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Blue Hills India Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery

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Blue Hills India Pale AleBlue Hills India Pale Ale

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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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.65/5  rDev +22.1%
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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Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.