Make America Juicy Again
Heretic Brewing Company

Make America Juicy AgainMake America Juicy Again
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New England IPA
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4.02 | pDev: 7.46%
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
Make America Juicy AgainMake America Juicy Again
Notes: Hazy New England-style IPA. This is all about bringing the juice back to American beer. It isn’t about big football commercials and fancy packaging. It is about the liquid in the can. We spent our money (which is your money if you think about it) on an insane amount of the best hops available, so the can ain’t fancy, but the beer certainly is. Hazy, luscious, and full of juicy hops. This beer is brewed with no bittering hop addition, just whirlpool and insane amounts of dry-hopping. That results in a gentle bittering and a huge, juicy hop profile. Vote Juicy!
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Photo of Hibernator
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heretic Make America Juicy Again
12 oz can
Canned on 3/30/20 in jet ink on the bottom of the can
Served in a Brewery Ommegang glass

*Quarantine 2020*

Pours a haze induced light mustard yellow with a cloudy appearance overall. A big ole sudsy head forms and leaves random trails of sticky lacings on the side of the glassware.

The nose reeks of hoppy goodness, you know the drill - citrus fruits with ripe pine cone.

Winner winner chicken dinner, this is a fantastic beer. I dig the soft mouthfeel with a hint of chalky yeast underneath it all (No Doubt emphasis). Obviously the hop profile is the name of the game here, hints of of mango, peach, tangerine and lime. All of these flavor profiles are present with a touch of sugary sweetness reminiscent of honey.

After a few more sips, I'm please to report we got 1-800-Hop-Burps on the scene. In closing, I'm glad I decided to take a chance and try this beer.


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Photo of Act25
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

42d review. 2d from brewer, both good. At SFO Uncorked.
As billed one of the juiciest NE IPAs I have enjoyed. Love promises kept, we'll see about TR**P.
a) Straw hazed white head, rim, only bit of lace.
s / t ) Tropical fruit, hemp, grass, orchard, and orange. Nothing overly so.
f) Juicy, sessionable, great food pair, great first beer of evening before something more serious. Easy on bitterness. clean and dry in the finale.

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Photo of JRed
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden body with dissipating white head. Citrus, papaya, lemon in the nose. Tastes of lemon, papaya, grass, mango, bitterness and peach. Medium bodied.

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Photo of mike22ne
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can, dated 5/15/19 (1.5 months ago).

Really strong grapefruit and pulpy orange juice smell and taste, shifts to mainly grapefruit pith and rind character. A slightly astringent bitterness, not the soft creamy feel I would expect for a beer with "juicy" in the name.

Seems like a west coast interpretation of ththe NE IPA style. It's good, but misses the mark on what the name and description promises. Perhaps it was different when super fresh.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark yellow or pale orange, the body is largely opaque, with just enough transparency to suggest depth within. Mostly we get translucence. The head is short, white, pretty quick on the fade to a minimal cap. The lacing is tight bubbles, and quite extensive.

S - Pungent hit of resin and funky tropical fruit out front, joined quickly by a strong core of stone fruit, mostly peach.

T - The flavor is more grapefruit and tangerine citrus, losing most of the stone fruit of the nose, with a middle that adds just a bit of white bread malt, and a strong bitter pith finish.

M - Slightly sticky open, a very dry finish, with decent carbonation to scrub off the lingering aspects of each. Just a touch of resin lingers after the close.

O - An interesting combination of NE and Western IPA notes, this is a solid hit as a dry, fruit forward hazy IPA. The flavor notes are somewhat off, but the result is still delicious and satisfying. It is a beer to get when it comes by.

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Photo of cbutova
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Can pour into a small goblet with a slightly hazed straw gold body. The head erupts upwards upon pouring and when all is said and done it peaks at a few inches tall with amazing retention. Massive webs and sheets of lacing.

S- The aroma has a decent overall strength but it is hard to pull specific notes for whatever reason as it has a balance between juicy tropical fruits and floral hop notes. Juicy melon, dankness, mango, mint, papaya and guava come to mind.

T- Things shift quite a bit, even a lot, from the aroma. It stays juicy but instead on the palate it is more of a very bitter orange/tangerine juice with hints of the melon, papaya and mango from the aroma. Ruby red grapefruit juice comes on strong as well. The grains just bring a small hint of cereal and sweetness, dry for the most part compared to many recent IPAs.

