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

3LB IPA India Pale Ale3LB IPA India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
79 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#19,045
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
79
pDev:
7.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of rfoltz53
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
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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Photo of madelf66
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tarheel219
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopandbarley28
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of barneysdad
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of reizorc
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghershey
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is of grapefruit and caramel hops. Taste is grapefruit and faint sun tea fade into balanced faint caramel hops. Good balanced IPA with a refreshing finish and would be an excellent session. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of vande
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIM
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two pints after a hot, dusty baseball practice hit the spot. This a well balanced IPA bursting with old-school cascade goodness. Brady malt backbone with light caramel and acrisply refreshing citrus rind.

Another solid, fresh as hell IPA from Boniface.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of woodychandler
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours very clear golden color with thin white head that dissipates quickly leaving a small ring around the glass. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Slight citrus aroma, hint of pine and malts. Slightly bready with a touch of spice.

Taste - malt forward, hints of grapefruit and pine very light orange peel bitterness.

Feel - Medium body, not as dry or bitter as expected. Slightly slick.

Overall - A pretty solid malt forward IPA, the flavors blend well and the feel is very nice.

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Photo of djmichaelk
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

64oz growler into a snifter. A previously unknown beer and brewery, courtesy of dashirey (thanks Dain!) as part of the Growlin' at the Moon GIF for Apr 2012. Opened at a small tasting with a few beer geek friends.

A - Slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small off-white head that lasted a while. Nice lacing around the glass.

S - For an IPA it doesn't have a lot of nose. A slight spiciness, almost like a rye beer, and some gentle floral notes. Hops are more on the piney side.

T - Wow, this is a lot better than the aroma would lead you to believe. Pleasant piney bitterness upfront, a little mango and pineapple, some maltiness, and a spicy-ish finish.

M - Nice and full, with great carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

O - This was the surprise hit of a night full of outstanding beers. Everyone seemed to like it, and all of us were wondering where this brewery came from. I've got another growler of their DIPA, so can't wait to see how that one turns out. Will definitely be seeking out more of this in the future.

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Photo of bret717
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pugs78
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of richardwood76
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GregStoner
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mca1973
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3LB IPA India Pale Ale from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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