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Beer Works Big Boy IPA

Beer Works Big Boy IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicate balance of malt, hops and alcohol. Slightly bitter with huge flavors and aromas of citrus and pine intertwined with floral notes.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Style et résumé: IPA Impérial à 9,0% alcool pour big boy !
Comment: En fût au Beer Works de Boston près de Fenway Park et passé le tapis puant de l’entré et les roteux accotés au zinc, jour du 50ème SuperBowl.
Portrait: Une robe dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez d’agrumes, de pin et de fruits tropicaux. Touche d’oignon. Une bouche simple, un peu mince avec une amertume d’alcool déconcertante.
Note: 7/10

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6076) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at Canal Street location before the Bruins played the Pittsburgh Penguins. 2/24/2016. Slightly hazy gold in color with some legs of head. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, and floral/grassy boldness.

Taste of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel through the center with the floral and grassy notes coming in on the finish. It does display a good amount of hop varieties here to give this profile. The texture has a big dryness from the bittering hops. Medium carbonation and medium-full, yeasty body. The bitterness rides the line of being overly abrasive. Alcohol is also kind of noticeable in the flavor. I mean, it is what they say it is, a huge IBU, booze monster of an Imperial IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3255) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of nice, intense oranges. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and offers more oramges and some alcohol. Moderate body and carbonation with a juicy mouthfeel. A nice hop fix! Brings a little sunshine to your day!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4986) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Malts roux et oignon, encore de la résine, plus ou moins intéressante celle-là. Naissance des fruits, bon ça va mieux. Je pense qu’elle peut être un peu ridée ou qu’elle traîne un petit défaut. Le corps mince ne me plaît pas particulièrement. L’intensité de l’amertume est intense en bouche. Bizarre. Je n’arrive pas à m’y faire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap on the premise. Pours golden with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of diacetyl, butter, hops, citrus, pine. Taste is of diacetyl, acidity, bitterness, citrus, hops, tropical fruits. Palate: Medium-full bodied, sticky on the lips. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
on tap on the premises - boston. unclear bright golden with a creamy white head offering good retention and lacing. sweeetish honeyed mangoes, sugary candies - strawberries mostly; buttery woodsiness, rose petals, salt, clean yeast if not a not-so-unpleasant diacetyl presence. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and a bit harsh piney-citrusy finish. pretty decent double ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Lots of pine and citrus and respectably done overall. Lots of pine actually. Nice fresh hops here. Surprisingly good. Pours golden with great head and lacing. Light bitter finish with some hint of sweetness. Tap at Fenway brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (208) - - JUN 23, 2015
Mediocre for a 100 IBU beer. Person I was with had flights and they we're awful and this appears to be best they've got. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Friendly easy smell, nice for an IPA in the age of BO smelling hops. First taste does not hide alky well, big boy kick in the ass. Wew, give me a pale lager for a refresher. Terrible on style mean ass ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4628) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Brilliant cloudy copper color. Frothy white head. Sweet, fruity aprihop aroma. Full bodied. Resiny citrus and dark fruit peel flavor. Closed bitter finish. This beer does nothing but satisfy you when you’re sitting in the Hingham shipyard.


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