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Back Bay IPA - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Back Bay IPABack Bay IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-04-1998)
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Photo of CorvetteMike
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

a: Wonderful amber color.
s: Light hop, with pine/citrus smell.
t: Well balanced smooth citrus/pine taste.
m: Medium body with no after taste, smooth.
o: ExcellentIPA.

This beer does not need any improvement

CorvetteMike, Saturday at 01:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 3, 2014.

It pours a cloudy orange amber with a lingering off-white head. Some lacing.

The aroma seems very weak to me. I get virtually no hops...not even the subtly of hops with the caramel malts. This is getting a World Class rating? I must have a bad bottle.

Medium body.

The hops pick up a bit in the taste and balance it out the pale malts reasonably well but nothing overdoes anything else. Easy to drink but it seemed to be missing something.

puboflyons, Jun 03, 2014
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Back Bay IPA from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.