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Blue Boots IPA - Northampton Brewery

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Blue Boots IPA
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northampton Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: orsulacp on 05-14-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery with the Larse on our Northampton mandate. Was able to enjoy this one before engaging in a night of debauchery at the MG in MA. I haven't been blown away by any of their beers but I always haven't disliked any of them. This one fell right in line with the norm. The bartender informed us this was the brewer's baby and I can appreciate that. It was a bit more hopped up than their regular ipa which I can also appreciate. It tasted nice and clean and went down pretty easy. I was milking it a bit before I headed over to the Sierra Grill, and finally the dirty truth. Solid beer but nothing I would go out of my way to try.

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Bright glowing orange with a 1-finger or so white head. Color is very nice, head turns to a ring and leaves some lacing.

Nose starts as faint-but-enjoyable IPA, but is strange when it warms...earthy, funky, rotten oranges.

The first sip is great, but goes downhill from there. Bitterness engulfs any strong flavor. I get earthy + floral notes and citrus. Malt doesn't really come through til the end, nice bready malts.

Not bad but the flavors aren't strong enough to push through all that bitterness, malt is barely there, not a good balance. Their Pucker Power IPA is the better choice.

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Enjoyed at the brewpub, this shows a cloudy amber color with a decent off-white foamy head and solid lacing. The aroma brings a beautiful citrus floral bouquet. Nuff said. The flavor jumps out with a lovely floral hop that finishes with a little orange-lemon bite. There’s a malty breadiness along for the ride and some grainy pepper to balance out this smooth hop brew. There’s a little biscuit but the theme is somewhat perfumey floral hops. It’s medium-light bodied with a polite but full carbonation that brings a relatively light but frothy feel that includes a dry hop finish. I enjoyed this though it might be a bit more of the perfumey thing then some people will prefer but I was very pleased. Nice IPA!

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Beer arrived in the pint glass with a partially cloudy copper color and wisp foam. Pine and citrus hops dominated the aroma. A medium body with a slick, almost oily texture left a thin coating on the palate. Mostly bitter in the flavor profile. Flowers, pine, and citrus all conspired to the hoppy taste.

A solid brew, but not an outstanding one. I think it could use a little more balance and complexity. It had the mouth feel of DIPA with the the taste of an APA.

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This beer poured a cloudy orange with a nice white head. The aroma was great, very sweet grapefruit, with hint of a biscuit malt and some pininess. The taste was more of the same, sweet but not overly sweet, a little bitterness, and a decent malt backing. The ending had a piney bitterness, it was good. The carbonation was a little off, it was under carbonated, in a big IPA I like a good amount of carbonation to release the alcohol and the malt, that is probably why the malt didn't back up the hops in this beer. The low carbonation didn't help the drinkability.

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Draught @ Brewpub: This one poured a clear, slightly orange color. It had a small off-white head that left a fair amount of lacing. The nose is good, but not that strong. Citrus and pine hops are the most prevalent aromas that I picked up. The taste is fairly bitter. Pine and citrus top the list again. The malt body behind the hops could have been a bit stronger. It could have been a bit better balanced. Still, it was pretty good.

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I would have told you this was great, until I tasted their alpha project cascade, now I think its downright generic. blonde in color and a little drab on the head front. nose of bitter hops and almost no grain, where is the middle here? the taste is well bitter, but doesn't have any real interesting characteristics to speak of, perhaps a bit of a attitude, but I don't taste nuance, and as such, this is like about a billion other American made india pale ales, nothing to it. not bad, just stock. lighter body is welcomed, but the carbonation is shy of where it needs to be, and honestly the more I drink of this the less I like it. call me pretentious, but im just getting disillusioned with industry standard ipas, this is that, lacking individuality. easy drinking, but I don't care anymore.

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Blue Boots IPA from Northampton Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.