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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A full-bodied, copper India Pale Ale. Fairly strong alcohol content and an aggressive fresh hop quality. Original Gravity 1.084


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to bitbucket: Pours a transparent dark copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with good fresh citrusy grapefruity flavor hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. A nice imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
(Draught) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a tall long-lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, light toastiness, grass, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, grapefruit, resin, sweet syrup, caramel, and somewhat candish with a sticky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Carmel color small tan head, some lace. Fresh hop flowers, citrus caramel back.. well balanced and delicious smelling ipa. Great palate, well coated. Delicious sweet hop flowers, citrus, tropical fruit & caramel. Great stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Had this at the SoSun hop harvest 2007. The aroma on this smelled really odd. The taste was full of heavy malts which was an oddball compared to the other DIPA’s I was trying. It was a bit too heavy for my personal taste. The hops and bitterness were ok but I couldn’t get over the sweet malty flavors that got hotter and hotter as I sipped on it. I will definitely give one another shot since it was bookended by other DIPAs but it did not stand out in a good way tonight.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007

8/31/2007: Boundary Bay Imperial IPA is awesome. It is a beautiful clear amber color with a frothy ivory head that sticks around for awhile. The aroma is bursting with juicy orange and lush pineapple, and tangy grapefruit. The flavor has tons of grapefruit and orange hoppy goodness! This beer is strong with lots of good, tasty bitterness (You should have seen my wife’s face when she tried this beer... Priceless!). Aggreessive, yet flavorful and balanced. This beer is a bit syrupy and has a medium-full body. Simply delicious and very deserving of its recent Alpha King Challenge win! This is a beer that every hop-head will love.

Draught sample and 10 oz glass (O.G. 1.065) at The Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, Washington. Rating #45 for this beer...

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kegbeerchick (5) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2007 does not count
Beer was flat coming out of the bottle. Had it on tap before and don’t remember it being quite so bad. I love hops and this isn’t the beer for any flavor or hop content

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jed314 (6) - Sedro-Woolley, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2007 does not count
On tap at Boundary. It was a deep copper color with minimal head. Huge aromas of citrus and piney hops with malt lingering in the background. The sweet flavors of malt balance the onslaught of hops well but the hops win in the end. Great IIPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
22 oz bottle into a Snifter, thanks to Tha Sensei! Pours a deep amber color with a fairly small white head. A light malt aroma is backed by a strong sense of Cascade pines and hops. The flavor is definitely almost makes you think there will be some sweet maltiness to it at the beginning, and then is completely overswept by mounds of bitter citrusy hops. This one definitely brings meaning to the word "bitter"! The malt sense makes it through the whole sip, but just barely enough to let you know it’s actually there. Fairly one dimensional this DIPA is, but goddamn is it amazing. If you don’t like bitterness though - stay clear!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2007
On tap at BB. Piny hops hit the nose first. Body is somewhat creamy, lots of floral hops and pine. Overwhelmingly bitter, and the malt is quite subdued. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Alpha King Competition 2006: BIG HOPS. Piney hops hit first with some earthy ones behind. Mlat shows up as well. Good balance of malty flavor with hops running through. Some acidic notes. Took 1st place but was about my fourth favorite.


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