Brew Review: High Water No Boundary IPA

by Kelli H. on September 25, 2012

Beer: High Water Brewing No Boundary IPA
Date: 9-13-12
Location: San Leandro, CA
Availability: Seasonal
Alcohol: 6.5%

Aroma: Citrus, pine, and Belgian smelling

Appearance: Hazy pale golden

Body & Texture: Blossoms in your mouth — complex. No alcohol taste, good carbonation provided for awesome beer burps.

Aftertaste: Fades into a strong bitterness. The bitterness lasts awhile in the aftertaste.

 Overall Impression:
My dad bought this beer for David & I to try. I’m so thankful he did, because it’s a winner! This beer feels pretty complex sitting in the mouth. Just by smelling the beer, David was able to point out the Belgian aspect of this beer. I really liked the aroma and how it felt sitting in my mouth. The color was lighter than what I’m used to for a regular IPA. I would definitely recommend this beer! About a week later, David and I were discussing this beer again, and I said that I actually liked it better than Stone’s Cali-Belgique, David said he didn’t. I think it would be fun to do a side by side tasting and really see which one I liked best. I think if you like Stone’s Cali-Belgique then you’d really enjoy No Boundary as well. I hope you like hops because this one is full of them!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon September 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I have never heard of this brewery before. It looks great in the glass. Will keep my eyes out for it in Richmond.


Made in Sonoma September 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

It’s probably not distributed that far. 🙁


Linda Primmer September 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hi Kelli, so very nice to meet you. I don’ like beer, but my husband does. He has dabbled into making some in the past. Sonoma County is wonderful place. I used to spend alot of time near Napa. I am your newest follower. I hope you come by for a visit.


Made in Sonoma September 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Thanks, Linda! My fiance, David is also a home brewer. It’s definitely a fun and rewarding hobby.


Maren September 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

This beer looks/sounds really cool. Don’t fret. I’ve been google searching how to safely ship beer… hopefully with no explosions.


Made in Sonoma September 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

You are too sweet, my dear!


Janine Ryan September 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Mmmm sounds good – and love that you called out the exquisite beer burp!


Made in Sonoma September 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

haha, yeah, those are always nice.


got2run4me September 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Sometimes I am surprised when a light-looking beer has a good flavor. I guess you can’t judge a beer from its color. 😉


Made in Sonoma September 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Color is definitely deceiving.


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