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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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very good

2,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,582
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 102
Gots: 330 | 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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Ratings: 2,582 | Reviews: 789
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ChrisB
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish brown with clingy yellowish head

Fruity , malty nose

Medium mouth feel

A malty and mellon, fruity taste with pine cone, hoppy finish. Very balanced malt / hop taste. Thin finish. The malt fruit hop taste is nice if somewhat one dimensional. I'd have it again but it won't knock your socks off. Think of it as an easy going Double IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of HomeBrewJake
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - One finger of barely off white frothy head. Deep orange color. Solid carbonation is visible through a somewhat hazy body. Excellent lacing.

Aroma - Kind of a sweeter smell for an IPA. Some roasted malts, dark fruit. It doesn't seem to have an overpowering IPA smell. I get a little bit of floral hops on the back end.

Taste - Floral hops, hint of raisin, fruity but not citrusy. Not as much malt as is evident in the aroma but it still has a solid presence. Small notes of noticeable booze. Nice bitter finish through a short lived aftertaste.

Feel - Great feel to it. It's thick enough to linger across the palate, yet its carbonation helps it find a great middle ground between syrupy and too light. Easy to drink for a DIPA.

Overall - Solid DIPA. I'll definitely get it again if I ever come across it on tap.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a stemmed glass with a wide opening. There was quite a bit of foam on the initial pour. It died down to about a finger and a half, but the stickiness led to some really good lacing on the side.

The nose on this beer is a little different. You get the typical citrus found in many DIPA's out there. There is also some sweetness and a little venous quality.

The flavor is a hop bomb. You get a lot of the citrus in each sip. There is also a pretty good balance in this one. The bitterness is not overwhelming.

I liked this beer. This makes for a pretty good "get" in the long line of very good DIPA's out there.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of fatmusic14
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a beer mug (only clean glassware I had)

Poured an almost clear dark amber, almost red. tons of head, 3 fingers, unique lacing pattern.

Smells abrasive as hell, like someone bottling IBUs and forcing it down your nose.

Tastes much less brutal than the nose leads on. Very subtle hints of honey and tangerine, huge flavors of pine and hops. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but enough kick to make you remember its a double.

M - average drinkability, carbonation. Lingering tastes.

O - would've probably preferred a single or a bomber. Won't have a problem finishing 750 ml, but as far as tasters go, this is a little heavy. Still, worth a shot.

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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Cyrstal clear amber with a 3 finger yellow head that slowly forms a dense rocky cap. Nice retention with sticky chunks of lacing.

S - Toasted bready malts, fresh grapefruit/orange, pineapple, some green pine needles mixed in.

T - Bitter pine hops upfront with a nutty caramel middle, clean toasted grains, citrus sneaks in, hints of dried apricots. Grapefruit rind comes in with assertive bitterness and continues into a long very dry finish.

M - Moderate carbonation, lush feel, medium weight, dry finish.

This is the 1st time I've had this and I must say it's more bitter than I thought it would be. The hops clearly dominate but it's there's plenty of malt presence without being overly sweet. The finish is long, bitter, and mouth wickingly dry. I love it. I wish I would have tried this before. A must try if you like a balance of hop flavor and bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Beautiful hazy copper color with a 2 finger magnificent heady. Very sticky and leaves lacing all the way down.

Great choppy aroma with citrus and pine but a good balance and not too much overpowering pine. Hints of malt as well.

Taste matches the nose, with the malt leading and the bitter hop finish lingering pleasantly on the palate without the undesirable aftertaste of a lot of hoppy beers.

Carbonation is not overly fizzy and makes this beer very drink able.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of acousticplanet
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an exceptionally crafted IPA.

Appearance: Thick cream head, amber tone
Smell: Grapefruit, spices
Taste: Simply fantastic! Hoppy, bitter, flavorful, great aftertaste. This is what an IPA should taste like. First taste piqued my interest. It grows on you quickly. Highly recommend.

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

picked up the mix four gift set with the glass in chicago the other day. enjoyed from the smokestack glass. bottle best before 5/19/2013

a - brew poured a deep brown with some reddish mahogany highlights. there was a full 3 fingers of massive frothy ipa head in the glass that dissolved leaving huge chunks of ipa head on the side of the glass.

s - smells like a pine cone with some good caramel maltiness equally as present. powerful smell but the hops are definitely in check with the malts.

t - really nice toasted nutty flavor with a good mix of hops and malts. not the hophead dream by any stretch of the imagination. nutmeg and caramel. really nice flavor despite not being a slap in the face of hoppy bitterness.

m - medium to full bodied, fairly chewy. nice carbonation as well.

o - overall, i dig it. not a hop head dream, but nice to have a solid iipa that is a bit more malt forward. really tasty and enjoyable...would definitely have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a warm, red-orange-tinted medium brown color with a massive, rocky, sand-colored head. A fresh, fruity citrus hop aroma somewhere between orange and grapefruit dominates, but a touch of malty sweetness is also apparent. The flavor is less bright, and is instead driven more by a woodsy, piney blend of hop characteristics, but there is also a good dose of light caramel malts to balance. The medium body is lightened by a fine, active carbonation that may be even a bit too assertive. Overall, though, the rich, resinous, multi-faceted bitterness lingers comfortingly, making this beer an easy one to savor.

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