Blue Hills India Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery
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Reviews by jondeelee:
3.95/5 rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Blue Hill IPA smells of citrus hops and sugary malts, the former taking a good lead on the latter. On the hops side, the brew bears the typical grapefruit and pine aromas (leaning more toward the grapefruit), but adds just a hint of rosewater. The malts come across as light waves of toasted grains, and a hint of brown sugar.
On the tongue, the brew is of course bitter, but not excessively so, the hops being well-balanced by sugars. Still, good grapefruit rind notes sparkle throughout the mouthful. The malts bring a good level of brown sugars to the mix, accompanied by toasted grains and a few light fruit esters (apricot mainly, with hints of pear and apple) that nicely hide the 6.6% ABV. Late in the mouthful most of the sugars die off, and the hops rebound in strength, bringing fresh grapefruit rind flavors, as well as a healthy touch of pine. The aftertaste is mainly these latter hop flavors, and lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this is a good IPA, providing a balanced mixture of bitters and sugars that makes the beer very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2011 16:33:14 | More by jondeelee
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3.25/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
In a pint glass the beer was a gold color. The head was white and medium-sized, and left a little bit of lace.
Not much to the aroma. A little pine, a little citrus, and a bit of sweet malt. Very understated.
Same for the taste: a little pine, a little citrus, a bit of bread. Just not that much there.
As others have said, not much of an IPA sense to this beer, more like a pale ale.
This bomber will do it for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 20:44:53 | More by lordofthewiens
Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.