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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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BA SCORE
81
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Flounder57 on 04-10-2013)
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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.

demps, Aug 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

NorseKaiser, Aug 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

kvgomps, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

ssoulf, Mar 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Beerfarts, Jul 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

HopsintheSack, Nov 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

BastardFromABasket, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
2.9/5  rDev -19%

A-Pours a copper hue with a rather large head for such a small sample size.

S-Very subdued. Malty caramel and dough. More sweetness followed by a dull candied grapefruit aroma and maybe some pine.

T-Much of the same. Lots of sweetness. Doughy, caramel dipped bread. Light, grapefruit and pine. An unattractive herbality as well.

M-Soft carbonation. Lingering bitterness. A bit boozy.

O/D-Not my type of DIPA in the least. If you're looking for a malt forward DIPA here she lies.

VelvetExtract, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Dhamma73, Apr 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Goldfishman, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

bostonryan, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

AOShabaz, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

sdaly3, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

fearfactory, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Agnazub, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

2ellas, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Oidmoe, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Ohmmygawd
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%

I'm not really impressed by this one. The smell was exciting and made me look forward to the grapefruit flavor and floral hops only to be hit with a very strong malty bitterness and bite. I do however like how this feels as it rolls over my tongue.

A- Orange and heady with a nice cloud.
S- Fruity sweet grapefruit smell.
T- Bitter bite and with a malty following and small hint of grapefruit.
M- After the initial bite the feel rolls over your tongue and leaves a carbonated feeling.
O- Not too impressed. I feel like the grapefruit isn't hitting in the right place and that it's not as balanced as it should be for being such a strong beverage.

Cheers.

Ohmmygawd, Dec 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

virinow, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

hockeypuck, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

EB1, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Kruja5, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DonFrap, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ejh06752, May 27, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -7%

I really was hesitant to like this beer as I've not had good experiences with this brewery. However I beginning to like this beer. I think these are new hops. At least new to me.

As the beer has warmed up a bit I can better smell and taste the elements. Good beer. But not a great beer.

Also I may be biased by my west coast IPA tastes.

fureousangel, Jul 04, 2013
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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.