Wheez The Juice
Drekker Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,613
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,540
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 6.23%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
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Drekker Brewing Company
 
North Dakota, United States
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Fall
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90
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Notes: This New-England style IPA pours hazy gold due to the 3+ pounds of Mosaic & Mandarina Bavaria hops added per barrel. This creates an intense pineapple/orange aroma and an addictively juicy hop flavor. Finishes soft with a trademarked "yum" profile.

59 IBU
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JackieTH
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy milky gold with a trace of foam that recedes quickly.

Smells of mango, orange pith, unripe papaya.

Tastes of lightly sweet mandarin oranges & mangos up front with a pithy almost marmalade-like bitterness washing away the citrus candy notes as it’s fading into a lingering super hazy and classically soft NE IPA finish. This has that citrus bitter/sweet/soft mouthfeel that’s spot on. Excellent. Delicious.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on July 22, 2019. Hopped with over three pounds of Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria per barrel. Pineapple and orange aromas. Juicy hop flavors. Finishes soft.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale yellow with soft, soapy head.

Smell is juicy and citrusy with notes of mango and pineapple. A little on the mild side.

Taste is juicy and crisp, with plenty of hoppiness. Notes of grass, orange, nectarine and a hint of licorice along with a soft bitterness. Very little hop burn, but still good bite.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft, and well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, easy to drink NE IPA.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, snifter glass. Cloudy lighter lemon yellow body, one finger white head, good retention. Medium collar. Bits of lacing. Smell is resin, a bit herbal, a bit of caramel, mild floral. Fairly staright forward nose. Has a bit of a mild herbal and spicy resin on the palate, fairly straight forward but a nice hop aromatic all the way, although a bit muted overall. Medium bodied, good carbonation. A slight wateriness on the finish, leaving you looking for a little bit more.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade. Thanks Colin.

Pours a murky orange. Look of dishwater with a glass of OJ poured in. very little head and little lacing.
Aroma is pungent dankness upfront with citrus overtones. get a little pineapple late as well.
Flavor follows the mouthfeel. Very solid IPA. Little bite upfront that quickly fades mid pallet
Mouthfeel appropriate for style
Overall- my first ever beer from North Dakota was a success, Enjoyed it and if I ever found myself in Fargo, I would def seek this beer out.

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Photo of pat61
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: murky straw under a 1" cream colored foam cap with fair to good retention

S: white bread, bread dough, white flour, citrus,tropical fruit, pineapple, tangerine and a faint hint of pine

T: Pulpy citrus and tropical fruit roll over the tongue hitting a pulpy, zesty citrus rind bitter by mid-palate finishing a touch tart and juicy with a slight astringent note

F: The body is medium to medium plus and the carbonation is medium to medium low

O: very pleasant, juicy IPA

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Photo of morimech
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks nasty but I have seen hazy IPAs that have looked worst. It looks like 2 parts milk mixed with 1 part orange juice. Small head and virtually no lacing. Aroma of citrus and not much else. The flavor is one dimensional with the hops bringing the citrus. Not a lot of depth to it either. Carbonation is weak and feels a bit thin as well. One trick pony of a beer and not very impressive.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

White head. Hazy yellow color.

Pretty juicy. A lot of orange. Some mango. Green and earthy. Very ipa like rather than juice like.

Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Solid.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a tall boy into a spieglau ipa glass, pours a fairly hazy lemony apricot, with a wispy foamy 1 finger head that subsides quickly and leaves little lacing. Nose is some light clean bready malt, light flowery orange blossom, sweet grapefruit, and a little ripe guava. Kind of hits all at once, and better as it warms a bit. Taste follows, but not quite as delicate. Juicy grapefruit but a little thin, quite wet, and a little flat, though the notes do kind of all come together. A few things here and there that are only ok, but they don’t distract me much from the many things to enjoy here. Worth a go.

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Photo of dirtdirtdirtdirt
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks enticingly yellow-tan and murky.
Nice head, but disappeared fast and left little lacing .
Smells of strong citra: bittersweet grapefruit and mango-guava.
Tastes same, although the fruit proves to be short-lived and surprisingly sour. Which you may very well love. Better than sweet, sez I. More bitter than oily, which explains the lack of lacing and length.
Feel is really fuller than flavor. The carbonation rolls around your mouth much longer than the actual taste, and the front of your tongue tingles for a long time. Oilier/heavier would be nice. Actually, just noticing this is only 5.5% abv, so I'm raising all my 4.25 ratings to 4.5. That changes everything.
Overall a great example of what I consider New England IPA. My apologies to those who dislike that distinction. I'd love another layer of flavor and hops in this beer, from some yeast, a touch of sweet grain, and another hop. But at 5.5%, I tip my hat to Drekker.

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Photo of gatornation
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well this looks good its hazy golden yellow with a fresh white head. smell has slight tropical fruit with some white fruit like pear apple. taste is subdued hops and fruit are held back with a sweet malt finish. this brew has potential but it feel short on taste and mouth feel .

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Photo of Schimms
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass. 5.5% ABV IBU: 59

L: Pours pale, weak cloudy yellow with thin white head that quickly dissipates - looks like watered-down orange juice. Good lacing.

S: Smell is probably the best part - juicy and tropical.

T: Tropical hop forward, slight sour on the finish. Medium dry. Good bitter. Little alcohol flavor.

F: Thin body. I like more well rounded IPA's with a better malt bill. This one disappoints as it fits more into the session pale ale than India pale ale. Light carbonation. Otherwise smooth.

O: This one is mislabeled "IPA". If it were labelled session pale ale, it would be great (but I wouldn't have purchased it - sessioners leave me wanting). If I wanted an IPA, I'd opt for something with more body. I usually like Drekker, but this disappoints.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Brew... golden, hazy, with one finger of head. Good amount of lacing. Smell is of pineapple, mandarin oranges, some malt coming through. Tastes like it smells. Surprisingly smooth and not as bitter as the amount of hops would make you think. Mouthfeel is medium, could use a little more carbonation. Overall, a decent beer. Would be good on a hot summer day.

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Wheez The Juice from Drekker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 55 ratings