Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
A light golden IPA with a thin big bubbled white head. In aroma, nice light floral hops over smooth citrus. In mouth, a nice floral assails you, lingering, a bit bilous. Overall, a bit thin, needing a bit more malt, but good. On tap at Lowell BW, Jan. 10 2009.
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2009 Total Score: 3
A golden IPA with a thin white head. Lightly hopped aroma, very restrained. In mouth, a decent IPA, with sustained final hops, but lacking in malts and body. Overall, run of the mill and simple. On tap at Fenway brewpub, Oct. 12 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2009
(Draught, Canal Street) Poured amber and clear with medium sized white head. Aroma contained hops with soap, fruitiness and grass. Palate was of medium body and with medium carbonation. Tasted of bitteness, hops, grass and fruitiness. Aftertaste was mainly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3032) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Tap at the Salem Location: Hazy deep golden with a fading white head. Citrusy aroma with some mild resinous qualities and a touch of bready caramel malt back. Crisp carbonation. The flavor is quite bitter and piny. Has a balancing malt presence- mild pale malt provides a body behind the abrupt long piny C-hop bitterness of grapefruit rind. A decent one-dimensional IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
On tap at the Canal Street location. Quite pale and a little underpowered for an IPA. Fresh and clean but lacks impact. Some grapefruit at the back end. Served very cold but actually opens up as it warms. Unfortunately, most of the pint was gone by then (I was thirsty).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
On tap during the annual Boston/Salem/Marble head tour. Copper pour with a slight haze. Citrus aroma with a nice biter bite. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Draft at Fenway location. Bright orange color. Grassy floral mostly hop aroma. Ok, not great hop flavor and profile that is too dominated by a grapefruit bitterness without the citrus if that makes sense. Only bitter no fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3222) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Draft at the brew pub. Clear orange color with a white soapy head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and hops. Well-balanced flavor of pine, grapefruit, and a slightly bitter hop finish. Can certainly drink these daily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Has a nice darker golden color. Smells mostly of hops. It has a citrus and almost pine like undertone. Taste is of fresh hops. Has a nice bite in the end. Another good one from the B.B.W.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Bu au brewpub de Fenway en fut (16 oz), le 9 juillet 2009. Rousse miel, moyen collet. Arome d’houblon avec une touche de pamplemousse, peu amère. Goût d’houblon plutôt légé, un peu d’agrume, peu amère. C’est bien mais pas pour les massos d’houblon!

   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.

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