Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
4.08/5 rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very hazy amber color. It clears a bit if you let it sit for a while, but the haze never really disappears. The head that forms is huge - really huge. But it's very loose, the bubbles start popping, then it looks a bit like miniature swiss cheese, then it starts to collapse, leaving only tiny bits of lacing down the glass. I really enjoy looking at this one, but the color is just a bit too dark for my tastes. When the head is still at its peak, there's a moderate note of tropical fruits, backed up with a nice floral smell - a bit of pollen and some resins, and as the head falls back, you get a nice malt presence - slightly toasty, a bit sweet, caramelly, a tiny bit crackery, but still nice and dry as far as I can tell. The hops come off a bit more pungent, slight overtones of barleywine, kind of toeing the line between IPA and Barleywine in the smell. The taste starts out with a very nice battle between the hop bitterness and some malty sweetness. The hops seem to win at first, coming off a bit fruity, almost peachy, as the malt and alcohol begin to win, slightly bready, but not too sweet, with a nice toasty almost crusty flavor, with a light alcohol burn. Then the hop profile opens up again, with plenty of floral notes, this may be one of the most floral beers I've ever had, really delectable I think - leafy, slightly herbal, it's as if the springtime was realized as a taste in your mouth, that's about as accurate as I can describe it. And it turns out much drier than it appears to be, but there's still a very nice malt complexity to the whole thing. Much less citrus than you expect, but I think it still comes across quite nicely. I really like the mouthfeel, quite a bit less full and chewy than I expected it to be, which is very nice in this case. Good carbonation, a slight tickle, not too powerful. The body is actually about medium, and it's enhanced nicely by hop resins. Overall, I found this to be quite enjoyable. It's quite a bit different, and you've got a bit to get over in terms of the difference between this and the average american type IPA. I'd go for it if I could have it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2009 02:40:42 | More by taylorhamrick
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4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great head tht slowly dissapates. Nice malty flavor with a great amount of hop bitterness. Aslight citrusy-piney aftertaste which just adds to the great taste of this beer. You can get a bit of alcohol taste but not enough to ruin the flavor. This hopped up beer is surprisingly balanced and the malt, hop and citrus flavors balance perfectly. Got get yourself one !!
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:00:41 | More by hophugger
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.