Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A hop lover’s delight, this American India Pale Ale is brewed with over 1.5 lbs. of hops per barrel. As with all IPAs, this beer is higher in alcohol, hop aroma and bitterness than regular pale ales, and you don’t have to sail to India to enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Love that dirty water :) This is a yummy hoppy potent little brew from beer works. The nose is mostly a floral hop scent. The flavor has the same floral notes with a crisp bitter finish. This is a solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
On tap at the boston beer works on canal street, bright amber color, with a creamy beige head, the nose has a flowery hops accent, with some piney, resiny notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet bubblegum hop character, fruity note, nice flowery hop bitterness, leading towards a good dry hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2006
On tap at the Brew Pub Boston Dec 05. Easily my favourite of the ones that I tried. Amber coloured nice crispness and bitterness though some sweetness balances things out well, hops come through very well suprised at the strength. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy offwhite head that laces with gold color. Aroma is crisp hops, citrus. Taste is crisp lighter hops, grapefruit with a slight bite, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Crystal clear apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Watery medium body. Pleasant, but seems more an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Poured a pale amber with little head (all of the beers at the brewpub were very lightly carbonated). Nutty and slightly hoppy. Of the beers I sampled at Beer Works, this was the most tinny in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Tap@Beer Works, Boston, Ma. Quite buttery and sweet. Sweet hops in the nose and flavour. Piney, earthy characters. Slightly sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
Clear golden color with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of citrusy hops with malt. Good flavor of floral and citrusy hops with malt and a bitter finish. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
At the Fenway location - 7/21/2005 Pours a clear deep copper, a little darker than you would expect from the average IPA. Creamy and dense tan head. Smells of bitingly bitter floral hops. The hops overwhelm the tongue. Yes, there is a bit a light malt sweetness in there but overall just very bitter from start to the long lingering finish. Herbal and floral hops assault the palate. No sweet citrusy grapefruit here. Good stuff if you like an IPA to bite back a bit. Fine drinker for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2005
Draught at Fenway location -- nice IPA, a bit too sweet for my tastes, suprised to see it was 6.5%, as this beer tasted like it needed more alcohol. More pine than citrus.

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