Boundary Bay IPA - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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3.29/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Type: 16-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: MacKenzie River Pizza in Spokane, Wash.
Price: $3.50 (Happy Hour)
Purchased: March 21, 2014
Consumed: March 21, 2014
Poured a dark orange, murky color with one finger of white head when I got it. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention on the top.
Smelled Smarties candy, floral hops, light grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon juice and rubbing alcohol. Really hard to find though.
Tasted candied floral hips, light bitter grapefruit, booziness, rubbing alcohol, citrus hips and buttery notes.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Astringent finish.
Nothing too special. Would not have it again, although this was my second time having it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2014 04:20:05 | More by BucannonXC5
3.81/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful dark amber color - somewhat dark than I expected, but very pretty. A rich and malty IPA with nice woodsy, spiced aroma. The citrus on the palate melded nicely with some warm spices and a slight caramel maltiness. This is my first taste of Boundary Bay...looking forward to tasting more.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 03:23:39 | More by MattLatuchie
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Big thanks to beertunes for this delicious PNW treat!
Cloudy golden amber with a long lasting beige topper that started huge and kept it together. Super nice lace make a pattern of skeleton arms tattooed on the glass.
Smell is full of a tart yeast, not really Belgian tart, but really prominent above the other aromas, which are orange, orange peel, zippy herbal behind it, framed in some definite pith and sweet.
Yeast less prominent in the sip, but leads a parade of really tasty orange, orange zest, and real deep herbal from the hops kicks in on all fronts to the end there. Could be a bit less dominated by the orange, could be a touch less full of rooty herbal at the end, but all in all a tasty brew, which only comparison with others of higher quality and more complexity that are so widely available makes seem less than ideal.
Nicely viscous, perky carb. maybe a touch overcarbed for style, heavy hitting finish with a lot of resin linger, which, to really nitpick, could be a touch cleaner, but doesn't detract for a refeshing beer that gets even better as it warms.
Really tasty brew, old school with yeast and fruity and spicy herb showing the way. quite enjoyed it. Gawd it's good to be an IPA loving American in 2013!
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 04:16:30 | More by cavedave
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance- Pours up about two fingers worth of head which has little retention. The body is a medium to dark amber which glows a medium amber when held up to the light. The body is translucent. A minimal amount of lacing is left behind.
Nose- A warm, inviting aroma that is a bit subdued. It's mostly citrus with orange being the dominant note. Some hints of melon, maybe peach, maybe a little tropical fruit, and some honey. Lots of peach and melon when I smell from the bottle. A little subtle but still quite nice. Some pineapple. A little bit of spiciness after I swirl the beer.
Taste- A slight woody bitterness is one of the initial notes and continues to spread around the edges of my mouth. Orange, melon, some of the tropical fruit of the nose. Some honey on the finish. Fairly typical for an IPA. The pine and resin bitterness of the finish is pretty pointed but seems pretty fresh. Notes of caramel start to appear- this seems to deviate from most West Coast IPAs. However, the caramel is easy to miss as the finish has a lot of presence. A good IPA but how many of those have I had in my life? Some spiciness on the finish. Notes of grapefruit and pineapple.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a little bit of a dry finish. Right amount of carbonation.
Drinkability- Fairly easygoing. Definite bitterness of the finish but nothing that lingers that much. Was a gift so I don't know the price but I would guess about 4-5 bucks.
Overall- Pretty good IPA, no real flaws. Seems to be a combination of a hophead's beer and an East Coast IPA. The malt bill and hops do contrast each other well. True to the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2013 01:06:07 | More by artoolemomo
Boundary Bay IPA from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.