IPA (Calypso Dry-hopped) - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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IPA (Calypso Dry-hopped)
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Ratings: 1
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: n/a
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: beertunes on 03-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.97/5  rDev n/a
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.

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IPA (Calypso Dry-hopped) from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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