Enchanted Forest
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Washington, United States
American IPA
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3.76 | pDev: 7.18%
Aug 05, 2022
Apr 19, 2022
Enchanted ForestEnchanted Forest
Notes: Collab brew with Virgil Gamache Hop Farms.
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Ratings by FBarber:
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a perfectly clear, brilliant golden color. Lovely thick white head forms on the beer and lingers momentarily before dissipating. Just a thin layer of splotchy foam remains on the beer. Some sticky lacing coats the glass.

Aroma has notes of light orange, lemon grass, some generic fruit and fruit punch notes. All on top of a noticeable malt backbone.

Taste follows the nose with notes of lemon grass, orange, orange pith, dried grass and some lemon rind with certain dried grassy and floral notes on the finish. Noticeable malt backbone.

Feel is light, crisp, easy drinking and somewhat refreshing. Bright carbonation.

Overall a lovely cold IPA, enjoyable to drink and nicely done.
May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden amber wit plenty of foam in the tall IPA glass. LIvely and sudsy mouthfeel. Aromatic with citrus and blackberry. This IS a fruity flavor, I'd say Hawaiian Punch. Distinct and unexpected. Moderate bitter aftertaste with berry brambles and lime peel. So everything Enchanted from BBB is a Cold IPA? From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station. Dated 4/20/22.
Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can received courtesy of BBThunderbolt. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, it was canned on 420 of this year. Ironic for a beer whose label compares the flavor to fruit punch.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a somewhat pale golden amber and was absolutely clear. Moderate off-white head. Streaky and spotty lace.

Juicy, grapefruity and slightly peppery in the nose. There's a bit of crackery malt aroma as well.

Juicy and slightly bitter citrus in the flavor department. Not appreciably different than what the nose foretold. Finishes dry and clean.

Oily, resiny and yet clean finishing mouth feel.

Decent "Cold IPA" that is probably a bit past it's prime. I'm assuming that's why I'm not relating to the fruit punch description that other reviewers clearly perceived. Seems to me to have a more bitter, maybe more herbal leaning, but it's crisp, refreshing and hoppy after a hot day at work, so I'd definitely try it again. Thanks, Terry!
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mostly clear golden color that leans a bit to brown with a creamy, sudsy white head that provides nice lacing, the can references fruit punch, and that description is spot on, both on the nose and taste.

The mouthfeel is crisp and bright. This is a crushable beer that could smack you if you’re not careful, given the 7.6% ABV.
Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Admittedly, this is a somewhat confusing style for me (being as I think it's just an IPL, rebranded to include the sacred 3 letters IPA, but, I'm something of a cynic and skeptic. Shrug.)Draft poured into 16oz Willi Becher. Poured a bright, clean, clear light gold color with about 2/3 inch of white head that had OK retention and lacing.

The aroma was certainly hop forward, but had a noticeable malt base.

It's a hop dominant brew, but did have a solid grain foundation. Citrusy hops were the focus, with some light floral and earthy notes.

The body was was light of medium, mostly smooth, with a touch of coarseness, and had a semi-dry, leaning towards dry, finish.

Drinkabilty was very good, an easy beer to knock back a few of at a cookout or during the game.

Overall, a solid a pleasant brew. Worth trying if you see it.
Apr 20, 2022
Enchanted Forest from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 5 ratings