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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,143 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,143
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 87
Gots: 176 | 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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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney hop nose and flavor is piney hops nearly balanced with caramel, piney aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Best by 3/31/12.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 23:25:22 | More by jdhilt
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chcfan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-17-2011 16:37:15 | More by chcfan
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-17-2011 01:10:49 | More by Duff27
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated best before 05/02/12...part of a mixed 4 pack.

A- Heavy pour into a pint glass delivers a beautiful hazy orange amber topped with a two finger, creamy, off white head which disappates slowly. Medium light lacing throughout.

S- Pine. hops, citrus.

T- Delicious. Slightly sweet malt. Grapefruit. Pine and hops. Only a hint of bitterness at the end. Very well balanced.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Slightly oily.
Only a hint of dry and bitter at end.

O- One of the best IPAs that I have tasted this year. Definitely looking for more. For some reason was expecting a much more bitter beer. Very impressed!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 21:23:37 | More by capeannbass36
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2011 20:05:41 | More by Satchboogie
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-16-2011 18:16:38 | More by FreshmanPour77
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2011 02:29:34 | More by ElGallo
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2011 23:27:51 | More by Bilco
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2011 21:49:19 | More by nmann08
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-15-2011 17:30:37 | More by paulmcm
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IpeeA

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-15-2011 03:19:18 | More by IpeeA
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-15-2011 02:56:33 | More by GennyCreamAle
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 02:02:04 | More by loupap
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-15-2011 00:32:28 | More by Lawnboy33
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radicalruckus

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 00:04:03 | More by radicalruckus
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

amber and very clean. Some light carbonation could be seen streaming up from the bottom of the glass throughout the session leading to a nice two inch head of white foam that capped it off quite nicely. Faded down and left a nearly bare top but nice lacing on the sides and bottom of the glass. Aroma was pungent. Deep grapefruit hops and a ton of rich citrus notes rip through the air. Very fresh, ripe. Warming brings out some almost pineapple like notes and a nice alcohol warmness. Sharp, biting flavor. Crisp, clean and fresh. Raw hops shred the palate and bring tons of grapefruit and alcohol right up front. Damn this is strong, two pints in and I am feeling it for sure

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 23:39:37 | More by mikesgroove
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seth72104

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 20:36:47 | More by seth72104
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 16:49:15 | More by seanwhite
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 16:22:37 | More by sbricker
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tchaos

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 15:35:09 | More by tchaos
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mikennat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-14-2011 15:29:57 | More by mikennat
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 14:35:30 | More by Travisnin
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abp02

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-14-2011 06:42:57 | More by abp02
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scratch69

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Poured a orange-amber color with a thick head that lingered until the last swallow. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Strong piney hop aroma.

Taste- Hops and citrus with a touch of malt. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and heavily carbonated. Very crisp and dry.

Overall- If you like beer with a lot of hops then you will like this. A pretty good brew even though it is just a tad bitter for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:04:04 | More by scratch69
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 05/02/2012. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a massive head. 12oz of beer filled what is most likely a 20oz tulip and the rest was foam, right to the top. It took a bit to settle in and left excellent, sticky, soap-like foam lacing on the glass.

Nice piny hop aromas come across first in the nose. There are citrusy, mainly grapefruit, hops as well. At second glance the smell is extremely balanced with a nice sweet, caramel-like malt presence.

The taste follows with the nose. Huge hop flavors are balanced extremely well with big malt characteristics. Earthy, piny and citrusy hops hit first and are met in equal part with a strong, yet somehow subtle malt sweetness. There is a pleasant bitterness at the finish.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel never gets too slick or oily despite the hop presence. Doesn't feel fuller due to the bigger malt presence either. Dries a touch at the finish but not a ton.

Overall, an excellent balance DIPA. I'm not sure I've had a DIPA that has been this balanced. I've had better, hoppier DIPAs and worse maltier IPAs but this one strikes an excellent balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 04:38:53 | More by ms11781
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.