Cedar Dust IPA | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Cedar Dust IPACedar Dust IPA
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3.86/5
Very Good
28 Ratings
Cedar Dust IPACedar Dust IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States
bbaybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Donkster46 on 08-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,923
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
pDev:
8.81%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by BellinghamBiker:
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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of ovaltine
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an "old school" IPA, IMHO. By "old school," I mean an IPA that doesn't look like a milkshake, an IPA with a feel that isn't "pillowy, an IPA that features a sturdy malt backbone.

And there's nothing wrong with those characteristics that denote the NE-style IPA's that are literally changing how this site looks at IPA's. But I really enjoy an IPA that has a heaping helping of piney, citrusy hops, and a beefy caramalt backbone, and a feel with a bit of a bite.

This beer has all of that, and if Boundary Bay was local for me , I'd keep this in my beer fridge all the time.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a nice two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, citrus and dank hops, mild green onion, tropical fruit, nice, but surprisingly little piney notes despite its name. Flavor is light caramel malt with hints of biscuit, resinous piney and citrus hops, guava, orange citrus, developing a dry biscuit character into an assertive, resinous piney (cedar?) and citrus hop finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Odd that the pine notes don't seem to show up in the aroma, but they are solid and pleasant in the taste. I like the traditional NW IPA caramel start with the biscuit malt appearing later to interact with the interesting hop herbal elements. Looks and tastes great; smell good too, but need a little more cedar for perfection.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abrodsky
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brew provided to me by the great BA @beertunes , chilled and poured into a flute.

Look: A clean crisp amber color with a foamy pure white head. The head settles into a ring around my glass with a few floating islands. A fair amount of lacing clings to my glass.

Smell: Hoppy pine aroma is the first thing I perceive. A bit of caramel malt sweetness is noticeable, as well as some sweet tropical fruits, not lemon or citrus, more exotic, but not a specific fruit that I recognize.

Taste: Big and bold hoppy flavor up front, pine and earth, followed by a subtle but noticeable tropical fruit flavor. The malt sweetness plays well and increases the presence of the fruit flavor. Mixed together the fruit and earth battle it out nicely, making the brew balanced and complex.

Feel: Moderate level of carbonation with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Not syrupy, and not too light. Overall pleasing.

Overall: I think this beer gets across the point that it is an IPA brewed on the west coast. Big and bold hop flavors, with a level of bitterness that is both assertive and balanced. Not going overboard with any one aspect, but blending the flavor characteristics together to create a pleasing and tasty brew.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into a snifter. A clean golden color on the pour, producing a clear amber in the snifter. There is a medium-sized light tan head that slowly settled and left a few cool laces. The first whiff brought a flash of pine and earthy (not dank) hoppy notes, but there is a prominent bready malt present. The hops make an appearance late as well. The taste is bitter up front. Piney and grassy with a lemony aspect on the finish. I also get a little grapefruit on the back end. The malt is there; a more bready and dry malt backbone. It's medium bodied and carbed. Very bitter on the finish with a slight aspirin quality. Clean dry finish. Very nice.

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Photo of mactrail
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber brew with plenty of foam in the tall goblet. Some aroma of peach and bark. Very sharp and rather acidic in the mouth. Bitter and woody. Starts out sweet, even a little sugary as you sip for awhile.

Burnt peach pits. Aftertaste of seeds and stems. Not much pleasure in this. Very bitter and desolate. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaz18
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange/amber with excellent clarity and a very persistent off white head that leaves a sheet of near solid lacing. Beautiful beer! Aroma is caramel malt with citrus and mild piney notes. Taste is like the aroma with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy.

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Photo of mabermud
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep Amber look. The smell of tropical fruit is somewhat faint. It's like watered down Hawaiian Punch. Pump this up and it would be outstanding. The taste has fruity hops, grapefruit, and passion fruit. The sweetness is milder. A malt backbone is there...Somewhere. The feel could use a couple of bumps up.

Overall - Not bad.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJLarse
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber liquid with one finger of white head.

S: Pine, red tropical fruit, caramel.

T: Red tropical fruit, blueberries, pine and a caramel backbone to back it up.

M: Good mouthfeel for the style.

O: A great IPA. I like the hops they used as a compliment to mosaic.

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Cedar Dust IPA from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 28 ratings