Juicier Than Thou
Heretic Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,765
Ranked #9,135
4 | pDev: 7.5%
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
Juicier Than ThouJuicier Than Thou
Notes: New England-style India Pale Ale with Mango.

50 IBU
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 100 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of bardown
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack from a local. Bottom dated, "canned on 11/27/19." Had the first one out of the can and was pleasantly surprised. Next day (today) I had one after work in a small tumbler. JTT pours a cloudy, hazy, amber-orange. It has a very thin, quickly dissipating white head. Normally I would be turned off by the lack of legs or standing. It has some legs, however. The bottom line for me was the taste and feel I noticed from the previous round the night before--I found it to be much better drinking than it perhaps looked at the pour.

Had a creamy malt, smooth and creamy, almost milk and bread like. Breakfast anyone?
It has a pretty sneaky dankness about it that is hidden by the aftertaste. Give it a minute. It is melon-y on the finish which is good at tamping down the resin. At first I thought the after tamp was too much, but I can see where it is ultimately more drinkable as brewed. They balanced it well I think.

Its a little on the herb-y--perfume-y side but it is saved by a grassy note that cuts it off in time. And the finishing melon juicy-ness somehow settles it all down.

It is not too alcohol-y and so very drinkable. It has a kick after a bit. It is a session beer. Just right.
It's super well-balanced. Each element works extremely well together
It is not over-carbonated. It has a very small but bright snap, super tiny and tight carbonation. Not overpowering at all. Well defined mouthfeel--a crisp but gentle, delicate yet brisk mouthfeel. Almost like the (gentle) bite of a Guinness.

It is flavorful with a punch but not too alcohol-y. You'll get a good run out of one or two without topping out-it is a perfect session brew. Overall an excellent beer. I would seek this one out again.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap, at the source.

It pours with a surprisingly clear haze. Light tropical aroma. Smooth bodied with tropical flavors bursting on the palate.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the BNA party in Providence.
Hazy deep golden color with a thin white head.
Earthy grassy juicy with a ton of mango aroma and flavor. Not too shabby.

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Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Floury and uber hazy pale straw gold pour from the tallboy into a goblet with a small white head peaking at about a finger high. Good head retention and the fluffy cap dies out to a thick ring. Thick pillows of lace at the top and spotty lacing hits the glass here and there.

S- Juicy and the first things that come to mind are sweet melon, mango and bubble gum as this one really brings the tropical/stone fruit contingent in the aroma.

T- On the palate, it really becomes a juice bomb with the melon coming on extremely strong, a melon bomb, watermelon and mango/pineapple really pop off and the beer overall is clean. Each and every sip begins with the huge melon before opening up to floral, herbal, dank weed, tangerine, pineapple, mango, apricot, fresh sweet peach and ripe tart apricot. The flavor profile on this one is all hops and all clean and soft juicy fruits covering melon to peach.

MF- Light-medium overall body with crisp and puffy texture. The carbonation is moderately high and it ends with an herbal, citrus bitterness.

The absolute melon, mango and peach bomb of an IPA. Just grabbed this one randomly in a mixed pack at the Spirit Haus and super happy about. Juicy yes. Juicier yes.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 04/02/19, 11:23.

Juicy golden pour, with a frothy finger of white foam that rises up and settles quickly. Some lingering retention as the beer falls, but nothing sticks around for longer than a few seconds.

Tropical mango nose, sweet and rich with nice undertones of grassy hops. As the beer opens up a little more, I get a lot of grapefruit emerging as well.

Fairly the same flavor profile as that which was found on the nose, huge mango presence (as I would have expected). Lemony citrus cuts through and works well together with the sweet, tropical predominance. Hops have a nice spotlight here as well, moreso than the nose. Lightly piney, mostly grassy. No lingering bitterness, but subtly tart lemon flavors stick around.

A light bit of higher carb than I would have liked, not quite soft enough. That being said, there's a good residual mouth-coating and it's very smooth in the finish.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear orange body with a thin white head. Decent carbonation. Smell is fruity yet brightly so, pineapple, mango, orange, peach and lemon, with gentle hops. Taste is soft and bright as well, and the fruits from the smell become very juicy. Hops finish nicely with the tropical fruit especially. Actually has more hop textures than expected for style, but the body is very bright and light. Easy drinking and fruity

