Juiceless

North Carolina
United States
Juiceless by Wicked Weed Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Wicked Weed and Creature Comforts love the citrusy, crisp, hoppy flavor of fruited IPAs, but we wanted to put a unique twist on this delicious style. For this collaboration beer, we cracked the juicy code without using any fruit. Is it hoppy? Of course. Smooth? Certainly. Refreshing? Always. Juicy? THE JUICIEST. Made with fruit? NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. All the fruit flavor, all from the hops. This beer IS what it ISN’T.

Profile

ABV: 
7.7%
IBUs: 
77
Served at: 
40 - 44º
Hops: 
Cashmere, Simcoe, Huell Melon, Citra, Calypso
Malts: 
2 row, Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Acidulated, and Crystal Light
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This American-style IPA features very sturdy aroma notes of mango and pineapple, with a little pine dank mixed in.  I picked a little alcohol in the mix as it warmed up.  It settled thickly in the glass, after a mountainous head over its dark yellow hue.  Upon sampling, the citrus hop flavor came to the forefront, with a medium firm bitterness that was smoothly executed with some malt crackery undertones.  The ale finished fairly-dry, with neutral fermentation characteristics and medium carbonation---hop bitterness lingered, but not in an acrid or astringent manner.   In all, a solid American IPA that strikes a balance between fruity hop flavor and bitterness.