Tell Tale Heart IPA | B.W. Beer Works USA

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Tell Tale Heart IPATell Tale Heart IPA
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3.8/5
Very Good
218 Ratings
Tell Tale Heart IPATell Tale Heart IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA
Maryland, United States
ravenbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Your first experience with this IPA is the citrus bouquet from its rocky white head. The initial taste is subdued but gradually becomes intense without any harsh bitterness. The Heartier the Better.

50 IBU

Formerly called "Tell Tale Heart Ale".

Added by AdamBear on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,631
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
218
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
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Photo of RHB33
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Out of bottle more like an ESB than an ioa not really a fan but drinks OK worth a try if you ever see it at a pub or bar near you never seen it before so figured I'd try it pours like an IPA and tastes like he cousin of one but more of a ESB

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of apasternak
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

just simply not a fan

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Photo of Sixbolt
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of drmeto
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a clear copper-brown with a big frothy beige head
-high carbonation visible
-great retension
S:
-grainy,grassy,malty,caramel
T:
-Follows the nose plus spices,slightly zesty with a dry,resiny finish
F:
high carbonation,medium body,no alcohol detectable
O:
I found this too malty for an IPA.
as a Fan of fruity IPA variants this didnt do it for me

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Photo of LongWayOut15
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Shradical
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just not at all balanced. Way to much bitter on the finish for the lack of flavor and medium ABV. Did not work.

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Photo of citizencane
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this tonight for the first time in memory of Chuck Leayman at the Fridge in Lancaster. A touch darker than typical IPA appearance, which I like. IPA taste of course, but with a tang that reminded me of the seed stuck in my tooth after eating pumpernickel bread this morning- another patron noted that this was likely caraway . This also added a unique spicy note. Carawa/ odd grain-tangy note didn't really move me one way or the other, but it definitely gives this beer a distinctive flavor. Average IPA with something unique but neutral thrown in.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanSmith17
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of JJStout83
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jbexphys
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of PsychicBubblegum
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful amber color with great clarity. About one finger's worth of (off-white) head is formed; while it's not the best retaining, it has a good creaminess and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Quite a good-looking IPA.

S: The hops are effusive, but not aggressive. Piny notes are at the forefront, with a slight melon, mango, and grapefruit undercurrent. Some biscuity malt tries to pop out of the glass at times. This one has an aroma reminiscent of - more than any other IPA - Sculpin. That's not a bad place to be.

T: This is very piny in flavor, especially as it first hits the palate. A few twinges of grapefruit and melon tries to appear, but this is primarily a pine bomb. It finishes with some maltiness - and uh oh, it's crystal malt. That damn toffee finish is unmistakable. And sure enough, it cloys my palate after about 2/3rds the bottle. When they appear, the subtle fruit notes are absolutely the highlight of this brew.

M: I'm not a fan of the finishing feel: it's far too tongue-scrapingly rough and even astringent. A shame, because it hurts the crispness this beer also has. It's still drinkable, but in a rather unrefined manner.

O: Not a bad IPA, but the potential to be great with only a tweak or two is there. All that does is make it even more disappointing. Cutting down on the crystal malt presence would go a long, LONG way. Quoth the TWC, nevermore.

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3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap into shaker pint.
A: Pours a clear amber hue with 1/2 inch off white head. Good retention.
S: Strong citrus hop aroma (orange, grapefruit, and passion fruit) with a moderate amount of caramel malt.
T: More sweet caramel malt here than in aroma...if anything it overpowers the citrus hop notes too much.
M: Light-medium feel. Soft and oily feel. Sweet malt with a bitter dry finish. Off balance...needs to dial back the malt and up the hops.
D: Needs some tweaking, but I do like the hop notes.

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Photo of florisj135
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tell Tale Heart IPA from B.W. Beer Works USA
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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