Nu Juice
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,280
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,140
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.9%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
168
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Sometimes evolution is observed in real time. Case in point: Nu Juice IPA. Over the course of more than a year of development, our R&D team uncovered the ultimate balance of hops and malts. This process involves adding Mosaic, Ekuanot, and Simcoe hops over a multi-day period, creating a refreshingly juicy and approachable IPA. As an added bonus, bitterness has been reduced to a low 30 for what could be the smoothest IPA ever brewed.
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden yellow with light haze and medium lace. Smells of tangerine, funk, malt. Taste and feel are on the thin side. Low IBUs for people who hate the IPA bite, but it's not what I'm looking for. It's closer to a session IPA because of this, or even a warm Ice beer from 7-11. Sour-sweet malty aftertaste, not awful but not enjoyable. Rather disappointed with this overall. The calories, carbs, and ABV of a regular IPA, but the muted taste of a session IPA. Why?

Jun 26, 2021
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Very clear body, with a real nice shimmering brass bronze color. Real nice clarity showing ample amounts of carbonation reaching to a classic off white three finger head. Good retention, classic dolloped island top and some pill lacing remains. Kind of looks like a classic West coast ipa.

Mellow sensing hop notes of juice orange and a light touch of hebal spice. Faint hints of tropical pineapple as well, but otherwise fairly straightforward, with a neutral malt and yeast presence.

Palate seems a little faded but easily delivers. Light touches of herbal pine notes mixing in with a soft orange and almost minty herbs. Light touches of juicy character, but more of a thicker supportive mouthfeel that hints more grain than orange juice. Good spicy finish with mellow astringency, but does come across as a bit old.

Me and my laziness checking dates, yup this is old but still manages to be quite pleasurable.

May 09, 2021
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Honey-gold pour with a good mixture of carbonation has a slightly hazy tint. Billowy and rocky, dull white head is two inches initially, with a rather slow collapse, leaving a nice coverage of foamy strands on the glass walls.

S: Dank and funky hoppiness, spicy, tart and somewhat tropical. Tart pineapple and passionfruit come to mind, along with some lemon drop candy and herbal peach. A spicing of ginger and methanol-mint along with some dank citrusy notes. A sweet malting of caramel-orange and strawberries rounds out.

T: Nice, dank citrusy-grapefruit with some strawberry-melon sweetness as a backdrop. Lemon candy and methanol-mint alcohol with some semi-tart pineapple-peach. Warming and woodsy feel of citronella with a light peppery flair. Warming alcohol of dank scotch-pine and fennel rounds out with some orange-caramel that closely resembles the nose.

M: Solid fullness with a spicy hop oils on the inner cheeks. Spicy methanol-mint alcohol and dank citrus combine on the tongue.

O: Overall a wide spectrum of hop flavors, from dank tropical, to melon-strawberries, to caramel-orange and peach. A solid hopping level that reminds me of Australian hops and provides a nice break from the N.E. and west coast flair up. Dank hopping and tropical really defines this drink and really does feel like something nu verse the same old.

Apr 10, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can dated best by 6/29/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent golden yellow with about four fingers of white head (aggressive our!). Great retention

Smells fairly strongly of pineapple, grapefruit and faint tangerine. Also a bit of pine.

Taste is disappointing compared to the nose. Picking up some light bitterness and maybe a bit of orange/tangerine-not too "juicy."

Fairly light bodied with slight stickiness. Bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall, decent juicy nose, not much else. Was expecting more sweet juicy flavor. Kind of west coasty but not quite there.

Mar 15, 2021
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d5001986 from Wisconsin

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Initially tasting pine and sweet-orange peel. As I get further into it, there’s also bright lemon and moderate bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

Mar 10, 2021
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BFCarr from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium amber with a thick white head that fades to a thin white cap. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of dank in there. Flavor is hoppy bitter with little malt sweetness to back it up. Feel is sharp and cutting, not crazy but not very smooth. Overall it’s a drinkable IPA that looks and smells good but is a bit shy in the taste and feel.
Should be noted it was canned three months before consuming.

Nov 01, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold. Citrus nose (orange, grapefruit), pine, grape, berry. Really not that juicy at all to me. Flavor follows. Reasonably bitter. Medium mouthfeel.

Oct 11, 2020
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peepicheep from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hudson Sport Cafe 303.
Overall I recommend it but with reservations. If you have read any of my other reviews you know it's all about how it makes me feel or if I would serve it at a (name the season) party. IPA'S must make it on to my summer barbecue list. This one would but I would be looking to replace it with something a bit more as advertised. Short review - if you ignore the claims of perfect balance of hops and malt and think (grape)fruity IPA you won't be disappointed in it as a less bitter IPA than most. Come on Southern Tier. Give it one more try and up the malt.

Oct 04, 2020
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Clear medium gold color with rocky 2 finger head. Initially there are a lot of bubbles, but it tapers off to only a few slow rising bubbles rising medium fast.
Aroma: Smells like honey, nectarine, apricot, peach, melon and floral
Taste: A little bit sweet not extremely bitter. The taste portion of the flavor is subtle.
Flavor: Follows the nose: honey, berry, nectarine, apricot, lemon, orange rind, and floral.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, slightly prickly carbonation, clean finish
Overall: A good beer. I look forward to drinking the next 2 in the mixed 12-pack. The bitterness is not IPA-like. Maybe could be an introductory IPA? The balance between sweet and bitter is good The balance between hops and malt is good. The balance of the hop combination is good. I'm liking this more as I drink more of it.

