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


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   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.

beer4eternity's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (225) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2016
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer. Hazy orange brown, reasonable head. Toffee malt aroma. Grassy toffee malt flavour. Bitter toffee aftertaste. More an amber ale than an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2016 Copper amber pour with thin white head. Light citrus and apricot aroma. Flavor is good bready malts, stone fruit and long bitter finish. Well balanced and easy drinking compared to the beast style ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
[8316-20160520] Tap. Lightly citrus peel hops aroma. Clear, pale orange yellow body with a huge long-lasting foamy off-white head. More citrus lemon hops in the flavour. Medium body finishes bitter. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Three Boys brewery, Christchurch, NZ)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
2016-05-20. Crisp amber body, modest head. 4+ Aroma skews malty with some pleasant hop character. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, mild fruit, malty core. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Maltier than my preference but enjoyable. 6-7/3/6-7/3/14 Sampled on tap at the brewery, Christchurch, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle. Ruby color with beige head. Aroma is caramel, earthy hops, a bit of that vomit-like old hops feeling. Taste is the same. Quite british, not excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - 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 (1700) - 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 (12720) - 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 (44143) - 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 (9949) - 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.

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