Juicy Jay
Legion Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #597
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,251
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
From:
Legion Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  14
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Mosaic, El Dorado, Cascade, and Comet hops join in harmony to produce a juicy, tropical treat with a distinct, dry finish. Each of these hops will dance along your tongue and gather for the grand finale.

68 IBUs
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by greencovesteve:
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of stevenseg
2.69/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poor body and rancid residual hop character are common in NE IPAs done wrong. Unfortunately Charlotte hasn't quite wrangled the complexities perfectly yet, but it's an early iteration of a brand new style. Worth a drink to compare to more refined juicys to see how NOT to do a juicy.

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Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the growler into an imperial nonic a slightly murky tangerine infused lighter golden color with a thinner bone white head atop.Wow just juicy orange and tangerine notes in a big way in the nose,wow that's some real shit there,a hint of green garden shows thru as well.Starts out citrusy with a hint of grass and slight spice,a crisp dryer malt base holds up well to the sweeter citrus fruit flavors.Only mild complaint for me is the slightly sharp body but int's not a major hindrance.Another of the new school NE style IPA's and I'am enjoying all I come into contact with.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives hazy and honey colored with a nice head that leaves a few wisps

Smell: Juicy tangerine and pith tones

Taste: Bright and juicy forward, with tangerine flavors dominant; through the middle, a pithy bitterness develops that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer that travels the continent in a sip; starts out like an NE IPA and finishes on the west coast

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Photo of kell50
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh out the box! Brand new brewery in the heart of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte, NC.

A: Pours a bright, golden color with a sparkling, fluffy head. Pretty impressive considering they've only been open for 2 days.

S: Juicy hops, fresh cut grass, topical notes, and bread. The malt seems to overwhelm the hops a bit.

T: Tropical hops, mint, bready malt. Again, impressed with what they've done here. Certainly a hop forward beer, but the malt brings a balance.

F: Medium body, carbonation. Finishes quite dry on the tounge.

O: I ordered 2 flights so I could taste everything they had to offer. I was told this brewery was going specialize in Saisons & Lagers, but Juicy J is the one that stood out. I love 7% America IPAs, and this one nearly delivers with the best of em!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm trying this at the Afton Tavern near my Bestie's in Charlotte. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Tangerine dream presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dailyminefield
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bopol
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of surfcaster
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Local NC foray into the so called "NE" Style IPA.

Name fits the bill with super bright "hoppy OJ" like nose. Decent malt present. Nice to get a few days old--draft only. Feels lighter than 7%

Very similar to Born Yesterday--a complement. Somewhere in between the NE juice bombs and a WCIPA

Well done.

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Juicy Jay from Legion Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 52 ratings