Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1999) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at Boston Beer Works. Somewhat fruity aroma... Cherries? Taste has caramalt, grapes, and a dry bitter finish. Pretty solid not-quite-american-style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at the Salem location. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Orange peel, some grapefruit, grassy, bready, and weedy aroma. Taste is weedy, grassy, some bread, dank, lemon peel, and ornages with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (340) - North Branch, USA - APR 11, 2015
On tap while in Boston. Nice aroma and a nice bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, leafy hop, light caramel. Taste is bitter, piney old school, quite bitter, malty notes. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1627) - Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A clear, medium amber with a thin head. Hop aroma is typical citrus with some pine notes. Body is fairly light. Slightly bitter but lacks real hop flavor to make this any thing but ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Listed as Dye House. Slightly darker than pale lager. Clear. Friendly fruity aroma, quite attractive to the nose. Smells much better than so many of those BO IPAs. Astringent sharp initial killer taste. Long bitter finish, lasting fer ever. Not into IPAs but this is onstyle BS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at a Beer Works outpet at Boston Logan Airport. Colden amber with a thin white head; piney hop aroma; dry, piney hops taste with some lingering bitter orange marmalade and a very dry finish. A rather good IPA that ticks all the boxes for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (1003) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Sweet citrus floral hop aroma. Orange amber clear color with a half inch foam topping. Bitter with a citrus twang with a hint of apple. It’s a good IPA but seems a bit plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeroclockrock (1) - boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
This ipa it’s pretty straightforward. Nothing to write home about. Very drinkable. A little lacking on the aroma department.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5124) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a thin eggshell head. Greenwood hops dominate the aroma but let through a waft of malt. Flavor is seriously hoppy, evergreen and rather bitter, with malty and fruity underpinnings.livey, sassy mouthfeel is fairly firm; you can feel it all the way down. Hop to this Back Bay!

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