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Buzzards Bay I.P.A. (India Pale Ale)

Buzzards Bay I.P.A. (India Pale Ale)
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This IPA has it all, amazing malts, big time hops and goes down smooth... Pale/Caramel20/Caramel40, Nugget/Cascades/Zythos

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste is citrus, hay. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3469) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This bottle was sent to me by Strykzone. From the 22-oz bottle it poured a cloudy orange with a white head. Very robust lacing like whipped cream. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. The flavor is rich and the tropical fruit is what comes up first but there are citrus flavors as well. Nice bitter finish. Well crafted and easy drinking beer due the the smooth fruits that dominate. Nice and I appreciate Dave sending this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5071) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bomber I picked up on an east coast trip. Hazy orange gold with a gold tinted foam. Thick lacing. A nice tangerine and tropical fruit aroma also has sweet malts. That fruit is also tasted and the hops bring moderate bitterness. That bitterness grows and is grapefruit. But the malts get muddled. Caramel begins to emerge and some thick sugar. A little spice at the finish. This was not an "inspired" version but I found it to be tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (463) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Has an initial grapefruit aroma that turnís fruitier and then nut-like. Hazy amber color with a minimal head. Tastes bitter with a hint sweet fruit. Not a lot of depth. Sour finish. Itís not that bad but doesnít excite me much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (334) - - MAY 9, 2014
Cask. Cloudy, medium amber, tight lace. Medium body, flat mouthfeel, lacks carbonation, acidity, alcohol or anything else to give it some lift, watery finish. Bitter but with a malty background, Simple flavor, hops and malt. Pass. Wish my local brewery were better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1184) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Picked up a growler of this stuff today from the source. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a super thick white head. Aroma is of hops, grass, malts, and a little citrus. Nice palate. Not too carbonated. Flavor is of malts, hops, rye, and a little earthiness. Leaves a dry hop finish. A nice beer to have on a warm summers day I bet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (981) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber t home. Sweet caramel on the nose. Medium bodied. Caramel, pine, bitter finish. Plenty of bitter hops, but lacks depth and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3538) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
22oz bottle from Vickers Liquors in Newport, RI. Pours a hazy gold with a thin linen white head that was gone by the second sip and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit with some pine notes. The flavor begins with mild malt and is followed by some fairly flavorless hops bitterness. There is some mild pine but it lacks the resinous quality I associate with piney hops. Medium bodied. Iím happy to see Buzzards Bay back on the map again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Like most Buzzards Bay beers itís not great, but solid beer. Decent hop taste, not a lot of malts coming through. Great value for a quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber shared at Craft Ale. Poured hazy copper with off-white head. Nose was caramel malt, piney hops, resin. Tastes piney hoppy, caramel malty, not bright in the hops, as the finish is a bit old aley. Still, this one is a decent IPA, just not a great one.

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