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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,138 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,138
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 89
Gots: 172 | FT: 6
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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yankeeairpirate

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-07-2012 19:33:52 | More by yankeeairpirate
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FortSmithHops

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-07-2012 18:25:27 | More by FortSmithHops
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-07-2012 14:19:50 | More by schoun
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UnkleFester

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 17:29:06 | More by UnkleFester
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-06-2012 14:02:29 | More by DSlim71
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 13:08:17 | More by Joshgonzales79
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 06:52:42 | More by pirmannt1
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 00:25:23 | More by JustinMatthew
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-05-2012 23:13:55 | More by drummermattie02
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2012 02:08:29 | More by Massbmx
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rastapenguin22

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-04-2012 23:18:35 | More by rastapenguin22
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aliving1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-03-2012 05:29:06 | More by aliving1
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-03-2012 03:36:22 | More by Amp
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midworken

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-03-2012 00:06:02 | More by midworken
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Rdstarr

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-02-2012 06:17:42 | More by Rdstarr
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-02-2012 03:24:00 | More by Skye1024
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Thisisjosh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-02-2012 01:15:25 | More by Thisisjosh
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Fugazme. Pours a clear copper amber body with a large offwhite head. Lots of clumpy and patchy lacing.

Aroma features orange and pink grapefruity hops, edged by a touch of pine. Solid caramel malt aromas suggest a good balance to follow.

Mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium carbonation and body. No hint of alcohol.

Taste is pleasantly balanced. Citrusy orange and pink grapefruit notes are enhanced by a touch of kiwi, and balanced by a subdued, but sturdy enough, bready caramel malt profile. Finishes clean and even with no significant aftertaste.

Nothing spectacular here but a very solid and enjoyable example of the style. I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 20:09:42 | More by merlin48
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-31-2011 13:08:20 | More by PhineasGage
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SkipWeathers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-30-2011 21:22:20 | More by SkipWeathers
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-30-2011 01:05:46 | More by FievelGoesWest
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Double Wide opens with a lovely hop aroma, full of lemon, pink grapefruit, pine resin, and light touches of eucalyptus. These hop aromas are nicely balanced by a large and sugary malt base, which brings enough brown sugar that the bottle's mouth is sticky, as well as toast crust and excellent hints of fruits, including black cherry, fig, apricot, and orange. Subtle vanillas linger in the background, as well as a touch of bubble gum and cola. As a whole, the nose is very enticing, and the large malt base is an instant indicator that equal attention in this IPA has been paid to all ingredients, rather than just to the hops.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a sugar and hop combo, the former bringing brown sugars and touches of molasses and vanilla, and the latter--which comes to dominate the mouthful--adding pine, grapefruit rind, and dandelion stem. The beer is decently bitter at 71 IBUs, but the bitterness is a nice complement to the hop flavors, and does not overwhelm the taste. A slight alcoholic whang does permeate the mouthful. The aftertaste is strong on grain flavors such as toast and wheat bread, as well as a continuation of the grapefruit rind and light plant stem flavors, and lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent IPA, being not only nicely crafted at the hop level, but at the malt level. The beer is not without slight imperfections, as the plant stem flavors and slight alcoholic kick do gently mar the flavor profile, but as a whole this is great fare, and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 16:15:39 | More by jondeelee
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, orange-red with lots of dense cream-colored head that lingers.

Aroma is sweet caramel, bitter citrus, and piney hops.

Upfront taste is bitter grapefruit, citrus, sweet caramel malt. Hoppiness cuts out in the middle. Bready malts present. Some bitter grapefruit comes back at the finish, mixing with the bready malts. Lingering bitterness of grapefruit peel.

Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly syrupy.

Kind of your typical malt-heavy double IPA. Boring. Wouldn't bother purchasing again.

6/21/2011

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 03:47:59 | More by sidetracked
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-29-2011 02:46:19 | More by bierbrauer
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-29-2011 02:05:01 | More by rxthree
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,138 ratings.