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Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a hazy medium orange color with an off white head. Attractive aroma of citrus and pine with subdued caramel in the background. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. The flavor profile was hop dominated with plenty of pine and less citrus. As with the aroma, the pale malt flavor was mostly an afterthought. I liked it, though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2009
On tap at the Fenway location. Transparent orange amber with a thin, slightly frothy, slightly lacing white head. Aroma was fairly standard for an IPA, flowers, spices, standard citrus. Flavor was similar, some sweet malts, slight candy, oranges, lemons, a touch of spice. Finish was a little watery, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Probably the best beer on tap, but doesn’t blow your socks off.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap in Beer Works, Canal St, Boston. Good amber colour, decent frothy head. Floral aroma. Spice, hops with a floral flavour. Well hopped IPA. Tidy pint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Tap at Beer Works near the Garden. Nice hoppy aroma, but very dead after the initial smell. Tastes of slight hops quickly going to a watery ending. Not very impressed with this beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Pint at Fenway. Really cold, really great coloring with thick cask-like head. Aroma of instant peach plus heavy flower, really bitter hop and mineral. Flavor focuses on the bitterness of the lupulus. Kind of one-note and seriously carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3550) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
I got the cask conditioned version of this beer. It has an amber color and an off-white head that lasts for a little bit. Piny hops and burnt sugar are what I got out of the nose. Rather hoppy taste at the front that drops off and reveals some of the malty undertones. The finish is then bitter and lingers a little in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but certainly full of flavour. No complaints really for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
seemed too light in color from the keg this ale is nicely hopped and complex and in competition with it’s own quality malt flavor. a hop and barley mash fragrance it has a sour off flavor weaving in and out only making it more interesting and genuine. solid yet not overpowering with a craftsmans mix of grapefruit and infused pine flavors. good finish clean and not abrupt with well matched alcohol. i like brews like this that are wholly satisfying but yet quite drinkable. i say, a bit of a treat!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2008
On tap at brewpub. This is the definition of a solid American IPA. Great color, taste, and smell. Big hops bring out a nice drinkable bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2008
From a growler . Pours a deep copper color with a 1/2" off white head. Nose was very hoppy as you would expect. Huge hop flavor with a good, strong malty backbone. Strong, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2008
tap at brewery. copper pour with light haze. frothy head. fresh hop, great citrus and sweet caramel aroma. solid and fresh. big earthy cirtrus hops. solid malt backing. lasting bitterness.


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