Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Credit again to aschwab, I'm still drinking the goodies brought over by him on his colombian visit.
And what a beer to come across. Didn't expect much by the looks of it, sort of had it at the back of the crowd. didn't even know the brewery.
But for all the wait, this was a great surprise, form the very pour.
The cartoonish, not-too-sharp label didn't hint much. Once poured, this has been one of the harder ones to document on camera- the hue was hard to conceive since the beer fluctuates a very thick aspect that upon shone light looks dark orange, and without light tends towards dark brown or reddish. Generoush, lasting, thick tan head, tonnes of lacing, all over the place.
Smell was also extremely pleasant. Beyond the usual herbal feel dominating the style given the generous hops, there was a very strong feel of orange or clementine peel. it tended towards a sweetish smell overall, which was a pleasant deviation from the norm for IPAs. No alcohol on the nose -despite a high abv- which i thought was well pulled.
The taste was also back on track as opposed to my most recent tasting. Even though the beer honours its genre thoroughly- hoppy feel from the start- it also generously combines a burnt caramel sensation, a slight zest somewhere there and a non-discrete (but not blunt either) alcohol feel. very well balanced given the hop continuum is nowhere near overwhelming, but definetly dominant. The beer is not only very tasteful, but also has a brilliant body that is thick and half-oily, quite adequate for our current lousy weather.
Overall this beer is fabulous, well balanced and combined bringing forth a group of smells and flavors not necessarily common for the style or the US trends- sort of pushing a seriously pushed envelope- and pulling it off right. hope to land this soon again.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 23:42:47 | More by Andreji
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