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Blue Hills India Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery

Blue Hills India Pale AleBlue Hills India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

99 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3
pDev: 26.33%


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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Reviews by jondeelee:
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

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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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.

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Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.