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:
103
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kojevergas
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.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 09/06/13 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the UES. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy orange color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, light fruity malts, bready malts, grains, light citrus hops. Nose is decent but not very hoppy.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, lightly floral hops, bread, wheat, grains, light lemons. More hops here, much better than the nose.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. No real bitterness, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent local IPA. The nose had some fruit to it but wasn't very hoppy, though the taste had more to it. Worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice sessionable drinker. Hop tones are noticeable but nowhere near obnoxious. Earthy with a touch of salt and a bit more pine. A biting carbonation I could deal with a little less of really. But overall a nice brew. Something to drink and enjoy without thinking too hard about it. Nice job, Radiant Pig.

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3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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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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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at TJ Finley's, Bayshore, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured resinous piney hops and a touch of citrus.

The taste was hop forward with waves of grapefruit and pine atop a round pale malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very flavorful session IPA.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft. copper color, nice hop flavor and aroma. Unlike most beers billed as "session IPAs", this beer actually had some character and body to it, so good job.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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Junior IPA from Radiant Pig Craft Beers
3.79 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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