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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A variation on the regular IPA that was boiled with a steam-jacketed kettle and thus less caramelization.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured a hazy amber with white head. Not a strong hop flavor for an IPA varation but still enjoyable. Medium body, floral and citrus notes.


3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bomber to becher pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Not much lace. The aroma had some sharp bitter citrus rind quality over top of some dried sweet caramel/toffee malts. Light nuttiness and a little bit of orange marmalade. The flavor was pretty bitter and added a little bit of spicy earthiness to keep the sweetness really down. Not much of an aftertaste but really pegged down the finish with a firm bitter citrus rind. The palate was about medium bodied with not much sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent IPA at best.

3
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Interesting. Bomber into a 24oz sin city pilsner glass. Pours a beautiful fire glazed orange and copper. Looks wonderful, head is huge, lasting quite along time, thick lacing all over the glass, about an inch and a half of foam over the brew. Aroma is sour pine, very odd, stinky and sweet at the same time, also some old orange and melon swings in, not really pleasant at all. Hops really make no profound impact in the aroma either, which is a huge matter for me in any ipa. With no freshness date on the bottle I wonder if this is suppose to be this way, eh, carry on. a good amount of small sediment is also roaming free in the glass, hmmmm. Im thinking this is farily old. Taste is sour grapefruit, sour orange, dried apricot, rotten citrus flares all over, spicy, sweet melon, and a mr. clean sort of pine freshness. Too much going on here to really enjoy an ipa. Drinks more like a sour orange with dried hops added in the boil way too late. There is a mountain freshness that prevails, an alpine glacier like aura that hovers over that, and thats the only selling point to me. Abv at 6.6 is questionable, only in the fact that I can get by how out of the box this beer is. Has to be a super old bottle.

3
TBone (17581) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled (bought from Boston) @Petalax Hazy orange color, small steady off-white head. Apricot jam and light citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied. Average, or even weakist bitterness. More like on tropical fruityness side. Not very bitter, IBUs are covered by fruityness.

3.2
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Whiff of sweet fruits. Orange look, kinda still. Not too hoppy bitter taste mixed with a soft and mellow maltiness. Sharp front and smooth finish. Very restrained, a strong beer with session characteristics.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, peachy, some sweet malts, and some wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is peach, apricot, sweet malts and some mild floral notes. Quite beautifully balanced and refresing. It also gets some grassy notes in the aftertaste.

3
MaBeer1972 (2064) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from Mansfield. Pours out a light golden color. Low carbonation. Light honey malts and low spice. Not your typical IPA. Rather light and very sessionable. I wish this were in 12 packs.

3.2
thornecb (5920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours a slightly hazed amber into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention pancakes as it recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet tropical fruit and resin aromas. Thin with sour caramel and sourdough turning to sweet toffee before the medium length bitter earth finish.

3.1
berkshirejohn (6505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
22oz bottle from Crossroads Beer & Wine, Burlington, MA. - Labelled as Pub Draft. Amber with a ring of white head; herbal hop aroma; soft and full in the mouth with sweet chewy malts and gentle hops; and a smooth dry finish. This certainly lacks the attack of some IPAs, but is a pleasant alternative.

3.3
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
22oz Bottle, poured at Real Ales for Hope - Providence, RI. Aroma had a green lick of hops and minerals. Flavors were clean. Light pale malt presence and this was really noticeable compared to the darker, more malty backbone of the regular IPA. Otherwise, this feels like a weak British IPA. I’m not sure where Blue Hills gets their ideas about hoppy, but they should do some reinvention in that regard.


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