Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Pony Bar in NYC.
Hop Juice is a clear, light orange color. The head is white and rather small, but leaves a fair amount of lacing behind. The aroma is of candied fruits, hops, citrus and alcohol. The beer is quite sweet, with a bold and intense hop presence. The feel is sweet and sticky, with a lasting aftertaste of hops and subtle alcohol. Recommended.
abax (2) - - JUL 19, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Everything a double IPA should be. Great clarity and taste for using Warrenville water. Great caramel color with solid head. 100.1 IBUs gives it that jaw numbing goodness Iíve come to expect. Best when aged and shared with friends.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty gold pour, white head. Very resiny aroma, pine trees, some citrus peel and caramel malt. Flavor is resin forward but has a good malt balance. Nice!
FURLYSURIOUS (262) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright ruby gold, a soft fluffy white few finger of head recedes to a thin loose cap. Great, great lacing.
Massive hops... great balance but leaning towards an earthy citrus. Certainly fresh.
The booze takes stronger role on the tongue. Fresh hops show a bit more pine than was evident on the nose.
Pretty easy drinking, even given the unexpected alcohol presence.
Good beer. All 4ís.
matthewjk (735) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomb pour - This thing is a heavy dose of resin, pine, and dry citrus. Very well balanced, and alcohol is very hell hidden. Nicely done.
brewskis (87) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Beer Geeks in Northwest Indiana. Pours a cloudy orange color with a one finger head that dissipates somewhat slowly. Aromas is a sweet, resiny beer with lots of grapefruit and other citrus fruits with a little pine. Just like the name suggests, a very hop forward beer. Starts with some astringent hops and then you get some carmel and toffee notes from the malt. Interesting finish as it is pretty sweet, but this sweetness mellows out the hop bitterness that you get in the beginning. Maybe has some candied sugar added to it like their cane and ebel. Not the most balanced double ipa, but with a name like hop juice you canít really expect that. Pretty good.
rbrazell (967) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 I think Coleman brought this? Deep orange pour with a bubbly white head. Deliciously hopping with nice amounts of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and peach. Nice mouth feel with a decent malty backbone. Good stuff.
darn1207 (1712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Andersons in Sylvania. Amber pour with finger off-white and lacy stick. Aroma is pine and citrus hops with caramel. Tastes are sweet tropical citrus, floral hops and a nice caramel backbone. Pretty good.
Msavage235 (90) - - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent double IPA. The citrus of the name comes out in the aroma, but the body is malty with a hoppy background. Smooth and not with a punch a alcohol for how high the ABV is. Solid brew.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th September 2010
Slight haze on this amber beer, good off white head. Slightly soft and slightly syrupy palate, Sweetish caramel malt backbone. Nice semi sweet hops. A little mango and orange with a trace of grapefruit. Cool pine notes. Minerals. Finishes soft and smooth. Hugely drinkable tasty beer delivered in a lovely palate. Delicious!