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

Not Rated.
Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,184 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,184
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 87
Gots: 177 | 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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3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark, caramel coloration follows an explosion of foam head that just fills the glass on a careful pour. Annoyingly high retention, takes nearly 10 minutes for the foam to turn into something drinkable. Fluffy head texture and messy lacing on the glass.

Big malt backing, syrup and caramel malt upfront with red fruity esters. A pithy citrus and pine hop backing. Some herbal and perfume-like rosemary and mint. Breathy alcohol comes out near the end.

As the nose goes so does this beer, thick and full caramel malt with enough vinous and red fruit esters lurking in there to make me shudder a bit. Hops are lacking or faded, I can't tell which since there is still a dark tangerine and piney flavor to this with a slight herbal backing, no tea or oxidated flavors here just very mild. Medium bitterness but lacks enough push to contain the malt.

That huge carbonation from the head does nothing for the mouthfeel and this thing is quite flat over the palate. Sluggish body as well. Medium bitterness and drying and the alcohol doesn't come out as much as in the nose. More hops would've fixed this.

Just not feeling this one, I've had syrupy and big DIPAs before (Chillwave, Hopslam, Hi-Res, etc.) but this one is just lacking in balance on multiple fronts. Also way too much vinous fruit and berry esters which I loathe except in Belgians.

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Aroma is sweet, bready, caramel covered citrus, really complex nose.
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Really pleasant lingering bitterness and floral flavors well after each sip.
Also hides the alcohol well.
I don't have a bunch of complaints with this beer.
Well done.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,184 ratings.