Juice Box by Fourpure

Monday, 14 November 2016

Beer Name: Juice Box Citrus IPA

Brewer: Fourpure Brewing Co., London, UK

Date Sampled:  13th November 2016

ABV: 5.9%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

So following on from yesterday's review of the amazing Double Heathen by Northern Monk, the second instalment in my fruity DIPA/IPA trifecta is Juice Box by Fourpure.

This is a beer that I've been looking to try for a while and comes with a pretty big reputation. After drinking it I'd say that the reputation is well deserved.

It's very attractive in the glass, with a slight haze to the golden colour and a small white head.

It's nose is an absolute fruit salad, with mango, grapefruit, tangerine and orange tingling your scent glands.

It has a smooth light body with a pleasing level of carbonation.

On tasting it's lighter than Double Heathen, with the initial hit of sweet fruit fading quickly, leaving you with a grapefruit pithiness and bitter orange that gives it a lovely refreshing feel. In terms of flavour and balance it reminded me a little of Brewdog's Elvis Juice; it has that sort of pithy tartness.

Juicebox isn't as spectacular as Double Heathen, but then not many beers this year have been. But, even at 5.9%, Juicebox is incredibly easy drinking and next summer I have no doubt that it will be a permanent fixture in my fridge.

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