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Imperial Red I.P.A. - Blue Hills Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: portia99 on 12-24-2009)
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Reviews by KarlosT:
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this to be a great, very refined IPA. Didn't know about the high ABV until after I had tasted it (at a Blue Hills beer tasting event).

Prefer the taste of this much more than their regular IPA. Also enjoyed this much more the Harpoon Leviathan (their high ABV IPA).

Bought the remaining bottle in the liquor store.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 20:58:29 | More by KarlosT
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Imperial Red I.P.A. from Blue Hills Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.