Juice Jr.
Great Notion Brewing

Juice Jr.Juice Jr.
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #179
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Ranked #923
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 6.42%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
177
From:
Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  17
SCORE
96
World-Class
Juice Jr.Juice Jr.
Notes: This sessionable IPA is brewed with an insane amount of Mosaic hops and lots of love. Juice Jr. is the little brother of JB DIPA.
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 177
Reviews by amano_h:
Photo of amano_h
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generous hints of orange, yellow grapefruit, and sweet candied fruits up front on the nose. Soft, peach-like stone fruit, and hints of fresh herbs and wet cut grass follow. The bitterness comes out in the form of grapefruit rinds, accentuated with a slight peppery bite.

A tropical / exotic fruit medley of guava, passionfruit, and mango dominate the palate at first, but are quickly adjoined by some more eponymous hints of fresh orange pulp and yellow grapefruit. In keeping with its "juice" theme, the fine grass/herb notes are largely absent from the palate, along with the grapefruit rind bitter hints that were more apparent on the nose.

The body is a little lighter than Great Notion's other offerings (hence the Jr. moniker), but it doesn't stray far behind in terms of the depth of flavor and juiciness; medium-light bodied, with a sticky slick-ish consistency. Soft, yet vibrant carbonation accompanies the quintessential Northeast consistency throughout the drinking experience; the brew finishes dry and clean like a pressed shirt.

Not quite Juice Box, but it'll do just fine.

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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 Abe_Froman
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of lucius10
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet, tropical-citrus, dank-hoppy nose on this one! Taste follows well with a dank and hoppy bitter bite and subdued sweetness. I had this on tap, but prefer this much more out of the can...the depth and feel is much better and the dank-hoppy notes pop out more. Sessionable and crushable at only 6% ABV, this is a good one to start the night out with if you are getting started early. LOL! Good!

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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 Duncian
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Juice Jr. from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 177 ratings