mrhopsbeertalk (159) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 This beer leans heavy on the malt. The flavors remind me more of a barley wine than a DIPA, almost along the lines of Old Guardian. For my taste thereís a glaring imbalance with a lack of hop aroma and flavor, which is most likely hidden under the layers of barley. Enjoyable, but could stand a serious dry hop and an expanded hop flavor.
puboflyons (2223) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Slightly cloudy medium amber pour with long lasting off-white head. Aroma of hops, fruitiness, and toasted malts but not really abundant in any regard. Their regular IPA has more hop sensations. No booze for 8% and thatís a good thing. Medium to full body. The taste also has a malt/bitter hop character but again it is not explosive like one might expect from a Double IPA. The beer geek in me says this is a weak Double IPA as far as style goes. But if you ignore that and simple drink it as it is you might like it.
rjplumer (457) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a heavy dark fruit aroma. Deep amber brown color. Taste is sweet dark fruit (again). Has a heavy mouth feel to it. Finishes sort of clean. Iím not a fan of this style unfortunately so Iím probably not doing it justice.
hampale (43) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first and only canned beer from the brewers at Blue Hills and it was an enjoyable one. I wondered if the 8.0% ABV would be a problem but that wasnít the case at all. Like some other raters, I question whether this truly fits in the IPA category but, whatever the case, Iíll buy it again and this time Iíll get a 6-pack of the cans.
mdindy (36) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought at the brewery. pour is cloudy orange, aroma very sweet, tropical fruits. flavor is heavly hopped, sweet, bitter, grape fruits. crisp finish and well ballenced, all around solid beer.
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bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with large off white head. Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Medium body, creamy to a certain extent, not much alcohol. Flavor is mostly strong malt, there are herbal hops but they are more in the background. More sweet than bitter but ok balance. A decent enough beer, and as others have said maybe would have enjoyed it more if wasnít expecting more hops.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spoiled citrus and yeasty caramel aroma. Golden orange, completely opaque. Certainly a bitter beer, but I would say it is very sweet as well, a malt-forward beer in fact. Very slick body, bite is on finish rather than start. This is a fresh can so no cooling off effects in play. Should just be called íAmerican strong aleí as it isnít a traditional IPA in spite of itís hops.
thornecb (4532) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep hazy amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Resin and toffee aromas. Thick with stale malt and caramel upfront turning to cloying cooked vegetables and mild pine in the medium length finish.
jefffalcone (2) - Stoughton, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I rated this beer very low because I was expecting an IPA and it just isnít one. If it had been labeled belgium ale, I would say itís a good on. The taste is a mix of sweet and floral without a hint of bitterness. The head is thick and foamy, and it rose about 2 inches over the rim of the glass without spilling a bit. Really a shame that the guys at Blue Hill donít know what they made. If it was sold to me as a belgium ale I would think itís quite good. reminds me of a chimay with a little more character
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Hazy orange brown pour with half a finger of white head. Apple, pine, grapefruit, spice . Slightly floral.. Slight sweetness with good carbonation and a bit of bitter finish. Medium to full body. Good