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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,580 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,580
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 102
Gots: 329 | 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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12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip
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A- A mostly clear dark amber orange color. A massive foamy three finger head. Nice lacing.

S- A lot of pine. A lot of citrus, lemon. A bit of kiwi and mango. A sharp resinous quality. A sweet clean malt. Very east coast IPA in my opinion.

T- Not very bitter, surprisingly. A big plain malt flavor up front. A clean mineral like taste (not a bad thing really). Followed up by an interesting hop profile. Its very lemony and resinous. It really has a ton of herbal and oniony qualities. A lasting bitter dry aftertaste of herbal hops and plain malt.

M- A nice feeling beer. Very dry finish. High in carbonation. Sticky on the tongue. Good stuff.

O- This is a nice DIPA. It brings a change of pace from the incredibly bitter and piney, citrusy IPAs that I am used to.

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12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy copper with a huge billowy two finger white head. The foam in this seems to never fade and leaves tons of sticky lacing when it does. Really nice.

Aroma is spicy, earthy hops; not really heavy on the fruit at all. Lots of pine almost reminiscent of a Christmas tree.

The pine continues into the flavor with lots of pine sap, tree bark, and pine cones. I am really loving the pine in this it is almost like walking through an evergreen forest. Some Earth and tree bark leading to a heavy bitterness. Alcohol is very restrained and well hidden with a very slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, this is somewhat unique for a IIPA. I really like the emphasis on and pine and Earth rather than fruit. It adds a whole other dimension compared to some other beers of this style I have had. Really hope I get the chance to pick this up again.

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S- super skunky, dank, earthy, apricot, citrus, caramel, apple

T- dnak, citrus, roasted malts, apple, caramel, grapefruit bitterness

M- low to medium body, average carbonation

O- another great on from Boulevard. The smell is awesome and it tastes great. To me, their Tank 7 was hoppier than this which is strange to me as that is a Saison and this suppose to be a DIPA/IIPA. Either way it's a great beer and you should go out and get you some.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,580 ratings.