Boundary Bay Brewery Reviews




Capa
3.7
Boundary Bay Ski to Sea ESB
Copper with a white head. Toasted biscuit malt, grapefruit, light grass, and slight earth. Medium bodied. Finish has lingering bitterness. Good.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Boundary Bay Irish Red
Thanks Frank. This was poured into a mug, the appearance was a slightly clear amber color with a fingerís worth of eggshell white foamy head. Slight lace. The aroma had some dry roasted toffee malts with a light floral to herbal hop bitterness. Light earthiness. Some toast at the end. The flavor was somewhat sweet between the floral and herbal qualities. Sly little malty aftertaste and finish. The palate was just a tad under medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Some carbonation was felt, but not distracting. Overall, pretty good for an American brewer to come up with an "Irish red" fairly close to style. Iíd have again.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

IndianaRed
3.9
Boundary Bay Old Bounder
On Tap at the Bellingham brewpub. Deep redish mahogany, thin fine tan head. Nice caramelized malt aroma, very little hop notes. Flavor is big time caramel and brown sugar, good ABV burn and a smooth not too heavy body. Barley bittered enough, tastes aged and mellow. Delicious.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

IndianaRed
3.1
Boundary Bay De Belg
On Tap at the Bellingham brewpub. Slightly hazy deep copper color. Coarse beige head. Modest Belgian yeast aromas, and fairly bitter. Light toasted malts. More ESB ish with a touch of Belgium. Clean crisp palate.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

IndianaRed
3.4
Boundary Bay Ski to Sea ESB
On Tap at the Bellingham BP Slightly hazy copper/amber. Soapy coarse tan head and spotty lacing. Light toasted malts. Woody tannin like bitter bite. More like Rye than classic hop IBUs. Dont get much dry hop aroma or flavors, but nocely balanced anyway. A firm clean bitter bite.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

mcberko
2.9
Boundary Bay / Gruff Neighbourhood Watch
On tap at Gruff, pours a cloudy yellowish blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out lacto, stone fruits, and floral dry hopping. Flavour is rather acidic, with yogurty lacto notes, tart stone fruits and floral dry hopping. Unusual and a bit harsh on the acidity, but it works well enough.
Monday, April 17, 2017

commonmac
3.4
Boundary Bay Cedar Dust
On tap at The Pine Box in Seattle with blonderedhead. Pint glass. Copper and light amber in color. Really attractive lacing...kind of an off white. Nose is predominantly pine with a little toasted malt. Taste has a healthy dose of bitterness with a pine and hop influenced mouthfeel and overall flavor profile. Almost feels like a rye IPA. Slight tendency towards cloying. Finish leaves a little to be desired. Overall good first beer of a Pacific Northwest week/weekend.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Boundary Bay Dry Irish Stout
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown almost black color with an off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly stringy lace. The aroma had some sweet to roasty graininess up front. Then some dark chocolate and a touch of coffee bean. The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to blend and then add in a touch of earth and peat. Sly woody to peat to roasty aftertaste. Quick dry crisp earthy/peat/roasty sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great smooth feel rolling all about over my tongue. Good carbonation. For the ABV, though low, it feels like right the brewer says itís at. Overall, nicely done Irish dry stout, somewhat crushable.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Boundary Bay ESB (Best Bitter)
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a muddy copper color with a nice lasting fingerís worth of white foamy head. Slow dissipation and leaves some messy lace. The aroma had a nice blend of earthy and grassy hop bitterness, light toast and some dry toffee malts. The flavor had a dry crisp malty sweetness adding in a touch of cracker/white bread underneath. Dry malty and earthy aftertaste. Crisp malty dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, good ESB that I could come back to if I had it in my distro.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown almost brown color with a nice looking foamy creamy colored head. Nice foamy stringy lace. The aroma had some sweet milk chocolate, gentle roast and some toast. The flavor took all of those previously mentioned aromas to blend very nice. Quick dry ruggedly sweet aftertaste roaming into the finish in a semi-creamy sort of way. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Low carbonation assisting a nice creamy smooth feel along my tongue. ABV felt spot on. Overall, nicely done imperial stout, but I didnít get a whole lot of oatmeal, if any. Still, Iíd have this again.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.9
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark red/brown color with a nice fingerís worth of a level white foamy head. Quick dissipation. Moderate lace. The aroma had a rich nutty maltiness with some vanilla, raisins, caramel and bread. Slightly spicy hops for balance. The flavor leans sweet nutty initially and then opens up for more of a balance with the hops. Still, theyíre not too strong and ends up creating a nice lingering bready/malty aftertaste with the spicy hops. Quick balanced finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt at the projected strength and seemed good. Overall, nicely done English strong ale. If I could I would have this again.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Boundary Bay Amber
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a mostly clear bronzed light amber color with a white foamy rocky head. Lots of foamy messy lace. The aroma starts off with sweet and roasty nuts. Crisp bitter grassy hops. The flavor blends for the most part between sweet and roasty. Bitterness carries underneath for balancing purposes. Lingering nutty malt aftertaste. Quick dry roasty nutty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt just right. Overall, nicely done amber ale worthy of coming back to.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