MF- Light bodied but it has a creamy and frothy texture. Moderately high level of carbonation and a medium grapefruit juice bitterness lingers in the finish.

Haven't had much from this brewery outside of their stouts but glad I picked up this can in a mixed pack. Aroma is great despite it being a bit blurred and the palate brings both citrus and tropical juice flavors.

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Photo of defunksta
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a Tulip glass,

Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale yellow lemon color that is rather dull with a strong bubbly head that lasts. It actually lightens up much brighter in the sunlight.
Aroma: Strong aromas of orange pinapple. Tropical melon underneath. Some light floral notes. No bitterness.
Flavor: Pineapple flavor all the way. Not bitter though. It's balanced by some orange and tropical melon sweetness. Very juicy indeed. Minimal hop bitterness as expected. Finishes somewhat sweet, but without any bitterness, still not overly so.
Feel: Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation is light. It drinks smooth. Not oily, nor resiny. Somewhat watery, but maintains enough body from the alcohol and sweetness.

Overall: A juicy IPA indeed. Minimal bitterness. Yes, it's hazy and somewhat sweet. I haven't tried enough NEIPA to know how this compares to others but this definitely hits the profile. It drinks like orange-pineapple juice.

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Photo of SSS
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Stark yellow with a white head that remains on the top of the beer, hazy, yes, good lacing.
S-Fruity citrus aroma yet also dank with a subtle West Coast mask and an alcoholic type smell
M- medium to full body with a nice resinous juicy mouth feel and medium carbonation
T-Well balanced flavour with sweet and bitter coming together quite nicely, definite elements of grapefruit and orange pith with a very mellow and smooth bitter aftertaste
O- OK so the name of this beer is a gimmick but the actual contents are fantastic, really nice New England IPA

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.93/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp, herbal tea like notes, grassy, citrus hops. Juicy, floral, mild nose. Pale gold, partly hazy, with white head, ringed lattice. Medium body. Not overly bitter.

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Photo of soze47
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not overly hazy for the style, but nice lacy head and vibrant gold color. Hints of ripe pineapple and subtler notes of Meyer lemon. This beer is as advertised in that it has almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit slick - doesn’t have that full body that helps accentuate “juice” qualities of a beer. Nice overall

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Photo of Plinytheeldest
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall a solid beer

Not overly New England style, not overly juicy but a solid slightly hazy ipa.
Crushable ipa without crushing your bank account.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sort of chill hazy but more golden opaque with a thinner white head. This HAS the nose, awesome tropical juiciness for sure. Decent tropical flavor but a bit watery with just light bitterness. Really not very carbonated and a bit thin. Mixed bag but not bad in any way.

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Photo of stoumi
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with a foamy, but loose 1-finger head that leaves nearly no lacing on the glass. The smell hits with juicy tropical fruits and citrus, including pineapple and guava. Taste is a bit weak, watery and lacking. It takes a lot of work to get much juice , which was held by the nose. As advertised, no bitter taste at all.

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Photo of rudzud
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a can of this at Julio's. No canning date on the can.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy pale golden hue with a good two finger creamy white head. The problem with this is there sheer amount of suspended particulates in it. Looks like someone dumped a container of glitter in to my beer.

S - Aroma reminds me of how IPAs were 10 or so years ago east of Rocky Mountains. Almost Gumballhead or Zombie Dust like in the sense that it's rather malty but still has some flashes of orange peel and citrus. Decent amount of cereal grains as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, decent citrus peel but a ton of malt and crackers going on. On the sweeter side with loads of yeasty bread and crackers. A canning date would definitely have helped me determine if this is just from age or how it is supposed to be.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is on the thinner side resulting in it being a bit watery.

O - Overall...New England IPA this is not. Or at least, certainly not anything released with success over the past few years. Between the particulates, overly malty/grainy aroma and taste, and the thin mouthfeel this was an incredibly unremarkable beer.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw gold with a light haze, moderate carbonation and 4 fingers of white head.

Smells of orange Julius, fresh squeezed orange juice, pineapple, and grapefruit. Skunk cabbage and green leaf.

