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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA - Blue Hills Brewery

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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPABlue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 20.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Flounder57 on 04-10-2013

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 22
Photo of hippieflip
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LutherBrau
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Malty side-tongue lingering. Unfiltered. Looks like a gross brownish red filthpit. Good strong double IPA hop scent.

Photo of Enriquehopnog
1.14/5  rDev -66.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was absolutely undrinkable. I have never found myself dumping a whole 22oz beer down the sink before. This was awful. I wish I could get my $7 back. I also assume everything this place makes is for the "crowd" and equally tastes like trash. What is wrong with this place? Just throw in a shandy for the "crowd" along with one more IPA...there are too many people brewing with no quality. This makes me rethink what I am buying in the store when I try someone new. Absolutely disgusting beer this was

Photo of beerdude2014
1.25/5  rDev -63.7%

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out with some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is a bit weak for the style but provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer overall but the lack of hops makes it just mediocre for a 2IPA.

Photo of Mini4x
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Not really sure what makes this a 'Double IPA' I got zero hops, very caramel and malty flavors. Other folks seem to like it maybe I got an old / bad one, but compared to other 2xIPAs this was not good.

Photo of amalburg
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Carpentiere
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Katzj78
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of SawDog505
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of illpass78
4.29/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a glowing orange-amber with a big white head. Fair amount of lacing, and pretty good carbonation.

Aroma: This beer has an earthy, hoppy, grapefruity aroma that is buoyed by some nice biscuit malt. There's also some buttered toast, lots of floral aroma, and herbaceous quality. Lots of grass and pine, too.

Taste: That grapefruit note is up front, as is pine and citrus. Nice malt balance, too.

Mouthfeel: Good balance. Dangerously drinkable for a somewhat high ABV beer.

Overall: Very solid 2XIPA. Love that it's presented in cans, too. Good stuff - nice flavors, good booze burn, easy on the palate for an 80 ABV beer. Find it, drink it.

Photo of Patlee3324
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on October 11, 2014.

Medium amber pour with decent off-white head and a slight fogginess to it all.

Hops are what my nose picks up first along with an undercurrent of toasted malts, slight fruitiness, and sweetness. But nothing jumps out as dominating.

The body is medium to heavy.

This is meant to be a Double IPA so I expected bitter, pungent hops but I did not get that. Oh yes there are hops in the taste but I think their regular IPA has more hop bitterness than this one does. At least the 8% ABV is muted.

Photo of bshaw100
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

batches are inconsistent, no quality controls

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of sdaly3
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of demps
2/5  rDev -41.9%

I like the regular blue hills IPA and the Black Hops but this one is barely palatable. Tasted way overly malty and sweet for an IPA. Strong alcohol flavor, big body, nice color... barely any hops... tasted like a home-brew where maybe the fermenter wasn't sealed and the beer got spoiled.

Photo of NorseKaiser
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of diehlio
3.92/5  rDev +14%

Photo of riy3rd
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.