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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 13:13:22 | More by KTCamm
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2014 12:20:22 | More by cistercian12
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droomyster

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden honey colored body with a small white head with decent retention. Aromas are very citrusy with strong whiffs of pineapple and caramel. Tastes great! Bright zesty hops up front with a nicely sweetening malts with caramel flavors come through on the mid-palate before a zesty, piney, resinous finish.Nice balance, This is everything you look for in an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 03:34:33 | More by droomyster
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-17-2014 18:52:03 | More by MattSharpless
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mthomp081

Delaware

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - two finger white foamy head, really nice lacing, carbonation bubbles, color is between ruby and orange

S - hops, pine, citrus, malt

T - big citrus hops, piney like the smell, very mild bitterness, alcohol is masked fairly well

M - medium bodied, not too dry but not too sweet, light carbonation

O - Tasty IPA here, citrus hops but really mild overall. Drinkable and very nice from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 01:04:43 | More by mthomp081
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Mississippi

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-16-2014 03:01:55 | More by Mississippi
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thkrb99

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-15-2014 00:37:43 | More by thkrb99
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-09-2014 18:10:49 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-20-2014 20:35:36 | More by Gmartin75
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-18-2014 14:52:48 | More by Vogt52
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RHB33

Maryland

1/5  rDev -74%

06-17-2014 22:11:36 | More by RHB33
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-08-2014 00:26:43 | More by wertschy
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2014 20:55:18 | More by Durandal_777
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-25-2014 17:15:45 | More by justinm4bama
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice ruby color, light head that doesn't stick around. The smell is light maltiness, taste is similar, with very little hop presence. Smooth and pleasant to drink, little to complain about, other than the lack of hops. Good enough, but if I were, say, being slowly built into a wall as an act of fatal revenge, I'd prefer something with a bit more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 20:38:09 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-18-2014 13:53:07 | More by Kubrickx
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Mises85

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2014 01:18:14 | More by Mises85
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Dduquette

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-07-2014 21:54:22 | More by Dduquette
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ions

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-21-2014 19:42:54 | More by ions
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ChiChi

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Raspberry/Amber color to it. Lines the glass nicely with a soupy sudsy trace and the carbonation stays consistent throughout. What impressed me the most was the smell. Strong citrus sweet smell. Tasted Sweet Hops with hint of citrus. This beer was a nice discovery. Would compliment seafood well.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 22:47:43 | More by ChiChi
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heystevec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-13-2014 21:58:45 | More by heystevec
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2014 00:05:22 | More by dsshuck
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Fresh2def

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2014 16:53:25 | More by Fresh2def
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-05-2014 10:06:01 | More by DRBiser
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mactrail

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Quite a lovely shade of golden amber. Quite a lot of head with each pour, and the bubbles are like clusters of bees swarming in the tall glass. Swirls of foam as you sip. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Interesting woodsy aroma with malt and flowers.

Malty and sweeter than a lot of IPAs. This makes me think of an Old Ale, with some of the tangy oxidized taste and a hint of butter. Some bitterness finally asserts itself after sipping awhile, and leaves a bitter aftertaste. Some woody and piney flavors linger. It's like this was aged in a cheap pine casket.

This is such a lovely brew to look at and to slosh around the tonsils, but it gets me in the back of the throat before long. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Sunset Beer Company in Los Angeles.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:40:26 | More by mactrail
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Tell Tale Heart IPA from B.W. Beer Works USA
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.