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Double Pale Ale - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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89
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-07-2010)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tumbler.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a small layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Floral, citrus, lemon, grassy, pilsner, and pale malts.

Taste : I get some booze and tingly bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel: A little chewy, tingly, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little booze.

Overall: Not too shabby out of a bottle, but better on draft. Good to see it in a bottle when I can't get it on draft.

Flounder57, Jul 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Beer Works Fenway in a stemmed vase. Not sure a 7.5% ABV warrants a smaller serving glass though.

A: The pour was amber in color with a tight white head.

S: Some sweetness and citrus, with malt tones in the background.

T: More bitterness than a standard pale ale but not in IPA territory. Some sweetness and citrus, with malt tones in the background

M: Medium bodied, not watery.

O: I usually get the Back Bay IPA, which is good, but I liked the DPA better. I had two of them.

ExtraStout, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

AshlandNacho, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

SunDevilBeer, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: citrus hops

Taste: apricot, tangerine, grass, and a bunch of pale malt

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness towards the end, dryness at the end, light bodied with moderate-high carbonation

Overall: A good citrusy pale ale. The alcohol is very well hidden here. One I would sip on a hot day.

tigg924, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Roguer, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of msheridan03
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stopped through the Logan airport and had an early lunch. Pleasantly suppressed to find a micro-brew, especially this seasonal brew.

Fairly strong for a pale ale. At first has a full body with what guessing I'm Fuggle Hops and a nice sweat finish.

Finding something other than Sam Adams in an airport (and free wi-fi) in a pleasant surprise.

msheridan03, May 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

trevorpost, Jun 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ChugsMugs
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped in to wet the mouth before the DMB show last night.
A light golden brown with thick creamy head. Lacing gripped the edges beautifully. Strong bitter fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, and some rich florals. Bam! Hops galore, simcoe? reminded me of Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe IPA. Rich in the mouth with a great bitterness in the swallow. This one was good enough to make me buy another immediately.

ChugsMugs, Nov 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1%

sachie23, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Fahz, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Surf1, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerBucks, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of msween21
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

msween21, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Userme59
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Userme59, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -1%

DerekMorgan, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Sweffin, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mbonugli
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mbonugli, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

BRLockwood, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a bit of haze. Decent head but leaves a minimal amount of lace.

Beautiful floral aroma. This is what one wants from smell: attractive and inviting.

An exceptionally wel-balanced, highly hopped beer. The initial flavor is mostly lightly toasted malts with a touch of sweetness. The bitterness slowly seeps in, although it never overwhelms. The body is full and the carbonation is low. A subtle and complex beer.

smcolw, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beer Works Fenway

A: The pour is a pale amber color with a finger of white head.

S: An intensely fruity aroma with lots of peach and apricot, maybe some pineapple too. There is just a bit of herbal character and quite a lot of grapefruit. Some sweet malt in the background.

T: Sweet bread and toffee flavor up front followed by a strong hop flavor. As with the aroma, it's very fruity with lots of peach, pineapple, and grapefruit. A somewhat mild bitterness, but very nice pine flavors.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: Probably the best beer on-tap at my two trips to Beer Works. Good stuff.

womencantsail, Oct 03, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed vase, the beer is a golden-yellow coloring with a filmy, white coating of head on the surface. Resiny, green, basil nose. The flavors have a solid caramel malt backbone that carries a tangy kick at the end of the palate. The backbone supports a resiny, bitter, hoppy overtone. The aftertaste is bitter and spiced, with a tangy, bitter finish. Tasty brew, and very easy to drink despite the heavy flavor profiles.

GarthDanielson, Jun 03, 2012
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Double Pale Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.