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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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For this special release, we wanted to brew a flavorful winter IPA that captured the aroma of the season. This brought us to juniper berries, which add a slightly sweet, piney character. Complemented by citrus notes from American hops, this balanced IPA will brighten the holidays. Cheers!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bropgh (21) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
A- Amber with decent head and retention. Good lacing S- Malts and citrusy bitterness. Canít pinpoint anything in particular though. T- Citrus bitterness and some malts. Wasnít expecting something like this from SA. M- Very drinkable. Light and pleasant. O- Came with SA Winter variety case. First off, is this SA? I was not expecting something this tasty. Will definitely enjoy this again!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle: † Fairly full bodied shrubby IPA. † Not all that hoppy or bitter. † Has moreso of a shrubby bitterness, perhaps the Juniper? † Decent body. † Pretty damn shrubby overall. † Shrubby!!!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
pours a clear amber red color with a thick fluffy white head. the aroma is floral, sweet, slight citrusy. the taste is very mild for an ipa. you pick up some mild hops, grassy, slighty acidic, very floral. not a bad beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
CardsPackHawks (91) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Got a few of these as part of a variety pack at Christmas. The juniper does add an interesting flavor. It is kinda sweet and earthy at the same time. Not bad, but not necessarily something I would search out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (39) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Medium amber with nice head. Pleasant bitterness, but still smooth for an IPA. Juniper is not overpowering. Pretty good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Not a big IPA fan, so perhaps this rating is a bit biased. However, as IPAs go, this was actually my speed. Not too hoppy or bitter and the juniper flavor added a nice touch. All and all, as IPAs go, a decent beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Grapefruit / tangerine citrusy, mild caramel / toasted malty, kind of piney / herbal aroma. Chewy cracker / toasted malty, orange / tangerine, slight caramel, piney flavor. Fairly clean but not something Iíd be inclined to drink again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1257) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Sam Adams juniper IPA is a height copper pour with a firm head of tiny white bubbles. This beer is true to the label with quite a bit of heady juniper in the nose backed by a touch of honey.taste is crisp and dry with a decent amount of bitters throughout. Body is lively as tiny bubbles persist through the swallow. A nice little IPA from Sam.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (171) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a golden hue. Very odd aroma. Taste is comfortable with a good balance. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1140) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Poured a beautiful dark golden color. Clear. Medium head. Aroma of junipers, pine, floral citrus hop. Medium bitterness. Average carbonation. This is a tastey unique ipa. Well done again Sam Adams. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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