Beer Name: Big Juice
Brewery: 3 Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $8.31 for a 22 oz. bottle
Date Bottled: March 28, 2016
Date Purchased: April 9, 2016
Date Opened: April 16, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer. One of their Flagship beers.
Where distributed: As of April 2016, I believe that 3 Magnets Brewing ships just to the Pacific Northwest. I know they are at least found in Oregon and Washington. See if 3 Magnets ships to your area!
REVIEW:Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White head. Some lacing left on the glass. 4.5/5
Smell (25%): Light tropical citrus, malty and piney notes. 4/5
Taste (40%): Dank upfront, fairly high octane blast that lingers throughout the drinking experience. Tropical punch comes in mostly on the aftertaste (orange, grapefruit, pineapple). If Little Juice IPA had a big brother, it would be this beer. With a name like this, I hoped for more tropical presence in this one. Likely a bit too much octane for me after having Little Juice. 3.75/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Alcohol certainly lingers around here. 4/5
Overall (20%): A good Double IPA. Quickly learning that 3 Magnets is not shy about wanting dankness in its IPAs. Definitely your Northwest-style IPA in terms of hoppiness. I had noted Little Juice had those Double IPA qualities at 65 IBUs, and this one brought even more kick. It may take a few IPA lovers for a ride on the Dank Train. If you want to get knocked over while drinking a Double IPA, this might be your go-to beverage. Here, I'd probably have some struggles drinking the rest, but it would get done. 3.75/5
Final Weighted Rating: 3.875/5