No Boundary IPA
High Water Brewing

No Boundary IPANo Boundary IPA
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High Water Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
3.84 | pDev: 11.98%
Jun 24, 2017
Sep 30, 2011
Very Good
No Boundary IPANo Boundary IPA
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle to becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-murky orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that swiftly slid off. Lacing was somewhat there but that slid super quick on into the beer.
The aroma had some tea leafy to floral qualities up front, then a delicate biscuit/breadiness coming in underneath. Light grassy to herbal character.
The flavor was moderately sweet pulling the tea and floral components in to play with the malt portions of the breadiness. Not much of an aftertaste, but somewhat tea-like and quaint.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionable smooth feel about it. Carbonation did feel fine. ABV felt appropriate. Semi-smooth finish.
Overall, weird IPA to say the least, wish I found a date on this. Was this supposed to be an English style or an American style?
Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by dcmchew from Romania

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle shared at a tasting. Orange pour, small white head. Smells of honey and malt sugars. Tastes like honey, malt sugars and a bit of earl grey. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is herbal and floral with some tea notes and crackery malts in the background. Taste starts with some nice tea notes, thyme and other aromatic herbs. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really nice, a well made IPA with well integrated aromatic herbs notes.
Mar 20, 2016
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Reviewed by JackieKu from Taiwan

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22 oz bottle.

A: Cloudy pale gold. 2.5 fingers high of head with medium long retention.
S: Honey, banana, and lemon.
T: Lemon peel. Thyme. Somewhat grassy. High bitterness. Dry.
M: Medium bodied. High carbonation.
O: Quite aromatic, flavorful, and balanced.
Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 2.77 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 25, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Donkster46 from Washington

Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 4 by crob3888 from California

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by dougieboy from California

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by MrGone from California

May 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Spaz7 from California

Sep 16, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by dvsbizzyb from California

Sep 11, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by GraduatedCashew from California

Aug 28, 2013
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Reviewed by MacQ32 from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a slightly hazy gold with over a finger of voluminous light tan dense head. Fantastic lacing and retention. Looks fantastic!

S - Lots of sweet citrusy orange and pear type flavors. Nice slightly bready malt backbone. Sweet fruits more than anything

T - Nice dry bitterness, slightly bland, grassy herbal flavors kick in. Mild malt presence and a rather bitter aftertaste. I've had this for ~2 months :/. Plus it was acquired in a trade.. probably a little past its prime. its decent but has potential to be a little more i think. Will re-review when I get another one of these!

M - Lightish bodied, pretty decent carbonation. Rather drinkable

O - The citrusy/fruity flavors seemed to have possibly gone awry. Still a nice dry bitterness but the sweetness is really lacking, I think due to the age of the brew. I would welcome trying this one again, a slightly fresher batch could yield much better results
Jul 19, 2013
Rated: 4 by Zbeetleman from California

Jul 08, 2013
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Reviewed by DenverLogan from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From 22 oz bottle via Letspour.
Poured in a Chimay glass.
Pours a semi-cloudy gold...modest head with lace.
Initial aroma of a fresh fruit tart, apricot, apple, kiwi, sugar cane...refreshing.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of straw hops, white grapefruit rind, slight chalk, poblano pepper juice. Overall bold and full bodied but not my favorite IPA profile but worthy of a pint or more.
Jun 10, 2013
Rated: 4 by Paccamacca from California

Jun 03, 2013
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Reviewed by Philousa from California

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a thin white head that clings to the glass in wispy strings. A healthy dose of pine with honey biscuit, some lemon, and a bit of grapefruit. Darker malt comes out as it warms, like white bread crust. Flavor is mild compared to the aroma. Starts with wonder bread, moves to pine and a hint of soap on its way to earthy and piney bitterness. The bitterness is intense and reminiscent of a penny in your mouth. The feel is middling and finish balanced.

Decent IPA, but give me Hop Riot any day.
May 26, 2013
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Reviewed by Rizalini from Nevada

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber bottle into my Stone goblet...

A - Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color with a finger of light tan color head. Very nice, tight lacing appears as I sip.

S - Has some nice tropical & citrus fruit aromas. Pineapple, mango and some citrusy lemon notes as well. Nothing overwhelming, just complimentary to the nice caramel grain bill.

