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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.2
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1499) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Dank orange, ringed greyish head. Grassy cardboard, damp citrus. Lean malt, lightly eggy and decent carbonation. Fades quickly, light soapy.

Bottle, Japan Centre Online, Sake Monday tasting

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can. Amber with white head. Aroma of biscuit and caramel. Taste of biscuit and some caramel. Bitter finish. Pish tbh

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
can at home ... amber ... big ... massive light tan head ... soft toffee .. crystal malt ... soft fruit ... light toffee fruit ... soft dull toffee fruit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4855) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig?s. Pours golden with a thin white head. Aromas of resin, pine. Taste is oily, resinous. Finishes bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Can at Craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, grapefruit, herbal, taste is dry, toffee, sweet, fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1725) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Can from The Beerhive. Hazy amber with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grass, lemon, grain and orange. Flavour of light honey, orange and sweet malts. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Fairly average - lacking hop bite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1459) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at botanic gardens cafe, christchurch. Clear amber-copper color, white head. Aroma is nicely malty and fresh hoppy. Malty body, fruity hoppy and fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2014
I kind of liked this and being honest and true to the style that it is supposed to be. Nice bitter up front, but lacking in the middle. Finish a bit average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (286) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle pours a fine frothy amber gold, mild aroma is all hops, similar taste is bitter crisp full of spicy hops with hints of citrus fruit & malt, not overly intense yet very nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ab29 (14) - - DEC 2, 2014
Can, at Home, beautiful summer nose, citrus and apricot for me. A light Amber colour, hints of straw. Long taste sweet and hoppy at the same time. really hits the top and back of palate nicely.


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