Juniper IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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

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Added by socon67 on 09-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
696
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
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6
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the selections from the Winter Selection Variety Pack.
Pours a crystal clear bright amber with an off white, tan head that has good retention and side glass lacing.
Real hoppy aroma of citrus (lemon and orange peel) and some pine nuts as well as a bacground of roasty malts.
Taste is creamy, not thin with a medium body, extra dry, hops almost create a pucker. has a good hop, malt balance as hops lead, roasty malts enter, and puckering hops finish with a dry almost tart after taste.
A good IPA that I liked.

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4.16/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured out a clear but dark amber color. Only a thin layer of off white head.

S: Citrus, dank pine and floral notes. Just the slightest hint of caramel malt.

T: All the characteristics of the nose with just the right amount of sweetness of juniper berries.

M: Creamy and smooth. Medium body an medium light carb.

O: Not a hop bomb, but definitely a refreshing session IPA with a twist.

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4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Amber with decent head and retention. Good lacing

S- Malts and citrusy bitterness. Can't pinpoint anything in particular though.

T- Citrus bitterness and some malts. Wasn't expecting something like this from SA.

M- Very drinkable. Light and pleasant.

O- Came with SA Winter variety case. First off, is this SA? I was not expecting something this tasty. Will definitely enjoy this again!

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4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer has a caramel amber color with a light yellow head.

Smell: Very piney with a sweet citrus aroma.

Taste: Well balanced piney character thats slightly sweet and not overpoweringly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Slightly sweet with a bitter aftertaste.

Overall: Overall this beer is surprisingly balanced with a sharp pine flavor that sweetens out and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Impressive.

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4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had a bottle of this sitting in my fridge for the past several months so so I figured tonight was the night to crack it open. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium amber/copper color with a nice, fluffy looking slightly off-white/tan colored head that is about an inch thick when first poured. Has very good retention and the head reluctantly eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with good cluster of surface foam and good lacing too. Aromas of juniper, honey, and citrusy, floral, piney hop notes are all nicely present. Sweet juniper and honey malt flavors upfront followed by the aforementioned floral and piney hops with a hint of citrus and maybe a slight touch of ginger spice. A very good balance of the different flavors going on here. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth, slightly oily/sticky, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. This one really coats the inside of the mouth and lingers. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beers should be. Certainly worth a try. Another very solid beer from the fine folks at The Boston Beer Company!

Eric

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4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a sensory glass. Pours a nice reddish dark copper with a tall off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a lot of lacing.

Smells of juniper, honey, citrus, and piney hop notes.

Tastes just as it smells, nice hop presence up front and good bitter finish. In between, flavors of juniper run across the palate, giving it a slight gin-like taste. Nicely balanced between the sweet bread and juniper with the bitter hops.

Overall, a solid IPA, with the juniper being a nice touch, easy drinking enough to work in the warmer months, but heavy enough to fit in perfectly for winter consumption.

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.52 out of 5 based on 696 ratings.
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