Imperial IPA - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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3.84/5 rDev -8.8%
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
06-14-2014 22:10:17 | More by brentk56
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
05-24-2014 06:07:34 | More by mabermud
4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
03-28-2013 04:52:22 | More by jvillefan
Imperial IPA from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
92 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.