Larry’s Latest Juicy IPA
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Larry’s Latest Juicy IPALarry’s Latest Juicy IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,443
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #16,219
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.93%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
53
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
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88
Very Good
Larry’s Latest Juicy IPALarry’s Latest Juicy IPA
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours clear and golden in color with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- zesty orange, grass, grapefruit peel, hint of melon, toasted malt

T- zesty and pithy orange up front, followed by some grassy and ripe melon notes. The finish gives grapefruit with a toasted malty undertone

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- easy drinking, juicy and low bitterness

Wednesday at 12:51 AM
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hardy008 from Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy straw color with a 1/2 finger bright white head. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, and oranges. Tastes much like it smells with the addition of peach, grassy hops, pine, and biscuit malt. Light to medium bodied, above average carbonation, and a bitter aftertaste. Not bad, but not my favorite either.

Tuesday at 11:51 PM
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical fruit taste with a toasted caramel backbone and a sharp bitterness.

Saturday at 03:05 PM
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazed & effervescent honey color with a thumb of cream colored head> Sheets of lacing & nice head retention

S: Citrus notes, grassyness

T: Lime, lemongrass, pomelo up front. Some bready notes, grapefruit, lime & grassy bitterness as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, dryness & a little bit of grassyness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, pretty good balance

Easy to drink, not a bad take on the style, wish there was a little more sweetness to balance this out

Oct 23, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Late September, 2020 bottling.
Cloudy body, but looking through the glass I can see my fingers. Really a pale gold color. One finger of white head but it doesn't sustain. Leaves a thorough up and down lacing pattern on the inside of the glass.
Fruity melon aroma, with hints of peach, pine, and citrus.
Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, and melon, and towards the end the bitter pine shows up. That citrus rind bitterness remains in the aftertaste.
Mouth feel is full and pillowy. Very good carbonation.
Not to true New England juice bomb criteria, but good on its own. Quite easy to quaff and have multiples in a session.

Oct 23, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 9/2/20; drank 10/18/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; frothy lace.

Table sugar, caramel, baking soda & orange candy notes in the nose.

Sticky, medium thick mouthfeel.

Baking soda & table sugar flavors up front; mild caramel & faint orange peel notes on the finish.

I love a lot of what Larry does, but this is an abomination compared to what a "juicy" IPA should be. Permanent pass.

Oct 19, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single bottle, dated 9/2/2020, into Ploughshare glass.

It looks juicy already in the bottle, which was really exciting for me. It pours a slightly less juicy caramel blonde color that is mostly opaque but a little transparency towards the bottom. The white head is 2 fingers and leaves rings of lace as it recedes slowly to a half finger.

Whoa! This takes me back. The aroma reminds me of some of the first IPAs I had when I moved to Nebraska. Whether local or just locally distributed, I can't remember, but I'd say it probably reminds me of Ska's Modus Mandarina. It's very juicy with lots of OJ notes, but more of a sweet candy orange aroma rather than the realistic bitter juice. Some fresh baked bread aromas also peek through. It's also got a fair bit of copper (pleasant) and peach. I'd say some Cascade leaf hops were used in this beer. It just smells baked and orange juice-y.

Flavor is full on tangerine, with lots of orange and tangerine rind. Some light peach and floral notes. This really does remind me of Modus Mandarina a lot. So that would lend itself to Mandarina Bavaria hops. Some honey malt and white grapefruit tear through the center. A harsh, almost minty, somewhat grassy bitterness comes in and matches up with the peel bitterness to round out the profile and put it right in the books as a standard American IPA. The bitterness compounds on the palate the more it is sipped and soon it tastes like drinking orange peels.

The feel is juicy to be sure. A stabbing and busy carbonation keeps things popping. Some light resins remain on the palate on the finish. Moderate warming alcohol.

Overall a pretty solid IPA though not great. The bitterness gets to be a little bit too much for my enjoyment, but if you like orange peels or orange oil this is your beer.

Price paid : $1.99 / bottle
Would buy again : maybe

Oct 06, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium hazy gold with a nice two-fingered foamy head.

Strong citrus aromas are forward, mostly orange. Flesh, pith and zest, and that's nice. White pepper and grassy and resiny hops as well.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with every part of the orange. Juicy flesh, bracing bitter pith, and sweet and bitter zest. A touch of honeyed malt sweetness as well. Then plenty of spicy grainy malts arrive in midstream, along with some white grapefruit. The finish is white peppery and aggressively resiny, with hints of grass, chive and a touch of warming booze.

The brew is solidly medium bodied, but smooth, and well-carbonated with a drying finish.

Don't let the "juicy" moniker scare you away from this one. It's juicy, but it isn't overly sweet at all. Is it a complex superstar brew? No. But it's awfully good and very well balanced.

Oct 03, 2020
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sixer of 12 fl oz brown glass bottles ran me $9.99 USD plus tax at a beer store in New Orleans, LA. Bottled 09/11/20 and it hit the local market today so it's as fresh as can be ("Shelf Life - 3 Months" per the label).

6.0% ABV. "Juicy India Pale Ale." No specific hop varietals are called out on the label (nor any other ingredients).

Served cold into a stemless wine glass.

Peach. Orange. Faint hop oils. Generic floral hop character. Pale malts/2-row. I don't think it's particularly "juicy" to be honest, but it's still a fair bit better than the IPAs from most other guys that are heavily marketed as being "juicy."

