Make America Juicy Again | Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.04/5
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127 Ratings
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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:
#6,785
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
127
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of dclott
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gmartin75
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
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 -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brureview
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drtth
3.88/5  rDev -4%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of sb17
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcthfg
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
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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Make America Juicy Again from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 127 ratings