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Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,279 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 91
Gots: 196 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The classic India Pale Ale is a traveler’s beer, aggressively hopped to withstand the long, hot ocean voyage to the British East Indies. Our Double-Wide I.P.A. also travels well, and is right at home in the most exotic ports of call of the Midwest. While this modern-day prairie schooner may not resemble a graceful sailing sloop, our liberal hopping regimen does make her virtually “twister-proof,” with toffee and caramel notes balancing out the lingering bitterness. Enjoy this beer fresh to best appreciate the complex blending of hop aromas, ranging from minty to citrusy, with subtle hints of pine.

71 IBU

(Beer added by: SafeAtFirst on 11-17-2007)
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12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Cloudy reddish amber with 2 fingers of creamy, off-white head. Great retention.

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candied orange, tangerine, and caramel.

Taste
Peach, passion fruit, and grapefruit pith. Big caramel maltiness with additions of toasted bread. Finishes with earthy, dirty hop notes and hints of onion. Some peppery alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, slick, oily, and semi-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
The hops are blended into the background and not shining through all that much. The fairly dirty finish also disagrees with me. After having a Tank 7 this was a bit of a let down.

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these guys just came to the tri-state, and boy am I happy about it.

first thing that strikes me is, what a design feel - it looks and feels like what i daydream anchor beers could look like when i don't have them in my hand - oh so classic, entertaining, and informative.

this truly is the double wide. the caramel malt doesn't balance, it positively glides across the ballroom floor, hand in hand, bodies intermingling as the brilliant hop hues spin into view one moment, the velvety tuxedoed debonair of malt the next. this is cocktails at the met. this is a date at birdland, 1950. this is a hike up mount rainier.

The presentation is just phenomenal - the dusky amber haze of the body with a head sporting the most subtle creamish tinge - this is a beer that makes you wish you could take a bite out of it.

if you enjoy the clouds that form in the remnants of the head after you've forgotten about your beer for a time because you were jamming, you'll enjoy this beer.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.