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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
83
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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metter98

New York

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:27:56 | More by metter98
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 00:52:04 | More by jlindros
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 19:58:08 | More by smcolw
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:16:52 | More by dbrauneis
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 15:59:52 | More by VelvetExtract
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-25-2013 08:56:14 | More by jaxon53
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-18-2013 22:10:41 | More by smithj4
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-18-2013 17:28:45 | More by DonFrap
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy and cloudy orange with some golden hues. Nice amber notes are perceived as well. A huge 2 inch head forms from a fairly gentle pour. The head is nice and dense and quite sticky. Retention is amazing.

Aroma of some tropical fruit notes mixed in with some pine. There is a nice fresh grassy aroma to it as well with some woody notes, cedar maybe. Citrusy hop juices are present in the nose with some more prominent sweetness from the malts.

Flavor starts off with some pungent citrusy and piney hops. The balance between citrus and pines is there. Abrasive but also quite herbal. There is an underlain tropical fruit note that adds some sweetness. Taste somewhat like Mosiac hops. Pretty yummy and approachable. Nice caramel notes mixed with the hops, awesome bready as well. Mouthfeel is medium with nice dry bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 01:59:21 | More by JoEBoBpr
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-30-2013 16:25:44 | More by morebeergood
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2013 23:41:35 | More by PatGreer
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured the growler into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a nice one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. This beer is unfiltered with some clarity and is a hazy pale orange with bubbles coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: We got some nice caramel and toasted malts with a lot of tropical and citrus hops in the nose. The hops give off nice notes of tangerine, grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, and a little bubble gum too.

Taste: Those tropical fruit hops are delicious. A little hop bitterness that is mostly balanced out by the caramel malts. Very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, tingling hop bitterness, a little chewy, and very drinkable for an 8% beer.

Overall: At 8%, this beer rocks. Alcohol is hidden very well and this beer is very drinkable. I will be enjoying more of this in the future.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2013 01:51:38 | More by Flounder57
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-10-2013 23:07:56 | More by bostonryan
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-12-2014 23:22:42 | More by Resuin
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2013 14:41:20 | More by Mikecap
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-14-2013 04:30:44 | More by Duhast500
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-06-2014 00:19:56 | More by virinow
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-02-2013 15:54:59 | More by hockeyfighter19
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-04-2013 01:55:12 | More by jayhunter357
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-31-2014 00:05:22 | More by Dizzy242
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HopsintheSack

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

11-14-2013 00:06:18 | More by HopsintheSack
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 19:54:26 | More by jneiswender
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2013 13:46:59 | More by aorloski
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-26-2013 02:36:41 | More by scxcrunner
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-03-2013 00:38:34 | More by Goldfishman
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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.