Froot Joose - Double Dry-Hopped
Magnify Brewing Company

Froot Joose - Double Dry-HoppedFroot Joose - Double Dry-Hopped
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American IPA
3.82 | pDev: 7.33%
Magnify Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Froot Joose - Double Dry-HoppedFroot Joose - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: Froot Joose is a 7% sour IPA with lactose. This beer is kettle soured, hopped with Citra and Amarillo in the kettle and dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in a surprise retaliation box from @Brehnert. Reviewed 6/12/19. Thanks Brad!
Undated can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.75.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Body – Yellow, murky and translucent - just looks "dirty".
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, fizzy, short retention, diminishing quickly to an irregular three to four mm crown and a thin rocky cap. Some small irregular pieces of tiny bubble lacing remain on the glass as the head retracts.
Lacing – poor. See above.
Aroma – 4 – Juicy with a hint of citrus.
Flavor – 4.5 - Lightly juicy and slightly sour, perfectly balanced. No alcohol taste or aroma (7% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Medium, approaching creamy, barely noticeable carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25. (-0.25 points for an undated serving container.) This is a brew I could drink all day long. It ranks with the best of Jester King’s fruited sours/wild ales. The lactose makes the palate perfect for the degree on sourness present. The fruitiness does not predominate but is well-balanced by the sourness.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a big Sour IPA fan I'm happy to see this brewed again. The first batch was solid and this one is even better. One thing with Sour IPA's I love is that nice juicy hop hit up front n then the sour/tart finish and this one has that with a nice blend. Just enough tartness. Well done.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery. 14 oz. pour. It pours nearly opaque, burnt orange, with a minimal milk-white head and lacing. On draught the smell is really subdued: it's slightly sour with faint tangerine and floral hops. I suspect that both the appearance and smell are better when poured from the can. The taste is certainly unique: it opens solidly sour with lemon and pineapple but with an undercurrent of sweet lactose and a hint of toast. The nice blend of Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo hops leaves a bitter finish but doesn't bite. It's fairly creamy in feel with moderate carbonation, and it's an easy drinker at 7% ABV. Overall, while I'm not a huge fan of sours I found this IPA to be adventuresome and flavorful.

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Photo of mkh012
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4 days ago.

Dark, murky orange with an inch of off-white head.

The nose is orange blossom, honey, skunky hop matter, and lemon iced tea. A little bit of a urinal cake-y note on my second can. Odd...

The taste mostly follows, with orange candy, iced tea, lemonade, grapefruit, and faint breadiness. Some herbal cough drop notes, and apple skin. Not quite what I was expecting. The lactose doesn't really make itself known, and it's more floral/herbal/orange-y than "Joose". Mouthfeel is medium minus. Drying on the finish.

Overall, kinda meh. Piqued my interest in Sour IPAs, though, because with a few tweaks/maybe different hops this could be good.

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Froot Joose - Double Dry-Hopped from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 15 ratings