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Blue Hills India Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

106 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 25.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
the 12 oz bottle/six pack version of the IPA.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 01-23-2009)
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Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #35 (Dec 2009):

This one pours foamy with an unfiltered, hazy, dark copper color, topped with a massive three-fingered head that retains forever. Aroma is powdery, slightly spicy and floral, with hints of citric and fresh malt. Body is full and rounded, slightly chewy on the palate. Quite malty and sweet up front with toasted and caramel notes followed by some breadiness. Rhubarb. Over-ripe strawberries. Esters. Slightly sharp and tart. Citric, rind, not overly bitter, but most certainly hoppy. Dries up with some grain and leafy tannins in the finish; not in a good way, a bit rough.

Unique, despite the market being flooded with IPAs; however, its uniqueness is not all positive. Given what the market expects from an American IPA (something hoppy and clean), this brew could use some cleaning up. We did enjoy the malt-to-hop balance though.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 15:30:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.