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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Back in the British Raj, elephant riding, tea-swilling settlers were in dire need of rescuing from the Indian sun. And so the India Pale Ale was born. Brewed with extra hops so it’d survive the voyage east, it was imbued with floral aromas, malty sweetness and a lingering dry finish. But enough of that Mumbo Jumbo. Stretch out on the verandah and enjoy.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (187) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014
3x330ml bottles poured deep golden the aroma light floral malty the taste citrus dry with a real bitter dry finish this is like other Boundary Rd brews a decent local beer for a good price

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
330 ml bottle with a BB date of 26 March 2014. Pours deep amber with very good calrity and a decent head. The aroma and flavor both have a substantial sweet malt component that nearly balances the stronger smell and taste of floral/herbal New Zealand hops. The aftertaste has very good duration and is only moderately bitter. O: a nice IPA featuring NZ hops. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
330ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Pours a solid amber almost copper colour. Quite clear with good sized head. Floral and pine needle aromas fill the nose. Nice clean flavour with floral hops dominating. Long resinous finish.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Joe_F (9) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2013 does not count
Poorly rated, but not really unjustified. Lots of bitterness, but doesn’t showcase any type of hops well. Like one or two people said before though, as a gateway to bigger IPAs this is a good choice. It is very cheap in comparison to many craft beers on the market, and for $12-$15NZD for a six pack it beats drinking cheap lagers, or European branded beers that are brewed in Auckland. Simply put : Value for money is up there on this one, a seasoned craft beer drinker might not appreciate, but if you want to introduce a cheap beer drinker to a new world, this could be a good beer to use, Likewise sometimes a nice Sunday night on the couch with a six pack of these, for the price of a single 500ml of some beers, is a good buy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
This is not a bad IPA, but nothing too special either. Very clean beer with some good fresh hop aroma of tropical fruits and moderate bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2013
The bitterness is very similar (in my memory) to their Flying Fortress Pale Ale, but of course this has none of the malty goodness that made that beer fairly good. It is drinkable and I think the carbonation adds a bit to the otherwise bland mouthfeel. A bit better than normal macro slosh

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
Clear copper pour medium white head aromas fruit citrus sweet malt passionfruit the flavours grapefruit passionfruit citrus peel bitter tropical fruit floral taste honey malt the finish average ipa best tastes the bitter and citruus hops floral backing okay IPA

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29841) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and a bit of butterscotch, leading to a bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
Orange/red in colour with creamy white head,but disappeared quickly. Soapy aroma. Thick soapy flavour, very bloating.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ciaranc (973) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2012
Clear amber pour, little head. Nose is quite strong, sweet hops. Very bitter in the middle, not much else, with an astringent, slightly metallic finish. Thin bodied, quite fizzy carbonation. Not sure where they are going with this, wont appeal to craft drinkers as its uncomplex and will be too bitter for pale lager drinkers.


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