Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
On tap in Salem: Clear orange color with a thin creamy white head. Citrus aroma, starts and ends bitter. Full bodied. Long bitter-sweet ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Cask conditioned Copper in color with fragrant hop aroma.Dry with a strong bitter finish.7/4/4/4/17 Re-rated 1/3/04 Deep golden in color with a large white head.huge citrus aroma,piney,grapefruit.Creamy/silky mouthfeel.Bitter,hoppy and a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 (Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, grain, and light floral. Flavor of orange, herbs, caramel malt, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
bronze color with a foamy head. floral hop nose. pleasant malty start but hop character develops and leads to citric grapefruit finish with a lingering aftertaste.aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
A dry beer that was wicked hoppy. It had a sorta buttery finish to it. 'twas good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Very hoppy and slightly bitter. Smooth and crisp and very delicious. A definite try if you are in the area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 Cask conditioned : Copper pour, with a small but creamy white head, leaving lace all the way down. Pretty much all hops in this brew - Hops on the nose, hops on the tongue, and hop bitterness sticking around afterwards. Not much malt to be found through all the hops...but that isn't a bad thing in my eyes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Retains a nice head. Golden color, lighter than average. Harsh, strongly bitter. An IPA, no doubt, but not the most sophisticated interpretation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
A weak but very pleasant hops aroma. Golden red amber with nice white lacing head. Medium body and carb. Really nice bitterness. Awesome hops and weak malt flavor. Bitter finish and after. Very refreshing. Once I tried this, I stuck with it for the rest of the evening. A really nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Not a bad thirst quencher but this is what happens when you brew an IPA without sufficent malt character. This brew has plenty of bold hops but lacks the malt to balance the hop assualt. A little more malt character and this could be a fine beer but without it its merely average.

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