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

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Tell Tale Heart IPATell Tale Heart IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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RHB33

Maryland

1/5  rDev -74%

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

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

10-20-2013 22:17:59 | More by apasternak
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Sixbolt

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

05-18-2013 19:13:14 | More by Sixbolt
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Bierleichen

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-20-2014 18:20:51 | More by Bierleichen
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Dduquette

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-20-2013 14:54:59 | More by Sewaneestitch
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-30-2013 14:05:53 | More by canawler
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DanSmith17

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-28-2013 17:48:45 | More by DanSmith17
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JJStout83

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-27-2013 02:36:09 | More by JJStout83
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jbexphys

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-27-2014 23:09:41 | More by jbexphys
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PsychicBubblegum

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-16-2013 02:43:04 | More by PsychicBubblegum
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful amber color with great clarity. About one finger's worth of (off-white) head is formed; while it's not the best retaining, it has a good creaminess and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Quite a good-looking IPA.

S: The hops are effusive, but not aggressive. Piny notes are at the forefront, with a slight melon, mango, and grapefruit undercurrent. Some biscuity malt tries to pop out of the glass at times. This one has an aroma reminiscent of - more than any other IPA - Sculpin. That's not a bad place to be.

T: This is very piny in flavor, especially as it first hits the palate. A few twinges of grapefruit and melon tries to appear, but this is primarily a pine bomb. It finishes with some maltiness - and uh oh, it's crystal malt. That damn toffee finish is unmistakable. And sure enough, it cloys my palate after about 2/3rds the bottle. When they appear, the subtle fruit notes are absolutely the highlight of this brew.

M: I'm not a fan of the finishing feel: it's far too tongue-scrapingly rough and even astringent. A shame, because it hurts the crispness this beer also has. It's still drinkable, but in a rather unrefined manner.

O: Not a bad IPA, but the potential to be great with only a tweak or two is there. All that does is make it even more disappointing. Cutting down on the crystal malt presence would go a long, LONG way. Quoth the TWC, nevermore.

11-16-2013 05:35:09 | More by ThisWangsChung
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mactrail

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

03-03-2014 04:40:26 | More by mactrail
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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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KatyC

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-10-2014 01:40:51 | More by KatyC
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DirDirDIrty

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-25-2013 19:20:20 | More by DirDirDIrty
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-06-2013 23:23:56 | More by ROGUE16
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-08-2013 00:25:31 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-11-2013 03:53:46 | More by jryanj927
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-18-2013 17:44:56 | More by wrightst
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JT23

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-26-2014 02:40:01 | More by JT23
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pacino77

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-10-2013 19:08:08 | More by pacino77
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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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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-18-2013 23:47:53 | More by JakeDebus
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Boardshort_Brewer

Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -6%

Appearance - pretty copper color with a decent white head.
Smell - lightly fruity, pleasant and not overpowering.
Taste - pleasant bitterness, good hop flavor, all around as an IPA should be. Very nice, glad to see such quality out of a relatively new brewery.

07-14-2013 19:20:18 | More by Boardshort_Brewer
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Tell Tale Heart IPA from B.W. Beer Works USA
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.