Juice Jr. | Great Notion Brewing

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4.36/5
Outstanding
Juice Jr.Juice Jr.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Notion Brewing
Oregon, United States
greatnotionpdx.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The 2017 Oregon Beer of the Year, Juice Jr. is the little Brother of Juice Box DIPA. It's brewed with a ton of Mosaic hops and lots of love.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#821
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
167
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 167
Reviews by Lingenbrau:
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juice Jr. pours, as expected, like orange juice. Opaque orange, chicken stock not bacon fat opaque, with a fluffy off white head that settles the same way a fresh squeezed full-pulp juice would. Laces like layers of cumulus clouds.

Serious Mosaic goodness coming off the surface. Blueberry, mango, clementine, and nectarine already sell me before a bready and yeasty sweet malt come up from below. And as if I personally requested it, pine and weed, though subtle, creep up for the finishing touches.

Thank God, not a yeast bomb. Junior puts on his big boy pants and delivers loads of all the aforementioned. A little help with some cactus fruit and gooseberry like flavors. Solid, unique, and delicious elements. A little lacking on my beloved pine, but I'm ok with it.

Despite its appearance, this is surprisingly crisp, spritzy, even a bit tingly and tart. It's close to balanced but lucky for me it favors the bitter side. And I don't know how it's possible, but it's low for the style abv seems to still give off some warmth.

It's not wonder this won Oregon beer of the year last year. It's phenomenal. Elements of new and old (mostly new) blend wonderfully in Juice Jr. Glad this is in 16 oz cans, finally. Cheers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dar482
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aroma: Guava passionfruit
Taste: Bright mosaic, straight Trillium Melcher, a bit of hop zing, pineapple juice, grapefruit zest. One of the best beers I had at the brewery and better than Juice Box.

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Photo of South2NW
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange and hazy
Smell: dank, tropical hops.
Taste: mango, papaya, guava, fresh oranges. Little to no bitterness.
Mouthfeel: honestly, it drinks like juice.
Overall: I really enjoy this beer. Very easy drinking and refreshing. I order at least one glass each time I visit as long as it is on tap.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rab53
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_beerist
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of waltonc
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A mildly hazy light orange with a white head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing this looks solid. The nose is super juicy with passionfruit, papaya , mango and peach, in that order. Minimal malt character. The palate opens with gobs of juicy hops, with passionfruit, papaya, mango , a little guava and a back end of peach and orange. Unabashedly juicy with minimal bitterness, there's a mild aspirin like astringency present. Sweet and juicy on the finish with a lingering fruit juice character, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Enjoyable.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pisano
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, Portland.
Crusty white over turbid gold. 4
Fresh dankness, papaya, and live herbs. 4
Slight biscuit, then banging herb oil, specks of tangerine and nectarine, and a pile of blueberry. 4.25
Soft, round, some chew + oil. 4

Mosaic

Huge botanical freshness. Danker as it warms. These two things made the happy Mosaic fruit a whole lot more interesting. Turbid, NE, fresh - I’m all in. 4.5

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Photo of pkalix
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boralyl
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy, light brown/orange, no head
unusual dankish syrupy hops, full nose
nice, well-balanced with good malt base, better when warmer
deep thick resiny hops, but not over the top
better towards room temperature

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Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018-10-25
16oz can poured in a can shaped pint glass. Brought home from Oregon by my wife. Dated 10/18/18.

Pours a hazy orange-white with a smallish head and a lot of carbonation. Smell is straight up resin, and a little citrus.

Taste is more of the same, super bright. This beer is excellent.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent.

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Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Juice Jr. from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 167 ratings