In this winter beer blog, we are going to sample out Juniper IPA from Samuel Adams. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on this craft brewery, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know the Boston Beer Company. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear copper color with a constant white head on this winter IPA. The smell is a heavy Juniper Berries. The taste is a piney with hints of Juniper Berries with a quick bitter aftertaste that disappears fast. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.samueladams.com):
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.
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In the end, I was pretty interested in this brew. I did not know how the Juniper Berries would mix with the IPA. I know they made an English style IPA because I believe that West Coast IPA would not go well with the berries. I believe the hops would have overpowered the berries. There is a nice balance from the hops, malty backbone, and Juniper Berries. I love the aroma and beer drinking experience. This beer is good but it is not that good. It is average beer, however, I will give Boston Beer Company some credit for being unique and original. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser