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Imperial IPA - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 26
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 01-14-2005)
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-07-2014 00:12:42 | More by GClarkage
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color capped by a couple of inches of foam; plenty of lacing dots stay behind

Smell: Resinous and dank, with caramel tones underneath

Taste: A firm caramel tone builds from the outset, but the bitterness of the hops quickly makes a challenge, building relentlessly through the middle and beyond; just a hint of pine, perhaps, but these hops are primarily about bitterness; tobacco tones join in the finish'

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: If you like an aggressively bitter DIPA above all else, this is a pleaser; I prefer a bit more citrus

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 22:10:17 | More by brentk56
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-07-2014 21:29:12 | More by sloelco
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mabermud

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Today I had this beer on cask with a unique twist. Centennial hops were added to the mix. I had this beer served to me twice with a slight head. It was orange and creamy in color. The lace is ropy and viscous. The beer smells of rich, tropical fruit, and sweet pine. Floral more than citrusy. The taste of this on cask with the centennial hops, boosts the score, at least .25 points, all around. The taste is unlike the new traditional West Coast IPA/DIPA that are juicy, hoppy, sweet, and piney. The front end is loaded with a sweet, floral hop taste, backed by a good malty base. On cask, of course this has a much more creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Excellent.

I have had this on tap in the past and I never ordered a second serving. This time I had two. The cask conditioning and the added centennial hops makes this a superb imperial IPA.

Give it a go.

Serving type: cask

05-24-2014 06:07:34 | More by mabermud
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-17-2014 05:50:18 | More by Braz
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-14-2014 20:21:56 | More by 510a
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2014 17:49:00 | More by NickThePyro
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-15-2014 20:30:23 | More by dmorgan310
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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-16-2014 03:03:26 | More by Lazaro
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-11-2013 04:04:30 | More by BillRoth
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

10-07-2013 05:18:21 | More by Kopfschuss
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-06-2013 05:37:34 | More by Boozecamel
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TwoTrees

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-30-2013 18:36:20 | More by TwoTrees
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Sokool

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-27-2013 05:05:05 | More by Sokool
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-18-2013 16:32:23 | More by bifrost17
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sukwonee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-26-2013 05:31:04 | More by sukwonee
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-02-2013 03:02:34 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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SanFranJake

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-23-2013 02:43:08 | More by SanFranJake
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 21:37:42 | More by KiMiRaiK
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-07-2013 08:12:53 | More by strongaf
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-31-2013 02:15:56 | More by Adamostella
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jvillefan

California

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful golden body but even with a rough pour there was a very small/nearly nonexistent head.

S: Very interesting. It has a blended caramel bitterness to it. There is sweet caramel with pine and grapefruit.

T: Hop on the front and back ends of this beer. There is grapefruit in the beginning followed by a rich caramel sweetness. The finish is a very piny hop.

M: Nice heavy body but it is lacking in carbonation.

O: A good IPA. Not worth seeking out but worth a try if you see it on a shelf.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:52:22 | More by jvillefan
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-25-2013 22:47:52 | More by FalconA
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine and slightly skunky hops, light caramel malt and citrus, somewhat subdued. Flavor follows, but more assertive, fresh tasting pine and citrus hops well melded to a caramel malt body, pleasant citrus notes. Finishes with citrus and long lasting pine and herbal hops bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A classic, well made Northwest style IPA, great balance and complexity to the hops. Really glad to have finally snagged a bottle of this, which usually doesn't get too far from its home in Bellingham.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 02:54:48 | More by LiquidAmber
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-24-2013 02:44:30 | More by boatshoes
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Imperial IPA from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.