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

On draft at Libations, Sanford. Poured a clear golden color much like a "normal" IPA, initially thought I was given the wrong beer, but first smell revealed huge mango notes. Easy drinking, but would have preferred a little more hop bite.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a tasty and flavorful brew, a new england hazy type done with mango. it looks real hazy from the can, but generally not that dense, and very frothy and bubbly, holding its held well. i like the mango being either rather minimal in dosage or allowed to ferment down to such a mellow and subtle level here, i get its essence, but this beer is juicy from the hops, not from the mango first, and i think thats cool in a day and age where it seems like everything is over flavored and less beery all the time. in that vein, i like the flavor of the grain being part of it too, not dry hopped over, but encouraged, raw wheat and some oats probably giving it the fullness and cereal touch. hops have some bitterness too, which i am coming to prefer in these. so, this has three things that i love in the style, only subtle fruit, grain i can taste, and a little hop bittering at the end, all of those make this very good. that said, its a little bit unrefined for me, and maybe not fully fresh, the hops dont pop to me as brand new, and definitely seem familiar, the same ingredients here that everyone else is using right now, and the overall beer has an slightly amateur characteristic. a great recipe i think, execution lags just a little bit behind...

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Photo of patre_tim
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft yellow and hazy with lots of fine bubbles that are hard to see. Topped with 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of mangos, pine, pineapple and orange juice.

Tastes of pine, pineapples, dank weed, green leaf, mangos and citrus. Fruit forward.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Got in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Nov 28th, 2018. Well done brew.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy golden yellow in color. About a finger of a frothy white cap with generous amounts of residual lacing.
S: Slight notes of mango and some malts but not much else.
T: Full of mango fruity flavor with some lemon and grapefruit notes.
F: Light bodied and medium weight. Refreshing feel but not a fluffy as other NEIPAs.
O: A very enjoyable beer. If you like mango, you'll like this brew. I am very glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of ovaltine
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow color with a dense white head. Aroma is a decent amount of tropical hops and a barge full of mango.

The taste is also fruity hops and especially mango. Loads and loads of mango. The mouthfeel is in line with the style, just wish it had a smidge more bite, otherwise this is simply outstanding, IMHO.

If you don’t like mango, avoid this beer at all costs. If you like mango, consider shoving women and children out of your way to acquire it

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Heretic Brewing Company "Juicier Than Thou"
1 Pint can, "CANNED 08/30/18 1052 A"
$3.39 @ King of Prussia Beer Outlet, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: So this is a NE IPA with mango and lactose. OK. It's light golden in color, yellow I guess, but quite murky. The head is a massive cap of frothy white foam. I couldn't get it all in the glass without waiting for it to settle. So this is supposed to be a juice bomb but I've had brighter "juicy" NE IPAs. I get a kind of a generic tropical fruit in the nose with lots of pineapple rind - not pineapple fruit, but the outside that's quite piney. Some orange, some mango, some apple... it's nice. A little dank, just a little. On to the flavor... well, BAM, there's the juiciness. It actually tastes like juice. What exact kind I don't know, but again I get the mango, and some orange, maybe a bit of peach, and guava. Hmmm, some berry as well. Blueberry? Are there Mosaic hops in here? If you keep looking I'm sure you'll find even more specific fruits, and yet they don't really pop at all except for the mango. And, bonus, that raspy and piney note that's in the aroma doesn't carry over into the flavor. There's just a little bit in the lingering aftertaste along with some mild bitterness. Hmmm, as I'm tasting it now I'm also thinking about the mouthfeel and I think that the lactose gives it a bit more body, and creaminess, and it's very much like a glass of juice in that regard as well. A moderate carbonation level helps with that. It's interesting, it's sweetish, and very fruity, but then in the end it comes out dry. It might not be the best 'juicy" NE IPA I've ever had but it's up there. My only complaint is that for me the lactose seems to stick in my mouth after the first four ounces or so, but other people I've talked to don't seem to have that issue. Worth trying. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it has excellent head retention and very good lacing.
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Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an Imperial pint.

Hazed-out, cloudy blonde. Yeast chunks. Creamy white head.

Mango, papaya, peach, passion fruit, wintergreen, blueberry, dank, and candy sugar.

Mango nectar, papaya, peach, and passion fruit. Wintergreen, dank, and blueberry. Light candy sugar maltiness.

Medium bodied, smooth, juicy, sticky, and lightly bitter.

It's essentially mango juice with some dankness.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on July 16, 2018. Brewed with mango and lactose. Look is hazy. Smell and taste is tropical fruit. Feel is luscious.

