Radiant Pig Junior IPA

Today’s selection is from a relatively new brewery in New York. I’ve never seen any brews from them on the shelf and was really excited to give this one a try.


ABV: 5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “If an IPA and a Pale Ale had a baby Junior would be it. Starting with a solid malt backbone of four varieties of grains, which are complimented by a heady dose of hops with an eclectic mix of citrus, tropical, and floral aromas. This all makes for an easy drinking beer that’s full of hop flavor. If you’re picky about your pints, this is the beer for you.”

Random: I am not a big fan of “Vanderpump Rules,” but can’t stop watching it.

This beer poured with a thick, one finger white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and orange in color. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was dank with a lot of pine needles. It had some floral hops as well, but the main note that I picked up was pine. The taste was much lighter. I picked up notes of fresh grapefruit segments and orange zest. Biscuit malt and coriander came through as well. The body was very light with high carbonation. It had a lengthy, sticky finish with grapefruit. A can of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. This was a drinkable session IPA with more flavor than the normal one, but it was still missing something.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0