Contains No Juice
Alvarado Street Brewery

Contains No JuiceContains No Juice
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #222
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,295
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
113
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Alvarado Street Brewery
 
California, United States
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SCORE
95
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Notes: One of our original "hazy" double IPA's that's constantly tweaked to draw out as much juice-like character as possible, utilizing the interactions of hops & expressive yeast. Leading with Mosaic & Citra for a tropical onslaught in the nose & palate, bitterness is restrained with a heavenly mouthfeel from the addition of malted & flaked oats.
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 113
Reviews by Hophazzard:
Photo of Hophazzard
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorie Alvarado Street beer. Basically, it's hop juice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Thiggles
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of coryhk
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, murky, cloudy golden color. The head is white, 1 finger, frothy, with decent retention.
The nose is what is expected - pineapple is really strong in the nose. Really strong.
Taste - Very smooth. Pineapple is the citrus flavor. Minimal, to no alcohol burn, even though it's an 8%+ beer.
Smooth feel, full bodied. Hops linger in my throat, and there's no alcohol burn.
Solid easy drinking DIPA - maybe, almost too easy to drink. Really delicious.

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Photo of Angerhaus
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The only gripe I have against this beer is the tartness in the sediment at the very end of the can. Up until that point it is pleasant with a slightly tart balance.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewaddict
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 1/27/17
On Tap at the Salinas Tasting Room (see notes on can pour as well)
L - This pours a hazy light orange very little head looks like tang
S - I get oranges grapefruit passion fruit some hop dankness
T - The taste is sweetness up front then juicy grapefruit, lemon, oranges, mango, and guava. From the tap there is a little peppery spice after taste. I later found that this flavor comes from a white material that is suspended in the fluid. I let this settle out in the can and it cuts down on the spiciness.
F - There is light carbonation. The beer has a good body. It's smooth and juicy.
O - Consumed cold it's a little bitter. It really comes together as it warms a little bit

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap -pours a murky turbid yellow with white head leaving minor lacing.Looks like unfiltered citrus juice. Nose is all big and citrusy. Taste follows with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Finish is smooth and easy.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mn011890
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NapaClancy
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Liars. This certainly tastes like an orange juilius. This milkshake like lactose bomb is delicious! Tropical aromas and flavor. Creamy as can be mouthfeel.

For those that want the creamy milshake IPA. Definitely going to drink again. This milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...

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Photo of HopDad
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at The Good Hop in can one day after canning (1/25/17).

L: super hazy / cloudy / golden orange yellow / thin creamy head

S: orange / apricot / mango / papaya / with hint of malt and resinous pine

T: tropical display of citrus / melon / papaya / apricot / dank resin

F: thick / chewy / minimal subtle carb / clean

O: I'm a sucker for beers like this one! This is definitely a treat! Comparable to Galaxy Juice from Fieldwork but definitely distinct! Love the look / taste / feel of this one! Happy to have grabbed a 4 pack and would definitely grab it the next time around! Highly recommend!

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Photo of littlestevie14
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _NoCrapBeer
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/6/18.
Look: Dark yellow in color. Very cloudy and hazy. Looks just like orange juice in a class. 1& 1/2 fingers worth of head with moderate lacing.
Smell: Full of orange, tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. Great smelling. Hops compile a lemongrass/florally like smell.
Taste: Follows the nose. Citrus fruit forward, with a slight emphasis on the lemon. It sounds strange, but I also get a coconut similar taste. Very tasty.
Feel: Medium in body and weight. Low carbonation, giving the beer a soft feel. Does have bitter notes to the feel.
Overall: This is very tasty. It is full of fruit flavor with a nice hop presence. I am really enjoying it. I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of GaryDean
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of c-lutjen
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillLyon4
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 4/6/18, consumed 4/18/18

L: Hazy, but just so, orange honey colored, small head, very little lacing.

A: Very bright, inviting mix of tropical and stone fruits.

T: Spectacular, amazingly zesty, full, awesome burst of fruit hoppiness. Not sure how a DIPA could be better.

F: Just great here as well, medium, not heavy, ridiculous how well the alcohol is masked, smooth, creamy, totally restrained and easy bitterness.

O: Absolutely and very easily one of the best DIPAs I've ever tasted. Everything I've had from ASB has been top quality, and this one stands on top.

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Contains No Juice from Alvarado Street Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 113 ratings