Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3928) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Cask January 2005 Canal St. Bright rusty yellow body with some light orange/copper tints and a thick, creamy white head. Fruity, almost candied citrus notes greet the nose, while there is also some sweet caramel. I always prefer drinking American style IPAs on cask, as I think it helps cut the hugely dry hops bitterness. This is no exception, as the creamy body adds much sweetness and the hops are kept under control for the style. Sweet caramel (much like their Hercules Strong ale) mixes with citrusy American hops. Quite juicy, with a good medium to medium-full body and very low carbonation. Aside from the novelty of it being on cask, there is nothing particularly exciting here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 14, 2004
Pours brownish orange with a medium size head. Citrus scent. High bitter and citrus flavor. Very fresh taste. This beer is better than what others say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2827) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Tap at brewpub, Ok nose, pine/citrus (grapefruit/orange) mix. Orange color, clear, small head. Bitter flavors, grapefruit, nutty/woody thing, litte soapy. Medium body, soapy/metallic aftertaste. Tasty, but in a one sided way. Little malt boost would improve greatly. I donít like that (self described) soapy/metallic thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 A nice strong IPA that flourishes on your tounge again and again. An almost metallic taste, but bold. I reward it with points for its confident strength without reaching too high. Sampled again, Autumn 2004: I continue to like the way this beer sits in the glass, and by appearance alone seems to have decent heft. A slight apple-pear aroma? Liked its texture and classy taste.

   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 (12072) - 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.

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