T/M - The front of the taste yeilds the slightly sweet caramel malts at first, then really opens up to the mango and pineapple hop profile. No lingering hop resin in the aftertaste tho. Medium mouthfeel and a rather pleasant under carbonated mouthfeel.

O - I was very plesantly surprised by this beer. Really good flavor profile, very easy to drink and reasonably priced. I would more than likely buy this beer again.
May 17, 2013
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the mouthfeel is off on this one.
May 13, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by cgentzkow from California

May 02, 2013
Rated: 3 by largadeer from California

May 01, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by marct from Nevada

Apr 21, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by PthPndr from Florida

Jan 01, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by t0rin0 from California

Oct 14, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Mister_Joshy from California

May 29, 2012
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Reviewed by ngeunit1 from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus, tropical, grassy, and lightly spicy hops with some good pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon. There is also some sweet caramel malts as well.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple hop flavor with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malt in the background. Through the middle, some lemon and spicy hops come through with some grassy flavor and more bitterness and a bit more sweet caramel malts. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malt, citrus and tropical hop, some light spicy hop character, and some bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice hoppy American IPA. The hop profile is rally nice and complex and has just the right level of bitterness as well.
Apr 27, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by popery from California

Apr 23, 2012
Rated: 4.75 by FunkyMacGroovin from California

Apr 03, 2012
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Reviewed by brotherloco from California

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bomber. Batch 2. Released 02/09/12. Served in a Pinot Noir wine glass.

Pours a very hazy dark gold with a small off-white head. Bubbles are big and loose. Small amounts of lacing left behind in glass.

Aroma is very unique for an IPA. Pineapple is dominant with Tangelo citrus almost as strong. Mild funky Belgian yeast in the background. Some peppery spice. Complex and intriguing.

Flavor is medium-dry with all the citrus notes from the nose present, but subtle. A very small touch of sweetness in the middle and things dry up again for a mild bitter finish. Tastes a lot more like a Belgian IPA than the aroma let on.

A medium body with medium-light carbonation. Still, there is some crispness and an overall nice feel.

Definitely *not* a west-coast IPA, but that is not a criticism. A unique spin on the style and quite enjoyable.
Feb 25, 2012
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Oooh, this is a nice one. Pours a golden straw color with a generous layer of foam. There’s a hoppy, dank aroma to it. “Danke,” perhaps, as a thank you to the brewers. Flavor reminds me of green onions and garlic shoots. It’s crisp and grassy, in a vegetal way, which is different for me and unexpectedly enjoyable.
Feb 17, 2012
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this one from Bbothen....

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Head settles in nicely a depth of one thumb, great head retention & lacing

S: Piney & citrus notes

T: Follows the nose, grapefruit & some pineapple also showing up front, some sweet grainy bread as well. Grapefruit & pineyness battle for supremacy as this warms, some pineapple, & faint apricot lurk in the background, along some husky grainy notes just a bit of honey malt sweetness. Finishes with pineyness, woody hops, & grapefruit & a bit of dryness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Very drinkable IPA with no major drawbacks, worthy up purchase consideration
Feb 17, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by rbrefbeerman from California

Feb 14, 2012
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Reviewed by OBeerMeGreatOne from California

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours out a hazy orange with a large off-white head. The head disappears pretty quick leaving splotches of lace behind.

Dry pear and grapefruit dominate the smell, slight mineral essence at the finish.

A nice malt start is quickly assaulted by citrus hops, earth and a mineral bitterness. Simple and tasty. A little thin going down, but still good.

I'd grab another for sure. A very interesting IPA.
Feb 09, 2012
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Reviewed by flexabull from California

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a bright and somewhat hazy gold color with a pretty nice off white head, nice lacing too.

Aromas are of grapefruits, light spices, mineral water, and ground up aspirin.

Taste is bitter, with some lemon, grassy, kind of tart, and pretty dry up front. Light creaminess, some crystal malt sweetness, and some graininess, and a finish of tart and bitter grapefruit.

Light mouthfeel, crisp carbonation, about right for the style.

Overall this is a pretty good IPA. Certainly bitter, maybe a bit unbalanced too. I like it, but I've had quite a few that are better and cost a buck or so cheaper.
Jan 29, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by MareInfinitus from California

Jan 26, 2012
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