Juniperus
Checkerspot Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.4%
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Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 4.93%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Checkerspot Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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mynie from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a crowler poured yesterday. It's not retired anymore.

The body is lively but the color is a bit muddied: kind of a densely foggy brownish yellow.

Aroma is quite nice: an older-school American IPA hop profile with pleasantly sharp hints of piney juniper.

Flavor is quite well done. It's been forever since I've had a straight up juniper beer (people were going whole ham and making pine ones for a while), but this is reminiscent of Rogue's old Juniper, albeit with a lesser yeast profile. Pine and citrus up front, a lightly malty middle, and then sharper hops in the back where the juniper nodes recede.

Not exactly understated but far from extreme by 2020 standards. An adventurous beer that is nonetheless quite drinkable.

Apr 12, 2020
Juniperus from Checkerspot Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4 ratings