Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A hop loverís 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 donít have to sail to India to enjoy it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13069) - 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 (3487) - 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 (1181) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
poured a amber hue with a thin white head. piney aroma with some malt in the background. Really hoppy in flavor minimal malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4605) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Sample at the Fenway Park location. Slightly oily medium amber, lasting head and thick lacing in the glass...dry-hoppy nose redolent of bitter herbs, dry grassy, faint dried fruits...very bitter initially in the mouth, hints of light apricots, fairly juicy and lightly malty...bit burnt tasting towards the end but this is much better than most samples Iíve had here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1169) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
On draft at Fenway. Decent IPA. A nice dark orange brown pour. Enough hops to make you notice without choking you. Good firsat beer of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Cask - Hazy orangish body with a wonderful creamy white head. Nice grapefruity aroma and well blended hoppy taste. Soft carbonation. Tap - Head was smaller and not as creamy. The body was the same color, but less hazy then on cask. Similar aroma to the cask conditioned. The taste and carbonation was more sharp. The hoppy taste was more immediate. Overall I enjoyed the cask conditioned version better, but both tasted great.

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