Back Bay IPA
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

Back Bay IPABack Bay IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,764
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,787
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 13.42%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
236
From:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  30
SCORE
86
Very Good
Back Bay IPABack Bay IPA
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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 236 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by sprucetip:
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3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy of a flight delay, I am having the opportunity to try this one at Logan Intl.

It has great clarity and is light golden/amber in color. There was a decent amount of white foam that faded quickly and left no significant lacing. Activity was moderate.

It smells grainy and alcoholic mainly, with a little bit of citric hops underneath. Only occasionally do I sense any malt in the nose. It doesn't smell like much of an IPA to me.

Moderately bitter from the git go and right on through, the grain bill is mostly base malt. There is more hop character in the flavor than in the nose. It is piny and citrusy. The malt supports and balances but doesn't add anything in terms of complexity. It's a basic, clean, straight up, regular old decent IPA. Pretty good for an airport, but nothing to get excited about.

Plenty carbonated, light side of medium body, dry character is present throughout and increases in the finish, which is also bitter.

It's a good beer, but it doesn't excite me enough to commit to another though I've got another hour to kill. I'm thinking of prowling around Terminal C and seeing if there is maybe something interesting from Boston Beer Co at another establishment.

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Back Bay IPA from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 236 ratings