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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,244 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,244
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 90
Gots: 188 | 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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ScaryHarry3

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-02-2012 18:37:50 | More by ScaryHarry3
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Elstad


3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-01-2012 17:24:23 | More by Elstad
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a slightly hazy amber/orange with 2 fingers of off white head. The smell is very aromatic, though not quite as hoppy as I have come to expect from DIPA's. Lots of caramel malt notes with some mid range fruits behind it. I keep getting an apricot flavor with some citrus and pine hop notes behind it. The taste is more of the same. The bitterness is not harsh but has a nice soft roundness which comes off as tea like. Mouthfeel is good, easy drinking. Overall this was not a super dry pine hop bomb of a DIPA. Instead it was balanced, had some unique fruit hop flavors and the tea bitterness really rounded and integrated the beer for me. I will definitely pick this up again.

03-01-2012 16:14:39 | More by quirkzoo
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2012 15:21:05 | More by steamboatbrewer
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saheider


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-01-2012 03:29:59 | More by saheider
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ryanw111182

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -24.4%

02-28-2012 19:19:27 | More by ryanw111182
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-27-2012 12:39:51 | More by stoutlover1978
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -3%

12oz bottle poured into a Boulevard chalice.

A: Clear orange with a reddish hue. Thick white head does not budge an inch. Thick globs of lacing cling everywhere.

S: Apricot, mango puree, lemon drop candy, pine needles. Caramel malt base is more than just a platform for the hops.

T: Lemony candy-like taste opens, along with some fresh mint. Sweet caramel malt tastes come to the forefront for a bit. Tastes of mango, apricot, and other tropical fruits are perceptible within that sweet malt base. A wave of resiny pine bitterness comes mid-palate. Pine needles. Hops stray a little and go plant-like and oily for just an instant. Bitterness is moderate. Dries just a bit toward the finish and leaves tastes of caramel, fading tropical hop flavors, and an even bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat creamy. Moderate carbonation has a bit of a scrubbing effect.

O: This one seems more in the vein of an East-coast style DIPA. It is well balanced and a little more restrained in bitterness than other examples of the style. It's a pretty solid beer if you like that sort of thing, but serious hop-heads will probably just gloss over it.

Notes: I enjoyed this beer, but in this day and age with the hop-bomb IPA/DIPA pissing contest still rampant among brewers I feel like it will get lost in the shuffle.

02-27-2012 01:18:03 | More by ryan1788a5
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-26-2012 23:09:25 | More by Danobold
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-26-2012 16:30:12 | More by YalovaIA
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-25-2012 22:57:29 | More by ltdantheman
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ehammond1


3.2/5  rDev -19.4%

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via online
Thanks, www.archerliquors.com!

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
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alien319

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-22-2012 03:52:21 | More by alien319
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sentomaster

Connecticut

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
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2012 00:23:23 | More by mechanicalprints
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-20-2012 23:39:20 | More by crashoveride
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SeussMD

Connecticut

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
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eorwar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-20-2012 20:49:42 | More by eorwar
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ChocolateJesus

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2012 17:54:42 | More by ChocolateJesus
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2012 17:20:11 | More by heelsn02
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-19-2012 05:01:26 | More by tdmccarthy
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smb4087

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-19-2012 03:14:45 | More by smb4087
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

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
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Archimedes

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-18-2012 15:38:22 | More by Archimedes
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-18-2012 14:32:33 | More by xnicknj
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,244 ratings.