Triple IPA | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by stonermouse on 02-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of donkeyrunner
1.69/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Missed my train, drinkin' at Beer Works.

Clear auburn with a white tufted head. Corral castle of lace despite mediocre retention. Bartender says "it's wicked strong."

Surprisingly, the aroma is dominated by malt and fruity hard candy. Hop influenced?

Tastes strong and hot. Syrupy, harsh burnt sugar with an intensely bitter, dry, lingering finish. Bleh. This is terrible. Lots of hop bitterness and very little hop flavor.

One of the worst beers I've had in awhile. I was doubly disappointed that Beer Works charges $8.50 for a glass of this piss poor beer.

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Photo of jaasen64
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tulip glass at the Beer Works at TD Garden.

A- A brownish amber color which is definitely a little bit darker then your average, slightly hazy, a thin layer of creamy head a little bit less then half a finger.

S- A fairly aromatic smell of grassy hops and caramel malts with a little bit of a boozey smell.

T- Sweet grassy hops, caramel malts, definitely a bitter end that outplays the sweetness.

M- A little bit on the heavier side for an IPA, this beer goes down smoothly for a high abv beer however you can definitely feel the presence of alcohol, about average carbonation.

O- This was a decent beer for a big IPA. Definitely big on aroma, taste, and hops which are all great characteristics for big IPAs. In the end though, I thought this beer could have been balanced a little bit better. The bitterness was a little bit too intense for my liking, and definitely took away from the sweetness. This beer could be a lot better if it was a little bit less bitter and a little bit sweeter/fruitier. Also at $8.50/glass this beer was definitely on the expensive side and I would probably recommend trying something different if you are at Beer Works.

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Photo of ggilman
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Luckily asked the server at the Canal St. location if they had anything not on the menu, and was treated to this. Served in a white wine glass, about an 8-10oz. pour.

A - Hazy orange-gold gradient body. Small foamy head clings to the sides of the glass like glue.

S - Grassy hops in abundance.

T - Sweet robust caramel malts, kiss of alcohol, fruit, lingering hops with a slow lasting bitter finish.

D & M - smooth, thick, oily hop resin mouthfeel. Delicious and dangerous!

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Photo of stonermouse
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at a quick stop into Beer Works. This was a nice treat to see on tap. Poured into a white wine glass.

Beautiful looking brew. Almost amber, with a heavy cloudiness that I love out of a big IPA.

Smell is potent. I usually have trouble gauging the aroma of brews at this beer works, because the stink of pub fare tends to be overpowering. This beer powers through that, and the aroma is really nice. Good, clean hops, with little malt coming through.

Flavor here is pretty extreme, but in the end, quite tasty. The hop profile is almost too bitter to get much deeper, but that bitterness is pretty phenomenal. There is a little sweetness to balance, which actually seems to come from the hops as well. Any malt that might be in this sucker doesn't really show itself, in body or flavor. Just pure, painful, delightful bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fairly clean, and the density matches the cloudiness from the look.

Drinkability suffers only because of how extreme the bitterness is. While the flavor is quite interesting and clean, one glass was pretty tough to finish. I hope they release this one again, though. I could stand to drink this brew now and again.

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Triple IPA from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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