Atlantic Avenue IPA | Back Bay Brewing Co.

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Atlantic Avenue IPAAtlantic Avenue IPA
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Atlantic Avenue IPAAtlantic Avenue IPA

Brewed by:
Back Bay Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by clayrock81 on 05-01-2014

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by JWU:
Photo of JWU
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Appears to be contract brewed.

A- A nice orange/light amber, some light sediment in the brew. A small off white head, not much lacing.

S- Maris Otter malt is immediately recognizable, and typical Citric/Tropical Mosaic hops.

T- A nice Maris Otter malt backbone is balanced by juicy tropical flavors. Yup, it's mosaic hops. Firm bitterness on the backend. Let it warm up, the hops don't shine until it has.

M- a nice light side of medium body, ample carbonation, and pleasant drying on the finish.

O- A very nice IPA, from a very small brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice IPA from one of my local breweries.. Cloudy gold in color with nice head and average lacing. Aroma is hoppy and very citrusy. Taste is piny, with some citrus and citrus peel, orange, etc. Mouthfeel is great, IBUs are more mellow than expected for what the can stated. Overall, nice beer, will drink again !

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Photo of RobBEERto
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up the bottled version of Back Bay Brewing Co's Atlantic Avenue IPA. First noticed a very foamy head. Like other reviewers picking up the citrus notes. This beer is a nice day at the beach beer due to its lightness and mild hop flavor. One curiosity is surprising to read its 74 IBU as it does not rate that high with my pallet.

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Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Chix in Virginia Beach, server has nothing to do with the beer, but couldn't tell me what the offering was, and after trying it didn't know it was an IPA. Not overall terrible, but didn't finish the pint. A beer, I've had worse, I've had many a lot better

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beachops
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maddogruss
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours golden body with small white head with no real R&L
S: sweet, earthy smelling beer with some sweet, malty notes
T: sweet, earthy notes with some lemongrass notes
M: light and pretty crisp
D: nice M&T combo; decent, overall

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Photo of JayQue
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kind of "Meh" IPA. Looks good!!! Pours a hazy dull honey gold with a huge frothy head. Good retention and frothy rings of lacing on the glass. Kind of a vegetably aroma with some bitterness showing through. Flavor has some bitterness and more malt than the aroma hints at. There is a metallic aftertaste that is not so appealing. Mouthfeel is fairly light with some bitterness. Overall not that impressive an IPA. The label said it was contract brewed by St Georges brewery in Hampton for Back Bay. I don't know if I had an old bottle, but it was not that impressive.

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Photo of Ysgard
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

This one is always fresh, as it's only brewed on their small onsite brewhouse, and it sells through in less than two weeks. This is all Mosaic hops, fruity dankness. Beautiful single hop IPA, and I'd drink it all the time if possible.

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Photo of uvachief
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. No idea when bottled. Looks like an ale rather than an IPA. Smells like citrus and hops. First taste is great. No bitterness. Sweet and citrus flavor with a tiny bit of hops on back end. 74 ibus are barely noticeable. 6% abv so a solid ipa. Very tasty. Easy to drink. Beach beer for sure. Excellent effort.

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Photo of Boone757
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zraly
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattSharpless
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of breardon1776
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first beer they have brewed on premises (so I've been told) and quite frankly this should be the brewery's flagship ale. Didn't even think it was an IPA and thought bartender poured me wrong beer at first b/c it is a cloudy light yellow (told it is unfiltered) but still has great head and lace. After that it is all classic IPA. Strong, citric hop aroma and the beer itself is greatly balanced between a citric, dirty, fresh hop profile and this wonderful sweetness of not only minor caramel malt but tropical or grapefruit (I'm going with grape). Easy to drink IPA that is a little different from most IPAs and a must-try.

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buckeyeguy10
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
2.33/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Decent IPA. A little bit of a funky taste on the hops finish: not sure if it's the hops variety or some other flavor worked into the mix: not my favorite IPA, but would drink again for sure.

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Photo of BarmatChaser
4/5  rDev +14%

This is their best beer on tap. It's a fresh and fruity IPA with a nice zip to it. Finishes clean. Good color.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Atlantic Avenue IPA from Back Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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