Junior IPA | Radiant Pig Craft Beers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Radiant Pig Craft Beers
New York, United States
radiantpigbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
If an IPA and a Pale Ale had a baby Junior would be it. Starting with a solid malt backbone of four varieties of grains, which are complimented by a heady dose of hops with an eclectic mix of citrus, tropical, and floral aromas. This all makes for an easy drinking beer that’s full of hop flavor.

If you're picky about your pints, this is the beer for you.


Added by RblWthACoz on 03-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brief initial impression from a can purchased as part of a 6 pack in Brooklyn for $9.79 plus tax and deposit:

Citrus (especially orange pulp) and pine are at the forefront here.

Mouthfeel is clean, smooth, wet, medium-bodied, and refreshing.

Drinkable, with a throwback citrus emphasis redolent of citrus-focused Californian IPAs (I guess the kids these days call them West Coast IPAs, nevermind Washington's disproportionately low contribution). Far from stellar, and it's tough to shell out $9.79 per sixer when vastly superior expressions of the style from the likes of Lagunitas or Bear Republic can be had for $0.50 more, but it's enjoyable for what it is. I'll reserve a final opinion until I can try it fresh on-draught, but with the wide availability of preferable brews in this oversaturated style, that'll be a long time.

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3.21/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, that can did come from the Mario Lemieux of canned beer, woodychandler. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, pine. Taste is identical to the aroma, Very little malts, mild bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer.

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3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Junior IPA from Radiant Pig Craft Beers
3.79 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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