Juice Box (JB DIPA)
Great Notion Brewing

Juice Box (JB DIPA)Juice Box (JB DIPA)
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #90
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
98
Ranked #421
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
253
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Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
98
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Juice Box (JB DIPA)Juice Box (JB DIPA)
Notes: Bursting with pungent American hops, with aromas of peach, mango, and passion fruit. Juice Box is brewed with over 4 pounds of hops per barrel, but the mellow bitterness and soft mouth feel makes this DIPA dangerously drinkable!
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Great Notion Northwest brewpub, served in a snifter.

Bright yellow-orangish hazy appearance (not to be confused with opaque). Tropical flavors are everywhere and finishes a bit sweeter than most other Great Notion DIPAs.

Apr 29, 2020
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a fresh crowler fill into a IPA glass.

Look- Straw, hazy, no visible sediment, average head retention, above average lacing.

Smell- Melon, mango, tropical.

Taste- Ripe melon, mango, slightly boozy.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, below average carbonation, slightly astringent.

Feb 09, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Himmeriget.

Pours a hazy orange with soft, fluffy head.

Smell is juicy with notes of mango, lemon peel, grass and mandarin oranges.

Taste follows the nose and adds some dank honey dew and a moderate bitterness. Dry finish with a hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Overall, a superb DIPA, balanced and full of hoppy goodness.

Dec 08, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy orange with two fingers of antique white head. Good retention and sudsy lacing.

Sweet and floral aroma with mango, peach, apple juice, watermelon, pink grapefruit, passionfruit, iced tea and a little pepper.

Whatever fruitiness carries over to the taste is stepped on by a very peppery bite. There’s a little bitterness, too, but it’s the pepper that lingers. Any sweetness drops off precipitously.

Relatively full bodied, appropriate to style, with carbonation that highlights the pepper. (Is this hop burn? It literally burns if I let it sit in the mouth.)

This one starts out so promising. The look is pleasant and it smells like a juicier, better version of Heady Topper. The peppery burn is too heavy handed, though. Subpar in terms of the craftsmanship, IMO. 10/28/19 canned on date.

Nov 25, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and poured with a short white head that died down a bit, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange citrus and mangos, which are accompanied by a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA hides its alcohol very well and drinks more like an IPA than a Double IPA.

Serving type: can

Nov 23, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 10/28. Opened on 11/ 23.
A:Lighter haziness compared to typical NEIPA. But not bad. Light head and sease soon.
S:Sweet peach, mango and fruity aromas.
T:Mango first then peach and tropical fruits notes. Some molts notes as well.
M:Juicy, drinkable and not too sweet and not to bitter.
O:Easy to drink and medium body and med-light carbo. After taste has light stickiness.
ABV 8.2% Mosaic

Nov 22, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twenty one dollars. My third brew from these guys, This is a fine beer, but way overpriced.

Nov 16, 2019
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal IPA. Pours a vibrant yellow-orange. Mango orange and papaya aromas. Juicy orange mango and papaya flavor. Feel is a perfect blend of carbonation and softness. Overall, a must try NE IPA.

Sep 27, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Out of a can at Provisions in Orange, CA.

First things first, I have to say that this is definitely a FOMO beer. It’s like at 16 when you first got your hands on the Pamala Anderson/Tommy Lee tape: will it live up to the hype?

Nope.

This beer is definitely not large and in charge like Tommy Lee steering the boat with you know what I’m saying. On top of that, not only isn’t it Pam from the 90’s, I wouldn’t even say that it’s as good as current Pam (if that’s a good thing). Huge tropical fruit aroma, but flavor and feel is a bit mild. I guess I’m glad I tried it. Right?

Peace!

Sep 21, 2019
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thebeerguy31 from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look (4.75): nice bright golden yellow-orange. One finger head.
Smell (4.75): really nice juicy peach and mango nose. One of the better smelling citra-ipas :)
Taste (4.75): really nice fresh juicy taste. Very yummy and incredibly smooth for 8.2%. Bit of dankness, but very smooth.
Feel (4.5): nice and smooth
Overall (4.5): nicely done!

Aug 21, 2019
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16oz can

Pours about a finger of white head into my nonic, slightly soapy looking. Retention is about average, but leaves behind a sturdy film. Body is orange juice. Overall looks fine so far.

Nose is heavy tropical fruits, with mango and papaya, generous amounts of citrus fruit as well. Not very dank. Smells very good, but unoriginal.

Flavor is actually quite nice. Most everything comes through well – tropical fruits are the most prominent, citrus is less noticeable, but hangs out in the back. A little one dimensional with the flavor, but it is clean, flavorful, and works perfectly fine.

Mouthfeel is good as well. Surprisingly dry for a hazy, which I welcome. Body is about medium, also good. Carbonation is just about medium as well. Bitterness is moderate and compliments the beer well. Overall a very well done mouthfeel.

Drinkabiltiy is very good for a beer pushing 8.5 percent, this is tasty and unoffensive, with no alcohol.

Appearance turned out poor. The head was not too promising to begin with, but this glass is also a tad dusty, probably affected the lacing.

Overall one of the better beers I’ve had from Great Notion. It’s not trying to be too cute, just a straight forward juicy IPA. It still looks like orange juice, but it may actually qualify as beer.

Jul 31, 2019
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Beersnake1 from California

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a great extra from Phil! Poured from fridge temp. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Nose is amazing. Mango, pine, passion fruit, citrus peel, and a touch of spice. Taste is super refreshing. Tropical fruit, wheat, bread, spice, resin, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this is fantastic.

