Blue Hills India Pale Ale | Blue Hills Brewery

BA SCORE
75
okay
138 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor
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Blue Hills India Pale AleBlue Hills India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
bluehillsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
the 12 oz bottle/six pack version of the IPA.

Added by Duhast500 on 01-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
24.52%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of nmwhitehead
4.23/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rcaisse
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coombski
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JFolster
2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Buddance
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DAS30
3.94/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zero_signal
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a pale yellow with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Nice hoppy aroma, floral and citrus

Taste: Good floral and citrus hops, light bitterness

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: A good but unimpressive IPA

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Photo of Buck89
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.94/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, this beer is taking it in the chin for reviews. I had at the Fat Cat on tap in Quincy, and I enjoyed it. I agreed with the reviews...it was much more of a Pale Ale than a traditional IPA. But it was a good pale ale in my mind. So sure, maybe the end result wasn't what they planned, I liked the result. Be like if you ordered a pizza, and instead you got some fantastic Chinese food instead - just be happy that you enjoyed it. Good job Blue Hills giving us what we want, not what we asked for

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Photo of whiterapid
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzarooski
3.39/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuBeats
2.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sdm
3.46/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hippieflip
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LutherBrau
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cpetrone84
1.64/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pour is clear copper color with a tight white head. Nose is rubber, notes of plastic, some caramel malt, and a light resin hop. Taste is metallic, burnt rubber, caramel, candied orange sugar. Creamy body, moderate carb, a bit syrupy, dry finish.

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Photo of beerdude2014
1/5  rDev -67.7%

I bought several dozen bombers to a party and we tried about 7 different BHB beers. What we experienced way out in here in Plainville MA is that it was not a very good experience, we had every single beer in some level of spoilage. No product expiration date or batch codes on bottles. I called this brewery and all they said was “it happens” well I am no longer a fan and actually never was. The owner of the package store said he was done with this brewery.

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Photo of bshaw100
1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of bnick44
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of fermentedbarley
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Patlee3324
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of HuskyHawk
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

This was awful. Drain poured it. I'm really not sure what they were doing with this, but most home brews have been better.

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Blue Hills India Pale Ale from Blue Hills Brewery
3.1 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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