Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zapprentice (316) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5474) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1931) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1375) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Tap at fenway. Decent IPA. Pours a medium copper with a thin lasting head and some streaky spotty lace. Aroma is nice- modest use of hops- citrus, light orange zest, some hints of pine. Light crisp clean pale malts, zesty clean hops - citrus and light resin, with a good clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
On tap: This was a well made IPA that had nice balance and a dry/bitterness especially in the finish. That said, it was quite similar to many other IPA’s as there was little memorable with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
From the Fenway location - Poured a golden amber in color with a small white head that faded to a rim around the glass. Aroma was fairly strong of citrus and pine hops. Flavor was nice and hoppy with a medium bitterness. Some malty sweetness on the finish. Clean, drinkable... I liked it!

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