Reboot White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured from a cork & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Solid pop of the cork and a whiff of hops. Struggled for a solid minute on tip-toes to caress this one off the top shelf, one row back. Best by 06/2014.
A: Slightly hazy, golden yellow with bone white head. 1 1/2 fingers. Good retention. Moderate lacing.
S: Banana, tropical fruit, clove. Coriander. Spice. The white showed up on this one! Some lighter grapefruit zest. Biscuity malt. Belgian yeast.
T: Bitter(sweet) banana! I don't believe I've tasted something quite like this before. Transitions to a fairly piney, dry finish. There is an even, floating bitterness throughout that really complements the other flavors. Tropical fruit dances through the aftertaste. Scant alcohol. Some clove. Some herbal notes. Really cool.
M: Moderate carbonation with moderate body. Nice feel.
O: Very successful. I've had other purported white IPAs that were serviceable, but this once really delivers. Great wit/hefe flavors with well integrated, assertive hops. I should have heeded the label and put 2 more in the fridge...
12-02-2013 04:20:42 | More by fourstringer
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
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
Appearance: Makes a spectacular entrance, with a meringue-like head capping the cloudy honey colored liquid; plenty of lacing action
Smell: Fresh and herbal, the fruit tones (banana, lemon and orange) complemented by the spicy sage
Taste: Bready, up front, with the citrus making an early entrance; underneath, the sage, lemongrass and other fruit flavors round out the profile; the finish is crisp and citrusy
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I have been debating whether to purchase a bottle and when I saw it on tap I decided to give it a go; well worth the experience
01-29-2014 00:42:49 | More by brentk56
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
4.3/5 rDev +10.8%
Beautifully golden a glowing like a warm bulb, with a pretty consistent finger frothy white head to begin, leaving fingers behind.
There's a tremendous balance of Belgian yeast and a hoppy IPA coming through here, with the muskiness of the sage coming through as well.
The sage seems much more prominent in this version than the past Collaboration #2 - as the beer warms a bit, it subdues some, but is still underscored by a yeastiness and dank citrus.
Smooth, mildly prickly on the tongue and easy-drinking.
Nearly as good as I remember from the original version, with the sage being more pronounced, but still really good.
10-11-2013 02:04:27 | More by mdcrouser
4.26/5 rDev +9.8%
Two finger lasting head. Leaves blanketing lace on the tulip glass. Gold color with a mild haze.
Okay, this is really odd but I smell pastrami. It must be a combination of smoke and ground pepper. There are some other complimentary spices like mustard and rye bread. AND I find this attractive!
Brief start with some creaminess. Then I taste coriander and black pepper. This is a fascinating beer. It's delicious and very unusual. I also detect a lavender aftertaste. Full bodied with an appropriate carbonation level. Definitely worth seeking out for something completely different...and good.
11-24-2013 20:39:43 | More by smcolw
Reboot White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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