ground being so delicious, I had high hopes for this, but ultimately, it was pretty average.

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Juke Joint IPA from Tin Roof Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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