Double-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.2/5 rDev -19.4%
Acquired via online
A dark, clear auburn with a huge, persistent, very light khaki colored head that sticks around for minutes. When it eventually subsides, it leaves messy lacing down the glass.
This aroma has some citrus hop presence, but it's relatively malt-forward, with caramel malt, pale malt, and freshly baked bread providing most of the aroma.
The flavor follows similarly, with sweet toffee, bread, and caramel dominating the flavor, along with a bit of citrus and pine, and a touch of alcohol heat. Average.
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
An average, drinkable DIPA. Nothing more, nothing less.
02-22-2012 05:36:17 | More by ehammond1
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
A- Hazy golden brown with a huge 4 finger head. Cloudy red-orange when held up to the lifht with floaties everywhere. The ample head looks like cinnamon dusted frostingand finally recedes into a soft blanket, leaving a fantastic amount of lacing.
S- Huge citrusy,piney nose is overrun with a fruit juiciness - touches of pineapple and apricot with cinnamon dusted pears. Even a little wood and smoke and a bit of mint leaf. Pine is the overriding winner.
T/M- Juicy grapefruit belies a good toasty sweet cracker base with a touch of caramel. Big hit of pine and grass rides throughout. Tart red grapefruit. The smooth, prickly body has a tingly bitterness. On the full side of medium and approaching creamy. Orange zest get thrown in the mix.
O- Really nice, I'd prefer I wider hop profile to balance out the thwack of grapefruit.
02-21-2012 13:29:34 | More by sentomaster
4/5 rDev +0.8%
I have not been a big fan of double IPAs as a matter of preference. But the other three offerings in the "smokestack series" four-pack from Boulevard Brewing have been pretty good, so let's give this a whirl.
Apearance: Cloudy orange-amber, almost apricot, with fluffy cream-colored head. Inviting.
Aroma: Hops, hops and more hops, as you'd expect from a DIPA. Also along for the ride: Herbal aromas ... rosemary and perhaps thyme.
Taste: The profile seems to vary from sip to sip. Sip one: Way hoppy and astringent at the back end, almost like pepper or ginger. Sip two: Lots of malt flavor -- caramel, almost. Doesn't take over but mellows the hops somewhat.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, with high carbonation at the back. Nice.
Overall: yum. A nice effort at balance in a double IPA -- the hops are there, to be sure, but it's not a total "how bitter can we make it" hop bomb. Would drink again if I could find it. At 8.5 ABV, it means business.
02-20-2012 22:38:50 | More by SeussMD
3.1/5 rDev -21.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark, cloudy orange with a generous 2-3 finger head. Beer has a light nose Minimal hops, and a good dose of malt. The taste however, is a straight up malt bomb. Granted, there's also a large hop presence, but it's extremely bitter, and still takes a back seat to the malt. The mouthfeel is extremely boozy. This is the opposite of smooth. The bitterness really lingers for quite some time. Overall, this is decent at best. I don't expect to revisit this anytime soon.
02-18-2012 18:28:07 | More by Retail1LO
3.45/5 rDev -13.1%
12 oz. bottle with a best by date of 2/24/12 poured into pint. It's getting close to the end of the freshness date, but I'm not a fresh hop-ness Nazi like a lot of others seem to be. Picked up a four pack on clearance for $8.99.
A: Pours dark orange with lots of sediment. Head is quite substantial with about a two finger off-white cloud. It recedes fairly slowly, settling at about one finger.
S: Smell has nice herbal, sweet, piney, and tropical hops.
T: Doesn't seem like the hops have faded too much. This one is a lot more herbal and piney than the nose led it to be. Also has some quite bitter grapefruit rind, as well. The lack of sweetness in this brew is a tad disappointing. The toffee malt backbone is fairly strong; but this beer is pretty damn bitter (71 IBUs), and the lack of sweetness makes this much more apparent.
M: Mouthfeel is pretty perfect, though. Medium body, creamy, and decent carbonation.
O: This beer isn't sweet enough. Other than that, it's a pretty damn good DIPA.
02-18-2012 04:50:06 | More by TTAmod
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Fantastic find at Bauer Wine and Spirits out of Boston, MA. In a 750ml bottle, not dated but relatively fresh shipment according to the store clerk.
A: A dark amber/rich caramel hue with an off white 3 finger head that quickly dissipated, but nice lacing. Light carb, beautiful to see the light pass through the brew though- really gave this IPA a nice character.
S: A nice citrus nose on this one, fantastic floral notes as well. Well rounded but nothing extraordinary popping through. Well balanced citrus smell, not one fruit being more predominant than the other- but there is just a hint of grapefruit that stands out.
T: Pretty spot on following the nose characteristics, a bit sweeter though. The grains make their stand, and it gives a this brew a big barley taste that is quite delicious. The ABV doesn't really cut through until it warms up past prime, but even though it's not a real biter.
M: Hits the palate pretty evenly, the hops does well to make this IPA feel like a nice medium beer with no overwhelming notes. The sweetness works well with the hops to make the drink a bit more even.
O: I would definitely get this one again if I found it. I like a bit more bite in my IPA's, but this was a nice treat for sure. First beer I've had from Boulevard but after this it definitely won't be my last.
02-18-2012 02:56:24 | More by DanK4
4.83/5 rDev +21.7%
Amazing beer ..great floral and fruit aromas. Very nice red is caramel color. Head is carbonated bubbles and an off white finger and a half full of aroma. Taste is full of fruit and juicy flavor finishes clean and tinge of alcohol. Great beer. 9.5 out of 10 only because the rochefortes and st. Bernardus abt get my 10's
02-18-2012 01:23:03 | More by derekmorris7
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass, batch 1-2012. This pours a nice orange color with a massive tan head, I'll have to wait a little while for it to go down before I can partake. The smells are of pine and grapefruit a decent amount of caramel and some fruit sweetness. The feel is medium, the taste is pretty good not quite as hoppy as I expected, but very good, lots of sweetness and caramel to balance it out. Nice brew.
02-17-2012 03:48:12 | More by DavidST
3.43/5 rDev -13.6%
Reviewed on 2/16/2012
Appearance is nice, pours very hazy, darker than expected. Good two finger head, decent retention, not much lacing at all.
Smell is kind of lacking, slight citrus hop smell. not much else going on.
Taste wasn't that bad. Some what light for a double ipa. Solid bitterness, floral hops are more pronounced in the taste.
Mouthfeel was slightly above average. Good carbonation to this beer, good bitterness to it as well.
Overall a decent beer, nothing special and kind of lacking in smell and taste. Could be due to age though, not exactly sure.
02-16-2012 06:56:21 | More by Pete27lax
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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