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


on tap

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3184) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Draft @ Earl of Essex, Islington N1. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak berry aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy berry flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy berry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (593) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craft Beer Rising. Pours a clear amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of some caramel and pine, then herbal and grassy hops. Taste of caramel malt, herbal, spicy and grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A short herbal bitterness in the finish. Easy drinking and quite smooth, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
18th March 2015
Can. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly crisp. Light pale malt bring modest creamy sweetness. Light floral start to the hops, leading to super mild lime and mint. Smooth finish. Very polite IPA, perhaps a little too laid back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1317) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
330ml can, pours clear gold / light amber. Light malts, resin, pear drop, tropical fruit. Light body, texture a bit resiny, soft carbonation and a balanced light bitter end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4470) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark copper pour with a big frothy off white head, caramel and pine aroma, taste has light pine, sweet caramel, tangerine, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3020) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17274) - 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

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