Reboot White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.39/5 rDev +13.1%
Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle marked batch number RB13249-1, best by date of 06-2014. Poured into the Speigelau special IPA glass.
Appearance - Body is a mix of brass and gold highlights, completely translucent allowing me to see the steady steam of carbonation bubbles rising up from the laser etching on the bottom of the glass. The head is a pillowy froth about three fingers thick the color of bone. The head slowly dissipates to a film about a quarter-finger thick across the entire surface of the beer, which grows into sticky lacing creeping up the side of the glass like ivy. The lacing sticks around, like leopard print mottling.
Smell - Witbier spiciness from coriander and orange peel mixes with more herbal notes and lemongrass from the hops. Elements of grapefruit and citrus zest as well as an underlying bed of fruity phenols from the Belgian yeast.
Taste - Here, the witbier characteristics take a back seat to the more herbal American hop profiles. Rather than tasting coriander, it seems to impart a pastry-like quality to the other flavors. Sounds weird, but surprisingly enough it really works quite well. Lingering baby and dandelion green bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and carbonation on the heavy side of moderate, which is pretty typical for these Boulevard 750s. Refreshing and dry finish.
Overall, a wonderful beer and perhaps my favorite take on the fledgling "white IPA" style. Can't go wrong with the original, I suppose. I truly hope that Reboot is a beer that Boulevard decides to produce annually in their Smokestack series, much like Grainstorm, Harvest Dance, and Reverb. Very tasty.
11-03-2013 20:59:58 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
Had on tap at the Corner Slice here in GSO tonight.Poured into a standard pint glass a lightly hazed medium golden with a thinner but well sustained white head atop.Aromas are yeasty but not very phenolic with lemon oils and herbal notes.Citrusy and bright on the palate with yeasty undertones with some spice,more herbal hops come around in the finish.A nice well rounded BIPA,yeasty but not in your face with good fresh hops flavors.
12-06-2013 00:24:47 | More by oberon
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, hazy, gold in color, high carbonation
Smell: pine, light citrus, and Belgian spices
Taste: sweet pineapple juice, tangerine, light piney and citrus hops, and Belgian spices.
Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness, medium bodied with medium carbonation
Overall: Sweet for the Belgian IPA style but full of juicy fruit hops. I love the tanginess of the pineapple and the tangerine. Boulevard does not miss with the Smokestack series and I find this to be no exception. Their excellence turns styles I would not normally reach for into beers I would get time and again.
12-22-2013 13:33:53 | More by tigg924
3.4/5 rDev -12.4%
Hazy light amber to gold in color. A finger of fine white foam on the top. Pine like hop and coriander aroma. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and bitter. I get the hops at the front of the palate and then immediately it gets overtaken by the coriander. The intensity of the coriander dulls as the beer warms slightly.
10-12-2013 02:54:36 | More by Franziskaner
4.34/5 rDev +11.9%
Picked up 4 of these 750ml bottles and have tried 2 so far.
I had 3 of the original Collaboration and I liked it. But I have to say I prefer this version. I think it's because I really enjoy the slightly sweeter, less bitter, more bubblegum profile of this beer. It's still an AIPA but it's a different take vs the million other IPAs out there. I prefer my IPAs with their IBUs masked in some way and this fits the bill perfectly.
The smell and taste are very bright. Using the word "refreshing" to describe it isn't a cliché at all. The added Sage and Lemongrass make their presence known, and it's all the better for it.
There's only one knock I have on this beer... It doesn't really hit me as a fall beer. I wish it was released in May, better match for the warmer weather. :-)
10-09-2013 14:45:46 | More by Chirpie
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed bronze with fluffy pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing
S: Big-time yeasty notes, graininess, white pepper, coriander & lemon peel, plus juicy-fruit
T: Phenolic notes, wet cereal, lemon zest & grapefruit up front, cloves as well. Grassyness, cloves, grapefruit & wet cereal as this warms. Finishes with lemons, grapefruit & cloves & slight juiciness & a touch of booze bite
MF: Fairly chewy, slight carbonation, decent balance
Drinks fairly easy, not one I would buy again. I find very few of these white IPAs that interesting. I like New Belgium's Accumulation a ton more & can get a sixer of that for less money
11-12-2013 05:35:43 | More by russpowell
3.71/5 rDev -4.4%
Had on tap at Max's during BBW 2013 (from notes, 10/27/13).
A: Copper. Nice head with lacing.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Full on hops with refreshing light citrus.
O: Quite easy drinking and good. Not phenomenal but a good IPA for the fall.
10-29-2013 05:23:04 | More by gillagorilla
4.09/5 rDev +5.4%
Picked this up from my local growler store
Pours a dark amber color with little to no head but leaves a nice white lace on top. It smells of citrus fruits: grapefruit, orange, lemon with floral undertones. A very nice smell. It tastes just like it smells. Fruity with herbal tones on the finish. Definitely a slight bitterness on the back from the hops. The mouthfeel is modest for an IPA. Not much bite but enough to be noticed. It's not overly carbonated which is good. Ocerall a solid beer. One of the better IPAs i've had.
01-04-2014 06:30:55 | More by mlhyatt
Reboot White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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