Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA) | Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhartley
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No visible date on the bottle.

Appearance: Deep orange-amber-golden body with a finger's worth of head from a semi-aggressive pour.

Aroma: Smells like orange juice spike with serano peppers. Plenty of citrus coming out the glass as well.

Taste: This one isn't easy for me to put my finger on...it's almost like a backwards IPA. Smooth malt-like sweetness up front and a bitter bite on the end. It's not bad, just different.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and it does have a lingering bitterness, probably due to the fact of the hops coming in at the end, rather than coming in on the front end. Very little carbonation.

Overall: A decent easy drinking IPA, again probably due to those malts coming in first. Not mind blowing, but still very tasty.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drned
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is actually a very drinkable APA, tasted on Draught in Spokane. Good amber color with a clear body. The lace does not hold. The head fades away. On the tongue, there is the malt up front, but the middle is missing as the hops try to take over from the back. The after is good subtle bitter that holds on for a while. A very good APA; not great, but very good.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Anthony's seafood restaurant, Bremerton, WA:

Pours dark amber. A thin lasting head leaves lacing.

The smell is of herbal/citric/floral/pine with caramel.

The taste is of light citrus/pine. Firm caramel. A soft bitter herbal bite in the finish.

Pretty smooth, hits medium-bodied.

A nice, standard/basic IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Comes out a color that is amber/copper, not the best clarity to it, unfiltered as they say. Darker than most ipas. Aroma was floral, not pungent, and some brown malt almost.

Mostly grapefruit and soapy hop bitterness. Plenty of crystal malt. That late 90s ipa feels. Bomber format sucks, but cheap price relative to it does not. Ultimately though, this is a beer that is reliable and has a longer shelf life than most ipas these days (this one seems a C hop).

Falls into that good and drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fezzz
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tunic
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA from Boundary Bay. Nothing spectacular, but no fancy trimmings are necessary with this little workhorse ale.

Would drink again...probably will drink again!

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pleasant hoppy aroma of pine and straw. Dark amber color with an attractive off-white foam in the narrow Pilsener glass. Gummy flavor with an insistent bitterness.

I keep thinking of the ready-hopped canned malt syrup we used to brew with. Sweet and bitter if you licked it off your finger. This beer is just bitter orange and sawdust. Woody. Root beer chaser.

Overall a strange and intense flavor. Barely sippable once the bitter snake gets hold of your tongue. Medicinal aftertaste. On tap at Anthony's in Anacortes. [review from 15 April 2015 notes]

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Photo of abrodsky
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erickc
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable. You can't go wrong with this one. Not very complex, but it doesn't need to be. I had his on cask at Elliot Bay Brew Pub Lake City Seattle, WA.

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Photo of heerboth
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mediocre ipa. Nothing special at all

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Photo of ssteakley
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the StandArd by which all other IPA's should be judged either up or down!

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Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrQwill
2.03/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Gosh
This used to be one of my favorite and most reliable IPAs. In the last 9+ months it's hit the skids. Get it together BB, I'll love you again if you ever come back.

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Photo of strohme2
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA) from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
3.88 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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