Trickster's Brewing Company

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Trickster's Brewing Company
Idaho, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,151
Ranked #11,879
4.03 | pDev: 7.69%
Mar 12, 2023
Feb 29, 2016
Very Good
Notes: Formerly known as Juice Box IPA

A big fruity Northwest style IPA; Hop focused with Simcoe, Mosaic and Chinook.
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant gold-tinged yellow color that has the slightest smidge of hop haze and a delightful creamy white head that is Velcro to the glass. Gorgeous WCIPA.

The nose is the ubiquitous Citra/Mosaic hop bomb, with dank, juicy citrus aromas accompanied by the earthy, herbal notes associated with Simcoe hops. Lovely.

The taste is led by juicy ripe oranges, passion fruit, and lychee, with an earthy herbal flavor following with a bit of crackery malt. Delicious stuff.

The mouthfeel is medium, crisp, and crushingly dry. What a pleasure it is to drink this exceptionally well executed WCIPA.
Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice very clear amber/golden color pour. A decent amount of carbonation gives this beer a 1 finger white, and fluffy head. That being said, the head retention isn't the best from the can. There's a bit of lacing on the glass.
The nose has a nice aroma from the hops, and it's a refreshing pine aroma.
Taste - pine for days. Tons of pine in this beer. No citrus flavors from the hops used. Very old school IPA flavor.
The body is quite sticky feeling. The hops really linger in my throat, and don't let go.
Solid old school IPA. It's always good to try a good one from this style.
May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
this is getting pretty popular now, on tap all over boise these days, so it was awesome to get to try it for the first time right at the source, they definitely have a winner with this. even if its not the most radical or interesting ipa, its extremely well made and just to have a clear ipa seeing some success makes me happy. this has a nice brassy shine to it, a little bit of a light caramel color, good clarity, and a nice near inch of white head from the faucet. the aroma and flavor are bright and fresh, show great balance, and deliver a bouquet of orange peel, fresh cut pine, and good weed. some honey character to the malt, even a slightly toasted grain aspect, but this isnt old school like that, its dry, the body is relatively light for what it is, and its the hops that really do stand out. lingering pine oiliness on the swallow, good bitterness, a citrus pith and peel vibe to it, but also oddly refreshing overall for this sort of thing. definitely a pint beer. idaho has long lacked a quintessential ipa in my opinion, despite some contenders, maybe this is it...
May 07, 2021
Rated: 3.59 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Now packaged as J-Box at 7.0%.

Revisit on 4/13/20:12oz can from Hops & Bottles. Medium golden, fine head, mild haze. Light citrusy aroma, oranges. Taste is also citrusy, very gentle, not quite enough heft for juicy, but deep flavor and a nice orange peel bitterness at the finish.

Prior: 3.6 Taster at brewery. Mildly hazy, golden. Minor citrus notes, taste brings more malts in, but with a nice juicy feel
Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Fireside, served in a pint glass.

A: Clear golden/straw with good lacing.

S: Juicy and ripe...fruity hop notes, papaya...mint even? Apricot, stone fruit.

T: Follows the nose, moderate bitterness, juicy with just a touch of dankness.

MF: Light-to-medium body.

O: A nice-drinking IPA that is fairly juicy.
Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by WayneHawney from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75
A dark golden color IPA that looked like a great IPA. Very hoppy with a citrus flavor. Comes on strong at the back end of the taste. Another one of my favorite beers, It is hard to come buy in Washington State. Stormy Mountain Brewery in Chelan is the only place I know where to obtain it on tap. I don't know of them canning or bottling it.
Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Meekmillan from North Carolina

Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This beer is now known as J-Box. I received a 22 oz. bottle from @woemad in a BIF. The bottle is undated. Poured into a Willi Becher glass. It pours an attractive, clear honey-amber color with a foamy, milk-white cap and extensive, soapy lacing. Its nose is rather sedate but features caramel malt, grapefruit, and pine needles. There isn't much hop presence in the smell. The taste features a nice balance of slightly sweet malt and dry, bitter Simcoe, Chinook, and Mosaic hops. It may be because of the age but I'm not tasting much citrus. This ale is crisp and fairly light with lively carbonation and it's a very easy drinker at 6.7% ABV. Overall, it's a nice rendition of the Northwest style and a pleasant beer to drink.
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Nov 29, 2018
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale gold, slightly opaque, no visible sediment, above average head retention and lacing, white fluffy head.
Smell- Citrus, slightly piney, slightly boozy.
Taste- Citrus, slightly piney and herbal.
Feel- Thin body, average carbonation, astringent finish.
Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by rarigney from Washington

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap in Chelan Washington at Stormy Mountian Brewing Pubic House.
A: Wonderful pour a clear light amber with a medium white head a crazy lacing.
S: A nice citrus hop and pot like nose.
T: Citrus tropical fruit forward IPA with hops.
F: Clean finish perfect balance.
O: Dam nice IPA.
Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, tropical fruit, light orange citrus; juicy. Flavor is light caramel malt, guava, mango, pineapple, lemon and grapefruit; resinous citrus rind and piney hops develop as the fruit flavors taper off, but with some mild orange developing into a quite hoppy grapefruit rind finish.Medium bodied with light creaminess, nice mouth feel. This pretty much delivers on its name, tasting almost as fruit filled as many of the East Coast hazy style IPAs. The mixed fruit flavors do fade into the hoppy finish, but different fruit is presented as the hop intensity takes this over the finish line. I really liked the flavor progression, with several flavors being revealed slowly over each taste. Quite good and one of the better juice forward IPAs I've had.
Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by tulsabubba from Oklahoma

Apr 25, 2017
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle purchased at Albertson’s in Kennewick, WA, for $4.99. First time I’ve seen this being sold anywhere but the brewery. According to the label, it's 7% alcohol.

Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass, this was a clear, orangey-amber color, with a good-sized beige colored head that receded slowly and left a lot of lace on the sides of the glass.

Big, dank nose to this. It probably reminds me more of pot than anything else besides the genuine article. There are also some grapefruity and pineapply citrus notes, but the cannabis aroma is far away the most dominant scent.

The dankness in the nose is a little more dialed back in the taste, but not by too much. This is equally sweet and bitter. Weirdly, for an IPA, the bitterness is more up front and kinda fades through the whole of the taste. Things still finish on a dry note like most IPAs, but it’s a softer dryness than I initially anticipated. In general, this is a lot more assertively flavored than the draught version I had at the brewery in Coeur d’Alene.

Medium bodied, with a very coating, resiny mouthfeel.

An odd, but not unpleasant beer. Meant to be a fruity IPA, and it is, but not in any way the way I imagined (and actually had with the draught version). Not sure if this is an aberration (they only recently began bottling this, after all) or not, but northern Idaho can now claim to have a DANK IPA brewed within it’s boundaries.
Apr 28, 2016
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Reviewed by fuhkyou from Idaho

4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tap at the brewery tasting room. Light amber in color with a slightly off white head. This is a solid, tasty IPA and can be quite good when fresh. Nicely balanced, moderately sweet, caramel tasting malt with slightly skunky/cat pee (but in a good way) hop flavor.
Mar 17, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by zestd from Idaho

Feb 29, 2016
J-Box IPA from Trickster's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 19 ratings