Juniper IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Juniper IPAJuniper IPA
BA SCORE
3.42/5
696 Ratings
Juniper IPAJuniper IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by socon67 on 09-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,883
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
696
pDev:
14.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Reviews by yuenglingfan101:
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4/5  rDev +17%

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Photo of oberon
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear copper color with a thinner white head that leaves a sheet of lace as it settles pretty quickly.Aromas of herbal/leafy hops and faint pine from the juniper berries,a dryer malt base,pretty pedestrian.Flavors are on the dryer side with herbal hops and pine oils standing out,again ho hum but not a drain pour by any means.The juniper plays a role but the beer is somewhat basic,again not a drain pour just pretty average.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Freshness dating notched onto the side of the label. Part of the sampler box.

Typical almond amber, moderate lite khaki head.Leaves adequate low sheeting a bits of lace here and there. Tons of bubble rising to the top.

Nose makes me think of spruce, ginger and herbal hops.

More herbal hop notes on the palate, spruce, pine, more soapy ginger....decently drinkable, but not my favorite IPA....doubt I would enjoy more then one or two of these...

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Photo of tigg924
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: slight berry, pepper, and pine

Taste: light bread, pepper, and pine

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter with a more bitter aftertaste, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A slightly above average IPA. I like the pine flavor, but I would not get this outside of the holiday sampler. Another one of the weaker beers I have seen in the winter sampler over the years. This year's winter sampler is just not doing it form.

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Photo of Jstewart6
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold to copper in color with an inch of frothy tan head. The aroma is of piney hops and fragrant juniper. I taste very fresh and invigorating piney hops and juniper. The mouth offers a cooling sensation from the juniper and is otherwise dry and crisp.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at about cellar temp poured into a snifter. Best before MAR 2014 notched.

Pours out a crystal clear deep copper, bronze color, nice full off white head with very nice retention and lacing.

A bit of lighter aroma when compared to most American IPAs. Resinous, piney hops, perhaps some of that pine coming from the juniper with a toasted malt to balance.

Again, quite resinous feel to it, pine needles, a bit of pine sap, I'm guessing this is from a combination of American hops and juniper. Just a touch of a dry citrus hop but it's quickly washed away by a lightly toasted, lightly sweet malt. Leaves a slight spice on the tongue long after the sip as well as a bunch of lingering hop bitterness. More bitter than you'd expect from a same Adams IPA.

Medium in body, decently drinkable.

Not bad for a same Adams IPA. A bit one dimensional.

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Photo of briandaube
3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Copper colored ale light beige head forming thick slightly off white head, forms some nice banded lacing. Aroma has a nice spiced Christmas beer, juniper berries because that is what the label says. Can I actually smell Juniper berries? No but there's a full generic fruity quality lacking quintessential hoppy aspects. The flavors have a bit of hop bitterness, lacks malts or sweetness it's a dry piney, herbal hopped, juniper IPA. Go back to the drawing board guys! As it warms some citric notes make it to the nares but the juniper additions become the highlight on the nares and barely accessible in the flavor profile. Earthy pine and citrus notes fill the flavor of the hop bitterness, it's bad. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a pure bitter dry finish that lacks balance between sweetness of malts and hops/juniper additions. Overall, take this beer and leave it in a 12 pack sampler because you had to produce something new, not because it's actually good. A sad day for Sam Adams!!!

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from the Winter mix 12-pack.

Not the first juniper IPA I've had, but perhaps the best. Contrary to expectation, this was not overly piney or harsh. The juniper was most obvious in the aroma, although citrusy hops dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Relatively low bitterness.

Fine amber color with a decent head. Good clarity.

O: well crafted, slightly distinctive IPA.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 696 ratings
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