Mar 27, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2019-03-15
16oz can served in a pint glass. Gift from a friend at work.

Pours pretty hazy, smallish head, not a lot of carbonation. Smell is tropical juice.

Taste is unsweetened tropical juice -- guava and/or papaya maybe. Slow, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thick, chewy. Overall, good beer.

Mar 16, 2019
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Carbonated pineapple/orange juice with a pine punch on the end in both aroma and flavor. Hell, you could even say the same for the looks. Pine punch is orange right?

One of the classics from Great Notion, and still one of the best.

Cheers.

Mar 12, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Gift from @lingenbrau. Canned on 2/20. Extremely cloudy dark orange appearance. Minimal head and lacing. Smell is mild tart citrus, orange, mango, hints of peach and grapefruit. Taste is gently citrusy. Peach and mango on the front end, orange and grapefruit underneath. More drying than mouth watering. Full bodied. Not overwhelmingly juicy and fruit flavored, very subtle for the style, well balanced and extremely easy drinking. Excellent beer. Thanks Phil!

Mar 09, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. A big, assertive New England style brew. All the necessary flavors are present but it really backhands you with initial hop tang. One of, if not the best beer I enjoyed during an excursion to Portland.

Oct 13, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma has dextrin malt, sweet vanilla and juicy hops. Taste is sweet and fruity with dank/sweaty hops and low bitterness.

Jun 04, 2018
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Released 5/12/18; drank 5/22/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

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

Tangy pineapple & wheat notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Pineapple & dry wheat flavors; cane sugar notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Nearly perfect...but it's a bit too thin. Probably great on the golf course but I need a more pillow-y mouthfeel from the style. Still, flavorful & pleasurable. Glad I got a 4 pack...

May 23, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy straw appearance with white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a great fruit and hops blend. Taste is also a nice blend of fruit and hops.

Apr 19, 2018
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amano_h from Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This brew is so Mosaic, YCH might as well rewrite their hop profile description for it based on this beer. An orgasmic aromatic blend of candied mango, bubble gum, sweet tangerine peels, dried grass and some more candied fruit get right up to your face and all up in it. The candied mango and the grass prove more tenacious than rest of the elements as you let the brew sit, but the aroma admirably remains consistent throughout the entire drinking experience.

I'm going to go off on a limb and say that "dry-hopped mango juice" is probably the easiest way to describe this brew. Great Notion serves this beer in 10.5oz flute glasses because it's 9.2% ABV, but there's absolutely no hints of fusel alcohol or any heat detectable on this brew. But in the interest of science and because I like elaborating upon ideas: sweet mango, citrus peel, and light bread crust-like malt notes are present on the tongue.

Sticky, creamy, thick. Medium-bodied with a semi-slick consistency that envelopes your entire tongue. Clean finish and no heat despite the huge ABV and the amount of malt that must have gone in to balance out the huge flavors. Again, can't wait until their new brewery opens up and I get to maybe drink this on a semi-regular basis.

Dec 16, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Opaque yellow-tan with a thick, creamy blanket dying to a soft collar.

Aroma features minty Smarties, and then matches the taste the rest of the way, which is actually a lot like fruit punch with a kick of peppery pine. I get the passionfruit and mango noted in the description, while also detecting notes of strawberries and watermelon, via a thin, crisp tangy fizz and semi-dry finish.

The accuracy of the name is kind of ridiculous.

Oct 12, 2017
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GilGarp from Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crowler canned 11/16/2016. Shipped from Oregon to Colorado a couple weeks ago and kept cold in the fridge to settle.

Juice Box is a very hazy mango orange color with thin white head. It settles fairly quickly and leaves a fair bit of lace behind.

Aroma is fruity and fresh with great tropical notes. There is citrus and floral character in there as well.

Flavor is sweet up front with candied orange zest and mango. The bitterness of a double IPA just isn't there way you would expect. It's juicy fruit in a can.

Mouthfeel is balanced and incredibly drinkable. Carbonation is on point.

Overall an excellent double IPA and a great example of where hoppy beers are heading.

Dec 10, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

32oz crowler, served in a snifter glass. Pours a hazy medium yellow-orange body, one finger white head, plenty of carbonation and effervescence; super hazy with good retention and bits of lacing. Smells of massive orange and grapefruit juice; great juiciness quotient behind a minimal cereal malt backbone. This smells pretty much what you'd expect. Flavour is a rich juicy orange and grapefruit bite, with a light resin and grassy bitterness on the backend, which is pretty minimal. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, smooth with such a great juicy finish. Hell of a juicy beer; it's pretty much capturing the extreme of the juicy IPA, it's almost bordering on ridiculous. Still, this is damn tasty and I enjoyed this a metric ton.

Oct 25, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color. On tap at the brewpub.

Floral and tropical. Grapefruit and orange. Mango. Papaya.

Medium bodied. Light bitterness.

Another great dipa from GN. Massive fruit flavors.

Oct 07, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Juicy, bit of biscuity, dank,
Taste: A bit of bigness and hint alcohol. Biscuity sweetness, dank, earthy. Chewy. Green. What makes this beer different is clear from the appearance with more malts coming through, and thus not having that bright hop quality that Jr. has.

Sep 27, 2016
Juice Box (JB DIPA) from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 253 ratings