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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Beer had at beer works in boston airport. Beer enjoyable but average as a whole with no standouts. Food was ok, good for the airport the though. Tasting notes as follows: Hub light: clear, acidic, corn, short lasting boston garden golden: light, bready Patriot pilsner: warm, flat, sweet, light hop finish Fenway American Pale Ale: funky hop flavor, bitter start and finish Back Bay IPA: pleasant aroma and hop taste, simple, dry finish boston common: minimal aroma, minimal taste, flat, Beantown Brown: nutty nose, sweet candy taste, newcastle-like Buckeye oat atout: watery, light chocolate flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
psabotka (46) - - APR 25, 2014
Bottle pours unfiltered orange with good carbonation, head retention and lacing. Good citrus & hop nose, adequate bitterness with minimal bready malt. Decent body, good local IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours clear gold into a snifter. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving scant lacing. Pine and tropical fruit aromas. Dry with harsh stale caramel upfront turning to mild resin in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Draft at pub in Logan. Pours a cloudy amber orange thin thin, diminishing off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of caramel, grapefruit some apricot . Medium body. Malty, boozy, dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a clear copper body with a one inch frothy off white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is nicely citrusy with some grapefruit rind and orange notes. Light to moderate caramel malt. The flavor is quite bitter and heavy handed in the hops department. Lots of citrus pith and green leafy hops. Moderate caramel malt base, but the sweetness is kept in check pretty well by the hops. Medium bodied with a fairly chewy malt base and fizzy carbonation. Overall a bit harsh and brash with the hops, but at least it’s not overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Slight orange color with a thin head. Big citrus aroma. Some mango. Creamy mouth. Citrus taste. Hints of passion fruit. Clean aroma. Big time hop bomb and not very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (2039) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12oz bottle from Julios. Pours a pale yellow with a white head. Average American style IPA. Citrus flavors plus very slight pine. Not very complex but decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. It was well done, but also very standard. I enjoyed it, but nothing really stood out to me. Good balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Six pack from Julios. Pours out a hazy light yellow color. Fine bubbly carbonation, Thin frothy head. Flavor is very bready with low bitterness. Nothing stands out about this. Thin mouthfeel. Light sweet-bitter finish. Slightly sticky. Less than average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Boston Beer Works. Hazy gold with a wall of lacing. The nose is hopped up grapefruit and the taste is hops and some grain. Super dry finish.

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