Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev -2.3%
My mother picked this up for my cookout. 5-12 bottle date poured into alchemist glass.
A Gigantic slight slight red head goes gushing to the top of the glass, easily 4 fingers. Head has very nice retention and eventually leaves great lacing. Body is a hazy deep orange almost amber in color. 4/4.5
S Good amount of malt in the nose. Sweet citrus and some earthy hops as well
T Really nice balance. A wave of biscuity malt comes forward along with some sweet citrus and almost candied sugar. pretty sweet. Sweet turns bitter toward the middle with citrus and even some tropical fruits. Finish is sticky and has a bitterness that lingers. If your looking for a tasty balance this is it. 3.5/4
M Bigger side of medium with smaller carbonation. Somewhat sticky on the finish.
O Pretty tasty DIPA that's well balanced and looks fantastic. I always like my DIPA much hoppier but this was still very tasty.
08-28-2012 21:40:40 | More by Gushue3
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
Got this one from kjyost this past summer. Thanks for the trade man!
From a 12oz bottle into a snifter
Best by 2 May 2012. A couple months off
APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, looser looking, cream white head with decent retention. Hazy burnt orange with medium levels of carbonation. Half wisp remains until the end leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.
SMELL: A nice nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, and lots of pineapple notes. Some piney notes as well, but this is more about the fresh, fruity melon aromas. Very nice.
PALATE: Pale malts, piney flavors and some sweet melon up front. Pineapple again and some floral notes at the swallow. Bold and very persistent finish of sweet melon, bitter pine and floral hops. Green fruits as well, like green apples and pears, as well as a light spicy kick, much like a Belgian triple. Very flavorful, fruity, hoppy and interesting.
PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, creamy, goes down fine and finishes with a touch of dryness.
OVERALL: I don't normally review IPA's past their due date, but this one was great. Like a cross between an IPA and triple, this one was fruity, hoppy and spicy all at the same time. Very interesting, flavorful and enjoyable. Glad I had a chance to try this when I did. Thanks again kjyost!
08-24-2012 19:56:39 | More by Jeffo
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
Big bomber into a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a copperish-ruby color with a brownish-white head. Nice 1/8 inch head retained throughout drinking. Looks beautiful.
Smell: Piney citrus...lemony resin...some faint toffee
Taste: Very complex. Initial grapefruit yields to some sweet caramel and toffee malt, with a lemony/green apple finish. when it warms the alcohol is prevalent. very well balanced on both ends.
Mouthfeel: This beer packs a punch on the taste; mouth is coated with resiny-grapefruit and sweet malt after. Standard carbonation.
Overall: Very cool beer. The bottle design looks awesome too. The taste is almost overwhelming, a whole bomber of this to myself may be a little much. Regardless, I enjoy it and definitely recommend.
08-23-2012 00:09:04 | More by MagicJeff
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
I'm going to have to agree with the brothers here, this is an exceptional beer. Mine poured a medium dark copper with some red because I was drinking it in daylight. On top was a thick, dirty tan head that started at about an inch and a half, dropped the inch, but the rest persisted throughout the drink, leaving a thick, scattered lacing as the beer level sank. I didn't think the nose matched the appearance. I picked up on some grassy notes, maybe some apricot, but to be honest it didn't jump out at me... The taste was back on target, with grass, pine, apricot and caramel malt rolling across the tongue to a significant astringency in the back of the throat, with heat from the alcohol. The mouthfeel of this beer is medium heavy from the malt, but hold it on your tongue and savor the bitterness. I'm a DIPA fan, and this one is good, really good.
08-18-2012 18:25:44 | More by bschinelli
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,245 ratings.