Juniper White IPA
Flying Dog Brewery

Juniper White IPAJuniper White IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,449
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,363
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.92%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
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Gots
  13
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by Smakawhat:
Photo of Smakawhat
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Flying Dog goblet glass.

Thin and creamy head retention, with a bone white color, almost a little hint of tan to it. Makes only about two fingers off the pour, sitting on a solid opaque pale and amber to brown body. A little cloudy, hair turbid looking, and just a hint of orange color.

Aroma is nice and subtle, but seems to gravitate to orange and citrus hop quality. Mild sensing sweetness, and a deal of herbality that comes off more minty than anything else. Very clean, with a menthol like warmth, very nice if a bit simple.

Palate seems to continue much of that theme. Juiced and solid body, giving to citrus and tropical flavors with a big thick controlled feel. Mid palate washes with more tropical citrus and orange just as expected with a simple quality. Finshes mouthwash warm and menthol kind of hot too, with a real unique aftertaste. Pretty interesting balance on the flavors, but with herbality taking a backseat by the hop character.

Overall pretty neat beer, but not what I was expecting, doesn't really remind me of juniper.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hopphead31415
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love Flying Dog so when I saw they had an IPA based on Juniper berries, I had to grab some and it was already cold, too. It has a mild 6.5% ABV.

Look-It pours a slightly hazy, but still pretty clear orange golden color with yellow gold hues in the light. The head is huge and is very silky and billowing foam. Plentiful carbonation trails can be seen.

Smell-I smell piney, minty, citrus. It was a bit muted, however.

Taste-It tastes wonderful. It has a Juniper berry based honey malt in which the Juniper really shines through. It was pleasantly obvious that this was brewed with something more interesting (Juniper) than usual. As a fan of gin, I was pleased to see Juniper appear in this brew. The hops are mild and spicy with a dry finish. I also get some lemon and orange peel zest out of the hops, but only after a decent dose of the Juniper. Quite nice!

Mouthfeel-It feels smooth and moist and light-medium bodied. It has a pleasant hop resin coating the tongue that lingers long. The carbonation is fizzy and mild.

Overall-I was expecting a Juniper flavor from this beer and I got it so my expectations were met. I did wish that the smell was more robust, but it’s OK.

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Photo of Gcbeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like Flying Dog beers in general. I like wheat beers and IPAs. I really wanted to like this. But it tastes thin. Almost like Bud Light. I'll stick with Sumpin Sumpin.

Update:
After a few bottles, I appreciate this beer. It's lighter than a wheat beer or IPA. But I like it. Definitely good for the summer.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10th review for this beer, alright let's put a score on the board.

A: A hazy pale yellow in color with a very full just off white head.

S: Piney and a decent amount of citrus. In the very back there is a touch of a refreshing menthol type of evergreen smell that I would attribute to the juniper.

T: There's the juniper! Tastes like how a pine forest smells, but a pine forest with a pretty nice hop field next to it. Piney and resinous, with a hint of citrus backing it up. There is a nice sweetness to it, but it doesn;t detract from the hops. A decent finishing bitterness.

M: Medium light, with medium to high carbonation. It feels fairly dry.

O: Overall pretty tasty. I think the juniper adds to the hop flavor, but does not overshadow it.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White IPA's are a style I like. Lots of hoppy pine in the aroma. Taste doesn't follow as it's more bready/biscuity (or just malty) so not what I expected. Overall was ok.

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Photo of djrn2
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve00
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Piney, minty with a bitter finish. A little thin. Despite my negative descriptors it's still an average made ipa and drinkable. Just the bar for IPAs is so high now that this one seems quite inferior.

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Photo of audiobean
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bitter and floral. Citrusy. Best chilled.

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Photo of aapike86
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wonothesane42
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mongrel
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davet100
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Juniper White IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 40 ratings