Juicy Bits | WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
weldwerksbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kramerbarthomer on 03-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#954
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
187
pDev:
6.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
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17
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of cosmicevan
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another solid offering from weldwerks. Canned early January which is older than I like to habe an IPA, but this drinks beautifully. Very well named as this is juicy bits. Super easy drinking rock n roll ipa. Love them lower anv taste bombs.

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Photo of wolfpac255
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wedge
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 01/04/18 (I think)

Hazy sunny orange capped with a thin, bubbly layer that sticks for the duration. A pleasant bright hoppy fragrance greets the nose...orange juice, oily resins, tangerine, grassy herbs, and a bit of cereal. Zesty citrus juice, creamsicle, lime, apricot, grapefruit, and pineapple. Fluffy, frothy feel with a crisp dry finish. Delicious stuff!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy glass of orange juice with an off white head. Smells like fresh orange juice with weed and pine. Tastes like fresh orange/tangerine juice. Lightly sweet and finishes with a great bitterness. This is a pretty great and balanced beer.

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Photo of adusso415
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccozzi
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of Otto - thanks, man!

B / GOOD

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12.29.17 2nd impression from another can. Currently #33 in the Top 100 Colorado beers list.

CAN: 500ml format. A simple orange label is affixed to silver aluminum - eye catching albeit minimalist. Standard pull-tab. Brewed and canned by WeldWerks.

6.7% ABV. "New England-Style IPA."

Served cold into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Body is hazy/turbid but I see no yeast/lees. Murky dull orange. Worse off for having been unfiltered. Lacks vibrance.

Head is better....off-white and soft in appearance with a frothy creamy texture and ~8 minute retention.

Looks pretty standard for an American IPA, particularly an unfiltered one.

AROMA: Orange creamsicle, citrus zest, floral hop aromatics, pale malt/2-row, tropical fruit juice (tangerine), and I think I find some wheat or oats or something.

Not the alcoholic Odwalla aroma found in many of these so-called "hazy IPAs," but rather more fresh and inviting without completely abandoning hop bitterness. Suggests a luscious soft refreshing IPA with a bright citrus-led hop profile.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. No off-notes or booze are/is detectable.

TASTE: Fruit juice flavours are there, but they luckily don't dominate, leaving room for more authentically hoppy flavours evoking orange zest, tangerine, tropical fruit, and floral hops. True to its name, it's a juicy beer, but there is some concomitant hop bitterness that isn't drowned out by pulpy or creamsicle-redolent flavours; thank God WeldWerks didn't shrug off hop pungency like so many beers billed as part of the Johnny-come-lately "New England style IPA" fad.

Balanced, fresh, and enjoyable, with nice depth of flavour. Flavour duration and intensity are average for the style.

TEXTURE: Luscious and soft, making it quite refreshing coupled with its apt carbonation and smooth wet mouthfeel. Aptly medium-bodied. Not oily or boozy.

OVERALL: Watch out, Odd13 - WeldWerks is bringing their A-game in the turbid IPA category. This is the rare expression of the substyle that doesn't completely abandon hop flavour and pungency in pursuit of a juicy flavour profile, rightly integrating pulpy and creamsicley flavours subtly into the gestalt build of the beer instead of letting them dominate and eclipse everything else. I drank more turbid IPAs when I lived in New York than anytime else so NY-distro expressions of the substyle are my main points of comparison, and I have to say this handily decimates most of those; I prefer this to most of Other Half's and Interboro's offerings, for example. Up there with Equilibrium in my book. I'm glad Odd13 has some honest-to-God competition in the Colorado market, and I can't wait to see what WeldWerks does in the substyle going forward. A must-try for any IPA fan, and a rare stand-out in a state oversaturated with terrific beer. There'll be plenty of four packs of this in my future if the quality remains the same, and I'd contend its place in the Colorado Top 100 is rightfully earned.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of Afeo
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmoore32
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful NE

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can

A big thanks to Mark for throwing me a couple beers today! Juicy Bits pours about like what you would expect of the bunch, pineapple juice that seems to pick up the light and throw it back out at you. It glows. Bordering between orange and pineapple it's opaque. The foam is frothy and has a good staying power while leaving behind patchy lacing on it's decline. It's a handsome beer, no doubt.

I could smell this fruit basket of a beer as soon as the top got popped. Huge pineapple and mango, tangerine and orange segments. It's got a little orange creamsicle but it's not from lactose, it's from huge doses of orange and tropical fruit driven hops and a simple, yet substantial, sugar cookie base. As it warms about, and with each deep pull, it gets a little herbal on the backend which adds some depth. This beer smells damn good.

The flavor profile may not be quite as vibrant or bright as the nose but it's certainly close. It's a fruit basket of all sorts. Pineapple and mango again, the tropicals get it started. The tangerine and big orange flesh show up in the middle but not before that softly sweet, almost lactic, sugar cookie sweetness hits. It's funny the way the bright orange and sugary sweetness combine. A whisper of that herbal, earthy hopping shows up on the swallow.

The mouthfeel fits well and actually makes this beer quite dangerous. It's on the lighter side of moderate with a snappy, possibly a bit overaggressive, carbonation. If it is overaggressive, it's me nitpicking because it works. The finish dries up after 10 or 15 seconds and leaves behind a bitterness that grows but never surpasses moderate.

Now Juicy Bits, in my opinion, is the way to do it in the Northeast style, if you want to go that route. It has a giant nose of bright fruit and a little complexity. The flavor is interesting and fun to be around. The mouthfeel is lively, eventually dry, and moderately bitter. It's the best of both worlds, says I. Give this one a go. Thanks, Mark!

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Photo of mig100
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevBot89
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amp
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark yellow-orange with a finger of white head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is orange, papaya, and mango forming a nice triage of tropical citrus notes. Flavor profile is more tropical fruits - orange, papaya, mango, and tangerine wonderfully arranged. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a slightly fizzy twinge on the tongue. Overall, a wonderful delivery int he flavor profile with the aroma lagging behind just a tad.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Juicy Bits from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 187 ratings