Juicy Banger IPA
Station 26 Brewing Co.

Juicy Banger IPAJuicy Banger IPA
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Station 26 Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
American IPA
Ranked #274
Ranked #5,058
4.14 | pDev: 8.21%
Feb 03, 2024
Jun 20, 2015
Our flagship IPA. Notes of apricot, papaya, and honey. Key Ingredients: Root Shoot Malting Genie Pale malt, Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops.
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Rated: 4.11 by Mjr89121 from Colorado

Feb 03, 2024
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at the brewery. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of fluffy foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, grapefruit, guava and sweet caramel. Great tropical fruit taste with toasted caramel and a piney bitterness.
Jul 18, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by hester7 from Texas

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I did this beer dirty, reviewing a mishandled keg, so I'm revisiting. (Previous review at an olive garden with a weird smell to it: 2.96)
Revisit 12/30/2022

12oz canned on 10-27-22

On the pour about a finger of fine white head formed, the retention wasn't great receding to a ring and islands of thin head after a few minutes. Body is a clear deep gold. Scattered lacing is left.

This time the aroma is fresh and hoppy with some deep herbal notes slight citrus amd very bright piney notes. Almost fruity but not quite. Just bright and hoppy, very appealing.

Once again the taste is a bit disappointing. Immediately hoppy and bright, but it quickly is overwhelmed by a resinous but slightly savory bitterness that contrasts the aroma in a not quite pleasant way. Very bitter, without much balance. There is some fruit character in the hops but it hides behind a very resinous bitterness that is very thick.

Feel is good but it doesn't help the flavor quite enough. The finish is too long to be refreshing with the amount of hops present. Astringent dryness on the finish which also isn't quite balanced enough.

This is just a super hard-core old-school wcipa, but maybe it's trying a bit too hard. It needs a bit more malt character and a change in hops in its current state. Much better than what I had at Olive Garden a long time ago, but not something I'd get again.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Sep 13, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I enjoy this and think it's solid but idk how often I'd actually come back for it specifically, definitely not juicy like the name suggests to me it seems to be hoppy and bitter. Overall a good beer
Mar 30, 2021
Rated: 3.82 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yet another beer from Sour Fest 2019 held at Hops & Pie in Denver, CO. This was not a sour beer, but I liked how they had some hoppy stuff around to break up the monotony of drinking awesome sour beers all day.

Pours a light amber color with 1/2" head like it should on draft. Good clarity to it, when I hear juicy banger, I think new money hazebois, so nice to see that despite the word/name association, this actually is a beer that looks good instead of looking like trub shit. Largely tropical fruit aroma, but don't sleep on the stone fruit apricot note that makes up about a quarter of the aroma somehow out of Mosaic hops.

Taste imparts juicy mango, guava, apricot, I dig the firm, rooted in old school Centennial bitterness here, a nice bouyancy to all the juiciness, solid job. What is there to talk about malt wise, its light and pale as it should be.

I hope to run into this in a to go format, will grab a 4 or 6 pack of it if I see it, solid stuff.
Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tulip glass a big foamy head filled the glass forming a nice 2 finger head upon settling. This gave way to a thin off white blanket with lots of high water lace on the glass. Color is slightly hazy orange color with no visible bits.

Nose says citrus, pine, papaya, mango and the kind of salt water scent you can get from tropical fruit skin. Notes are really pleasant with lots going on including some sourdough bread.

Nice soft fruit hits the palate with a lot of drying hops. Nice controlled bitterness and no sweet malt poking through. I also taste a bit of that salty fruit skin on the tongue as well. Nicely complex beer.

The medium body is balanced by medium carbonation and a fruity yet hoppy feel that makes a slick mouthfeel and a somewhat bitter finish.

This beer is growing on me. I have had it 3 times before from same 6er with previous impressions of " a little too bitter". But now I am beginning to appreciate the complex bitter and fruit interplay they have crafted in this beer. I like it.
Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by funku2 from Colorado

Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Todd from Finland

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
32oz crowler from the brewery. Pours bright golden with a thick, fluffy, sticky, head. Fruity, pine, and resin in the nose. Firm, medium-bodied, soft, creamy, and a bit viscous. Juicy with tons of tropical fruitiness (pineapple, mango, papaya) as some stone fruit. Hoppy and faintly herbal, but not overly bitter. A bit malty with some toasty and honey notes, but not overly sweet. Finish is a bit sticky, resiny, and biscuity.

Juicy Banger was one of my favorite local IPAs when I lived in Denver. Many years later, it still holds its own in a world flooded by IPAs. This should be at the top of your list if you're a fan of juicy IPAs that aren't hazy.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear, golden hued body; dense, lively carbonation; thick, sculpted and sticky white head. Faint pine sap aroma; some esters floating about. Gentle light malt base flavor with a crisp, snappy hop bitterness; subtle fruit flavor lingers in the background; peppery and spicy. Medium body; sharp and crisp on the palate; relatively smooth and slick; dry overall.

Since this beer is nearly four months old (canned date of 11/04/19 on the bottom of the can), I definitely need to acquire a fresher version. Plus, I put off trying this because I assumed it was a hazy IPA (which just isn't my thing). That being said, the beer is still a fine example of a high-hop west coast IPA, bracing and flavorful.
Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by jjboesen from Maryland

Oct 29, 2019