Blue Boots IPA | Northampton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Northampton Brewery
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orsulacp on 05-14-2008

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 33
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DNICE555
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery with the Larse on our Northampton mandate. Was able to enjoy this one before engaging in a night of debauchery at the MG in MA. I haven't been blown away by any of their beers but I always haven't disliked any of them. This one fell right in line with the norm. The bartender informed us this was the brewer's baby and I can appreciate that. It was a bit more hopped up than their regular ipa which I can also appreciate. It tasted nice and clean and went down pretty easy. I was milking it a bit before I headed over to the Sierra Grill, and finally the dirty truth. Solid beer but nothing I would go out of my way to try.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this on tap on location. This is an excellent West Coast style IPA - crisp and full of character. Too bad there's no way this stuff will ever make it to Del.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright glowing orange with a 1-finger or so white head. Color is very nice, head turns to a ring and leaves some lacing.

Nose starts as faint-but-enjoyable IPA, but is strange when it warms...earthy, funky, rotten oranges.

The first sip is great, but goes downhill from there. Bitterness engulfs any strong flavor. I get earthy + floral notes and citrus. Malt doesn't really come through til the end, nice bready malts.

Not bad but the flavors aren't strong enough to push through all that bitterness, malt is barely there, not a good balance. Their Pucker Power IPA is the better choice.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub, this shows a cloudy amber color with a decent off-white foamy head and solid lacing. The aroma brings a beautiful citrus floral bouquet. Nuff said. The flavor jumps out with a lovely floral hop that finishes with a little orange-lemon bite. There’s a malty breadiness along for the ride and some grainy pepper to balance out this smooth hop brew. There’s a little biscuit but the theme is somewhat perfumey floral hops. It’s medium-light bodied with a polite but full carbonation that brings a relatively light but frothy feel that includes a dry hop finish. I enjoyed this though it might be a bit more of the perfumey thing then some people will prefer but I was very pleased. Nice IPA!

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer arrived in the pint glass with a partially cloudy copper color and wisp foam. Pine and citrus hops dominated the aroma. A medium body with a slick, almost oily texture left a thin coating on the palate. Mostly bitter in the flavor profile. Flowers, pine, and citrus all conspired to the hoppy taste.

A solid brew, but not an outstanding one. I think it could use a little more balance and complexity. It had the mouth feel of DIPA with the the taste of an APA.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of orsulacp
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy orange with a nice white head. The aroma was great, very sweet grapefruit, with hint of a biscuit malt and some pininess. The taste was more of the same, sweet but not overly sweet, a little bitterness, and a decent malt backing. The ending had a piney bitterness, it was good. The carbonation was a little off, it was under carbonated, in a big IPA I like a good amount of carbonation to release the alcohol and the malt, that is probably why the malt didn't back up the hops in this beer. The low carbonation didn't help the drinkability.

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Blue Boots IPA from Northampton Brewery
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