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

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2,443 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,443
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 94
Gots: 242 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +1%

Listers, Nov 23, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Smokestack 4-pack. Poured into the Boulevard tulip.

A- Pours a clear copperish amber body with a nice 2.5-finger off-white head that falls fairly quickly to a 1/2 finger cap. Not too much lacing.

S- Some floral hoppiness right off the bat, lemongrass, some sweetness, and a little bit of a funk to it.

T- Citrusy lemon-like flavor up front with good bitterness, slight maltiness, and a good piney flavor. Good flavors, but I don't think they're melding as well as they could be.

MF- Moderate body with a good amount of carbonation that you feel with each sip.

LtCracker20, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with a nice balance of sweet citrus and earthy pine notes along with a pale malt presence. Hints of dry pine needle along with some orange peel, caramel and biscuit.

Medium bodied but on the fuller end with. Complex hop profile an subtle malt backbone. Some dry bitterness up front with oily pine which is countered by citrus rind sweetness. There's a slight creamy presence mid-palatable that's adds to the palate along with a subtle malt character, providing decent balance. Hints of caramel sweetness, toffee and biscuit. Slight alcohol heat lingering into a bone dry finish.

corby112, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Burt, Nov 19, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep, dark amber. Mildly cloudy. Large off-white head with bubbly lacing.

S: Big hop aroma, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Smooth caramel and floral notes.

T/M: Fresh hops, pine and earthy tones balanced with tangy fruit flavors and mild caramel sweetness. Flavors follow quite well, all the way through to the aftertaste, which is more strictly a piney flavor. Bitter, tart, full in flavor. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

D: Damn good. A great double-IPA.

YouSkeete, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip, best by 02/24/2012. Pours hazy and cloudy reddish orange color with a huge 3-4 fingers of dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big orange, pine, spiciness, caramel, grapefruit, and some light tropical fruits. Some nice and fairly standard aromas. Taste of big pine, orange, grapefruit, spiciness, bread, and light tropical fruitiness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine resin, citrus, caramel, and spiciness for a good bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that is pretty nice. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming on the finish. Some nice balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall a very nice and enjoyable DIPA from boulevard.

superspak, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

ATXRyan, Nov 18, 2011
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,443 ratings.