Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA - Blue Hills Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +22.6%
"Wow." The word that came to mind when I took my first sip. IPA seekers looking for the ultra hoppy experience most double IPAs deliver like me will have a similar reaction.
Not too bitter, though, but smooth. Sipping down a full 22oz Imperial at 8% you think would be overwhelming without a salty steak, but this Double I was able to enjoy standing on its own, probably a consequence of its unfiltered nature. Deep orange hue and citric notes.
I've gone out of my way to taste the many locally brewed double IPAs Boston offers, and this one fits into my top 5. If you're looking for super fresh beer, strong, hoppy, and drinkable, the Blue Hills Double IPA remains highly recommended. A standalone Double.
04-25-2013 21:30:10 | More by agilejelly
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
A: The beer is murky amber orange in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that hardly down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with lacing down the sides of the glass
S: The nose has flavors of biscuity and toffee malts along with notes of citrusy hops.
T: Initial flavors of biscuity malts are present in the nose, with hints of toffee and citrusy hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not appeal all hopheads, but it has a great balance between the malts and hops. It also hides its alcohol very well.
05-18-2013 22:27:56 | More by metter98
4.75/5 rDev +30.9%
I poured this bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.
This beer looks ruddy for a body almost rust colored and cloudy. The head is off-white.
The beer smells first like grass then tropical fruit some citrus and some pine. There's a faint grain smell as well.
There is a very nice complex back-and-forth action between sweet grain flavor and Fruit. The beer finishes with a very nice pine alcohol and fruit stone burn.
Medium to low carbonation
Overall this is a very nice double IPAA certainly something that is different from what is already out there on the market certainly worth a try and actually very drinkable
09-28-2013 19:54:26 | More by jneiswender
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
A: Pours a lightly hazy medium copper in color with some light orange + golden yellow highlights and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized medium thick patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of malts with toffee sweetness and some moderate citrus/lemon/tangerine and floral hops.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit malts that impart a light amount of sweetness to the beer. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/lemon/tangerine and floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy upfront with light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: Overall the alcohol in this beer is very well hidden and it is easy to drink because there is a really nice balance between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness. Enjoyable and definitely one worth having again.
05-18-2013 22:16:52 | More by dbrauneis
3.64/5 rDev +0.3%
I keep buying their beers hoping they will get better, now in a can, at least that's cool, no date, but picked up a week ago.
Pours a smaller fizzy head that flashes over quickly but leaves some lacing, hazy dark orange slight chestnut brown color.
Nose isn't too bad, some hops bringing a little earth and pine, mild candied orange peel citrus, a bit of a mossy forest floor earth, a big sweet malty base with little caramel and toasy reddish malts, little candy like too, and hints of booze waft out.
Taste starts with the sweet malt kick, candy like sweet malts, toasty reddish malts, little caramel almost syrup, and some mild warming tingly booze with that. Then hops, again that earthy hop character at first, mossy forest floor but not a ton of that or pine, a mild candied orange peel again, and citrus zest. The hops turn a bit spicy and chewy as it goes, towards the finish the hops turn a little bit of a stale oil character, but mostly bitter spicy chewy hops, as the finish dries it gets quite spicy and chewy and almost astringent bitter, and a bit of a sticky feel lingering.
Mouth is med to a big bigger bod, mild warming tingly booze, decent carb a little on the lighter side though.
Overall not bad, pretty average when it comes to a DIPA as far as hops and malts go, but a decent balance and nice characters, hops are def not my fav, but this beer isn't too bad. Maybe the problem with the beers I've been having is freshness instead of quality, but maybe not. Maybe they turned a new leaf and trying to improve, not quite sure, but I'll try another one next time I'm in the area and see what I think then.
01-31-2014 00:52:04 | More by jlindros
3.66/5 rDev +0.8%
Good lasting head. Starts with a blanket of lace and ends with spotty lace. The color is amber and clear.
More malty than almost every IPA/DIPA offering I've had. Lots of caramel to the nose. Oddly, I smell milk (lactose?). Blindfolded I think I'd guess a British Mild.
Creamy texture with the aforementioned milky aspect to the taste. I'm not sure where the hop is. It shows up, but only for balance. Lots of caramel with a touch of sweet syrup and earth. Full bodied and lowly carbonated.
07-28-2013 19:58:08 | More by smcolw
4.31/5 rDev +18.7%
Picked up a growler from the brewery yesterday after a tasting.
Appearance: Poured a deep amber/orange hue into a tulip. Nice two finger head, good lacing on the glass. A solid looking Double IPA.
Smell: Floral aroma, citrusy notes as well. Not as much fresh hop aroma as you get in many west coast DIPA, but still a very nice smell.
Taste: I was very surprised by the taste, this goes down smooth like a DIPA, but retains the hoppiness of a standard American IPA. At 8%, this is very (dangerously) drinkable and enjoyable. Not overly bitter, but leaning more towards IPA than DIPA in terms of taste.
Mouthfeel: Bready, but very light and drinkable.
Overall: A very very solid DIPA here from Blue Hills Brewery. Worth seeking out and a great value at the price. I could drink a lot of this.
05-16-2013 14:41:20 | More by Mikecap
Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.