Juniper IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Juniper IPAJuniper IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by socon67 on 09-29-2013

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Clear copper color with a frothy cream head. Decent retention with minimal micro bubble lacing.

S: Fresh pine needles, box of crayons, juniper berries, all spice, and bubble gum.

T/M: Spicy, piney combined with sugary sweet malt. Spicy carbonation in a medium body.

O: Nice spice, fresh pine and sugar provide a taste beverage to enjoy during the Christmas season.

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Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer...better than expected. It is a brownish amber in color, with a whitish head a and great clarity. The smell is of wood, earth, resiny hops, and distant highly roasted malt. The taste is on the dry side, but with lots of malt and hop flavor. Wood and fruit. I get a unique pulpy flavor, that I assume is the juniper. Full in body. It is a very enjoyable beer,

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Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of DonDonLongJohn
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of davemathews68
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, rich copper with a one finger white head. Head retention and lacing is a bit on the below average side but not too bad for a Sam Adama brew.

Really nice aroma on this one. Loads of pine resin and tree bark and is really reminiscent of being in a field full of Christmas trees. Nice caramel and toffee malt backbone as well.

This rich pine character carries over well into the taste. I can definitely pick out the juniper as it gives the beer that extra bit of pine kick that goes above and beyond what the hops provide. Moderate bitterness strikes a perfect balance with the toast and caramel from the malt. Light, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a very suprising and tasty beer. The juniper provides a nice holiday touch to what might normally be just an average IPA. Worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BrandonOakes
4.07/5  rDev +19%
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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Photo of still_thedragon
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of EigenBeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jimbodude5
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Medium-light amber, Medium off-white head.

S- Some malt sweetness, medium hop aroma, slight citrus and pineapple.

T- Toasty malt with medium bitterness. Some lasting bitterness on the tongue.

M- Light,crisp and easy drinking

O- Got this with the Winter Favorites 12 pack. A pretty weak IPA from a micro brewer. Every time I try a Sam Adams I have to remind myself they are the biggest smallest brewery and that they have to make beers that appeal to many. It's not awful, the flavors are clean and maybe the juniper adds a cheap boost to some of the pine. Probably wouldn't buy a single or six-pack but would go for it if it was the best thing at a chain restaurant, which is typically the case when I order a Sam Adams.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a slight orange color, decent sized head that fades at a slow rate, not much lacing though.

Smell has a nice hoppy aroma, not picking up the juniper berries since the citrusy pine covers most of the aroma.

Taste starts out with a quick sweet malt backing before the hops kick in, the hop bitterness doesn't last long before the malt comes back, finishes semi-dry with a bit of slickness on the tongue, carbonation is a good amount with a decent body.

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Juniper IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 699 ratings