Great Notion Juice, Jr.
What the brewers say
“Juice, Jr. is the little brother of Juice Box DIPA. It’s brewed with Mosaic hops and lots of love.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big orange, nectarine, and lemon, with tropical fruits, pineapple, and mango—verges back and forth between candied fruit/creamsicle and a fresh tropical buffet. An earthy dankness emerges, adding a nice layer of complexity. The hops bitterness lingers.”
Flavor: “Grapefruit, orange peel, and citrus hops flavors with a subtle amount of dank hops. Juicy hops dominate with just enough sweet malt to balance. The fruity hops punch becomes more complex the longer it sits on the tongue. Lighter body than expected but the body grew as it warmed. Finishes with a moderate bitterness of dank hops, and the dryness makes for a crushable beer.”
Overall: “Very easy drinking—makes you want more after each sip. The slight lingering sweetness on the finish is clipped off by the bitterness before it becomes distracting, and the bitterness lingers for quite a while after the sip. A deft use of hops that doesn’t abuse the palate so much that you’re wrecked for another pint (or two).”