CDA | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 09-01-2009

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the Eastside, clearly my graduation present.
Dark brown, near black with a bit of ruby highlust to the beast. We ordered one of these and a Pliny, of course, unable to achieve either beer on the east coast, but more intrigued by this never-before-had beverage from one of the premier WA breweries.
Unfortunately the Pliny was stale, and maybe it made this beer stand erect even harder, but what an awesome beer. A little roasty and coffee, with a big hop bitterness that was mostly pine and a little bit of citrus. Slightly sweet but still dry. A pretty awesome amalgamation of the celebration of dark roasted grain and angry, haughty hops. L'chaim! Am I right? Good work, BBBB!

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Photo of ccrida
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the Collins Pub, Boundary Bay's Black IPA is cola brown with a tight light tan head leaving pretty heavy lace, almost nitro style.

Smell is on the muted side at first, but a nice bright herbal hop notes rolls out as it warms.

Taste is dark malts, some roast, but a nice herbal, minty hop resin back-bone keeps it stylistically in tact. I prefer much more aggressive hops to stand up to the malt, but it's not bad. Deep chocolate notes develop as it warms up a tad, the hops stay pretty strong too, with a firm, bitter finish. Had to keep bumping this up just from the malty taste, regardless of the style, as it's not hoppy enough for me.

Mouthfeel is dry, with a medium body.

Drinkability is pretty good, a tasty beer no doubt, but definitely more of a hoppy porter then CDA by my book. Still, well made and enjoyable, when I finished, i wanted another!

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Photo of beertunes
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is the first attempt at this style by BB, so we'll see if they make it again or leave it as a one-off. Served in straight pint glass at the brewery. Poured a slightly translucent black, with about 3/4 inch of dark tan head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The first aroma to reach the nose is a rich roasted scent. There is the smell of hops but it isn't a match for the roast. The flavor profile is kind of a surprise, nowhere near as hoppy as BBs regular IPA or some of the other one-offs they've brewed over the years. Yes, that's what I said, BB made an IPA that doesn't rip your tastebuds off. Actually this beer is almost balanced, however the strong roast flavors keep this from happening.

The body was typical for an IPA and the drinkability was very good. Consuming several of these would be enjoyable because your palate would survive. A beer worth seeking out.

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CDA from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
4.07 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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