Juice Invader | Great Notion Brewing

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4.19/5
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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juice Invader is a combination of two of our favorite beers. Galaxy and Mosaic hops collide in this interstellar meeting of friends.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by jkrug5:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap previously, but this is my first time from the can.
L: Pours that lovely bright hazy yellow appearance. 2 fingers of a loosely packed white cap that retained rather nicely. Abundance of residual lacing on the glass, which is bonus points in my book. Same with Ripe, this beer represents NEIPA appearance perfection in my opinion.
S: Tons of melon and stonefruit on the nose. Peach, apricot and nectarine come to mind first, followed by a melony citrus complex that I find rather inviting. Tons of grassy hop aromas coming off as well, with mild dankness. Bubble gummy on the nose as well.
T: I love the fact that I can distinguish the mosaic and galaxy hops in this beer. Both offer unique aspects that are readily detected in the beer. The mosaic brings a berry, mango and stonefruit flavor to the table, while galaxy ushers in an abundance of citrus and passion fruit flavor. There is a dankness to the beer that adds an additional layer of flavor complexity, and one that I think meshes perfectly with the juiciness that is mentioned prior. There is also a flaked oats presence to the beer adding a bready flavor, making me wonder if oats were involved in the brewing. Regardless, this is great.
F: Medium in body, light to medium in weight. Carbonation is spot on, and at that goldilocks level that I mentioned with Ripa. Not too high, not too low, just right. No abv detection. Soft, creamy and pillowy. Perfection.
O: Man, I am loving the juice bombs Great Notion is bringing. For me, this and Ripe are peaked NEIPAs. The 7.2 abv aspect makes this incredibly drinkable and appreciate it more. I would buy this again and recommend. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Crowler from 6/8/18 into shaker pint.

L: Pours murky orange bronze with 1 finger of medium density head with good retention and left windshield lacing.

S: Nice very tropical nose, heavy on mango and cantaloupe, guava undertones.

T: Follows the nose to a degree but has much bigger citrus aspect that wasn't perceived on the aroma. Quite juice-like, finishes with limited bitterness and mild astringency, clears palate quickly.

F: Medium bodied with lower carbonation, fluffy on the tongue with creamy feel on the swallow.

O: Very nice NE-style IPA, hides the ABV well and is quite tropical. Wish the taste matched the nose to a greater degree. But I'll happily have again.

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seansween
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had from can dated July 6th 2018

Foggy as fart, like pouring a carton of expired Tropicana OJ in a pint glass. Smell is fresh cut pineapple, citrus, papaya (?). Taste is chewy, mild cheese rind funk, deliciousness; finish is super smooth, nothing left on the pallet; this beer is very effervescent, seems to be heavily carbonated - whatever, it works.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of meatyard
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As usual, a white washed opaque yellow with a frothy pillow above that platers the glass.

Citrus forward fruity aromas with vanilla and rubber back drops.

Mango binds with orange juice, a dash of pine, and some burnt rubber.

Smooth feel, balanced, with a decent dash of bitterness on the end.

Another goody from GN, but the parts are better than the whole in their respective rights. Cheers.

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Juice Invader from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 15 ratings