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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: 20   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This IPA has it all, amazing malts, big time hops and goes down smooth... Pale/Caramel20/Caramel40, Nugget/Cascades/Zythos

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (949) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Pours a somewhat hazy (turbid) amber. Lemony aroma, sort of Pine-sol flavor, very bitter, like quinine level bitter. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1904) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2015
22 oz. bottle provided by a friend. Don’t know where it came from. Pours a hazed dark coppery amber with a one finger white head. Not much in the way of lace. Light hop aroma with a fair amount of malt. Malt forward flavor, hops are in the back seat. Earthy. Medium bodied w/o much aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kruscher81 (4) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
Not what I was expecting... Buzzards should REALLY think about overhauling what they sell in stores. Going to the brewery itself offers you many better beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a generous white head. Nose is malt and hop; notes of grass and citrus. Flavor is on the bitter side with an odd earthy quality. Astringent finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
Hazy orange, some sediment. NO head but some big bubbles after the pour. Aroma, not really a fan. smells like shoe polish. Rough beer. olive brine. just a strange one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Cloudy gold light head retention. Bottle bought at the brewery by a friend. Aroma is vegetable and slightly sour, maybe honey.

Body is light and tart. Flavor is like cooked vegetables. Not bitter, more sour..... Jeez, another swing and a miss. Almost a drain pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate bready malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A spot on east coast style IPA, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (4928) - 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 (6720) - 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.

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