teamsale
3.4
Boundary Bay Cedar Dust
On tap. Pours a clear golden light amber with a one finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is pine dominant. Flavor is similar to the standard boundary bay IPA but this one definitely has more bitterness and less sweetness. Aftertaste has a bit of green olive juice to it, but overall is pretty good.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

slowrunner77
3.2
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever
A little muddled but still a fairly pleasant floral malty brew. Some raisins caramel and bread with a hint of bitterness.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

beerplace
4.1
Boundary Bay Double Dry Hopped Imperial IPA
On tap at Elizabeth Station. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is very sweet with lots of candied tropical fruits, candies. Taste is pretty the same with caramel notes. Very interesting.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sledutah
3.2
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
22oz bottle picked up at Rosauers
Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of light caramel, bready, fruity and pine. Flavor is grassy, bisquity, caramel and pine resin
Decent old school IPA

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Capa
3
Boundary Bay Bootlegger Barrel Series: Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Oak Whiskey
Draught at the brewery. I really enjoy their standard imperial oatmeal stout and was very much looking forward to this but the beer is almost entierly masked by the whisky barrel charesteristics. Heavy oak and whisky notes with minimal roasted malt underneath. Too much barrel and not enough beer for me.
Monday, January 16, 2017

Capa
3.8
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Full of chocolate, roasted malts, light burnt malt. Creamy smooth body that has a lightly dry finish. A well made Imperial.
Monday, January 16, 2017

Capa
3.5
Boundary Bay Scotch Ale
Rich caramel malt profile. Chocolate, light earth, spice. Medium slick body. A nice and easy scotch.
Monday, January 16, 2017

Capa
3.3
Boundary Bay Cabin Fever
Deep brown. Sweet malt, toffee, light toasted malt. There seems to be some slightly underdeveloped wet malt in this one. The booze really plays here, too. Decent.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Capa
3.8
Boundary Bay Cedar Dust
Clear copper. Full on pine hop profile with some sweet malt. Resin plays a big role. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Capa
3.6
Boundary Bay Dry Irish Stout
Dark. Dry cocoa, roasted, burnt malt. Chalky medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Capa
3.6
Boundary Bay ESB (Best Bitter)
Copper. Light toast. Earthy bitterness. Clean profile. Nice bitter finish on this medium bodied brew. Very good.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Capa
3.2
Boundary Bay Bellingham Blonde Ale
Golden with a white head. Light toast and some crisp hop. Thin. Easy drinking. Summer porch beer.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

nihtila
3.8
Boundary Bay Double Dry Hopped IPA
Haz orange. Nose is Tastes resinous hops, sweet, fruits. Good sweet sticky dipa.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

andrewje41
3.2
Boundary Bay Harvest Rye
Draft imperial pint at Sport Restaurant, celebrating the Bengals 10th TD of the year. Thought this number would be higher by now, but oh well. Darker copper pour with an uneven foam head. Sweet malt solitary aroma. Flavor is rich malt, the, with the combination being a touch vegetal. Hops are there, but buried. Interesting, but a bit off putting.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

