Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:
Part of Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Smokestack Series. The head retention is nothing less than what we expected from this style, lots of sticky action on the glass. Mild, chill haze and tawny in color. Clean pungent oily hop aroma of mint, citrus and evergreen. Sure, there is a splash of malt in the nose, but the hops dominate. Hearty medium body with a smooth carbonation that flows very well. Bitterness is there but nothing drastically sharp, seems the focus is more on flavor. Oily and a little pungent, the hops bring forth layers of complex flavors; earth, herbal, mint, citrus, pine and tobacco. Alcohol warms the mouth a bit with tones of ripe pear, plum and a very faint white pepper backing. Almost forgot the malt because the hops are so flavorful--bready with a biscuity tone seem to be the base. The finish is semi-dry.
Very drinkable, but you'll still want to sip this one. We really love and appreciate the angle of more flavors versus trying to kill the palate with raw bitterness. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 14:35:23 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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