Beer Works Back Bay I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (590) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
Pretty tasty. Random find while walking the streets of Salem doing tourist shit. Strong anise hop flavor. Crisp, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (6511) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
on tap on the premises - canal st. boston. hazy bright golden with a nice white cap offering some retention and lacing. mango candies, borderline articial, peppery strawberries, kind of buttery caramel - not quite overwhelming; minerals. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet piney-citrusy finish. under-attenuated. buttery strawberry shortcake. o-k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1088) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap at Logan airport. resin scent, some grapefruit, sweetness--standard. More grapefruit in the flavor, distant honey. thin on the palate. amberish yellow with modest white head. raspy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Light citric hops, sweet malts, light buttery diacetyl, and moderate bitterness lasting through the finish. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1670) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
On tap at Boston Beer Works. Somewhat fruity aroma... Cherries? Taste has caramalt, grapes, and a dry bitter finish. Pretty solid not-quite-american-style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
On tap at the Salem location. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and sticky lacing. Orange peel, some grapefruit, grassy, bready, and weedy aroma. Taste is weedy, grassy, some bread, dank, lemon peel, and ornages with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (255) - North Branch, USA - APR 11, 2015
On tap while in Boston. Nice aroma and a nice bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5194) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber pour with thin lacy white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, leafy hop, light caramel. Taste is bitter, piney old school, quite bitter, malty notes. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A clear, medium amber with a thin head. Hop aroma is typical citrus with some pine notes. Body is fairly light. Slightly bitter but lacks real hop flavor to make this any thing but ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4881) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Listed as Dye House. Slightly darker than pale lager. Clear. Friendly fruity aroma, quite attractive to the nose. Smells much better than so many of those BO IPAs. Astringent sharp initial killer taste. Long bitter finish, lasting fer ever. Not into IPAs but this is onstyle BS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5512) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at a Beer Works outpet at Boston Logan Airport. Colden amber with a thin white head; piney hop aroma; dry, piney hops taste with some lingering bitter orange marmalade and a very dry finish. A rather good IPA that ticks all the boxes for me.

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