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:
695
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
For Trade:
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Photo of akolb
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear beautiful amber producing 2+ fingers of beige, frothy, chunky, somewhat lasting head that leaves an excellent coating of webby lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, floral, grapefruit & some pine hops backed by juniper. Taste is caramel malt/grapefruit & pine hops nicely balanced with sweet caramel becoming dominate in the finish but rapidly transitioning to a hoppy bitterness that intensifies slightly in the aftertaste. The juniper hint (never prominent enough to be considered more than a hint) initiates at mid sip becoming most evident in the finish and lingering into the aftertaste. There are some subdued floral hints surfacing throughout the sip which may be in fact part of the Juniper. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky but a little oily in the finish, with some astringency developing late in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
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 Cuervo_PCB
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boverhof3
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a respectable medium clear orange, with minimal head and little lacing. Smells fairly sweet due to the juniper I guess. It's a nice refreshing IPA for sure. I would drink another if offered.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA pours a copper hue with a thin rocky white head and slightly more carbonation than the average Sam Adam’s beer. The smell is a little citrusy with hints of lemon and grapefruit and a little sweet with a caramel malt scent. The initial taste has a caramel character, but it is quickly taken over by fairly astringent grapefruit and pine flavors. This is surprisingly hoppier than I would have pictured a mass produced east coast IPA. It’s not quite up to the California hop levels, but it’s pretty hoppy. IPA lovers would probably find this to be an adequate mass produced beer if they weren’t such a pretentious bunch. IPAs are not my favorite style though and I find this to be a little boring with uninspired bitterness to really excite me. I definitely expected worse though, so in a way it’s still kind of a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange amber. Smells of floral fruit and hops. It tastes almost like grapes. The juniper berry flavor is strong and the floral qualities really come out. Pretty juicy and not too bitter. Not the hoppiest IPA but the juniper focus makes it unique. Carbonated light body. Overall not a bad IPA if you feel like juniper berries.

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Photo of Barracudas
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nesfelle
2.52/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeDL
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.52 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
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