Borderland IPA
42 North Brewing Company

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42 North Brewing Company
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #823
Ranked #9,708
4.06 | pDev: 9.85%
Aug 13, 2023
Feb 07, 2016
Greatness lives on the edge. The Borderland IPA pays tribute to the great towns, states, and countries that are separated by the 42nd parallel. The Borderland IPA boasts a heavy use of Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe hops to provide the tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, stone fruit, peach, citrus, and mango. Drinkable and refreshing with a strong fruit finish.

72 IBU
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Reviewed by jameswaldo from New York

4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Since I live on the 42nd North parallel, too, I had to pick up a 4-pack of pint cans at my local supermarket last week. Beautiful new label is not the one pictured here from generallee's upload. I'd say the new label is better, featuring the motto "find your parallel," and noting the citra amarillo mosaic and simcoe hops used. Also the ABV, 72 IBUs, and 16 oz in the pretty great-looking can. I suspect the teensy "02/28" dot-matrixed on the can's bottom rim may be the canning date, tho that's not made explicit. Poured into a pint Spiegelau IPA glass, I get a huge white dense head that lasts a long time, leaving perfect lacing all the way down. Color's a turbid whiteish orange, SRM color # 6. The smell's an excellent fruity floral hopjoy. Taste's just as good. Good bittering, with a lingering tanned tongue feel I appreciate in a proper IPA. Carbonation's just right, with a mouthfeel right smack dab where IPAs belong: clear tight nicely biting fizz with a lasting hop finish. For sure I'll be seeking this neighboring town's excellent ale next time my fridge has room for more great IPAs. Top shelf!
Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by StrangerTides from New York

Apr 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Wicked good head, hazed body, first from brewer.
s) Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe hops assert their tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, stone fruit, peach, citrus, and mango.
t) Follows aroma with punchy bright blaring puckery fruit notes.
f) Crisp, medicine cabinet cleansing, astringent.
o) Inviting, bright,
Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by BeerBeast from Florida

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by kuhndog from New York

May 11, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Stignacious from New York

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Can purchased and drink at 42 North Brewing Company in East Aurora, NY.

This one pours a dark-ish orange color, with a small head, and a lot of lacing.

This smells unfortunately malty, pine astringency, orange marmalade, and grapefruit. It feels like your typical run of the mill IPA that's been aged for a little bit too long.

This is medium bodied, slightly astringent, with a lower level of drinkability, as it feels just a hint syrupy on the back end.

I didn't love this one. It just felt a bit messy to me.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

Aug 06, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Wellgoose12 from New York

Dec 25, 2019
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Rated by nodder from New York

3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Weak, thin taste and mouthfeel. Not a very good NEIPA imo.
Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Electros from Canada (ON)

May 02, 2019
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Rated by Skip_o_Odyssey from New York

3.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Looks beautiful in the glass, hazy golden/caramel color. Doesn’t deliver. Thin, watery, no finish. Very sad ☹️
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by dcbeers from District of Columbia

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Sep 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Buffalop_2001 from New York

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Nice deep golden color. Good two finger creamy white head from a growler. The aroma has hints of fruit and pine, but gentle. Very smooth to drink with a heavy feel in the mouth. Somewhat weak after taste for an ipa.
Mar 15, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by beerswillingIPAfan from New York

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 08, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by DaveCash from New York

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Knotman58 from New York

Jun 10, 2017
Borderland IPA from 42 North Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 35 ratings