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Bunker Buster IPA - Blue Hills Brewery

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Bunker Buster IPA
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

77 IBU

Brewed with Nugget, Apollo, Summit, Glacier, and Cascade.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 09-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-25-2013 23:31:25 | More by DrinkingDrake
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2.73/5  rDev -27.6%

Pre-filled growler from the brewery. Poured into a Corsendonk tulip (my standard taster).

A – Pours a hazy pale gold with a surprisingly effervescent white head that receded quickly. Almost no lacing on the glass, even after a few swirls.

S – Considering the hop bill, I assumed that this one would be quite fragrant but there was, surprisingly, mostly grain in the nose. The citrus hop aroma was there, but I had to really look for it.

T – Fairly tasty, but grainy. Anything but sweet. High bitterness, but simultaneously exhibiting more muted hop flavors (tangerine, Mineola orange, some piney accents). A fairly long, biter finish.

M –Light body, with a club soda-like carbonation that was a bit too much.

O – I was expecting more. I appreciate that BHB attempted to dial up the hops to make a more traditional American, perhaps "west coast" IPA (their original IPA is so unusual as to put off many IPA drinkers), but this one is a bit of a miss for me. A lack of hop aroma, thin body and the the seltzer-like mouthfeel means I likely won’t go out of my way to buy this one again. I prefer their original IPA.

UPDATE: 2 days later, after the carbonation fell off a bit, the hop flavors and aroma came out a bit more. I updated my Taste score appropriately.

10-01-2012 21:46:49 | More by andylipp
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-28-2012 23:40:48 | More by Massbmx
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

Lasting, if modest, head. Leaves a blanket of lace...initially. Very cloudy with a green-orange color. No permanent lace.

The smell features a combination of grapefruit rind and pineapple. Attractive.

The taste starts with the aforementioned pineapple but quickly gives way to a hot pepper bitterness. The aftertaste is one of the longest I've had. The body is mildly thin but the carbonation is cask-conditioned low.

09-02-2012 17:37:30 | More by smcolw
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-09-2012 02:58:19 | More by MNBeerNE
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2013 03:44:17 | More by MAbeerNE1
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-10-2012 21:44:47 | More by hockeyfighter19
Bunker Buster IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.