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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - 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
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Draught at the Boston brewpub. Good grapefruity hop aroma. Hazy golden colour. Small stable white head. Good grapefruity hop flavour. Nice clean bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 (Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, grain, and light floral. Flavor of orange, herbs, caramel malt, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Cloudy golden amber color, thick cream colored head. Aroma of grass and meadow flowers. Taste is bitter grass and pine. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Crystal clear apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Watery medium body. Pleasant, but seems more an APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy offwhite head that laces with gold color. Aroma is crisp hops, citrus. Taste is crisp lighter hops, grapefruit with a slight bite, refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Noted at 6.8%. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy white head. The nose is all orange, grapefruit, with hints of bread and dry caramel. Light to medium sweet with dry bread, faint caramel, earth, dirty pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly astringent to finish, with pine, some leaves, dry bread, orange. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10917) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - 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.


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