Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - SEP 25, 2011
500ml bottle. Aroma: embarrassed to say that very first impression is that it smells like Steinlager (but costs four times as much), after tasting there is more to enjoy about it - malt syrup I had as a child, toffee, band aid (I cant explain why that is a pleasant aroma to me, it just is), dough yeast, dry grass, delicate almost mouldy tangerine, pine. Appearance: nice clear warm amber hue with large off-white fluffy sea-foam diminishing head and foamy lacing. Taste: mild sweetness which is quickly overtaken by moderate bitterness with a long duration, a touch of sourness. Palate: light medium body, smooth lightly creamy texture, tingly carbonation, long dry slightly astringent finish. Overall: nice enough, the "generous addition of hops" as described on the label must have been left out of batch 1243 :). Different to most IPA’s I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1460) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2016
A very subdued aroma of tropical fruits, and some malt. Pours a slightly hazy pale caramel color with a white head with some lacing. The head dissipates quickly. A watery feel and mild taste not much of any distinctive flavor. Some tropical fruits light bitterness with a mineral hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
New cans, Chelmsford Ale House. Thanks, Justin 1970s Boy. Some oxidation. Sweet hot aroma. Drinks great. Nice soft malts. Lemongrass. Spritzy. Clean. Nice work. If it wasn’t for the oxidisation I would happily drink it all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle purchased for dirty cheap as it a touch old. It pours hazy deep orange - amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is bitter - sweet, perfumed, orange peel, stewed fruits, peach, fruit cake and light toffee. The taste is crisp, bitter, pine needles, stewed orange, peach, lemon rind, peppery spice and varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016

Can 330ml.

[ As Three Boys IPA ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel - pale malt, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, NZ hops. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, caramel, NZ hops, orange, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Dark amber gold with an off white head. Multigrain with burnt toffee. Spiced oranges with sweet tropical fruit and sudsy notes. Juicy with a grainy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canadiankiwi (133) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2015
Dark gold colour. Poured from tap. Hint of chocolate and strong caramel taste followed by a hops taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4769) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Can. Bronze and a bit lively upon opening. Subtle presence of hops with a touch of bitterness. Another classy beer from this brewery and well worth searching out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
500ml bottle. Deep orange-golden coppery colour, off-white foam head and aroma of citrusy hops. Taste is malt caramel with woody notes and citrusy hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with a thin white head. It has a slight sour tart citrus fruity flavour with toffee and biscuit notes on the tart woody finish. Although this beer was purchased only a couple of weeks before it was drank, it may be on the turn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wulver (1) - Stewarton, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Can from Drygate Bottle Shop. Sweet almost saison aroma. Tropical fruit, sweet notes.

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