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Photo of tigg924
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, light gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is dank herbal hops, mango and guava. Medium-light bodied, moderate carbonation slightly sweet. Makes for an above average dank ipa. Expected more juiciness for a beer with this name. Wanted way more pop. Gets better as it warms.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a can of this while I was in Vacaville, its from a brewery in the next town over. Since they support Will C Wood, I always go out of my way to support this brewery (that I otherwise wouldn't). Plus, make America juicy again was decent.

Anyways, pours a hazy yellow as expected, small 1/4" white head. The aroma had a little bit of a tropical feel to it. Nothing to make the giants of dry hopping shudder. Mango/papaya kind of vibe.

The taste leans on the sweeter end seemingly supplied by the mango. The bitterness is low, the body is soft. Whether that be from flaked oats and/or wheat I'm not sure. The below average carbonation will also make it seem less bitter. But it also is thinner than average probably, but its just fine like that. For a fruited ipa, it isn't terrible by any means, its probably one of the better ones out there. But overall, as an ipa being made in 2018, its just meh.

Somewhat surprised at the elevated score here, it was good, not great.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice and hoppy IPA with lots of piney and tropical fruit notes. It's complex but it is also smooth, refreshing and easy to drink. A very nice ale.

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Photo of dertyd
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out a lightly hazy light golden color, with 1 finger of white head and a decent amount of sediment------------- the aromas are of sweet and juicy mango and pineapple---------------- the flavors are of light coconut, tartness, pine, orange, grapefruit, mango, soapy/grassy and stone fruit, the beer has a creamy full mouthfeel with a medium bitterness on the finish----------------- overall this beer is exceptional - what a nice take on the milkshake ipa, the mango does not come through on the flavor as much as I would like, but there is a melange of other tropical fruits that make this beer a tasty treat---------

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Photo of Blackrobe
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dated 5/21/18 on the bottom of the can, a little over 3 weeks since brewing.

Pours an unfiltered yellow straw with high particulate and two + half fingers of incredibly rocky head. Nose starts off with tropical fruit, papaya, mango, over-ripened guava, slight pink grapefruit pith, biscuity malt and some pilsner grain. Taste falls off quite a bit from the aroma; mango, slight citrus, biscuity/pilsner malt and a hint of lactose hits your palate fast and dissipates quickly. Mouthfeel is a medium-light boosted by the lactose, without it would be a bit thin for 6.5%. Medium sweetness, low bitterness, almost no drying. Low carbonation. Nothing to write home about. If you're just getting in to NEIPAs this may be a nice low priced introduction at $11 for a 4 pack of 16ers. Doesn't compete with any of the big dogs. I'd put it in a class with the Sam Adams New England IPA. Shooting for the style but not hitting the mark.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned 05/21/18

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden yellow in color with a fair amount of sediment floating about. White, near finger width head that shows sub-par retention before dying down to a mostly barren surface with a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Mango mostly, with some accompanying citrus character.

Taste - Strong mango upfront and throughout. Lesser Orange. Touch of pineapple. Light bready malts. Finish is quick with a fading the aforementioned fruity flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low, lightly tingly carbonation. Creamy texture makes this an easy drinker, though a flat and mostly lifeless finish.

Overall - They added real mango to this and it shows. Lactose too, so technically this might be a milkshake IPA? It's good, but lacks depth outside that mango flavor, and the lack of carbonation is a real problem.

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Photo of brenn79
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can- Pours very hazy straw golden with a large bubble white head that does not stick around. Aroma is pungent, citrusy, mostly grapefruit mango and orange. The taste is strong mango, juicy as all hell. Super drinkable, but not the best hazy IPA i have had.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip glass.
This beer pours out a very bright yellow, almost identical to sunny d in color. A true crown doesn't really form but there are sporadic white bubbles that sit on top.
The smell of it is a lot of citrus. Orange the most.
The taste of the brew is a lot like the smell but has a nice malt in there as well. It's almost like crackers. A little dry feeling with the tangy citrus.
Overall, I've had better from the style. But it is solid and enjoyable.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint gl;ass. Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a brief off-white head. Initial impression is fairly sweet citrus, followed by mango, lemonade, and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is sweet and fruity. Not bad, but not gonna set the other NEIPAs back much.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/25/18; drank 5/17/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, bright white head; decent lace.

Mango, mild dry grass & faint lemon notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mango & lemon flavors up front; dry grass notes on the finish.

Decent & fruity, but not a magnificent NE IPA by any stretch.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 3/8/18; drank on 4/7/18; labeled as a "Hazy New England-Style IPA with Passion Fruit"; a good attempt at the style, but lacks body and the fruit addition really adds way too much to the sweetness

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 100 ratings