pFriem Juicy IPA

Oregon
United States
pFriem Juicy IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Juicy IPAs may have started in New England, but we like to put our own west coast spin on things. pFriem’s Juicy IPA features big, fruity aromas of peach and starfruit, and jammy notes of orange sherbet, papaya and white grape. We think you’ll agree that we’ve put all this juice to good use.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Chinook, Mosaic, El Dorado, Oregon Amarillo, Vic Secret, Citra
Malts: 
Rahr Pale Malt, Simpsons Crystal Light, Thomas Fawcett Malted Oats
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

pFriem Juicy IPA by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP category 21B,Specialty IPA, New England IPA.

A big punch of pineapple is first out of the glass and soon accompanied by some tangerine, kumquats and lemons. The citrus is joined by a subtle hint of gooseberry giving an impression of tartness. Some resinous pine elements join the mix and manage to remove any impression of “juiciness” behind. There is a touch of doughy malt making its way through the pine and fruit. The beer pours a lightly hazy straw color, not quite the level of your average Weissbier. Topped with a creamy white head with long lingering retention. The flavor follows through with providing lots of pineapple and resinous hops. Some additional herbaceous hop flavors come in with a touch of dankness. Moderately high levels of bitterness seem to be somewhat elevated by the resin as well in aiding in a dry finish. The citrus hops provide a tart impression in the flavor and reappear in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. No astringency but a touch of hop bite. Some alcohol warmth is noted.

While I really enjoyed the combination of hops, all but the pineapple character is out of style and diminishes the “juicy” impression. Hazy aficionados will not be pleased with these low levels of haze but I don’t mind, nor do I think the haze level matters. The “juicy” factor does matter as it defines the style. The resin and herbaceous character, combined with the dankness and bitterness level make for a great IPA, just not what I think of as “juicy.” As a NEIPA this one just misses the mark, but don’t let that dissuade you from enjoying this beer if you love IPAs, just pay no attention to that word “juicy” on the label.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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