Buzzards Bay Lizzie’s Famous "81 Whacks" Red India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Welcome to our mysteriously popular hoppy red ale which we brew once a year. Deep sanguine color couched in aromas of birch, toffee, citrus, beachplum and roasted nuts. Lizzie has killer hops throughout with a lingering and dry Maplecroft finish. Whacked with pale malt, two black malts and hopped with Warrior, Centennial; judiciously dry-hopped with Palisade, Ahtenum and Cascades.

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svandyke (249) - USA - JUN 14, 2017
22oz in New Bedford (whaling)- Deep gold with nice residual lacing. Nutty and malty notes with promise of hops to follow. Tastes of some bright malt with a good general hoppiness at the end.

Bebum (1008) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2017
Medium amber, clear, tight lace. Medium body, low flavor, hot and smooth mouthfeel, average length. Moderate bitterness, dry. Grapefruit style hops, malty. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Quick3Beers (1256) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a reddish amber from a bottle. Bit of a tropical fruit aroma, but piney flavor shines through more. Slight metallic aftertaste. Good beer.

halfonit (1368) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2015
I can’t believe that I never rated this one! Pours a darker golden color. Aroma is of your typical Buzzards Bay malts, hops and grain. Flavor is the same. Nothing special about this one, except for the whole Lizzie Borden thing that people talk about in Fall River and the tap handle which is an axe.

AirForceHops (7295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
22 oz. bottle pours a dark brown color. Aroma is dried leaves and almost a rye hint.

Body is light and astringent. The finish is metallic. Wow... Not good.

AdamChandler (5081) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
Colored dark brown, amber. 1 finger head and fades fast. Aroma is interesting. a bit of wood, penny and some moldy pineapple. Tastes like copper penny. the finish is like turpentine and shoe polish. man, I can’t get through his tinny pour.

Strykzone (7420) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber I picked up on an East Coast trip. This beer pours a huge beige head that oh so slowly fades leaving sticky lacing. Bread and biscuit notes. Plenty of malts. Hops bring some spice and floral notes. A very different beer and not an over powering one at all. Call it subtle. The first rater mentioned root beer and I also get that. The spiciness is almost rye. This is an odd duck.

Jow (3949) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour with slight reddish hue, attractive beige one finger head. Nose is hops and berry. Tastes of pine (sorta artificial piney), resin, perfume, Hawaiian punch, and root beer. Very dry and touch thin.

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