Make America Juicy Again | Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
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107 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:
#6,051
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
107
pDev:
5.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Photo of sb17
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 mcthfg
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Lorihall1
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of freewill35
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 AllHopsMatter
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 TheBrewsky
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 mush
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DAS30
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 JDizzle
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDis
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 107 ratings