Moody Ales – Boss Juice Hazy Double IPA

Overview

Moody Ales – Boss Juice Hazy Double IPA Review

Boss Juice is a strong IPA that bridges the gap between “Old School” and “New School” traditions. It satisfies the hophead and the juicy IPA fan alike.

It’s unfiltered, but not pulpy. It’s hazy, but not completely Northeast style. It’s highly reminiscent of Northwest IPA, but accessible to newer fans that aren’t used to beers that taste like chewing hop cones in Yakima. It might be the way forward for IPAs in BC.

Making it a bit more challenging to crush is the high alcoholic content, bitterness and strong finish on the palate. But that’s a plus for big beer fans.

Throw in some eye-grabbing retro comic book (er, “graphic novel”) imagery, and you’ve got a winner of of 4-pack.

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Palate
  • Flavour
  • Overall Enjoyment
3.7

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Balance: Very Hoppy
  • Drinkability: One is enough
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Hop Characteristics: Very Hoppy, Fruity, Citrusy, Grapefruit, Piney or Woody, Aggressively Bitter
  • Palate: Full Bodied, Juicy, Astringent or Puckering (Tannins), Peppery/Highly Alcoholic

Summary

Strong IPA that bridges the gap between “Old School” and “New School” traditions. Satisfies the hophead and the juicy IPA fan alike.

Pros

  • Great hoppy IPA flavour
  • Strong marks for appearance and overall enjoyment
  • Nice compromise between new and classic craft IPA styles

Cons

  • High bitterness for some
  • Strong finish on the palate for some

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