BillKismet
2
Boundary Bay Harvest Rye
Mahogany amber body with a perfect, off-white cream head. Aroma starts of with a nice caramel wheatyness, but some vegetal notes impinge. The body is dominated by vegetal, there are some rye notes and creamy corn cereal, but this one was just so out of whack it was a drain pour for me.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

voyageurmike
3.3
Boundary Bay 20th Anniversary Fresh Hop
Amber with mild grapefruit aroma and tangy hops flavor. Medium body and long bitter finish.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

voyageurmike
3.5
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Draft at the brewpub last week. Orange amber with citrus aroma. Fruity hops taste and full body. Moderately bitter piney finish.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oakes
3
Boundary Bay Whatcom Womenís Fresh Hop
Cloudy, tan, thin head. Balanced...sweeter pale malts, has a honeyish sweetness. Biscuity and again fairly honeyish/floral in the finish.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oakes
3.4
Boundary Bay Cedar Dust
Has an earthy hop character, moderately bitterness. Mellow earthy hop nose.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oakes
3.3
Boundary Bay Citraweisse
Hazy, quite dull, light tan. Not much head. Lots of lychee citra aroma, light body but sweet rambutan. Light tartness. Light body. Very refreshing.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

5000
3.3
Whatcom Wheat
Can:   Orange hued golden, thin to moderate white foamy head, spotty lacing, moderate carbonation.   Fruity wheaty nose.   Wheaty start, a bit bright, sweeter than expected, clean finish, a little mealiness but thankfully not much.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A littel prickly on the tongue.   Not heavy.   Fairly crisp.   Lingeringn wheatiness, a bit grassy, and sweeter than most.   Not as bright or crisp as other examples, but its flavorful and doesnít have really anything off about it.   Decent quaffer.


Sunday, October 2, 2016

5000
3.7
Boundary Bay Traverse Red IPA
Can:   Nice lacing right off the bat.   Darker amber, moerate off-white head.   Soft piney and citrus peel nose.   Soft soily and earthy start, backside is pine and citrus bits.   Pretty raw but bright and flavorful.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Bitterness lingers well after the finish, citrus peel, pine, with some soft soily earthiness.   Pretty solid example!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

haddon90
3.8
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #1 - Cedar Dust IPA
Cask at Brouwerís Cafe. Pours a clear copper color with a very frothy, white head. Thick, hoppy aroma. Typical cast style. But chewy. Strong citrus/hop balance with a subtle dry finish. Really good finish. Not the biggest cask style IPA fan, but this was really good.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

bulldogops
3.5
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Rating #1982 2015.09.26 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 3, Beer 83. Draught at TapHouse Grill. Lots of sprucey, piney, herbal notes rupting from this foaming amber pour. earthy, toasty biscuit malt with floral, zesty, herbal hop bitterness.
Monday, August 22, 2016

andrewje41
3.5
Boundary Bay Amber
Draft pour pint at Tipsy Cow. Continuing with the cooler day amber trend that I thought of about 20 minutes ago. Being in the mood for an amber or brown is rare for me, so Iím going to take advantage of the opportunity. Mostly clear bronze pour with a lasting rocky head. Nutty malt aroma. Has a noticeable bitterness up front with a bold nutty malt constant. Heavier hop bitterness makes this interesting. Nutty malt aroma makes this inviting. Non-sweet finish makes this different. Overall an enjoyable beer here.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

