Blue Hills Pub Draft IPA | Blue Hills Brewery

Blue Hills Pub Draft IPABlue Hills Pub Draft IPA
51 Ratings
Blue Hills Pub Draft IPABlue Hills Pub Draft IPA

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
the 22 oz bomber & draft version of the IPA.

Added by Duhast500 on 09-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of cclark67789
1/5  rDev -69.5%

Photo of bshaw100
1/5  rDev -69.5%

Way toooo malty

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Photo of WoostaBia
1.88/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bought in July 2014 at brewery, tried it today December 18, 2014, over carbonated and overwhelming Brett sourness flavor. No sign of hops detected. Very disappointing! Maybe mine was the only defective infected bottle but I doubt that.

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Photo of MAbeerNE1
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

A: clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to an uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: more sourness that anything else; a little caramel malt in the background;

T: unfortunately, it follows the nose; maybe a bad bottle?

M: a little thin; moderately carbonated;

O: no date, so no way of knowing how old this is; no hop aroma or flavor; with the sourness, I doubt I would try this again;

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Photo of ksevans1004
2.32/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Massbmx
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of redfox405
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of ricp215
2.69/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of brewandbbq
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

220z bottle, $4.95 from Andover Liquors.


Upon removal of the cap the beer lept out of the bottle revealing a giant puddle on the countertop, and a full pint of pure foam in the glass. About a half bottle loss.
After the settling, the beer is murky in the glass with a dense skim coat and strings of yeasty chunks on the walls of the glass.

Aromatics are disapointingly meek, with barely a trace of piney hops with grainy malt following through.

Medium bodied with a prickly, tacky mouthfeel.

Sweet malt with a lactic twang and hints of pine and grapefruit starts the palate. Grainy, husky malt follows through with a light bitterness.

Finishes with sweet malt, wet paper, and light tartness.

Infected beer and I'd like my money back please. Beyond that the base beer is subdued and stale.
I'll be done with Blue Hills.

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Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber to becher pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Not much lace. The aroma had some sharp bitter citrus rind quality over top of some dried sweet caramel/toffee malts. Light nuttiness and a little bit of orange marmalade. The flavor was pretty bitter and added a little bit of spicy earthiness to keep the sweetness really down. Not much of an aftertaste but really pegged down the finish with a firm bitter citrus rind. The palate was about medium bodied with not much sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent IPA at best.

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Photo of frosted33
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of YouSkeete
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow, golden/amber. Finger thick eggshell white head with nice lacing.

S: Fresh hops, bananas, yeast, citrus. Smooth, rich malts off the nose as well. Hints of grapefruits & wheat bread.

T/M: Sugared fruits and fresh hops with a rich bitterness on the first sip. Grapefruits, bananas, honey and flat yeast. Simple, smooth, medium sized classic I.P.A. body. Moderately carbonated.

D: Pretty average. Refreshing.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 22oz bottle of this last week at Harrington's for $4.49 and I popped it on Labor Day, 05SEP11.

Color was medium copper, and it was a bit muted, or flat. Had steady carbo, but the head was off white and quite thin, mostly a rim-clinger. Lacing was sparse as well. Aroma was somewhat fruity, though really hard to find all-in-all. Body was medium, and the liquid was fairly smooth overall.

Flavor was... different. Had minimal malt, maybe some toasty action if you looked hard. Flavors were not citrussy, or really bitter, but more like green apple and pear. This tasted more like a funky homebrew gone a bit awry. A very big "meh" on this one.

3.03 rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5


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Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skelton
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 12, 2011. The pour is a medium-dark amber and slightly hazy with no head or lacing to speak of. I get some earthy hops on the nose but what I really get is a whole lot more if is grapefruit in all it's tart glory. Maybe some malts if I really sniff hard. It comes across as barnyard-like. The taste has the same grapefruit character as the aroma with slightly more sweetened malts. The hops are much too subtle in my mind to consider this an IPA.

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Photo of GregPearson33
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color with a strong, sweet, caramel, malty aroma. Bready and delicious, but not as much hop presence as I would have thought with an IPA?
The taste confirms the aroma, with a strong malt presence. It's balanced with a citrusy hop presence: orange peel, grapefruit; but with some pineyness as well. I'd give it overall awesomeness.
Not thick, not thin, just average for an style/ABV of this sort. Sessionable.
Well-balanced, and very drinkable. It's not what I'd get for a real hop craving, but it's definitely an IPA I could session. Good beer.

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Photo of Bjlps
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Mikeynas
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Blue Hills Pub Draft IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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