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Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Christchurch, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The India Pale Ale was born when handfuls of fresh hops were added to barrels to preserve beer quality when shipping from England to colonial India. It is the same generous addition of hops that allow the Three Boys IPA to survive the long haul, but when drunk fresh you ca really appreciate the aroma our special selection of NZ hops creates.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at the Lumsden Auckland. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, hoppy aroma, taste is medium bitterness with plenty of hops with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (356) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Looks.. Deep amber, med fluffy white head. Smells..malty.. Toffee caramel, before a little gentle hop sense.. Maybe stonefruit. Tastes..stonefruit, citrus, caramel and biscuity, finishes with a respectable dry bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (903) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep copper with a frothy white head. Really dark colour for an ipa. Nose is light resin, citrus and grassy tones. Taste is more resinous citrus hops and toffee notes. More toast malts coming through with a dry finish. Decent quaffer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3336) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2014
The head is good, the body orange-brown. It smells hoparomtic, bit bitter, malty, creamy. The taste is hop-aromatic, fruity, bit fowery, maltaroamtic, intensive. Good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citrus mainly. Clear, copper coloured with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, has citrus, some veggie tones, some strawberry, light resiny. Very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rulymel (123) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
Classic amber colour with a good head of thin bubbles. Fresh fruity aroma with lots of hops. Fruity taste plenty of hops very good balanced in. Nice body a long tasteful finish. I liked it!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (238) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
Pours orange golden with off white head. Nutty and slight hoppy floral aroma. Medium bodied sweet malt with extreme bitter base. Nutty aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft at Pom’s in CHCH. Crystal clear amber color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine, light sice. Taste is bitter, peppery toasted caramel. Mellow.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2013
A borderline session IPA - which is pretty unusual. Taste is different too - neither better or worse - just different. I’d have another - no question.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
Aroma is pretty much all malt for me. Just the slightest, and I mean VERY slight, hint of grass where the malt curls up at the edges, but that’s it. Taste: If this was billed as a lager, I’d be rating it highly, it has a nice sweet but not sticky malt and an unobtrusive bitterness with just a touch of citrus and a wee drop of sourness on a thin watery and refreshing body. Nice lager. And, as they say in the Parrot Sketch, "Beautiful plumage! (Nice lacing)"


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