IPA (Calypso Dry-hopped) - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was a one-off the brewers put up after getting a new type of hop, Calypso. I don't know if Calypso is a new strain of hop or if it's one of the hop "blends" that's going around the industry right now.
The beer had the typical orange-amber color and slightly off-white head of BB's regular IPA, not surprising since the regular was the base for this. The aroma wasn't as brightly citrusy as the regular, but had a smoother, more understated citrus scent. More sweet orange, perhaps, than bitter grapefruit.
The taste was an equally nice surprise, the usual taste bud burning was toned down, and a more well rounded flavor was the result. The big surprise was in the body. The body was thinner and much smoother and more even than the regular. I thought that perhaps they had dry-hopped a keg of the breweries ESB instead. But a quick check with the brewers confirmed that this was, indeed, the IPA.
Drinkability was excellent, as witnessed by the sole half-barrel of this beer being killed in a single night. Hopefully the way this beer was so well received will convince the brewery to get some more of these hops and put out some more of this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-30-2012 19:17:00 | More by beertunes
IPA (Calypso Dry-hopped) from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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