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Tell Tale Heart IPA - B.W. Beer Works USA

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very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Your first experience with this IPA is the citrus bouquet from its rocky white head. The initial taste is subdued but gradually becomes intense without any harsh bitterness. The Heartier the Better.

50 IBU

Formerly called "Tell Tale Heart Ale".

(Beer added by: AdamBear on 02-28-2013)
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Reviews by farrago:
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Solid finger plus of clean white foam, dense and not delicate in appearance, no dimpling but not the best retention ever, the lacing takes the form of sheets which slowly roll down the glass sides. While clear there does seem to be an extremely fine particulate inside the liquid, the bubbles are sparse and loosely aggregated, if that word is even applicable, close to coppery red but really more orange to yellow away from the core of the glass, pretty in a simple fashion. The nose is noticeably sweet and leans heavily on pink to white grapefruit, tangerine citrus, close to the exclusion of all else, flowers, peach, pear, apricot fruit, could be considered herbaceous but the lack of bitterness does not support, albeit has a nice cleansing sensation in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, taut with some push from the active carbonation, while there’s still all that grapefruit, orange citrus and white pit fruit, the grassiness, pepper and toasted baguette help tilt things back towards the center. Conversely, caramel, molasses, pine and coconut bring it back to the sweeter end of the spectrum. Dry yet with minimal bitter bite, curious to know what the IBUs are. Its friendliness wins you over, why not enjoy rather than parse and quibble?

farrago, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KolbMarley, Dec 27, 2013
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dcbeers, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Glibber, Jan 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Dduquette, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a smooth finger of creamy off-white head. This soaps the sides of the glass with thick sticky lacing. The aroma smells floral and piney with a fresh green citrus character and a touch of spice. Light herbal and tropical flavors hang on the edges, where they mingle with a mix of bread and caramel from the malts. The hops have a nice fresh power to them in the nostrils. The taste is similar, with a fresh and zesty citric bite, while dank herbal, sweeter tropical and tangy malt flavors run throughout. Resins and spice linger in the finish. Feel is medium bodied with a soft, creamy and even a bit oily carbonation that is extremely smooth feeling. This was a pleasant surprise and it’s nice to see another well-made and local IPA on the market. I’ll definitely be returning to this.

Kegatron, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

heystevec, Mar 13, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +14%

Had this on tap in a pint glass. Might have been served a little bit colder than I would have liked.

Appearance: Definitely much darker than I would have expected for an IPA. Amber brownish.

Smell: Some citrus but mainly guava and tropical fruit, some malt sweetness.

Taste: mango, cracker maltiness, citrus, pine

Mouthfeel: thick carbonation with a touch of creaminess.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. Definitely one of the least hoppy IPA's I have had although a very solid beer and would drink it again.

Mises85, Apr 27, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a single mix a sixer into a pint glass.

Pours medium colored orange copper with heady layer of white foam. Bready nose, malty. Really strong bitter pops out and eases into citrussy lemon light flavor. Chewy pine bitter holds afterwards. Overall a good flavored IPA with a nice hop kick.

KTCamm, Jul 20, 2014
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apasternak, Oct 20, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus, some pine. Taste is good, piney hops, some citrus, a bit of malt, lots of flavor here. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a quality and refreshing beer.

tone77, Mar 30, 2013
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Tell Tale Heart IPA from B.W. Beer Works USA
86 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.