Saturday 22 January 2022

Feral Brewing Co - Biggie Juice - East Coast/New England IPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 21/1/2022
Brewery Name: Feral Brewing Co (Swan Valley, WA, Australia)
Beer Name: Biggie Juice East Coast/New England IPA

This East Coast IPA is teeming with punchy tropical hip hop aromas full of apricot, peaches and passionfruit. Day dreamin in a cloud of haze, Biggie Juice intentionally cloudy contributing to a creamy mouth feel.

Feral Brewing Co - Biggie Juice East Coast/New England IPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6% (Standard)

Label/Design: 9/10 - love this can design

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: 40


Colour: Pale Gold


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Feral Brewing Co - Biggie Juice in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 9/10

Overall Impression: 9/10


We know this particular beer has been around for a while - it was first released back in 2017 by Feral Brewing Co and was unsurprisingly made a part of their core beer range due to it's raging popularity in 2019. We really wanted to give it the formal review treatment as it's a great beer that we've had before. This beer was really ahead of it's time, and still holds up well to this day against the flurry of other examples on the market - it really is the bench mark for hazy IPA's.

Biggie Juice is an easy drinking East Coast/New England IPA - super hazy, plenty of fizz and loads of hop fruitiness - all across the spectrum from citrus, to tropical to stone fruit. A reasonable alcohol presence at 6% ABV but well disguised by the strong hop flavours. Plenty of body and mouth feel with a long, sweet and dry finish. Very hard to fault this one.

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