The Juice Is Loose
Transient Artisan Ales

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New England IPA
Ranked #165
Ranked #767
4.36 | pDev: 6.42%
Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
The Juice Is LooseThe Juice Is Loose
Notes: Hops burst out of this glass with absolutely no bitterness. Bright fruit flavor of passion fruit and citrus. We will make more. We must make more...
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Reviews by deebo:
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3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of joe1510
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz Can

Big thanks to Mark for passing me a couple of these today! The Juice is Loose is a hazy concoction but not near as ugly as some of the others. It's bright orange and glows when backlit. The foam is perfectly white and microbubbled. It fills the two finger void from body to rim easily and shows impressive staying power. Sticky lacing coats the glass with each drink that will need to be forcibly scraped free.

The nose is a veritable fruit salad. Fistfuls of apricot lead the way. Grapefruit zest with a little parmesan rind. Tropicals buzz the middle, pineapple and peppery mango. The backend brings with it tangerine and a softly herbal kick. There's not much of a malt bill at all but there is a bubblegum sugariness on the periphery. A soft, clean booziness accentuates the peppery (underripe) mango and herbal quality.

Tropical fruit salad hits hard off the bat. Mango is big upfront with some guava and pineapple joining shortly thereafter. The middle, and my favorite aspect, is that bright apricot. Like the nose suggested the finish brings along that herbal quality and underripe mango. Again, there's not much of a malt base. It would be stretching it to say sugar cookie, more of a simple bubblegum sweetness.

I dig the feel of this beer. It's airy and effervescent. The carbonation is dialed in nicely on the higher side of the spectrum. The weight sits around moderate but the bubbles add the froth. It's lively and bright with a nice bitterness that grows to a shade below moderate as you drink. Drinkability is up there pretty high. A pint disappears quickly.

The Juice is Loose is a good beer from Transient. It's bright and tropical with a nice spiciness on the finish. The mouthfeel and drinkability fit the bill. It's a lot easier going down than most 8% beers out there. I'd pick this up in the future. Thanks again, Mark!

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color. Off white head.

It's good, but not NorthEast hops good. Fairly tropical but not super juicy. Some orange and grapefruit. Medium bodied and little bitterness.

Pretty solid.

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Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Modest head production and decent retention. Body is a pulpy dark orange, completely opaque.

Very juicy nose, accompanied by restrained notes of both bright and dank herbs and pepper. Mango, papaya, passion fruit, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Flavor follows, bringing waves and waves of juicy hop tones. Both the mild dankness (more prominent on the second half) and the big sweet malt bill just add to the juiciness. Melon, mango, tangerine; it's a smooth, tropical fruit-forward brew, a juicy smoothie of a beer.

Smooth and creamy on the palate, while still retaining liveliness; one of the smoothest NE-IPAs I've had from outside of NE. Long hoppy finish will have you smacking your gums for days (OK, maybe minutes, but it feels like days). I'm curious if they achieved this with adjuncts (e.g. oats, lactose) as so many brewers do, or if they managed without. Regardless, the finished product

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hay, apricot, and honey hues with an ample fluffy white head
S: Pineapple, lemon, and mango
T: Tropical fruits - very smooth and enjoyable
F: Soft and creamy
O: After tasting this, I honestly know where all of these good ratings come from. This is something special - it's hard to get better beers around North Carolina. Great tropical flavors and nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of Angerhaus
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crazy juicy beer that reminds me of only the best Trillium brews I've been able to try. At twenty bucks a four pack I can imagine people passing this up, but, as a beer nerd through and through, I assure you that you need to pull the trigger on this if you find it.

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Photo of Daniel_krom
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Told my girl who was drinking mimosas to throw them away and drink this! Perfect spot on taste, can taste the blood oranges the second ithit ur lips

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Photo of Vman2381
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of detpizzaboi
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the top tier Michigan NEIPAs, the fresh stuff coming out now is as good as it gets. Beautiful golden orange, hazy, smells of piney resinous hops, big orange, lemon, pineapple citrus, this strikes a really fantastic balance between juice and hops - this still tastes like an IPA, not OJ. Great mouthfeel, nice finish, this is really top notch.

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Photo of eljabak
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of defunksta
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a completely hazy, pale orange color with a moderate to strong, lingering and lacy white head.
Aroma: Huge aromas of pineapple, flowers, and pine. Not much citrus. Maybe some pithy stonefruit, lemon, or white grape. Sort of reminds me of an Engilsh IPA with the aroma.
Flavor: The fruit flavors are more attenuated on the tongue. Still pineapple with some peach. White grape underneath. Maybe some passionfruit. Tons of milk and cream. More cream than I've ever experienced. It's ripe pineapple, peach, and passionfruit into a milkshake. Slightly sweet. No bitterness.
Feel: Smooth and creamy. Like a milkshake.

Overall: This could be a model NEIPA. Not sure if I agree with the name as it's not juicy by any means. It could use a rename. It has pineapple and stonefruit. No citrus which I actually prefer.. Tons of milkshake creaminess and no bitterness as expected. It has fantastic flavors and if I had to pick a NEIPA off the shelf this might be my go-to for the style.

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Photo of EMV
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy/hazed dark golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits... big NEIPA aroma.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light biscuity grains with a big grapefruit and tropical fruit hoppy juice bomb. Pineapple, tangerine, and mango. Pepper and spice mixed in but subtle. Sticky/oily on the tongue... modest bitterness. ABV well hidden.

O: An elite New England IPA. Outstanding and delicious.

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Photo of tempest
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, juicy, smooth, and balanced. Sweetens as it warms and there's an odd Doritos Cool Ranch note in the aroma, but that makes it more fun with all the mango, passionfruit, and, maybe, anise. Great beer.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordavidson
3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colts9016
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is 45 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour on the beer produced a one finger white head. The head is frothy and creamy that has fair retention. The head dissipated somewhat fast leaving only a ring around the beer. The color of the beer is SRM 9 a pale amber color with a medium orange tint. The clarity of the beer is somewhat hazy with carbonation bubble visible. The appearance of the beer is overall decent the head had a poor showing.

The initial aroma in the beer is juicy oranges and herbal. The secondary aromas I get are grapefruit, floral, a spiciness, a honeylike sweetness, toasted malt, and biscuit. Lastly, I get a touch of tropical, and grass.

The initial flavor in the beer is cardboard, juicy aromas, herbal, phenols, and a spiciness. Additional flavors I get are grapefruit, biscuit, honeylike sweetness, toasted malt, grass. The finish flavors I get are floral, tropical, and a hay flavor.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and carbonated.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer has stale a little from time but, I will not deduct that from the score. The beer is a New England IPA and is reasonably juicy. The beer does have a spicy phenolic tone. The beer has lost its hop punch nonetheless it is really good.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pounder can poured into a tulip. Slightly muddled and hazy dull orange. Fluffy white head with some decent lacing. Big grapefruit nose. Grapefruit, pine trees, dankness taste. Fantastic, so easy drinking of a beer.

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Photo of grover37
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Juice Is Loose from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 261 ratings