Juice Jr.
Great Notion Brewing

Juice Jr.Juice Jr.
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #242
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Ranked #989
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.45%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
208
From:
Great Notion Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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: 39 | Ratings: 208 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with a finger-and-a-half of airy, off-white head. Modest lacing.

Mango, pineapple, pine dust and white pepper in the nose.

A similar interesting balance of fruitiness and dull, piney, oniony, earthy bitterness in the taste. A bit watered down. Strong pepper on the backend.

Medium bodied, somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation.

I like the pepperiness in the finish. Nice, easy-drinking brew.

Aug 12, 2020
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dar482 from New York

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Sep 27, 2016
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South2NW from Oregon

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Jan 30, 2016
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Firestone 14-oz. Teku glass
From: Windmill Farms in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99
Purchased: Nov. 3, 2019
Consumed: Nov. 4, 2019
Reviewed as: New England IPA
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 26, 2019

Was shocked to see Great Notion in San Diego so I had to pick this up. Realized later that I had it once, giving it a 4.25 on Untappd on June 1, 2018 at the Firestone Invitational bottleshare and writing, “Nice break from the BA stouts.” Can description read, “This sessionable IPA is brewed with an insane amount of Mosaic hops and lots of love. Juice Jr. is the little brother of JD DIPA.”

Poured a golden hazy color with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up along the sides of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled incredible right from the get-go. Got Mosaic, pineapple, mango, stone fruit, peach, papaya, passion fruit, berry, floral, grapefruit, pine and herbal. (Smell - 4.75)

Taste wasn’t quite as good, but still pretty fantastic. In order got Mosaic, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, stone fruit, citrus pulp, peach, papaya, mango, berry, floral, fresh pine and herbal. So much flavor for 6 pct. ABV. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Wow. So much better than I thought it could be. So much flavor for such a small ABV beer. World-class. (Overall - 4.50)

4.47 | 99 | A

Dec 23, 2019
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 06, 2020
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Radcpa from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw appearance with nice white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a nice grapefruit. Taste is also a nice grapefruit that has very little harsh aftertaste.

Jan 03, 2020
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zestd from Idaho

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 28, 2019
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Captain69 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy ipa good dink - nothing special

Jul 24, 2020
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2019
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argock from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DRINK FRESH 07/08/20 stamped near upper rim of can. Poured into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy Arnold Palmer hue with 1-2 fingers of foamy off-white head with good retention and a thin collar of lacing.

S: Huge grapefruit and blood orange aroma with guava, berry, and mango as well.

T: Flavor is also a ton of ruby red grapefruit, guava. mango, orange, lime, and lighter herbal lemongrass note. Fruity esters are plentiful with low-medium bitterness

M: Super-drinkable with light-medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Impressive beer in all areas -- crazy drinkability.

Aug 05, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellowish color and an extremely cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A very good aroma of citrus fruit, hops, tropical fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of a bit of hops (not overdone a subtle presence), a decent shot of citrus fruit (grapefruit, in particular), a fair bit of tropical fruit (mango, especially), and light malt notes (mostly in the finish; not a big factor). This is a solidly focused, and quite fruity flavor. Not cloying, but definitely sweet. Tasty stuff.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very well made and enjoyable beer. Drinkable.

Aug 16, 2020
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jheimbigner from Washington

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 07, 2019
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lucius10 from California

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
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!

Jul 28, 2019
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 20, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours with a rather opaque honey color; the head rises to one finger and lingers, leaving spots of lacing

Smell: Dank and tropical, with mango and berry tones

Taste: The dank aspect is present at the outset, being joined by mango, berry and Clementine orange tones; after the swallow, the dankness builds, bringing a moderate level of bitterness to the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit aqueous for the ABV

Overall: I don't think of 6% as sessionable but this feels lower in ABV while packing in a lot of juicy flavor

Thanks, BEER88, for the opportunity

Jan 09, 2021
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great ripe IPA from a solid brewery. Canned date 11/7/19 so quite fresh. Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with some nice fluffy white head and spotty sheets of lingering lacing. Smells of ripe tangerine, guava, orange, grapefruit and mango. Also some malt, vanilla, floral and herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and depth and good hoppy bitterness. Smooth, slightly juicy and soft mouthfeel with great carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Dec 15, 2019
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zbelair from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 31, 2019
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rab53 from Washington

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 27, 2016
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the_beerist from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 24, 2016
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waltonc from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 12, 2017
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Duncian from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 15, 2019
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largadeer from California

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 10, 2016
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Jan 21, 2019
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 10, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 04, 2016
Juice Jr. from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 208 ratings