Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA | Blue Hills Brewery

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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPABlue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA
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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

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Added by Flounder57 on 04-10-2013

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Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +23%
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 WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +23%
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 jlindros
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I keep buying their beers hoping they will get better, now in a can, at least that's cool, no date, but picked up a week ago.

Pours a smaller fizzy head that flashes over quickly but leaves some lacing, hazy dark orange slight chestnut brown color.

Nose isn't too bad, some hops bringing a little earth and pine, mild candied orange peel citrus, a bit of a mossy forest floor earth, a big sweet malty base with little caramel and toasy reddish malts, little candy like too, and hints of booze waft out.

Taste starts with the sweet malt kick, candy like sweet malts, toasty reddish malts, little caramel almost syrup, and some mild warming tingly booze with that. Then hops, again that earthy hop character at first, mossy forest floor but not a ton of that or pine, a mild candied orange peel again, and citrus zest. The hops turn a bit spicy and chewy as it goes, towards the finish the hops turn a little bit of a stale oil character, but mostly bitter spicy chewy hops, as the finish dries it gets quite spicy and chewy and almost astringent bitter, and a bit of a sticky feel lingering.

Mouth is med to a big bigger bod, mild warming tingly booze, decent carb a little on the lighter side though.

Overall not bad, pretty average when it comes to a DIPA as far as hops and malts go, but a decent balance and nice characters, hops are def not my fav, but this beer isn't too bad. Maybe the problem with the beers I've been having is freshness instead of quality, but maybe not. Maybe they turned a new leaf and trying to improve, not quite sure, but I'll try another one next time I'm in the area and see what I think then.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out with some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is a bit weak for the style but provides a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer overall but the lack of hops makes it just mediocre for a 2IPA.

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Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Good lasting head. Starts with a blanket of lace and ends with spotty lace. The color is amber and clear.

More malty than almost every IPA/DIPA offering I've had. Lots of caramel to the nose. Oddly, I smell milk (lactose?). Blindfolded I think I'd guess a British Mild.

Creamy texture with the aforementioned milky aspect to the taste. I'm not sure where the hop is. It shows up, but only for balance. Lots of caramel with a touch of sweet syrup and earth. Full bodied and lowly carbonated.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at America on Tap.
Deep golden color, big rich caramel maltiness with some earthy pine and resin to counter. Not a bad beer, but a bit sweeter than I prefer in a DIPA.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on October 11, 2014.

Medium amber pour with decent off-white head and a slight fogginess to it all.

Hops are what my nose picks up first along with an undercurrent of toasted malts, slight fruitiness, and sweetness. But nothing jumps out as dominating.

The body is medium to heavy.

This is meant to be a Double IPA so I expected bitter, pungent hops but I did not get that. Oh yes there are hops in the taste but I think their regular IPA has more hop bitterness than this one does. At least the 8% ABV is muted.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a copper hue with a rather large head for such a small sample size.

S-Very subdued. Malty caramel and dough. More sweetness followed by a dull candied grapefruit aroma and maybe some pine.

T-Much of the same. Lots of sweetness. Doughy, caramel dipped bread. Light, grapefruit and pine. An unattractive herbality as well.

M-Soft carbonation. Lingering bitterness. A bit boozy.

O/D-Not my type of DIPA in the least. If you're looking for a malt forward DIPA here she lies.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Resuin
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured the growler into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a nice one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. This beer is unfiltered with some clarity and is a hazy pale orange with bubbles coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: We got some nice caramel and toasted malts with somw citrus hops in the nose. The hops give off some notes of tangerine and grapefruit.

Taste: A little hop bitterness that is mostly balanced out by the caramel malts. A bit sweeter than most.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, tingling hop bitterness, a little chewy, and very drinkable for an 8% beer.

Overall: Alcohol is hidden very well and this beer is very drinkable. If this beer was a bit more hoppy and less malty, I'd revisit it again.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of SawDog505
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of EB1
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of morebeergood
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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Blue Hills Quarter Mile Double IPA from Blue Hills Brewery
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