Nu Juice
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,107
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,521
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.01%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
88
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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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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Photo of Peach63
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a 1 inch white head. Moderate lacing as you go. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is floral, piney, citrusy.

Tastes of pine, grapefruit, orange. Low bitterness for an IPA.

Light bodied, smooth, dry mouthfeel.

Being an IPA, I'd expect more bitterness. That said, it is a good beer.

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Photo of Profundobaso
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured into a 12 oz glass. Golden color, one finger head with some lacing. A typical look
Smell - an outburst of refreshing tropical flavors and some citrus. smells like a juice blend, in a good way.
Taste - surprisingly light. hop flavor detectable immediately, but fades quickly into the background, and beer finishes with a light malty note.
Feel - medium bodied, though on the lighter side. average carbonation, and on average in booze content at 6%.
Overall - this is a fairly light IPA that is probably too light for hopheads, but very approachable for anyone else. it has good complexity of hop flavor, but just does not pack as much of a punch in terms of bitterness.

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Photo of Nass
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a cloudy orange. On the aroma i'm getting some hops along with a little bit of grapefruit. On the taste i'm pretty much getting the same thing that I got on the nose along with some grains, & a faint amount of bitterness that does not linger too much on the finish. There is a canned on date which let's me know i'm within the freshness range. Southern Tier rarely disappoints but they're not the cheapest brewery around. I don't know about yall but i'm certainly digging these New England Style juicy & hazy IPAs so stop bashing on it. Cheers! B

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Southern Tier Brewing Co. "Nu Juice IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "D.O.B. 02/29/19 16:45:00 FL"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a hazy golden body beneath a short head of white foam. I'll assume the haze is from dry-hopping, which is fine, but it seems like it should have a little more head on it. I did give it a rough pour. The aroma is fairly juicy, mainly with orange, but there's more to it as well, maybe some lemon/lime, and perhaps a touch of apricot. It's also earthy, and a little like green pepper as well, which is a little weird. On to the flavor, well I'm finding some berry there, like blueberry. That's nice, and the apricot is there. I'm not getting much more. There's a bit of a tropical vibe to it but nothing really stands out except for some papaya. It's pretty decent; not nearly as bold and juicy as some, but not bad. The malt is basic, as it should be, and it's got a moderate to medium bitterness to it. It finishes with some quickly passing malt and fruit followed by some pine and earthiness, and then a rising bitterness that finally brings it to complete dryness. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. It's got more carbonation than I thought it would have given the head, although I did notice that it was made up of fairly big bubbles. Looking at my glass now, I have a very thin and broken surface covering surrounded by what I'd call an average collar, and there's not that much lacing left behind at all. That hurts its score on appearance but it's still a solid IPA overall.

Review #6,675

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i was pretty pleased with this one, just didnt taste fully fresh to me when i had it, my parents tend to acquire craft beer and then not drink them, saving them for my brother and i, which is kind of course, but sometimes things end up in the fridge awhile before we get together, which i fear was the case with a couple of these recent southern tier beers i had. that said, the hop profile on this is really good, and somewhat different with the equinox hops in here, some mango, some grapefruit, some lemongrass, some kumquat, even pears in here too, which is something i get from belgian yeast much more frequently than hops! its hard to tell if its a little malty in the flavor because its actually a bit malty, or because some age has let it fade a little, im thinking a little bit of both, but there is smooth sweetness in here that i think works brilliantly with the hops, despite popular opinion, it remains true that malt in an ipa is not always a bad thing! fruity finish to this, long linger and tasty hoppy burps. compelling enough that i will make an effort to revisit this when i can assure its freshness. it was never the hoppy stuff that i liked the most from these guys, but recently i have been more and more impressed with them. i liked this a little less than the lake shore fog i had it adjacent to, but both were really pretty good.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a thin white cap. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is faint, a little tropical fruit if anything. Flavor is only a little more assertive. Sweet up front, pineapple and mango with only a hint of pine bitterness in the finish. Feel is light bodied with low carbonation. Overall just an average at best IPA.

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Photo of CaptainFrank
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/13/19
Poured slightly amber, pretty gold with a solid white head that lasts throughout and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is heavy peaches and the flavor matches. The low ibu is nice and let’s the peachy/ tropical fruit taste linger. Medium body leaning a little light.
Not so juicy as the name would imply but very nice beer for sitting in the yard on a moderately hot summer day. Someone who doesn’t like ipa’s would like this beer, but an ipa lover might think it’s weak.

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Photo of Act25
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18th review.
Southern Tier achieved what they set out to do here. Approachable IPA with low IBU.
a) fine bubbled, lots lacing over a golden mostly clear body.
s) clean juicy hoppy fruity and floral aroma. No one fruit leaps other than pineapple and a bit of pine.
t) Follows smell but abundant and clean, the lower bitterness let's the complex fruit and pine strands mingle and light up your tastebuds.
f) fine, wine like, clean, will do well in blind taste offs.
o) Admirable project and very glad I bought the 6.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass at Hucklebucks, Pottsville PA last night. Canned 6/26/19, so a month old.

Looks good, hazy (not cloudy) orange/amber body with a solid white head which persists throughout leaving some nice lacing.

Fruity aroma, mostly non citrus.

Good tasting beer too. mildly bitter, with the fruit profile coming through well ,non citrus edging out citrus except right at the finish where a hint of lime shows up.

Mouth between medium and full, finish a mild citrus hIt over the slightly bitter melon flavor.

