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

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very good

2,279 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,279
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 91
Gots: 196 | FT: 5
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:
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

(Beer added by: SafeAtFirst on 11-17-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

boogercrack, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12oz bottle in a snifter.
served 5 months prior to best before stamp, so this guy should be plenty fresh. kudos to boulevard for not only dating but using clearly legible white lettering.

pours a dull coppery orange tone while yielding a beauty of a head - beige, creamy finger and half - nice retention with decent lacing. nose is nice. doesn't quite pack that aromatic explosion that i love in my favorite DIPAs, but it holds its own. citric and floral hops with the suggestion of a sweet malty backbone.

taste is a little drier than i was expecting. citric and florally with a bit of pine combine with some caramel maltiness. strong bitter overtones in the finish. medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

overall it's a flavorful, above-averge DIPA but certainly not a show-stopper.

(originally reviewed: 09-13-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BeerHunter76, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jayhawk73, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy orange-brown color forming a chunky tan head with great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Floral and citrus with pine hiding around the corner.

Taste: Big hops up front, but balanced with malt sweetness and flavors of caramel and toffee.

Texture: Full-bodied and the 8.5% ABV doesn't overpower.

Drinkability: This will be one of my favorite IPAs, nicely balanced hops, malt and alcohol.

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a Tulip glass included in the gift set.

MortarPestle, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

bconsidine, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Holland, Jun 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

qchic, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Hazy amber in hue with lots of fine bubbles streaming to the top. A big two finger frothy cream colored head rests on top after a slow pour, so don't pour heavy or else you'll get a massive head. Very slowly dissapating. Nice grassy, piney hop aroma with a decent little toasty caramel malt backing it. An assertive resiny hops come with the pine. Little bit of grapefruit as well, a bit more citrusy the more I smell it. Even orangey. Pleasant aroma, but not mindblowingly aromatic.

Hits all points on the palate solidly, first meeting the tongue with a caramelly sweetness that moves into toasty just a tad. A bit of biscuit here. Then it moves into a mouth enveloping backing of orangey citrus, never taking the front stage but making for a great backdrop for the resiny hop flavors. This resin isn't overdramatic, but is assertive enough to make up most of the hop character. Included with it is a crisp piney flavor, a slight mintiness and a tad more citrus. All of these are earthy in nature, set in motion by the balanced resiny bitterness, which of course is balanced nicely by the caramel malt and citrusy fruitiness of the hop profile. The alcohol is barely felt, just a touch in the finish and the breath. Well hidden by the bold flavors. The mouthfeel is smoothish, with a bit of prickle from the booze and hoppy tingle. Finishes on a juicy note that dries out at the very last bit of the swallow.

Very balanced attack here, with plenty of malt character to make the hops seem tamer than they actually are. This is a bit of a hop bomb and I'm not complaining because every sip was enjoyable. Now that Boulevard is here in MD, I'll probably be looking into more of their stuff soon.

chodinheaven, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mendvicdog, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

erlenmeyer, Jun 15, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

A- Pretty red/amber color with a beautifully fluffy tan head of great proportion. Excellent retention and abundant lacing.

S- Malty hints with aggressive piney notes. Slight smell of apricot and some orange citrus.

T- Very hoppy and dry at the fore, soon yields to a sweet maltiness that isn't overwhelming. Finishes hoppy too! :)
I like hoppy.

M- Great level of carbonation with a none sticky sweetness that is offset by a pervasive bitter hop.

O- Love it! Great flavor, great balance, perfectly carbonated. Boulevard was just introduced to the Baltimore market at the excellent beer/wine/liquor store "The Wine Source." I would have one of these any day of the week.

BurpingtonDC, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

wilkinswesley, Jun 12, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -6%

Bottled March 2012. Batch 011182.

Amber brown in colour, fairly transparent. Huge white head with great retention. Lots of lacing.

Pine scents are strong. Floral and citrus notes are there as well. Caramel malt.

Pine and orange citrus is noticeable in taste. Caramel malt strong as well. Alcohol is noticeable.

Full bodied, low carbonation. A bit lifeless.

Overall, good but not great.

jrenihan, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

SPRichard, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Buster, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

javahead71, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Oboogie, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

2dogbrew, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jdhasse, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

etillett, Jun 08, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a hazy amber red color with a large white head that disappears quickly. Scent is a ton of fresh citrus with a lot of lemon. A TON of citrus! Some nice grapefruit and hoppiness. Taste is initially citrusy with a good amount of caramel malt. There is a ton of lemon and some grapefruit. Alcohol and hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is fair. Overall, this is an okay DIPA. Nothing too special.

DovaliHops, Jun 08, 2012
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.