Make America Juicy Again | Heretic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by wisegreensoul on 06-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,881
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
155
pDev:
6.72%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of WTFReport
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 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 trancecylist
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap. Pours clear gold in color with minimal head. Taste is orange and herbal hops. Medium bodied and carbonation slightly. Makes for a slightly above average hoppy beer.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/15/17; drank 1/31/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big bright white head; strong, frothy lace.

Lemon, dry wheat, mild cane sugar & faint pine notes in the nose.

Sticky, medium mouthfeel.

Lemon & cane sugar flavors up front; dry pine notes on the finish.

Cloying yet too dry; the NE IPA notes are in there but they clash, rather than coalesce. I've had my first and last.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ultra milky pale orange body, too cloudy to make a visual confirmation on any carbonation. It's uniform, not chunky; I guess I can get onboard. Even a soft-ish pour produces a voluminous frothy, velvety head that fades to nothing and leaves scattered lace. The nose contains fleshy, mild fruit; cantaloupe, tangerine without any harsh acidity or bitterness, pear. The taste offers just fraction of this already mild flavor, plus the addition of wheat and some disruptive moderately bitter pine resins on the finish. The body is medium-full, nearly creamy, with soft carbonation.
At the end of the day, this was a pretty mild brew. The nose was appropriately strong, but the flavor dropped off quickly. Beyond that, the actual flavor profiles were kinda weak, too, and the bitterness that is otherwise welcome in a hoppy beer just ruined the delicate palate. Not bad by any means, just wish it had more oomph.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TossKing7
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up when I was in Vacaville for Coach Jensen's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, what an awesome guy and coach! Anyways, pours a golden hazy color, not super murk city, but slight haze, small 1/4" white head. Aroma was slightly juicy, seemed to have Simcoe as well as some Citra.

Taste is good, although the juicy name will make you think its gonna drop a ton of Mosaic and whatnot, but its pretty light in the juiciness, the ibu department seems in the 40s. The body does seem to use some flaked oats as it is only slightly bitter while dropping some citrus hop flavors. One thing I noticed was that these cans (bought a 6 pack for $11) were actually better when they were 4 weeks old versus when they were 2 weeks old. Kind of had to settle in I guess.

Overall these are decent enough for the price, but they aren't going to make anyone forget about Moonraker or Revision anytime soon.

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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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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer but with the new style and some beers really standing out this is just mediocre to me. Good beer but doesn’t stack up with some of the better examples. Would be a stretch even calling this “hazy”. More like a heavily dry hopped American ipa in my opinion.

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Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 155 ratings