River Horse Juiced IPA

Whenever there is a Harry Potter marathon on, Val and I feel the need to watch it, despite the fact we’ve all seen the movies at least 100 times. This was a beer that I could enjoy while watching any of those movies.

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This New England style IPA tops the list as our most dry-hopped beer with 3 lbs of Citra and Lemondrop hops per barrel. What you’re left with is our hazy, juicy IPA, with a lemony-citrus sweetness up front, rounded out by a dry finish. 8.5%”

Random: The pounder can is a perfect serving for this beer.

The beer poured with a thick and large, four finger, cream-colored head. It took forever for it to go away, but only left limited lacing on the glass. The body was murky and bright orange with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose was filled with citrus hops up front. It had orange and grapefruit juice along with some lemon balm. Grass came through as well and then a significant malt sweetness. The taste was much of the same. The citrus overwhelmed everything else. It had significant bitterness, but muted the lemon balm that I got in the nose. The name of the beer was definitely accurate. After a few sips, some malt came through, but not much. The beer was on the thicker side with lots of carbonation. It had a lengthy and hoppy finish. Since I picked this one up from the brewery, I don’t remember what I paid for it, but it was one of the better IPAs that I’ve ever had from River Horse. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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