Overall, happy to have found this one last night. Well worth the purchase, would happily have again.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned on 03/29/19.
A: Pours a very slightly hazy, golden toward amber color with a two finger finger, white head, nearly a finger of retention, and foamy, fluffy rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of peach, apricot, lemon, and pine.
T: Semisweet. Flavors basically follow the nose, but caramel malt penetrates. Subtle, but medium bitterness that really enhances the finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation
O: This is solid, subtle, interest AIPA offering. I could definitely get used to this.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can, canned on 5/7/19, another brew thanks to my friend Denis! Served in a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is subtle but nice, the brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and bready malt. However the taste has a little more kick to it. There's grapefruit, tropical fruit, orange and orange peel, bready/grainy malt, tangerine and a bit of honeydew melon flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was an enjoyable enough brew, worth picking up if you can get a single somewhere.

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Photo of Gmann
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a tight white head that left some nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a bit malty with grapefruit hops. It’s nice but not super strong.

The taste is of grapefruit hops. Juicy. A bit of grass and pepper. Slight toast from the malt.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Well balanced. Dry in the finish.

A good IPA, not great. No flaws. Could have stronger aroma/flavor.

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Photo of BB1313
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 5/20/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency with bubbles swirling upwards; big creamy white head that falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some tropical fruits. Mild hints of caramel. Some bread and crackers. Some malts. Despite the aromas having a tropical vibe, but the flavors seem to be all citrus for the most part. Lots of orange. More bread and crackers. Some fresh grass. Solid hop flavors. Moderate to low bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes juicy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's extremely fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA. It's pretty clean and refreshing. It might not be anything super crazy, but it's simply enjoyable and fun to drink. It's not bad at all. It's probably even a little bit better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Photo of tigg924
2.62/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours murky, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is citronella candle, honeydew melon, and rooibos tea. Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation, slightly bitter. Very middle of the road and dull for the style. A rare miss for Southern Tier. I interpreted the Nu and new juice but maybe it means no juice. A pass in the future.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with one finger of pearl colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: A little citrus, a little grass, some bready notes

T: Lemon, pineapple, green melon & dryness up front. Bready sweetness, green melon & a little orange as this warms. Finishes dry with green melon, grassyness & just a little tangerine

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinkable enough, no world beater, but nothing to sneeze at either

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Photo of lastmango
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium gold with a one finger bright white head that dissipates slowly. Slight stone fruit and pineapple nose. Taste is balanced between malt, very light citrus and piney hops. This seems more like a pilsner. Moderate carbonation and body. Refreshing.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light gold, with a thin white head. Smell is pungent with juicy notes and tropical fruit. Medium bodied, with a touch of tropical fruit sweetness to begin, fading to a lingering bitter finish with notes of pith. A very nice IPA.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: peach is dominant with pineapple, strawberry, and raspberry all present as well;

T: soft, non-descript juice up front; from the middle through the finish, it's all apricot; almost no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft;

O: enjoyable;

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a tulip glass

Look: Pours a slightly opaque orange-gold, one finger head that dissipates quickly with some small lacing that also dissipates though not entirely.
Smell: Orange rind dominates the nose with grainy malt, some slightly floral hops.
Taste: Fruity, citrusy and not very bitter at all, some slight sweetness in there as well that lingers on the palate.
Feel: On the light side of medium bodied, very small bubbles.
Overall: It is what it says it is, juicy and refreshing, if a bit straightforward. I personally prefer a bit more bite to my IPAs

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Photo of RC_Saunders
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangish-gold clear in color. Smells fruity and hoppy but low bitterness. I’m not a southern tier fan but they knocked this juicy,non-hazy ipa out for sure. Really enjoyed this beer

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Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 16 oz can into a Palm tulip. Body is clear golden-orange, with a foamy, 1.5-finger white head on top, which leaves behind foamy lace.

S: Some grainy malt, some lemony bitterness, and a generic sweet fruity smell.

T: Modest cereal grain foundation is followed by generic fruitiness - hard to really pin down a specific flavor, but it's sweet. Finishes with a touch of earthy pine (presumably from the Simcoe herein) and some lemon zest. Burps are sweet.

M: Given the clear body, it does "feel" somewhat surprisingly juicy. Call it light-to-medium in heft.

O: An easy drinker that's pretty inoffensive, but then, not terribly memorable either. Price was right at Hannaford for this impulse buy, though I probably won't buy it again. . . .

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear orange beer with a white head. Smells fruity with citrus and some pine. Taste is kind of a miss for me. It does not have the flavor the nose has and is mostly bitter with very little balancing sweetness and body.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice! Missed trying this at Southern Tier in Pittsburgh. On tap at Caliente Pizza and Draft House. Excellent and smooth offering. Just as the description... Excellent balance between hops and malts.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/28/2019. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel zest, wood, green pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel zest, wood, green pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/zesty, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel zest, wood, green pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an outstanding juicy American IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and pale malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish; amazingly soft feel, and not aggressive. Amazing Mosaic, Ekuanot, Simcoe profile as expected. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a perfectly balanced pale malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering. They nailed this: combines the juiciness of NEIPA, with the smoothness of a west coast without the aggressive bitterness.

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Photo of RBRLBRB
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Poured crystal clear golden yellow from 12oz bottle. Frothy snow white head (surprisingly sturdy/dense). Looks like a quality Euro pils. Laces nicely. Head remained well past the beer being half drank.
S - Lemon & tangerine. A little peach & pineapple. Light bready malt.
T - The juciness is right up front, as soon as it hits the mouth, but it's fleeting. Exactly like the nose suggests - lemon, peach, light soda cracker malt. Expected orange, which is absent. Grapefruit/pine notes are not a feature of this beer. No discernable bitterness until aftertaste leans toward the malt, and it hits in far back of tongue. Not strongly bitter, but surprisingly persistent.
F - Wet, thin, and quenching while in the mouth. Medium carbonation.
O - I could crush cans of this with alarming speed on a hot day. Interesting IPA with good upfront flavor, but I expected more body, and was disappointed in the lack of juciness in the aftertaste.

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