That said, its hop pungency/depth of flavour is rather limited considering it's an IPA. I mean, Two Hearted is one of my go-tos in the style, and that has a hell of a lot more hop punch than this does.

Comes in tasting like a pale ale in terms of level of hop flavour, and the bit where it's a scant 6% ABV doesn't help. Three Floyd's Zombie Dust "Pale Ale" is 6.2% ABV...let's try to sit at the adult table next time, Bell's.

I mean it's drinkable but its hop profile just doesn't dazzle. I dig the raw orange flavour and the peach is nice, but I'd honestly sooner drink Lagunitas' IPA, Bell's own Two Hearted, Cigar City's Jai Alai, Sierra Nevada's Celebration...all these beers are available where this is, right? And they cost the same or less...

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

Oct 03, 2020
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La-Shayne-A_Brown from Wisconsin

4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

***Larry's latest masterpiece is one of the finest brews to hit the public market***

This beer will ride you to the meadows of California and sail you to the Bermuda Triangle. Your nose tingles as you lift the beer to your moustache, breathing in the notes of crisp lavender and sharp grapefruit. Your brain will not be able to prepare your taste-buds for this funky brew. The taste best resembles a mellow cantaloupe dancing with a brisk haystack, there are subtle flavors of charred cedar logs and dark green grass clippings. Best paired with light hors d'Ouves such as whipped topping covered dill pickles. This marvelous feat finishes on an Andes mountain top with a strong yet gentle hint of white truffle.

Oct 03, 2020
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schoolboy from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is an outlyer - it truly goes where nobody has gone before. Congratulations Bell's.

It pours a nice medium dirty yellow with great head that keeps working. The aroma is a shock - a huge, nasty funk you weren't expecting. But it's a warning about the huge funked up taste. It then sits hugely on your palate, begging to be washed away by food. I might drink the other one I bought, and then I think I will be over this cool, funky brew.

Recommended. Give it a try!

Sep 29, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden yellow color with a nice off white head., Smell has citrus and herbal notes with Bells house yeast and malt. Taste is juicy with citrus and grapefruit some pine, and peach. A medium mouth feel with some softness in the front and bitterness in the end.

Sep 29, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taking bitterness to the juicy side, Bell's let's Larry to all the talking with a "juicy" IPA that promises to deliver on the more radiant, aromatic and softer fruitiness of hops while taming its bitterness. Alright Larry, what have you done for me lately?

Pouring with a light and golden chrome, Larry's Latest Juicy IPA carries a medium and tarnish haze underneath a foamy ivory cap. A radiant and peppery hop scent becomes quickly redolent with stone fruit, citrus and botanical grasses. As a mild malty tone strikes up early in its taste, a fine pastry, doughy and honeysuckle sweetness emerges.

As the ale moves across the middle palate, it shakes its malty influence rather easily and quickly dives into the fruitier tone of hops. White grapefruit, under ripened orange and a spicy bite of curacao liquor pangs away at the tastebuds in a sharper, racier and more bitter sway. Trending peppery, resinous and acutely bitter, the late taste is an herbal array of parsley, fresh grass clippings, lemon pepper, hemp and hay.

Medium bodied yet lightened considerably by the drying nature of hop resins, the beer trends strongly into a traditional and more bitter IPA ilk, quickly abandoning any idea of favoring anything juicy or soft. The old school hop head with find great pleasure with this Latest offering, right down to its extending linger of hop residue left on the finish.

Sep 29, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/2/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden; big fluffy and rocky off-white head that falls very slowly leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas are herbal. Some tropical and citrus notes. Lots of crackers and fresh bread. Malts are there. The aromas start off really nice but quickly fade. The flavors are very clean and crisp. Really nice bitterness. Lots of fresh grass. Hints of onion. Some grapefruit, lemon and pineapple. Hints of pine. More crackers and breads in the mix. Malts do their thing without dominating. I know this is supposed to be a "Juicy IPA", but it's honestly on the drier side. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. It's clean and crisp with a nice bitterness and solid hop flavors. It's definitely not a "New England IPA". The marketing and use of "Juicy IPA" in the name makes this one a little confusing, but not in a bad way considering the NE/Juicy/Hazy style isn't my personal favorite. Overall I like it. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done.

Sep 26, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from @foundersasap in. Bif#12

Bottled 9.3 opened 9.26, poured into an ipa glass

Three finger creamy white foam cap , very good retention , Settles to a domed island with very good lacings over a turbid derp orange liquid with some microcarbonation streams

Aroma of peach, orange , whiff of pine

Taste is orange with a pine finish

Sudsy mouthfeel , gentle hop nibble nicely lingers ,

Good beer

Sep 26, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 09/01/2020 (23 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours mildly hazy orange amber with fluffy off white head. The head recedes to half inch cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring citrus fruits. The taste is grapefruit juice and peel, with some degree of earthy & dank hop flavor and moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good, but not as advertised. I'm not a fan of juicy (ie. sweet, non bittered) IPAs and I correctly assumed that Bell's would hedge their bets.

Sep 24, 2020
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Junior from Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Hazy orange with a 1" frothy white head.
S - Orange and Mango with a mildly earthy aroma.
T - Light citrus with a bitter finish.
F - Medium bodies with moderate carbonation.
O - Not a good representation of the style IMO.

Sep 24, 2020
Larry’s Latest Juicy IPA from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 53 ratings