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

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Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,564 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,564
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 101
Gots: 314 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: SafeAtFirst on 11-17-2007

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
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Photo of NiceTaps
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Alchemist pint glass.

A- Hazy burnished orange color, dark and unfiltered looking; yet there is some abundant carbonation visible with a close look. The tan colored head is huge, lasting and leaves lots of lacing.

S-Lots of citrus hops, earthiness from pine and wood, some alcohol. The label cites apricot, I'll give it that.

T-The hops lead the parade, citrus frutiness barely yields to some caramel maltiness. And there's no doubt about the 8.5% abv, it's a bit boozy.

M-Lots of oily, resinous body and hop zing, long dry finish. Notes of alcohol.

O- Sometimes the abv gets in the way of flavors, clearly the case here, for me anyway.

Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of En29356
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Hoptologist
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Dark orangeish cinnamon. Off white head that settles to a film. Pretty good soapy lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel coats over a nice pine body. Some fruit notions in the end.

Taste: Some caramel sweetness up front before a solid piney, spruced up body. Faint spiciness and even some smokiness near the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medium in weight.

Overall: Not a ton of complexity but everything that it does have is solid. The 8.5% ABV is pretty smooth.

Photo of pschul4
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into fantome snifter

A- Pours darker than I expected. Big head that leaves tons lacing

S- Floral hops with a bit of pine in the background

T- More of the same floral notes, touch of pine to balance. Taste is surprisingly soft for the 8.8% ABV

M- Not much carbonation despite big head

O- Decent IIPA. Nothing killer though

Photo of JMUbrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, best by 8-9-13, poured into a half pint glass.

A~ Pours a light burnt orange, with a slight haze to it.
Love the full 2-3 inches of chunky head that's hanging around leaving a nice lace.
S~ Sweet piny hops, citrus and malt.
T~ Real nice balance of resiny-pine & sweet yeasty malt - it works very well for me with a moderate taste of booze.
B~ Nice medium creamy body with a nice bitter finish .
O~ Just got the sampler single, but now I'm wishing I had another.
This is, by far, my favorite of their Smokehouse series that I've tried so far.
I'm glad I took the clerk's suggestion and would buy it again (4 pk next time).

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of beergoot
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, copper-colored body crowned with a thick, chunky, light tan head. Moderate and appealing pine and citrus hop aroma mixed with light caramel malt note in the background. Deep malt flavors infused with a sharp and crisp hop bitterness. Medium bodied, semi-dry, crisp and clean finish.

A very nicely done DIPA that puts the emphasis on malts and hops while greatly taming the high ABV. The hop bitterness is especially well-done. A must-try beer for hop-heads...

Photo of estlinska
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Best before date 8/2013 (don't remember the day). Poured an orangish-red, the color for the flesh of a ripe plum and filled with yeast sediment. The head was a sandy white, the color of an east-coast beach in the spring and fair to moderate lacing. The smell was fairly sweet like a peach or lavendar with good grassy hops. The taste was a little overly sweet, like sucrose. It was like fruit that was a little north of ripe. The hops had strong bittering, but much more low key for a DIIPA. Very full mouthfeel and fair carbonation. Not my favorite of the Smokestack Series which are usually very strong offerings. Definitely not a bad beer, but not the best of the DIIPAs that I love.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,564 ratings.