Juicy Bits - Double Dry-Hopped
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Juicy Bits - Double Dry-HoppedJuicy Bits - Double Dry-Hopped
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #222
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,079
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 6.64%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
124
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  15
Gots
  5
SCORE
95
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Juicy Bits - Double Dry-HoppedJuicy Bits - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: We took Juicy Bits (our popular New England-style IPA featuring a huge citrus and tropical fruit hop character with a softer, smoother mouthfeel from the adjusted water chemistry, higher protein malts, and lower attenuation) and dry hopped it with more than double the amount of Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops, bringing the total hop rate up to more than 6 lbs per barrel, the most we have ever used in a single IPA.
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Great looking thick hazy yellowish color with a lasting white head and sticky lacing and rimming
Smell - very tropical, lots of pineapple mango and peach
Taste - still the pineapple mango but more peach but very nice
Feel - Lighter body than expected with a slight creaminess and light carb
Overall - Tasty juicy NE

Jul 09, 2021
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. I have found the Juicy Bits beers I have tried to be very tasty. It's just a good base. Scales up. The double dry hopped version is a pretty beer in the hazy spectrum. It also smells great. Ripe, lush, tropical hops. Full bouquet of juicified hops. Specifically the topical fruits a la pineapple and passionfruit. An Edible Arrangement of hops in the flavor too. I do like the nose better though. A bit too bitter; I think the original Juicy Bits feels better because of this. Overall, another solid-to-great New England IPA in the Juicy Bits namesake.

Mar 07, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 1/22/2021 from Weldwerks Brewing. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a half finger sticky white head that leaves thin webs of lace with solid retention. 4.25

Aroma mango, peach, mandarin, ripe melon, pineapple, and apricot really nice. 4.25

Taste follows mango, mandarin, peach, pineapple, honeydew, and apricot low on bitterness and big on flavor. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above medium, not dry but a tad sticky, soft almost creamy carbonation, and at 6.7% it drinks bigger but goes down really easy. 4.5

Overall one of my local friends gave this can to me and I knew very little about it. I was surprised it was only 6.7% it had more of 7.8% feel for me. Excellent stuff and highly recommend it. 4.25

Feb 27, 2021
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Holderness from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried alongside Extra Extra Juicy Bits. Aromas are nearly identical between the two, focusing primarily on a sharp pithy citrus character, some earthy/berry notes from the mosaic, and a bit of watermelon candy notes from the el dorado. Flavors are even more citrus rind-focused, with a clean and non-intrusive yeast profile and what tastes like a 2-row dominant malt bill. Bit of watermelon jolly rancher on the back of the palate and a lasting yet not overbearing earthy bitterness on the finish. Prickly carbonation and somewhat watery around the edges. Overall not the most memorable in the wide world of NEIPAs today

80/100

Feb 15, 2021
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice light golden milkshake hazy look with a decent offwhite head from pounder can, this looks inviting! Orange juice like nose just pouring off of this baby, solid A here. Nice even balanced flavor here with just slight bite on the end. Really nice flavor beckons you to take another swig. A tad more sweetness would put this over the top in my opinion. Slight carbonation and a medium feel round out this brew. More creaminess would help here too but as is a fine brew.

Feb 15, 2021
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Radcpa from Washington

4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy straw appearance with nice white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is a very pleasant citrus. Taste is also a very pleasant and smooth citrus.

Feb 10, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy and a bit pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a narrow collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of lime and lychee are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of stone fruit along with notes of lime, lychee and pear. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England-style IPA is nice and juicy on the mouthfeel and has a complex variety of flavors in the taste. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

Feb 06, 2021
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jdubbs13 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright citrus bouquet nose, body is juicy with an abundance of sweet pineapple and more citrus. Finishes fairly dry. Original Juicy Bits, overall, is my preference over this one.

Jan 14, 2021
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gatornation from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just like regular Juicy bits in look and smell. It’s floral it’s hazy its tropical and ABV is well hidden, its very tasty. The DDH version is just drier and a tad less juicier. I like standard Juicy Bits better.

Nov 19, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Soft and glowing peach colored body crowned with a thick, creamy white head. Fairly fresh aroma of orange, lemon and pineapple. The taste includes the fresh fruit flavors with a note of biscuit-like malt base; mildly bitter and acidic; very mild booziness. Heavy body; velvety and dry overall.

This beer exudes exceptional DDH NEIPA qualities. I love the relatively fresh fruit flavors (so many offerings from other breweries never attain that level of taste) plus the overall balanced and depth of flavors. And this particular sample is just over one month old (06/26/20). Very tasty and satisfying across the board...

Jul 28, 2020
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Looks exactly like regular Juicy Bits, just a touch yellower. Interesting foam, and lacing as it winds down. Golden orange-yellow orb light in the glass.
S - Creamy tangerine, hop, grass, dank, melon-grapefruit combo that keeps it from getting too tropical.
T - Not as tasty as I thought it would be; still citric, dank, and good creaminess to this, but not as "out there" awesome as regular ol' Juicy Bits. Not sure the DDH treatment does much here.
F - Good, standard very good WW fare on the palate, good creaminess, but again... not JB.
O _ A good IPA a la DDH, but not as good as the OG Juicy Bits.

Jul 24, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on February 7, 2020. DDH Juicy Bits opens with hints of pineapple, tangerine, apricot, and papaya on the nose, following with notes of orange juice, peach, passion fruit and grapefruit in the taste. This intensely dry hopped version of our flagship New England-style IPA was crafted to showcase the complex fruit character contributed by nearly 7 lbs per barrel of Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops. The finish is soft and rounded, with just enough bitterness to balance the fruit juice character.

