canadiankiwi (29) - - OCT 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Little yo no head. Dark amber colour. Smells Like quince paste. Earthy tones. Nice light ipa much better than some other boundary road brews.
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, white head. Aroma is pleasant, hoppy, sweet malty. Nice sweet malty taste, hoppy, fruity, balanced. Positive surprise.
Bule (1327) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours a brown color with a fine frothy head. Not much hops in this. Mild maltiness that balances the alcohol.
tombutlin (112) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 Surprisingly good beer from a big brewery. Complex aroma of pine, citrus & grass and a rich golden head. Chewy, rich taste that backs up the aroma to the end, with a rich 8% alcohol that doesn’t overpower. Only downside to the taste is slight soy sauce saltiness. Only $4.99 for a 500ml bottle, this is also excellent value and compares well to craft breweries.
dathzo (24) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tested from bottle in New Zealand. Again on the low end of IPAs. Decent balance but nothing remarkable.
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer deserves better ratings than what it’s received. Not quite up with Hopwired but an amazing kiwi IIPA. I drank allot of this while over there and for the price and quality it was an instant winner. A perfectly balanced double IPA, beautiful citrus aroma, decent alcohol warmth and strong bitterness. Extremely good and worth trying again. If I ever see it in Oz I will definitely buy it. Well done!
waiake (501) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 500ml bottle pours hazy copper gold with a brief fluffy head quite an intense aroma of caramel malt fruit & hops taste is similar with pineapple citrus spice & the alcohol very tasty
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had to suck on a few Boundary Rd lemons to find this plum, but well worth the effort and wait for this, their finest, ale. Dark kauri gum appearance with a light melon and guava fragrance. Well balanced bittersweets, and a whopping 8% alcohol. Very nice
Earplay (48) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall impressed with this one, great fruity hop aroma and caramel malt base. Very well balanced for an 8%. Worth getting one fresh.
Leonardus (47) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 This beer was recommended to me by Jarrod at ’Your Shout’ Linwood. Also jimthechap liked it, so it’s all good for a taster by me.
I love the colour of the drop in the glass. Bugger all head, but some lacing down glass.
Interesting aroma, some pawpaw and mandarin. Not an overpowering alcohol hit for 8 per cent which is refreshing. I don’t drink Boundary Rd beers as a rule, mainly because I think they use too much sugar in their brewing, hence the massive hangovers next day. Bane of a beer lovers life! I do however think the Harringtons IPA is far superior to this brew. I will drink this again, and is definitely the best Boundary Road beer I have tasted.