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RIPA - Rosemary Imperial Pale Ale - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-18-2014 19:41:39 | More by Oidmoe
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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New Hampshire

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Nearly clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops with lingering bitter aftertaste, more like an IPA. $3.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 22:31:09 | More by jdhilt
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-12-2013 23:05:26 | More by Userme59
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received a medium gold brew with a slight head. No lace.

Big herbal nose. You absolutely get the rosemary in this one. Some malt notes bring up the rear. with a touch of pine.

Herbal bitterness, some citric rind, some lean malt, cracker notes, a little soapy, finishing with some lightly malty bitterness.

Medium to medium light in body.

Decent, and different. The rosemary give this a nice touch, and it helps a rather average brew into being a better beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 21:14:32 | More by OtherShoe2
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love going to the brewery before a Sox game, good beers, but the ones they bottle seem to be so-so.

Pours a huge 2 finger fizzy slight creamy head that fades semi slowly, nice lacing too, super hazy slight sediment laden orange-red colored.

Nose brings a nice herbal aroma, the rosemary is quite dominant, a bit of earthy grassy hop characters with slight citrus and fruit, mild caramel malt with little sweet malt smell.

Taste starts wtih sweet malt, caramel and juicy sweet malt, little toasty. Right into rosemary, lots of rosemary like this is a pure rosemary fermented beverage. Hops are mild grassy and a little earthy, hint spicy and piney, fair bitterness between the hops and rosemary. Malts turn a little candy like with mild booze warmth, bit fluffy, and a little yeasty bready touch. Finish is still sweet, quite bitter as the hops really take over between the grassy earthy slight spicy hops and the rosemary, little caramel malt character too.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing great either, so much rosemary and little good hop character, decent malty balance, and bit boozy for only 7.5%, but not bad as an overall beer that delivers plenty of rosemary as it promised.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 03:08:55 | More by jlindros
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-29-2013 16:19:44 | More by HattedClassic
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange amber, a tad light for an IPA of 7.5%. BIg thick head leaves some webs. Looks unfiltered.

S: Alot of rosemary, floral, probably cascade hops, some grapefruit, some pineapple and a little tropicalness going on.

T: Hops up front, more floral than the taste. A ton of rosemary, a little bit too much for my liking. Not much malt backbone. Mostly pine in the taste. Lotta pine in the taste. A touch of bready yeast.

M: Solid body, quite rich, a little chewy/heavy, seems a bit over carbonated .

O: Its decent, kinda interesting as a I havent had a rosemary beer before, its very floral. If you like floral ipa's I'd say try it, otherwise probably not worth the money. Not a bad beer per se, but basically a normal IPA with a shitload of rosemary.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:34:40 | More by BigCheese
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-01-2013 23:39:49 | More by waiting4lunch
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-26-2013 00:23:53 | More by jwps214
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +13%

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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-18-2013 17:33:38 | More by DonFrap
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KCAS81

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

08-08-2013 00:10:42 | More by KCAS81
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a big white head that takes awhile to settle. Clear, light bronze body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Noticeable rosemary but not much else.
T) Hop bite from the start. The rosemary mixes in quite well and doesn't overtake the palate. Lingering hop bite and rosemary in the finish.
M) Medium light body. Slightly dry finish.
O) A decent brew. Again the rosemary fits well in this profile, but personally I wish there was more of it.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:04:32 | More by u2carew
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heather625

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2013 20:41:26 | More by heather625
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightlyhazed, copper-orange coloring with a foamy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of rosemary and grass, tangerine, and a slight roasting. Very interesting nose. Flavors are very rosemary heavy on the forward tongue, with a caramel backbone and citrus tart that tries to balance but ends up being overpowered by the spicing. Smooth and light in mouth thanks to a steady flow of carbonation. Pepper, rosemary, and pine characters in the aftertase, with a clean, slightly dry finish and spiced linger. Very unique brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 16:03:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Amber in color, great clarity. Two fingers of creamy white head retain very well. Lacing leaves a thick collar on the glass.

S: Hops are floral with a restrained citrus character. Tangerine and soft pine. Rosemary places a stiff jab of herbal spiciness and plays up an almost briny sort of scent. Grainy and biscuity malt sits behind all of this.

T: Soft piney hops greet the palate. Fruity notes of tangerine, blood orange, pineapple, and lemon peel. Malt base of biscuit and grain provides a foundation. Perhaps a hint of broth. Leafy hop bitterness transitions seamlessly into tastes of herbal rosemary. It's tough to tell where the hops end and the rosemary begins, but at some point the rosemary takes the reigns and becomes the focal point. Finishes with herbal rosemary, supporting resiny hops, and a dry graininess.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy texture is cut by moderate carbonation, which adds crispness and brings out the rosemary a bit more. some hop astringency.

O: It feels a little disjointed on the nose, but in taste it is seamless and very well balanced. The rosemary compliments the hop flavor and bitterness nicely. It isn't so much about the rosemary itself; it's more about enhancing and building off of the hop bitterness and flavor that's already at play.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:28:21 | More by ryan1788a5
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

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RIPA - Rosemary Imperial Pale Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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