Reboot White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reboot White I.P.A.Reboot White I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Chirpie on 10-09-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours golden and a bit hazy. Aggressive pour delivers a huge, frothy white head. The lacing is flared, popped bubbles that leave a cool pattern along the glass.

S-Aroma is of soapy hops with definite coriander and clove. I surprisingly do get some sage like the back label suggests. It's a unique aroma. A good amount of bubblegum as well. Wheat as well. In the nose, it's almost a bit under hopped.

T-A slightly vegetal hoppy flavor here with lighter soapy hops. The hops are balanced or even outweighed by the Belgian spice medley combined with the wheat. Bubblegum, clove, sage, coriander, dried out wheat and some grassy hops.

M-Body seems a bit thin. Not very bitter. Carbonation is a bit dull.

O/D-Not a big fan of this brew. It's unique but too Belgiany for me. Could use some more aggressive hoppiness to counterbalance the spice and wheat. Not too happy with the purchase.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with two fingers worth of foamy head. Nice retention with a fair amount of clinging lace.

Smell- Piney and floral hops with a hint of coriander and citrus.

Taste- Mellow hop bitterness with some coriander and sage notes.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of prickly carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall- While I enjoyed this beer, I liked the original version ( Collaboration No.2) better. The sage is more pronounced this time around and this would have been better in the summer not the fall.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Reboot White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.