Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA | Blue Hills Brewery

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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPABlue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA

Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Flounder57 on 04-10-2013

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of jneiswender
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this bottle into a pint glass. Served cool.

This beer looks ruddy for a body almost rust colored and cloudy. The head is off-white.

The beer smells first like grass then tropical fruit some citrus and some pine. There's a faint grain smell as well.

There is a very nice complex back-and-forth action between sweet grain flavor and Fruit. The beer finishes with a very nice pine alcohol and fruit stone burn.

Medium to low carbonation

Overall this is a very nice double IPAA certainly something that is different from what is already out there on the market certainly worth a try and actually very drinkable

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Photo of SeaShea
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of agilejelly
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

"Wow." The word that came to mind when I took my first sip. IPA seekers looking for the ultra hoppy experience most double IPAs deliver like me will have a similar reaction.

Not too bitter, though, but smooth. Sipping down a full 22oz Imperial at 8% you think would be overwhelming without a salty steak, but this Double I was able to enjoy standing on its own, probably a consequence of its unfiltered nature. Deep orange hue and citric notes.

I've gone out of my way to taste the many locally brewed double IPAs Boston offers, and this one fits into my top 5. If you're looking for super fresh beer, strong, hoppy, and drinkable, the Blue Hills Double IPA remains highly recommended. A standalone Double.

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Photo of illpass78
4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a glowing orange-amber with a big white head. Fair amount of lacing, and pretty good carbonation.

Aroma: This beer has an earthy, hoppy, grapefruity aroma that is buoyed by some nice biscuit malt. There's also some buttered toast, lots of floral aroma, and herbaceous quality. Lots of grass and pine, too.

Taste: That grapefruit note is up front, as is pine and citrus. Nice malt balance, too.

Mouthfeel: Good balance. Dangerously drinkable for a somewhat high ABV beer.

Overall: Very solid 2XIPA. Love that it's presented in cans, too. Good stuff - nice flavors, good booze burn, easy on the palate for an 80 ABV beer. Find it, drink it.

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Photo of Mikecap
4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler from the brewery yesterday after a tasting.

Appearance: Poured a deep amber/orange hue into a tulip. Nice two finger head, good lacing on the glass. A solid looking Double IPA.

Smell: Floral aroma, citrusy notes as well. Not as much fresh hop aroma as you get in many west coast DIPA, but still a very nice smell.

Taste: I was very surprised by the taste, this goes down smooth like a DIPA, but retains the hoppiness of a standard American IPA. At 8%, this is very (dangerously) drinkable and enjoyable. Not overly bitter, but leaning more towards IPA than DIPA in terms of taste.

Mouthfeel: Bready, but very light and drinkable.

Overall: A very very solid DIPA here from Blue Hills Brewery. Worth seeking out and a great value at the price. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of Katzj78
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Duhast500
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is murky amber orange in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that hardly down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with lacing down the sides of the glass
S: The nose has flavors of biscuity and toffee malts along with notes of citrusy hops.
T: Initial flavors of biscuity malts are present in the nose, with hints of toffee and citrusy hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not appeal all hopheads, but it has a great balance between the malts and hops. It also hides its alcohol very well.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium copper in color with some light orange + golden yellow highlights and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized medium thick patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of malts with toffee sweetness and some moderate citrus/lemon/tangerine and floral hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit malts that impart a light amount of sweetness to the beer. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/lemon/tangerine and floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy upfront with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall the alcohol in this beer is very well hidden and it is easy to drink because there is a really nice balance between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness. Enjoyable and definitely one worth having again.

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Photo of JimmyBempsue
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Awesome Beer.

Poured into a pint glass, looks to be unfiltered, with an orange tint.

Smells toasted with a hint citrus, most likely due to the hops. Nice contrast.

Where the beer really shines for me is in terms of it's taste. Perfect amount of hops, not overwhelming bitter. Very smooth and balanced. Doesn't taste like your drinking a beer with 8% alcohol.

Overall this is a delectable beer from a local microbrewery. I can dig it...

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Photo of YouSkeete
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep orange hue with a very short off white head. Full hop body with rich malts, thick yeast, lemon and orange peel, coriander in the aroma. Full flavored hop blast with a defined IPA back. Light notes of citrus nectar and grapefruit make their way through into the rest of the body. Bold, hoppy and sweet finish.

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Photo of andylipp
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of riy3rd
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Brianodon
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of diehlio
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of dental
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

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