Juice Box (JB DIPA)
Great Notion Brewing

Juice Box (JB DIPA)Juice Box (JB DIPA)
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #100
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
98
Ranked #456
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.77%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
254
From:
Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  95
Gots
  14
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!
Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 254 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -16.7%
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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amano_h from Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
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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mschrei from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
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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aah13 from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great first offering from a new brewery with a bright future. Cloudy with good lacing. The nose is fruity and herbaceous. Not shy on the palette, with lots of tropical fruit. Good balance, with just the right amount of carbonation. Not too sharp, not too soft. Looking forward to more from this new brewery in NE Portland!

Sep 05, 2015
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 24, 2018
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Beerpony1 from Washington

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 21, 2016
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johnlatona from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 04, 2018
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dudd from New York

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dec 03, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
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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nvbrew from Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 25, 2016
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Jcooper0027 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 05, 2017
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Sulty from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 25, 2019
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
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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bonzadebogian from Oregon

4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best IPA I've had in awhile

Oct 30, 2015
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TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 06, 2017
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Hall63 from California

4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The name goes along with the taste of the beer, "Juice Box". A very juice flavorful IPA. The low carbonation gives it a smooth taste that makes it hard to put down. The hops explode in your mouth and it has a very unique taste for a IPA. It's very smooth and easy to drink and it packs a good punch. Can't wait to have it available at all times in the beer fridge.

Dec 02, 2015
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dmk82 from California

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

Mar 14, 2019
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paulish from New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 13, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -5%
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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CraftGlass from Oregon

4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 11, 2016
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lpothier from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 05, 2016
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mmoriarty from Rhode Island

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 08, 2017
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 30, 2016
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Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 04, 2017
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Kurzman from Rhode Island

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

Jun 10, 2018
Juice Box (JB DIPA) from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 254 ratings