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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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,628
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,652
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.81%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
208
From:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  20
SCORE
86
Very Good
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 208 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mdaschaf:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Kates Pub.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger, off-white head. Nice head retention with thin lacing, rather streaky down the sides.

S: A bit of orange upfront with some orange rind and grapefruit mixed with pine and a little bit of caramel malt.

T: Pretty well balanced, a good bit of orange and orange rind, a good bit of caramel malt in the middle. Has a slightly piney finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A solid IPA, looking forward to trying their DIPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of heerboth
3/5  rDev -21.3%
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 -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawkabukoo
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Hainesworth
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jellikit
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
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 -8.1%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CanisMajor
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.85/5  rDev +1%
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 +8.1%
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 -1.6%

Photo of Moose90
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +18.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i had higher hops for this, after really digging some of their more ambitious beers in the past. this looks like their flagship, and it tastes like it was born a couple of decades ago, malty and bitter, without a ton of hop flavor at all, and a somewhat fuller body as these go, even though its not objectively sweet or anything. i had it at an old irish pub in spokane, and it tastes a bit like the lines may not be amazingly well maintained, so i wont be too harsh on the beer overall, except to say that its a dated recipe for the style, especially in this part of the world. some sharp citrus in here, bitter pithy orange and grapefruit, a little bit of a grassiness there too, but it doesnt seem all that fresh, and it certainly isnt distinct. enough crystal malt in here to cover up the hop nuance, im not even sure i can recognize a varietal in it, and there are lots of minerals here at the end, almost enough to make it seem a little metallic. i like the balance, always have in these sort of beers, but there isnt enough here to bring me back after this pint or two, its generic now, even if that wouldnt have always been true. ill look to try this again sometime in another place where perhaps quality is a little better looked after, but im expecting a similar experience. good bitterness, some pine at end end, malty depth and body, but it leaves something to be desired in terms of hop flavor overall...

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5%

Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA) from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 208 ratings