Tap Trail! You came out in droves to vote for Bellingham’s 2016 Best IPA in our online poll. Every single brewery on the Tap Trail made a good showing, but the Top Three showcased the roots of your taste. Bellingham’s diverse IPA offerings are a symptom of a national craze for IPAs that keep evolving and changing. Every region in the US has their own style of IPA and the Northwest is no different.
It was the Northwest that defined what an IPA was for so many people in the US: High gravity, lots of hops, floral and fruity nose. Boundary Bay set the stage for so many Northwest IPAs to come. Their original IPA developed a fierce following. But Boundary’s IPA offerings are diverse. Their Imperial IPA has won national recognition for it’s incredible balance and its most recent iteration, was the hoppiest beer in Boundary’s nearly 21 years of precedent setting.