Make America Juicy Again | Heretic Brewing Company

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4.02/5
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109 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:
#6,005
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
109
pDev:
5.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 27
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 PhineasMcClintock
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Daver32nh
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 ...wow...crispy 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 wmcgar01
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of dclott
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy cloud of golden orange leads to a sweet tropical fruit note of orange and pineapple. Taste follows and ends with little grapefruit bite. Light to medium mouth feel. Very nicely done NE style IPA. Would buy it again. Good job.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gmartin75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 dental
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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 brureview
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned 3/20/18, drank on 4/8/18; very good NEIPA overall from the left coast but overly thin mouthfeel for the style

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

Photo of CJNAPS
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

The cloudy straw yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” ivory head that slowly but visibly recedes to a thin cap of foam on the surface while leaving behind a ring lots of patches and long stringy legs of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas are not very strong but include some citrus and tropical fruits. There’s some mango, a bit of pineapple, some tangerine and a small hint of malt.

The flavors are much bigger and more assertive than anticipated from the nose but include the citrus, tropical fruits, the mango, pineapple and tangerine. The controlled malt sweetness is actually not very sweet and there’s only a little bit of bitterness showing background.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with the very light but persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the mild sweetness and fruit flavors begin to fade allowing a light bit of bitterness to appear during the dry ending.

Overall I’ve enjoyed this beer and would be fine with having another. It touches all the bases (hazy, lots of fruit in the aromas and flavors, a niche smooth mouthfeel, and not much bitterness) for the newly emerged style and is worth trying.

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

Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 109 ratings