Feb 19, 2020
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 weeks ago.

Pours hazy orange with minimal off-white head.

The nose is orange, pineapple, peach, and dough.

The taste is dank hop candy. Orange and pineapple with subtle green onion and pine in the background. Light to medium bitterness.

The mouthfeel opens medium and gently bitters out on the backend.

Overall, very good.

EDIT: I grabbed another 4-pack and am upping the taste to 4.5. This is a fantastic IPA.

Jan 20, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

if these guys have a winner in juicy bits, they certainly also have one in this double dry hopped version, where the bright fruity citrus character of the hops come out even more, especially in the nose. its interesting that this doesnt seem over the top or forced, hoppy as it is, its also kind of drinkable for a style that usually fills me up and/or grosses me out after one or two. still quite thick and murky to look at, but it gives rise to and holds an airy white head that looks to lighten it up a bit, and it really doesnt drink that way, with distinctive orange and lemon and melon notes dripping from the aroma and flavor, it has an almost delicate character, intense a the hops certainly are. some grassy greenness to it, grounding and balancing not vegetal, bitey, harsh, or overdosed, the softness of the citra and the distinct honeydew character of the el dorado in full effect here. usually with a ton of mosaic on something i get some cat pee essence from them, but none of that is here at all, and it makes me think mosaic is the least of the three in this additional dry hopping, but i cant be certain. in any event, its a great mix of the hops here, a lighter than it looks base beer that i appreciate, and when optimally fresh, this is really delicious. as often as not the hype proves to be warranted with these guys, which for how many beers they make i guess is a pretty good ratio. i would give this the slight edge over the original...

Jan 17, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Weldwerks.

B / GOOD

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10/16/18 impression from a can purchased at Weldwerks:

500ml standard pull-tab can with yellow label.

"New England-style IPA Double Dry Hopped with Citra, Mosiac [sic] & El Dorado hops."

6.7% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Looks like Juicy bits. Hazy/turbid with a fluffy white head that lasts maybe 3 minutes at most. Body colour is orange; could be more vibrant.

AROMA: Papaya, citrus, juicy fruits, guava/tropical fruit leanings, tangerine juice, pale malts.

No overt yeasty notes, off-notes, or booze are/is detectable.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Hop profile is enjoyable but mild for an IPA, hitting on the all the notes I mentioned I found in the aroma but not committing to them fully; this wants for depth of flavour and hop pungency, and I don't know that the double dry hopping gimmickry elevates it above plain ole Juicy Bits.

Lacks off-flavours, booziness, and overt yeasty flavours. Cleanly attenuated. Balanced if subdued; this needs more hop flavour to really stand out.

TEXTURE: Coarse and pulpy yet wet and refreshing. A bit sticky but not chewy or viscous or anything. I'd prefer a cleaner (read: filtered) mouthfeel with a bit more approachability, but this is fine in its execution. Carbonation is within the ideal range. I find no faults, just areas that could be improved; this could do well with a bit more body and a smoother feel.

OVERALL: This runs $18 per 4-pack, which is $4 more than plain ole Juicy Bits. I can't say I'd get it again since Juicy Bits is probably better and is definitely cheaper, but it's a fine IPA that will please fans of the Johnny-come-lately "turbid IPA" substyle. I remain unconvinced that double dry hopping is anything more than a marketing gimmick - have craft beer enthusiasts forgotten that dry hopping is for aroma only? Does a slightly better (if that) aroma justify a 25% increase in price?

High B- / WORTHY

Aug 03, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a golden color verging on orange; the cap is a finger high and leaves some shards behind

Smell: Pineapple and peach

Taste: Pineapple and peach tones, with the peach flavors building through the middle; modest bitterness, through the middle but the finish remains juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Expertly crafted, with some nice juicy flavors

Jul 25, 2018
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Frudel from Canada (QC)

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Right after the can opening, you can smell a nice tropical smell waving to your nostrils from afar.
Look like a hazy orange juice like expected, a nice white head on top.
Smells doesn't stop to amaze me, you get some mangos in there, let's see if it's as good as the nose.
Taste of light to medium sweetness, light tartness from the citrusy hops, a well balanced bitterness can be noticed as well.
The only thing missing to beat Treehouse or Trillium would be the mouthfeel, even with the 7% it didn't feel medium to full bodied, but I'm just being silly because that beer is quite something!

Jan 20, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/28/17; drank 10/12/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque yellow/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice, noisy bright white head; frothy lace.

Pineapple, peach, sweet apple & faint dry grass notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & mild apple flavors up front; dry grass, mild peach & faint booze heat notes on the finish.

A touch hot, especially considering the abv, but otherwise this is just about perfect. Excellent.

Oct 13, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32oz crowler, served in a snifter glass. Pours a fairly turbid yellow-orange body with a one finger white head, plenty of effervescence that sticks around for a while, good lacing. Smells of rich grapefruit zest and orange pulp, touch of floral as well. Minimal malt sweetness is evident at first. Flavour is remarkably similar to that of the base Juicy Bits, but with a more pronounced grapefruit presence, with the same big grapefruit skin zestiness lingering on the finish. I thought this was better than the base beer, although it didn't really add more to the beer other than accentuating certain hop aromatics. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, creamy, a bit more smoother drinking than the base beer with less bitterness on the finish.

Oct 16, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 124 ratings