PorterPounder
3.5
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Medium copper pour with a slight haze, frothy off white head. Aroma has some hints of light spruce with a touch of Juicy Fruit gum. Flavor has a solid citrus backbone, some light pineapple notes, some caramel sweetness in the finish. Very similar to the Cedar Dust with a bit more bitterness. Rating #43 of my 2016 vacation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PorterPounder
3.5
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #1 - Cedar Dust IPA
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Slight haze to the medium copper pour, off white head. Aroma of Juicy Fruit gum and spruce. Flavor has some light pineapple notes, a touch of citrus bitterness, some caramel sweetness. Rating #42 of my 2016 vacation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PorterPounder
3.3
Boundary Bay Dry Irish Stout
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Nice dark black pour with a thin khaki colored head. Grainy aroma with a hint of unsweetened dark chocolate. Flavor is bold and rich and has some nice bakerís chocolate accents, some fresh potting soil and a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel leans to the thin side. Rating #41 of my 2016 vacation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PorterPounder
3.2
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #5 - Safety Break
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Sparkling, medium golden pour, nice snow white head. Hint of mint in the aroma, touch of spruce. Flavor has some nice subtle citrus-like bitterness, a touch of spearmint. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Rating #40 of my 2016 vacation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

douglas88
3.7
Boundary Bay Escape Velocity
On tap at OBF. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A citrus caramel nose. The flavor is oranges, some lemon zest, perfume, a light Munich earthy base. Solid.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Sledutah
3.3
Boundary Bay Escape Velocity
Tap at OBF
Clear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is grassy and earthy. Flavor is grassy, fruity and earthy
Ok

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mrjez
3.8
Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Keg at Beer Zen backyard party. In my red cup its looks jet black. Strong milk chocolate and oat aroma, rich malt, hint of booze. The flavour surprises with rich dark cherry and plum I didnít really get in the aroma. Very nice. Some lingering alcohol warmth, reasonably smooth and creamy.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

andrewje41
3.7
Boundary Bay ESB (Best Bitter)
Draft pour pint at The Game, as part of my pulling beers out of RB hiatus program. Pours a hazy copper golden color with a cream head. Soft dusty malt aroma. Easy drinking bitter here. Nutty malt. Cool, sort of dry finish. Slightly better than stadard for the style. Enjoyable beer here.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Gerbeer
3.6
Boundary Bay Old Bounder
On tap. Pours brown with very light head. Aromas of candi sugar, grass and toasted malts. Flavors of sweet malts, dusty brown sugar, grass and copper. Nice.
Saturday, July 9, 2016

IndianaRed
3
Boundary Bay Bellingham Blonde Ale
On Tap at the Bellingham BP Slightly hazy dingy yellow color. Thin wispy white head Pale soft light grain aroma. Clean dry and fairly sharp flavors. Some character and bite for a Blonde. Less common for the style I think but good and a bit different
Friday, July 1, 2016

IndianaRed
3.4
Boundary Bay Galbraith Series #4 - Wonderland
On Tap at the Bellingham BP Cloudy deep golden light tan with a fluffy full off white head. Soft earthy Belgian yeast aroma, lots of banana and a little of the spice classic of the style. Light in color but plenty of flavor and sweetness. Rather strong as well as there is a lingering ABV burn. Rich and tasty
Friday, July 1, 2016

deyholla
3.2
Boundary Bay Bellingham Blonde Ale
On tap at Rayís. Pours a clear yellow with a slight orange hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of grains and straw with a slight floral note underlying. Flavor has bread and grains throughout with a light floral note in the finish.
Monday, May 30, 2016

teamsale
4
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale (IPA)
Pours a clear copper with a nice thick white head. Smells of tomato soup, berries, and rust. Tastes really well balanced, excellent malt flavor with an ideal hop balance. There isnít really anything that stands out about the flavor which is what makes this taste so amazing; it tastes awesome! Mild bitterness complements the finish perfectly. Great aftertaste. Impressive where it counts the most.
Sunday, May 29, 2016