Review: Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA

Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA
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Reviewed on 09-19-2018
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Rating Recommended
Style IPA
Produced In Shiner, Texas
United States
ABV 5.7%
Availability Year Round

The Full Review

Spoetzl takes a daring risk with Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA, by both emulating and poking fun at the powerhouse New England-style IPA. It's joke misses the mark. The beer pours a deep brownish-gold, sporting a rocky, cream-colored head. The aroma is not tropical, but earthy and sweet – wet metal and wet leaves come to mind, along with English malt — and hops aromas are hiding, if present, behind a heavy malt-driven body and bitter finish. Wicked Juicy's flavor — and eventually, aroma — are fruity enough, but certainly not juicy. The only wicked thing about it is its trend-seeking trickery.