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3LB IPA India Pale Ale | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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3LB IPA India Pale Ale3LB IPA India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
stbonifacebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
3LB IPA was originally named for the 3 pounds of cascade hops that we put in every barrel. This well balanced IPA gives the drinker a powerful hop experience while maintaining a malty sweetness which allows the uninitiated to appreciate its grapefruit characteristics. We trust you will find 3 lb. a pleasurable way to consume hops.

Added by djmichaelk on 05-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
24.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by SeamusDoyle:
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a small off-white head that lasted a while. Nice lacing around the glass. A slight spiciness and some gentle floral notes. Hops are more on the piney side. Pleasant piney bitterness upfront, a little mango and pineapple, some maltiness, and a spicy finish with great carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of citizencane
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty, drinkable, and refreshing. Mid level fruit, not citrus nor dark berries, hops, and hints of light tea flavors. Good balanced IPA with a refreshing finish and would be an excellent session.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Snifter. Draft. 08.22.15

A: Translucent orange with no visible signs of carbonation. Thin off white colored head is 0.5 inches high with a slight amount of hold. No visible signs of lacing on the vessel.

S: Aroma of fresh oranges, citrus of light awareness. Faint hints of wet tropical pineapple move in.

T: The flavor had a nice level of bitterness, grassy-orange peel flavored hops provided a good amount of bittering factor right off the bat with some wet grapefruit and tropical notes. Bittering orange peel and flowery hops, dry hopped with flashes of malt sweetness for balance. The beer finishes up with a fresh grassy hop finish.

M: Body was medium, smooth texture, no carbonation factor, slight bittering.

O: This had a nice clean hit of hop bittering right from the start, grassy-orange dry hopped with a somewhat lingering finish. Goes down really nice. One factor i will reveal, but holds no real barring on the score is the price, initial at $4, but recently upped a bit to $4.50 a glass, this comes in at a real bargain, especially for the quality and hop awareness level that you really can't turn down a second, or third glass. First beer of the day from here and it was a good start.

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Photo of DrBier
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghershey
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tery_Noseworthy
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has been a nice Thanksgiving 2016, providing me the opportunity, albeit brief, to return to The CANQuest (tm). Tomorrow, it is back to work and back to the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but for today, it's CANs, man!

From the CAN: "Nicht Lang Schnacken, Kopf In Nacken! [(] Stop Talking, Start Drinking![)]"; "Convert the Masses"; "Originally named for the 3 pounds of [C]ascade hops in every barrel, this well-balanced IPA is a powerful hop experience that maintains a malty sweetness, highlighting its grapefruit characteristics. We trust that you'll find 3LB an enjoyable way to consume hops. [undersigned, the brewery team]"

I just love hearing the Crack! but my glass was too small to allow for an inverted Glug. Even so, I still managed to bring the head right up to the lip of the glass and then some. It became two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, French Vanilla-colored head with excellent retention. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with grapefruit underlain with a caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium, The taste reminded me to forget about malt and be thankful for grapefruit! Phew. This will get your attention. I am sure that some will complain that it is imbalanced, but I am not going to be among them. I am a self-avowed hophead & I enjoy this sort of thing. Finish was dry, bitter and I would have it no other way.

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3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

St. Boniface is my most local brewery so after alot of ratings I think its fitting that my first review is my favorite beer from St. Boniface. On to the beer,
Pours a copper color with a thick soapy white head. The smell is my favorite part of this beer. It smells of fresh hops and a little of sweet malts. The taste is clean ipa, nothing fancy just exactly what you want from a good ipa. Overall the beer hits on all of my marks for a solid ipa and thats why im a often customer of the brew pub.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3LB IPA India Pale Ale from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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