Blue Hills India Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery
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Reviews by mothman:
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.65/5 rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to HopGoblin for this extra.
Poured into Rare Vos glass
Pours a little over a finger of thick beige head. Pretty solid retention and amazing lace walls down the glass. Color is a dark caramel brown. Very dark for an ipa. 4.5
Aroma: Lots of floral hops, but even more citrus fruit. A nice blend of oranges and grapefruit. There is also a small amount of bready malts. The flavor seems to be muted a bit.3.5
Taste: Not as hoppy as I was expecting. It is more earthy and grassy than floral flavored. A lot of malts cover up the hops. The citrus flavors are blander here, nothing pronounced.
Mouthfeel: Bitter, but creamy from all the malts. I think this ipa is a little too balanced. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends sticky and grassy.
Overall, I was glad I got to try another new brew, but this ipa brought more of a balanced flavor to the table, while I like my ipas to be more hoppy. Still drinkable and something I'd drink again.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2010 03:06:23 | More by mothman
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3.25/5 rDev +7.6%
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
3.08/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Well...hard to say this is an IPA--very little of the extra hop it takes to make the jump from a pale ale to an IPA--at a minimum its not a well balanced hop.
Had it on draft and it came with your standard white head and color was a bit darker than most IPA's.
Barely any fruit essence, just a nice, smooth pale ale. I could drink a few of these with ease, but this simply doesn't compare to a true IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2012 21:15:14 | More by ExtraStout
Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.