Make America Juicy Again | Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
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106 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#6,062
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
106
pDev:
5.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rocky head of fluffy foam initially, fades quickly like a deflating soufflé.
Soapy suds stick to the glass. Lasting surface coverage. Pale hazy orange tone.

Citric and floral hop aromas, sandalwood and vitamin c tablets.
Taste is citric and floral as well, orange and tangerine peel and pith.
Light lingering bitterness in the the aftertaste. Fairly creamy feel but a little thin.
Overall it's just fine, not mind-blowing but fairly sessionable.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 10/25/17

Pours a gigantic 2+ finger foamy fluffy head that fades semi slowly with tons of lacing, a murky fairly hazy honey pear tan color

Nose is a bit light, some citrus, tropical fruits, little pineapple, orange juice notes, pretty faint

Taste big tropical fruits, pineapple, orange juice and mango puree, guava, papaya, quite juicy, some creamy wheat and malt base, I almost think there is lactose in this, some pear and stone fruits as well, very light bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, fairly creamy almost lactose like creamy, tons of fluffy carb

Overall, I wasn't feeling this one, first the aroma was very light, second it feels like they forced the entire idea of the NEIPA creamy juicy feel with adding lactose or something, and the hop isomers and juicy fruits weren't really suspended in the haze, but there is some promise in there.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 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 Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on September 22, 2017. This is labeled as a hazy New England style IPA but it's not as hazy or juicy as the real thing. Still a decent beer though.

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

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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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 IdrinkGas
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, straw color with a frothy white head. Aromas are sweet citrus, with a slightly dank note.

The taste is citrusy hops, with flavors reminiscent of the Mandarina Bavaria varietal. A really balanced IPA that is poundable.

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Photo of dertyd
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was lucky enough to live in New England for a few years, when this style came into prominence. I most closely associate "New England IPAs" not with Hill Farmstead or Tree House, but with Bissel Brothers in Portland, Maine. Their IPAs were always pleasantly--but not cloyingly--juicy, and infused with so much hop oil that they took on a thick haze.

This beer, reasonably priced at a Chicago-area bottleshop and from a California brewery--is strongly reminiscent of the Bissel Bros' beers.

It pours a thick, hazy yellow with a tight white head. Smells hoppy, with rounded spice and juicy orange. Tastes like it smells: straightforward, perhaps a little one-dimensional, but wonderfully spicy and juicy and incredibly drinkable and smooth. The finish is clean with just the slightest bit of OJ lingering on the very back end.

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

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 Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Overall
An insanely smooth NEIPA.

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Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 106 ratings