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Comet Tail Pale Ale - Blue Hills Brewery

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Comet Tail Pale AleComet Tail Pale Ale

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 20.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 03-03-2012)
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Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It honestly is a real treat every time I get to drink a beer from the Blue Hills Brewery. I have taken a few tours and have hiked the Blue hills many times and is a pleasant experience whenever I get the opportunity to visit the area. As far as I know this is a new beer by the Blue Hills, so lets dig in.

A: This beer pours a hazy, golden, lager color with a solid 1-in soapy white head that is slow to dissipate, so hard to tell any lacing at this point.

S: I get some sweet malts and earthy notes up front that consists of a slight hint of passion fruit and clove with some spice at the end.

T: Taste up front is a strong, sweet herbal flavor like a basil or parsley flavor. Through the middle I get some spice, a little malt, and some citrus hops. The finish is of dry yeast and gives off a bready aftertaste.

M: Very earthy with an enigmatic variety of flavors, full bodied but not much carbonation to speak of. Very drinkable for me.

O: A very good pale ale, not too dry and very full with its flavors. I only got a 12oz bottle, but I would definitely love a bomber of this. Prices for these beers are more expensive in stores, but if you get a chance to visit the brewery, you can get a 220z for $3.00. Never had a bad beer by this brewery which is very underrated. Once again, another solid brew from the Blue Hills!

SouljaSaia17, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

JayO, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of MoreThanWine
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reluctant 1/8" off-white head which faded pretty fast. The body in masstone looked like ice tea but held to the light it's a pretty hazy apricot. It smells nicely of toasted malt but not much else. The tast has the nice toasted malt and also some cocoa butter and a bit of a rye aftertaste. Fairly long bitter but pleasant finish. Frankly I quite enjoyed this.

MoreThanWine, May 18, 2012
Photo of codon2004
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber that my wonderful wife brought me home from the brewery.

Pours orange with a good clarity. Big head that dissipates slightly faster than average. Moderate lacing.

Light malts are very prevalent in the smell. Not picking up much beyond that, but I like it.

Initial taste matches the smell... aggressive light malt flavor. Caramel in the midtaste and the hops show up at the end. Not overpowering in any sense and goes down very easy.

Really like the smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

I really like this beer. The assertive malt character is different from a lot of APAs. A pleasant surprise for a guy who likes malty Oktoberfests and such. Very nice addition from a favorite local brewer.

codon2004, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

PatGreer, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of morebeergood
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bomber tonight of the newest release from Blue Hills. Poured into an Irish style pint glass. Hazy orange body. Thick white heads forms with a heavy pour. Some lacing, but not much. Smell had a really malty character to it. Great flavor. Lots of malt up front, with notes of caramel and toffee. Then the blend of hops hits the back of your throat at the end. Super smooth mouthfeel, with a creaminess that made this beer easy to drink. Low abv aided with the drinkability too. Great beer for a session or for someone looking for a nicely hopped APA. Easily could enjoy a growler of this one night. Great new addition to the Blue Hills lineup.

morebeergood, Mar 03, 2012
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Comet Tail Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.