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

Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
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Average: 3.82 | pDev: 11.78%

Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 207

American IPA | 6.40% ABV

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

Notes: Year-round availibility. 
BA SCORE
86
Exceptional
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 207
Reviews by CapitalGains:
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. into a Deschutes imperial pint glass. Poured and tasted 12/15/11. No date on the bottle but I consumed within a week of purchase.

Starts with gradient of golden and amber hues and a resilient white head. Aroma isn't overly dominated by hops and has a present bready and caramel malt note to it. Taste is embodied by moderate amounts of tropical and piney hop bitterness with a solid balancing effort from the malt bill. I get a slight but strange mixture of oranges and band-aids on the finish. Mouthfeel is well balanced; not too thick or thin with a good residual lacing in the glass and a dry finish.

On the whole this was an enjoyable, run-of-the-mill IPA. Balance would probably be the best adjective I could use to describe this beer, as nothing stood out but nothing was really flawed either. I had this on cask while visiting Redmond and remembered it being quite good as well. I don't recall the exact price for the bomber, but I believe it was around $4.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heerboth
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mediocre ipa. Nothing special at all

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Photo of rodlavers
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawkabukoo
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hainesworth
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jellikit
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA for those of you that have not tried it yet. Boundary Bay IPA is definitely well balanced. The hops compliment the malts, and there is a great balance with the ABV. If I remember correctly, it finished 8th in the nation, of over 350 breweries, in last years IPA contest.

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Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of CanisMajor
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 Kastler
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time having a Boundary Bay brew. Poured from a growler into a tall chilled glass.

Appearance - It has a darker look compared to most IPAs. A tiny bit cloudy, looks almost like honey.

Smell - A great sweet aroma. Almost smells like honey too.

Taste - I really admire the taste of this IPA. Very sweet yet maintaining that nutty English hop taste of IPAs.

Mouthfeel - Pretty typical feel. Wasn't overly carbonated and was pretty low viscosity.

Overall - I really like this beer and plan on trying some more Boundary Bay brews in the near future; especially since I am so close to Bellingham.

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Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Moose90
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bottle with no visible date code

A — Pours a honey caramel hue into the glass, there is an off-white colored head that is quite tall and leaves behind some solid bits of lacing.

S — Smell is pungent, piney, bitter, and juicy, this is much better than expected. A resinous and piney overtone on top of a small and slightly sweet caramel base.

T — Piney, citrusy, juicy, bitter, astringent. Nice and bitter resinous pine on top of a caramel and semisweet base.

M — Medium bodied, a dry and refreshing finish.

O — This is really quite good. I don't often order it on tap at Boundary, but I will make sure to reintroduce it into the rotation.

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Photo of snohojimbo
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 510a
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestd
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sokool
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA) from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 207 ratings