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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

166 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
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I had this beer on tap... This beer was fresh as heck.. Nice powerful hoppy taste with a nice hoppy smell.. I've been to a few beer works in Mass,. I must say the Back Bay IPA stood out.. Great beer....cheers to this beer...next time I go back I will certainly grab this one right away

Serving type: on-tap

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Back Bay IPA from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.