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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark orange / ruby red body. 2 finger head with great retention; slowly receded leaving bubbles and lacing in the glass.

S - Hops. Many hops. However the aroma is not as strong as one would expect - Might have an older bottle (the bottle states "best by 2/24/2012"). Some light malt in the nose as well.

T - Pine resin, grapefruit, apricots, nectarines. Malt backbone is bready and nice.

M - Good carbonation, small bite from the alcohol but its fairly hidden.

O - Good DIPA but I would love to have a fresh one. I'm sure it's even better.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.91/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Joe for this bottle, out of a pint glass. Dated 11/2011...

A- Very reddish amber, with a bright glowing color. TONS of white head, good lacing, but this foam is just overboard.'

S- Notes of metal, cat pee, and sweet malt. Some citrusy hop notes as well.

T- The initial flavor is quite watery. The malt and light citrus comes in. The aftertaste is most bitter hops and sweetness.

M- For a beer that is so foamy, it is light on carbonation. The body is nice, but the beer drinks kind of flat.

O- Overall this was a bit of a let down. Maybe I've been spoiled after drinking incredible DIPA's these last couple weeks, but after I smelled this I knew it wasn't going to be great. Perhaps it isn't as fresh as it could be.

-GFunk

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard, Double-Wide IPA
Best by 5/2/12 very clearly inked in yellow on the neck. Purchased as part of a Smokehouse mixed pack.

Appearance - Pours with a deep amber body showing hints of red. Luxurious foam caps it off with a determination to last forever. Thick fluffy lacing.

Smell - Dry piney notes, fresh citrus rinds, and caramel sweetness. Nice malty nose with a large hoppy kick.

Taste - Piney tongue tingly hops give way to waves of caramel soaked citrus fruit flood the mouth. The finish sees the malty notes continue with a nice bitterness that cuts through and lingers on. Bitterness is not overwhelming in the least, as there is a strong malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - Medium-full body. Moderately smooth carbonation with some scrubbing action.

Overall - This is a big hoppy beer. The malt backbone is equally big and keeps the profile together. A nice sipper for those times that you need your hop fix.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark, cloudy orange with three fingers of off-white head that recedes into a dense cap with good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet caramel malt, orange, and pineapple citrus. There are some slight grapefruit notes, but it smells almost like a barleywine.

T: Again, sweet caramel malt, orange, and some pineapple dominate. The finish is only slightly bitter with some light pine notes as well.

M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is pretty thick and sticky.

O: Not a bad beer, but more like a barleywine than an IPA. Too malty and sweet for an IPA for my tastes.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one up in Durango at the Star. Nice to see they do this in a 12 oz bottle now. Yeast in suspension for a long time. Poured deep orange for 1/2 the bottle. Smells good. Pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is overly bitter. They could have backed off a bit on the bittering hops. Good mouthfeel. Decent, but poor presentation.

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