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Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/1999
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear amber, thin frothy head, light hop aroma, strong hop flavor, lots of lingering bitterness
-------- /> Date: 02/08/2007
Mode: draft
Words: brepub fenway

pretty much unchanged after all the years except for a nice caramel sweetness to complement the big hop profile,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Sampled both regular and cask at Fenway location. Cask is significantly smoother, better looking, and better tasting. Rating reflects cask version. Medium yellow beer with a good white head. smells like jasmine tea and grass. Cask version is mellow with a smooth palate. Beer is very hopped with a grassy hop kick of a finish. nicely done. aroma was barely detectable at first, hops bloomed as beer warmed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blinesam (235) - USA - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 got the cask conditioned. served lukewarm, bittery taste. cloudy, tons of yeast and a fruit aroma present over the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
This pours copper with a medium head. It has th classic citrus notes forn the hops but on the mouthfeel you get a sweeter than overly bitter flavor. It finishes balanced with light notes of bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from cask at the brewpub in Canal street. Pours hazy orange with almost no head. Citric fruity and floral aroma with more decernable maltiness. Flavour is fruity hops with a soft caramel malt base. Goes into a good bitterness in the finish. More malty than the tap version, still with a good bitterness.

Sample from tap at the brewpub in Canal street. Pours orange clear with a creamy off-white head. Citric fruity and floral aroma. Flavour is fresh fruity hops with a soft malt base. Goes into a good bitterness in the finish. Not as strong hoppy as described in the menu. Very nice on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Sample at Beer Works Fenway: Dark, clear golden color with a medium white head that lasts awhile. Patchy lacing. Citrusy hops aroma with hints of pine and malt. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with a solid hops flavor backed up by some sweet malt and fruit. The finish is resiny hops yet the aftertaste does not linger long. All in all a passable effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Light amber, creamy white head. Nose held subdued notes of citrus, pine, and hints of florals. Flavor was dry and bitter with malt playing no role here. Light bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Not bad, not great...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Part of a sampler four pack. Pours a nice light amber color with a decent head. The scent was grapefruit and hops. The taste was nice, but a bit thin for an IPA, it was lacking the backbone that I was looking for.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2007
On tap at the Salem location. Pours a translucent pale amber with a medium foamy off white lacing head. Aroma of light citrus, floral and some hints of caramel. Flavor was up front hop bitterness, grapefruit and pine. On the dry side with some grainy malts and kind of thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (895) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Draught. Golden copper color with white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and pine. Flavor of the same, with some bite in the finish. Better than your average IPA.


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