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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: 100
Gots: 313 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a deep burnt orange with two and a half of off white head. Amazing head retention with some sticky lacing.

S- very balanced in the nose with hop aromas of bitter orange peel, tangerine and floral notes. Slight caramel and dry bready malt aromas blend in as well.

T- malty sweetness up front with notes of caramel and toasty bread. Balancing hops with flavors of orange peel, tangerine and dusty mineral tones. Finishes with herbal hop flavor and a lingering hop bitterness. Very balanced indeed.

MF- doughy slick mouthfeel with a medium body. Pretty active carbonation as well.

D- good drinkability

Overall a very balanced DIPA. A bit to malty and more akin to the English versions I've had.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Dried orange peel, grapefruit peel, lemon, some bready malt in the background.

L: Cloudy dark red, off-white creamy head that dissipates to a dusting, solid lacing.

T: Bitter malt with lots of mango and orange peel. Medium high citrus bitterness leading to some semi-sweet toasty notes. Finishes fairly dry with both toasty and hoppy notes.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation. Fairly crisp.

Despite the color, on the dry side with a unique toasty malt backbone. Very drinkable, not overwhelming. Nicely balanced for the style.

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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