Tuesday 22 March 2022

Dainton Beer - Jungle Juice Hazy IPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 19/3/2022
Brewery Name: Dainton Beer (Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia)
Beer Name: Jungle Juice - Hazy IPA

"Welcome to the jungle, baby! Big, thick and packed with dank, tropical juice flavours, this is one jungle you are going to want to get lost in."

Dainton Beer - Jungle Juice Hazy IPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6.5% (High)

Label/Design: 8/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: IPA

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: 65


Colour: Straw


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

Dainton Beer - Jungle Juice Hazy IPA in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 10/10

Overall Impression: 9/10


Our first Dainton beer and it's very impressive. Here we have an absolute hop bomb with loads of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. The malt is very subdued as you'd expect as this is another one that's all about the hops. For 65 IBU's it doesn't taste overly bitter, or it's at least well balanced with plenty of hop presence and alcohol to support it. We're guessing there were loads of late hop additions here to get such high IBU's while maintaining fruitiness and drinkability and not having any harsh lingering flavours. 6.5% ABV is very well disguised - a little problematic as this one is totally crushable so more than a couple would hit pretty hard. Highly recommended though - we'll be buying this one again for sure.

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