Tastes of orange Julius, fresh orange juice, green leaf and tea like bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Got this in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Nov 26th, 2018. Excellent on all levels.

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Photo of monkist
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Again I set my expectations too high with a NEIPA - or at least, the expectations based on some truly remarkable NEIPAs from the past. Moreover, nomen est omen, this beer was supposed to be juicy like nothing else. Instead, yes it looked really hazy but I missed that zesty, citrusy juiciness that makes you go boom. I missed the sour citrusiness the most from the juicy feel, I would say. Anyway, it's a good IPA, no need to complain. Just my imagination is to blame...

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Photo of passam1
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good NEIPA that arrives fresh to box stores and is in the same price range as Sierra, Lagunitas, etc. Thinner than many examples I have had, but likewise more drinkable. Buy it.

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Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good tasting NEIPA, little too bitter for my taste but overall great aroma, nice hazy cloudy appearance, a very enjoyable balanced beer to drink. On days that I want a stronger NEIPA, this beer will do nicely.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Hazed-out cloudy straw-blonde. Loose white head. Lively carbonation.

Peach, passion fruit, honey, oats, and caramel.

Peach, passion fruit, and sweetened grapefruit juice. Smooth honey, caramel, and oat maltiness. Finishes clean.

Light bodied, uber-smooth, soft, and juicy with no bitterness.

An insanely smooth NEIPA.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, Duvel tulip, canned 7/3/18.

With an appearance like fresh pressed yellow grapefruit juice, even the loose white head matches as it pops and fizzles away.

Passion fruit, pineapple, and mango. It has the acidic edge of the first two.

Yeast balances tropical exuberance, as does bitterness. It’s juicy and tropical, but the sweetness quickly falls away and the lack of body erode the juiciness.

If it wasn’t chock full of yeast it would seem even thinner. The finish is dry, which competes with the juiciness.

I love the name and this is a good NE IPA.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint tropical fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit zeal. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned 04/30/18

Appearance - Pours hazy and straw yellow in color with an off-white, half-finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds with a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing.

Smell - Fair tropical aroma, hitting on citrus, mango and pineapple notes. Distant pine.

Taste - Follows the nose. It's tropical and fruity for sure, but not especially juicy. Orange, mango, some pineapple. Finishes much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium in boy with fair, tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Good beer, but does little to deliver on the promise of being a juicy, hazy IPA. Heretic's made some killer brews; this one isn't one of them.

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Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a six-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. Have had one brew from these guys before. Decent take on NEIPA, but nothing special.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can canned on 4/27/18 opened on 6/6/18

A very hazy, yellow gold color with white highlights, well carbonated while showing off the tower of pure white foam topping. Dissipates slow. Some vety nice lacing is left in the foam's wake.

The aromatic quality of the hoppy aroma is seriously fruity with some hearty, earth grains and pepper effect. The hops smell as though they were crushed up fresh and placed in the can. Light citrus sweetness, tangy tropical blend, tangerine and pineapple up-front, golden wheat and herbs with a very light and crisp, herbal -toned malt aroma under that.

The first gulp brings in an unbelievably light and crisp malty bite. Pilsner-like malt effect complete with the classic herbs and spices you would expect from a pilsner. But, this is not a pilsner, but the mouthfeel and earthy, wheat and grains flavored malt thing really brings this ipa down to that level. A refreshing, juicy hoppy flavor and mouthfeel take hold right after the initial pilz thing happens. Tart citrus, herbal pineapple and light tropical juice blend, white grape juice with white pepper styl flavor's...certainly a, fresh....hop thing happening. Not seriously complex but certainly easy to drink.

The mouthfeel and texture is amazingly light and juicy but with a bit of a dry, fresh bite in the end. The middle is filled with a smooth, but light malty thing that quickly becomes juicy, and then dry.

Hazy New England-style ipa found it's way to the west coast, and back to New England.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a cloudy straw color with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is - surprise - assorted citrus juices. I'm saying lemon, grapefruit, mango, orange, and pineapple, but there may be more that I'm missing. There is a bit of pine resin bite too, which is kind of out of place. Mouthfeel is medium. Finish leaves a lingering bitterness. Not bad, but there are better NEIPAs.

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Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 206 ratings