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Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2012
Heavy aroma of grapefruit, pines notes also. Copper shade. Maybe 60 BUs, not too bitter, though itís rough with chipotle. Itís been around the world, from Hartford to Back Bay.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Golden body with white head. Subtle hop smell I would like to be more prevalent. Taste is a clean bittering hop that finishes smooth. Very solid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Very solid IPA here. Great hoppy taste, nice bitterness, medium bodied, finishes crisp and clean. Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2011
tap - This brew has a mild caramel malt aroma and a white head that laces well. Thereís a good bitter hop flavor with citrus notes thatís not terribly complicated but is very tasty. Itís medium bodied and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
1/10/2011 on tap @ Boston Beer Works (2011-482)

Little cloudy dark golden to orange beer, small yellowish head, fairly stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of marijuana first, piny resin, bit grassy, some fruity touches. MF: ok carbon, mediium body. Taste: bit fruity, resin, bitter hops, citrus fruits, herbal. Aftertaste: bitter hops, bit malty. Lacks some body and malt sweetness, I find.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear, light amber color with a thick white head. S: Definitely a pungent hop aroma. There is a nice herbal note with some citrus peel and plenty of pine. Quite a bit of grapefruit and a very resinous note to it overall. T: Moderate bitterness with plenty of pine and herbal hops. Maybe not quite as much in terms of citrus hops, though there is a nice grapefruit and some hints of fruit. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A well done IPA with good hop character all around.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2011
IPA that holds up well, not overpowering, hops are mild but not too mild, goes down easy, smooth, great summer beer, a bit lacking in flavor but makes up for this in drinkability. Solid IPA worth trying

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2146) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at the Lowell beer works location. Poured a fairly clear deep golden color with a tightly bubbled off white head that slowly receded to form a cap on top. Smells of citrus and grapefruit with a caramel malty backbone. Pleasant aroma for an old school style "C" hops based ipa. Taste is what I expected, citrus and grapefruit bitterness in front of caramel and toffee malt. Long lingering citrus bite in the finish. Medium body and carbonation level, resinous sticky mouthfeel. Very clean ipa probably my favorite beer of the night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2849) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Probably a new entry, served at Beer Works Salem on Cask, "dry hoppeed with citra." Whatever.... Pour was orange in color, lacing was solid and almost continuous. Aroma of strong citrus and grapefruit as well as pine. The flavor followed, strong ripe citrus rinds with a great pine balance too. Mouthfeel was medium to full, ok carbonation level.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Tap @ the Fenway location. Good grapefruit hop with a malty background in the aroma. Reminders me of a good English Pale Ale in aroma. Hazy amber color. Small stable white head. Flavor is malt and grapefruit hops. Very well balanced. Real clean, crisp bitterness. Great drinkability. Out of the three beers I had on this day, this was clearly the best one.


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