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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,564 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,564
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 101
Gots: 314 | FT: 4
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 jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2012. Batch 011182.

Amber brown in colour, fairly transparent. Huge white head with great retention. Lots of lacing.

Pine scents are strong. Floral and citrus notes are there as well. Caramel malt.

Pine and orange citrus is noticeable in taste. Caramel malt strong as well. Alcohol is noticeable.

Full bodied, low carbonation. A bit lifeless.

Overall, good but not great.

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Buster
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of javahead71
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jdhasse
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of etillett
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber red color with a large white head that disappears quickly. Scent is a ton of fresh citrus with a lot of lemon. A TON of citrus! Some nice grapefruit and hoppiness. Taste is initially citrusy with a good amount of caramel malt. There is a ton of lemon and some grapefruit. Alcohol and hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Drinkability is fair. Overall, this is an okay DIPA. Nothing too special.

Photo of rkarimi
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Good till January 2013? Woah that's uh... long time anyway!

Lots of carbonation out of the bottle with a faint off white/tan head that wont quit. Fairly uniform in appearance, with a nice amber red body color, kind of cloudy and slightly dull. My head had to just take a break and I had to wait.

Nose has a solid hop aroma of juicy orange fruits, and some faint pine. Not much of a malt presence, but pulling away a big brown sugar hits with some toast. Nice.

Mouthfeel seems the most memorable creamy and rich. Great density to this DIPA, coating and thick rich without syrup sweetness. Little sugar kiss with a good controlled hop blast of pine nicely balanced. Thick and rich with an apricot and rindy almost quality.

Overall this is great beer, bad crazy appearances aside.

Photo of WhiskeeTango
4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of bluerabbit
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of trstar87
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of garymuchow
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle - part of 4-pack of specialty beers that included a tulip. Nice. However, this one is a couple weeks past best buy date. Oh well, no regrets.
For style aroma is amazingly tight - hint of hops and malt, but little else - maybe it will open up in time.
Very attractive, however. Gives off nice orange/red glow from a very clear body. Big off-white foamy/rocky head.
A little age on this one. The "caramel" malts still appear in middle and they are nice. Just a shot of oxidation in the beginning - old hops, maybe and it mixes with an excess of hop oil - a mix not too nice. Bitterness is strong, but not overly so considering style and leaves a pleasant enough citrus finish. Some nice fruit flavors appear in time as a nice mix of malt and hops.
Body seems on the mark. Soft fluffly bubbles and moderate body.
A solid and decent DIPA. Excess hop oils aren't my friend - too distracting, but in this case they aren't too much.

Photo of C20Percent
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper-red with a big head of light tan foam on top. Lots of bubble action in the body with noticeable tiny pieces of sediment floating around. This is the type of complexity I look for in appearance. Can find much wrong here -- head did dissipate a little quicker than I prefer, but very nice all around.

S: Sweet malts hit the nose first. With a nice balance of pine and citrus hops bringing up the rear. But, without a doubt the caramel, toffee malt is dominating my glass. But, you know, a lot of time a malt-dominated aroma comes with booziness, and I don't get that here. I also get some fruity notes. It's not perfect, but it's not bad -- just needs a more hoppy smell.

T: Wow, okay, there's a lot going on in the flavor. First, yes, the sweet malt is the first thing to hit, followed very closely by a bang of bitter hops, and finally a roasty and toasted grain taste. Quite fascinating because the sweet malt lingers in your mouth until you swallow and then so much happens. Really digging it. Great flavor.

M: This a medium body brew with a near-perfect carbonation. It's a bit rough. Feels a little fiery when it hits the mouth. The actual feel of the beer doesn't really stand out -- not oily, not buttery. At times has a little bit of a velvety feel, but that has a lot to do with the carbonation. I'm a little back-and-forth on the feel, but the carbonation really pushes it over the edge.

O: Call me crazy, but this is a great brew. I love the risks taken here. Could have phoned it in with your basic DIPA, but they did something different and it pays off. Great beer. Everybody has to try this once. Bravo!

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%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,564 ratings.