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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,542 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,542
Reviews: 780
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 95
Gots: 290 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: SafeAtFirst on 11-17-2007

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
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Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Aggressive pour yields 2/3 finger of off-white head with great retention. Burnt sienna-colored luminous liquid. Good looking - just on the dark side of perfect for the style.
S: Citrus, tropical fruit esters. Faint cardboard. The esters grow to be too strongly boozy for perfection.
T: Pronounced but restrained bitterness and accompanying lime-citrus hopflavor. Malt is slightly caramel and not dominant - just enough to balance. Nicely alcoholic but a tad strong.
M: Quite a bitter character throughout. Just what I like out of a DIPA. Warm, not hot - nice
O: Nice, I'd order a second and would buy again. On the cusp between 1st adn 2nd tier of DIPAs. Better than 90 minute, but not as good as Pliny or Short's hop bombs.

Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mtlasley
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of bigbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Soonerick76
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Tucker
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TSJ4000
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Double Wide IPA and I like the Single Wide too. Usually double IPAs are more flavorful but for some reason I really like the Single Wide more than the Double Wide. Does anyone else here think this besides me? The Double Wide seemed a little bitter and bitey and the Single Wide seemed much more of a fresher hop taste.

Photo of tenaciousp65
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The beer is a hazy dark orange with tiny shades of brown. The light tan head is frothy and creamy. After drinking it, the beer leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Smell:
Floral hops dominate the smell with a slightly roasted smell beneath it all.

Taste:
The beer has a grapefruit and floral taste because of the hops. The beer has a constant smoky undertaste that contrasts nicely with the hops and provides a satisfying aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with some carbonation.

Overall:
A pretty good beer if you can get at the right temperature. The smokiness is certainly unique and works.

Photo of hannaho
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with decent retention and lacing on a cloudy amber with almost bluish hue.

S: fairly malty with candied orange and grapefruit citrus malt. Some brown sugar and molasses.

T: malt forward IPA with the hops providing apricot and orange citrus with additional floral and very mild pine notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice malt forward DIPA with the booze well hidden.

Photo of ChrisKuhns
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of CADMixes
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Beerislivingproof
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Andrew61923
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted a while back. Best by 7/27/12. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Murky dark orange w/huge light tan head. Darker than expected.

S: Tons of citrus, grapefruit, and some pine.

T: Again citrus. Very clean with some of the caramel malt coming out afterward. Very, very nice. A little sweet.

M: Crisp with some carbonation. Lingers, but not too much.

O: A great beer. One of the better I've had recently.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the best double ipa's ive ever had, no kidding. pours surprisingly dark, caramel in color with a lacey tan head over an inch tall. looks eerily dark ruby red when held to the light. perfectly clear. smells like toasted malt, sweet buttery caramel, and a whole lot of pine resin hops. flavor is incredible, balanced in ways ive never tasted for a beer of this magnitude. while the hop aromas invade the nose, the semi sweet fruity malt palate goes to work on the tongue, stirring up excitement for what is to some. then the hops appear in the taste, big and robust, but not overly assertive in that rude sense. they sort of ease their way in and out, a big presence in the room, but not an obnoxious party guest. they merge perfectly with the complex and seductive sweet malt profile in excellent proportion, and sort of slowly fade off together. the feel is great, fuller bodied and well carbonated. this is a beer that needs more recognition, it is sensational, like all the smokestack series beers have been. wow i cant get enough of this.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,542 ratings.