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Blue Hills Pub Draft IPA - Blue Hills Brewery

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Blue Hills Pub Draft IPABlue Hills Pub Draft IPA

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

the 22 oz bomber & draft version of the IPA.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 09-02-2010)
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

cclark67789, Jun 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of HamdenHector
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

A: clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to an uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: more sourness that anything else; a little caramel malt in the background;

T: unfortunately, it follows the nose; maybe a bad bottle?

M: a little thin; moderately carbonated;

O: no date, so no way of knowing how old this is; no hop aroma or flavor; with the sourness, I doubt I would try this again;

HamdenHector, Sep 02, 2014
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2.32/5  rDev -31.6%

ksevans1004, Sunday at 12:35 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Massbmx, Jan 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

redfox405, Apr 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Brockb444, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%

220z bottle, $4.95 from Andover Liquors.


Upon removal of the cap the beer lept out of the bottle revealing a giant puddle on the countertop, and a full pint of pure foam in the glass. About a half bottle loss.
After the settling, the beer is murky in the glass with a dense skim coat and strings of yeasty chunks on the walls of the glass.

Aromatics are disapointingly meek, with barely a trace of piney hops with grainy malt following through.

Medium bodied with a prickly, tacky mouthfeel.

Sweet malt with a lactic twang and hints of pine and grapefruit starts the palate. Grainy, husky malt follows through with a light bitterness.

Finishes with sweet malt, wet paper, and light tartness.

Infected beer and I'd like my money back please. Beyond that the base beer is subdued and stale.
I'll be done with Blue Hills.

brewandbbq, Mar 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

juicebox, Dec 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

frosted33, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of YouSkeete
3/5  rDev -11.5%

A: Yellow, golden/amber. Finger thick eggshell white head with nice lacing.

S: Fresh hops, bananas, yeast, citrus. Smooth, rich malts off the nose as well. Hints of grapefruits & wheat bread.

T/M: Sugared fruits and fresh hops with a rich bitterness on the first sip. Grapefruits, bananas, honey and flat yeast. Simple, smooth, medium sized classic I.P.A. body. Moderately carbonated.

D: Pretty average. Refreshing.

YouSkeete, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%

Bought a 22oz bottle of this last week at Harrington's for $4.49 and I popped it on Labor Day, 05SEP11.

Color was medium copper, and it was a bit muted, or flat. Had steady carbo, but the head was off white and quite thin, mostly a rim-clinger. Lacing was sparse as well. Aroma was somewhat fruity, though really hard to find all-in-all. Body was medium, and the liquid was fairly smooth overall.

Flavor was... different. Had minimal malt, maybe some toasty action if you looked hard. Flavors were not citrussy, or really bitter, but more like green apple and pear. This tasted more like a funky homebrew gone a bit awry. A very big "meh" on this one.

3.03 rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5


Bierman9, Sep 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Skelton, Feb 17, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 12, 2011. The pour is a medium-dark amber and slightly hazy with no head or lacing to speak of. I get some earthy hops on the nose but what I really get is a whole lot more if is grapefruit in all it's tart glory. Maybe some malts if I really sniff hard. It comes across as barnyard-like. The taste has the same grapefruit character as the aroma with slightly more sweetened malts. The hops are much too subtle in my mind to consider this an IPA.

puboflyons, Aug 12, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

Deep copper color with a strong, sweet, caramel, malty aroma. Bready and delicious, but not as much hop presence as I would have thought with an IPA?
The taste confirms the aroma, with a strong malt presence. It's balanced with a citrusy hop presence: orange peel, grapefruit; but with some pineyness as well. I'd give it overall awesomeness.
Not thick, not thin, just average for an style/ABV of this sort. Sessionable.
Well-balanced, and very drinkable. It's not what I'd get for a real hop craving, but it's definitely an IPA I could session. Good beer.

GregPearson33, Mar 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Bjlps, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kevgod, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Mikeynas, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Davepoolesque, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Thatbastarddon, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

paulish, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

SHCC, Apr 06, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in followed by a strong but not over-powering hops presence creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, not a bad beer but there are several others that are better in the style.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 26, 2011
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Blue Hills Pub Draft IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.