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%
 
 
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6
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a clear copper color with a good soapy cream colored head that calms to a good bubbly film. Good world map lacing.

Aroma is piny and faintly sweet.

Taste is just as piny as the aroma with that subtle sweetness to add balance.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very drinkable.

Overall, I liked this the more I drank it. Simple yet tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.52/5  rDev 0%
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 mikeg67
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 OZ bottle from a variety pack. Pours orange with foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, juniper and bready malt. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and bready malt. Finish is long and hoppy. Very nice IPA.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased as part of the holiday mix-pack.

Pours copper orange, basically clear, with some lacing, not much, descended from a half inch head.

Smells like grass, pine, and some fruity berry-ness that I assume is from the juniper.

The taste is similar. The juniper infusion is interesting, but doesn't do much to save an otherwise bland base IPA. Sort of muddled generic bitter pine flavor, a little bit of grapefruit. Just kind of boring, really.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, well carbonated. Fairly drinkable, but not because it's tasty, more just because it's light.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of mattkoon
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like sam adams juniper ipa- this beer is a good ipa without having to be a huge hop bomb. there is a little something different going on here- i can only assume its the juniper berries....ive never eaten juniper berries so i cant peg the flavor. there is a light freshness to this beer. this ipa has a crisp lightness yet maintains its full flavor. i am a boston beer company fan and they are still making quality beers.

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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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