Sep 17, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the Overpack'd 15 pack mixer while vacationing in Plymouth, New Hampshire 9-12-20 for $20.99. Canned 6-19-20; consumed 9-13-20.

Beer poured a golden orange with a beautiful white head that has some great hang time.

Nose has some tropical fruits accented with some floral hops.

Taste is really well balanced with papaya and mango combining with pine over a lighter malt base. Finishes like a pale ale with a touch of pine bitterness; 4/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a nice slight twist showcasing tropical fruits and pine. I like the lighter abv that makes it near sessionable. Definitely worthy of your palate but do not expect a spectacular brew.

Sep 13, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and hop hints The taste has intense malt flavors not unlike a DIPA
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
An easy drinking IPA that feels like a DIPA

Sep 13, 2020
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Raime from Greenland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of an ST 15 mixed pack.

Look - Deep golden with a touch of amber flickering around the edges. Finger of slightly off white head. Decent stick.

Smell - Some Mosaic in floral aspects and just a touch of pine.

Taste - Pine leads the way in light amounts with the aforementioned floral aspects from the nose.

Feel - Pine develops a bit more as it sits but it mostly stays the same save for the bitterness. Fairly thick. Moderately bubbly.

Overall - Basically just a slightly amped up version of the Live Session I had from these guys before it. Pretty run of the mill IPA though I don't get any of the supposed " Juice " as the label had promised.

Sep 05, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is pine, light tropical fruits, mild to moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it's decent but nothing special.

Aug 26, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Plenty of head on a hard pour. Moderate lacing. Not much for nucleation. Orangish amber and more hazy.

S: Mild overall. A little bit of tropical (mango, papaya) juiciness. A touch of grapefruit. The malt blend isn't thick enough to handle any more hops.

T: Heavy on the mosaic. Very much west coast style. Tropical oils over top of herbal earthy tones. The malts do not have an opportunity to express themselves.

F: I would describe the flavors as layered. The way they're mashed together is kind of awkward, but it's an okay brew.

O: Lots of mosaic. I suppose that's what they have, so that's what they use.

Aug 21, 2020
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour# a slightly pale amber with an off white head that leaves some legit lace.

Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and floral notes.

Resinous pine, tropical fruit - mango, star fruit - citrus and floral hops. It has an almost sour malt bread middle. It finishes dry with earthy herbal hops.

Aug 14, 2020
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Zylod from West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ack another ipa but...its true, I have to give credit, there is a bit of malt taste upfront, just enough to set this apart by a small percentage from the overkill ipa field.

Jul 31, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

5/12/20...clear bright gold with 1/4 inch white foam. Clean light malty nose. Slight spice buried below spicy malt taste, light sap contributes. Juicy malt, balanced flavor. Small bite. Pretty good.

Jul 25, 2020
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Single 12 ounce can copped from Total Wine and More in Union. Pours a golden, lucid hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Recommended.

Jun 04, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a can into a shaker glass.
A: pours A hazy golden body with a White head with nice retention and lacing.
S: sweet citrus and floral notes with hints of lemongrass.
T: sweet, lemongrass taste with floral hops to balance; slight earthiness in the aftertaste.
M: medium bodied and smooth
O: well balanced beer; excellent feel and excellent taste. Gets better with each sip.

May 24, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much to look at and with almost no real haze. I don't drink with my eyes, so that didn't kill my rating. I expect there to be a less hoppy bite from this style and this is true here. Tastes like an OK mild IPA.

May 14, 2020
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color with very good clarity. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Medium, but sharp, citrus and pineapple aromas with a very light dankness. Medium light bready and caramel malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and pleasant boozy warmth that gets a touch prickly near the finish. Citrus and sharp pineapple flavors followed by caramel maltiness. Similar to the aroma there's a pleasant, brief note of hoppy dankness. Medium, slightly acidic, bitterness through the middle followed by citrus notes and bready malt. Finished semi-dryly with a boozy bite, light citrus notes and a very light pine hip bitterness. This was fantastic. Tasty, multi-faceted malt flavors nicely balance the comlm plex, hop forward characters. Not aggressively bitter, but with an old school bite and a tasty easy finish.

Apr 26, 2020
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Bluecrow from New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-clear yellow bottle pour with a mere wisp of foam and a noticeable aroma of orange blossoms and pineapple. The flavor follows the nose with a little lime added. The hop bitterness is low to moderate. The body is very light. This is quite pleasant.

Apr 16, 2020
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean amber. Nice head of off-white suds and intricate lacing.

Aroma: Juicy hops — citrus tropical mango, pineapple…very appealing!

Taste: Tropical fruit hops all over, with citrus and pineapple most prominent and no bitterness at all. Smooth juicy IPA here, easy to enjoy. Impressive!

Feb 15, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 11/26/19, from Overpack'd 15pk.

Translucent deep gold with moderate creamy white head, that leaves some spotty lacing.

Smells mostly of citrus, with some floral & honey notes.

Taste is mostly grapefruit, with a little bit of orange rind. A bit of very slightly sweet malt comes in late, that softens the substantial bitterness.

Feel is medium, with some drying sharp carbonation bite. Tip of the tongue is pleasantly half-numbed by the bitterness and carbonation.

Overall a pleasant experience. This is a basic grapefruity IPA, that while not a "wow" beer, gets the job done.

Jan 26, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a can of this beer from a mixed case that I bought from Costco. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had citrus fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit notes. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Dec 21, 2019
Nu Juice from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 168 ratings