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Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 107   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9950) - 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 (387) - 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 (2044) - 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 (2830) - 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 (2722) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Draught at the Fenway Brewpub, Boston, MA.
Hazy orange colour with tiny white head. Very mild aroma. Some bitter hops and malt. Flavour is dark bitter. Grapefruit. Malty body. Balanced. Strong bitterness in the background.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
floral, grass, earthy, golden, clear, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, had it at Logan airport and wasnít disappointed. cured the hangover

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (530) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
Pretty tasty. Random find while walking the streets of Salem doing tourist shit. Strong anise hop flavor. Crisp, refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Clear golden pour with a thick tight head. The nose is fruity with a kiss of light spicy. EKG and cascades on the top (which seem to actually work together). Very clean with a nice soft malt/hop balance. Peppery and chewy. Lightly resinous - itís a decent simple IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1219) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
This is the second beer enjoyed at the Logan Airport Boston Beer Works. The IPA was better than the APA. The head was bigger and frothy white. The color was clear and golden in appearance. The higher alcohol was noticed. The hops flavors of citrus were present with lemon and orange. Smooth finish with some bitterness.


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