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

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Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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very good

2,582 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,582
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 102
Gots: 330 | 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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Ratings: 2,582 | Reviews: 789
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Wide I.P.A.
12 oz brown bottle
Best by 07/27/12
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

I picked up a single of Boulevard Double Wide I.P.A. about a month ago and I'm finally getting around to reviewing this brew.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a reddish tint. I notice some mini carbonation bubbles on the bottom of the glass that quickly race to the top. A huge fluffy and frothy white head forms on top and sustains itself, leaving odd trails of sticky lace.

A syrupy sweet malt backbone is the first thing I notice about this beer with a toasted biscuit flavor and juicy caramel malt. The flavors then turn to an aggressive hop profile with hints of orange, lime and a touch of apricot.

Oh yeah, this is a solid Double IPA that is more balanced than your typical beer of this style. It's a hoppy IPA for sure, but keeps everything in check.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mine came in a 12 oz bottle.

appearance - 4/5 - Pours a red/orange color with a big head that stays and leaves lacing down the whole glass. Has some chill haze.

smell - 4.5/5 - Big malty, hoppy aroma.

taste - 4.5/5 - Spicy citrusy hops come on strong and are balanced by the malty body. The alcohol doesn't really come through to me. I don't know how it could be improved, but I just feel it could be somehow even better (triple wide?).

mouthfeel - 4/5 - Good level of carbonation. Medium/Heavy bodied.

overall - 4.5/5 - A very enjoyable double IPA that doesn't disappoint.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

A - medium brown color with off white head, poured pretty high but dissipated quickly

S - not much aroma initially detectable, but mostly floral hops from what I can detect

T - piney hops with some caramel maltiness and finishing with hop bitterness

M - medium bodied, pleasant carbonation

O - enjoyable, but wish the aroma was stronger. more enjoyable as it warmed, with a bit more aroma

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Toffee colored ale with tiny yeast flakes. Towering, light tan head that retreats to an even, frothy coating. Blankets the glass in sudsy lacing.

Aroma of biscuity, caramelized malt and floral hops. Good balance in the nose.

Malt backbone is sturdy with wheat bread and rye flavor. Hop profile is robust with a pine needle and soapy quality. Caramel sweetness to balance. Fairly well balanced.

Medium bodied. Dry, somewhat chalky texture. Well carbonated.

Good stuff. Plenty of depth and well balanced for the style. This bottle is about 3 months expired too. Would be great to try a fresh sample.

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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

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by date of 7/27/12

Pours two fingers worth of egg shell colored head. Hazy amber body. A thin cap of head remains, with a good amount of small bubbles clinging to the glass.

Smells very mildly of floral hops. Carmel and toffee malts, some breadyness as well. This is a let down with respect to hop aroma in my opinion. I know there's plenty of ways to make a beer but a double IPA should have a good hop presence in the nose.

Tastes quite complex and present. Citrus, carmel, toffee, some tropical fruit. The finish has some more sugary sweetness mixed with piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation. Good balance overall.

This is a fairly tasty big beer. I'd like a lot more hop's in the nose but I'll have to accept that this is the way it was suppose to be.
Good price at $2.50 a 12oz bottle.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

It's a hazy copper. Off white head that waits before it goes away.

Biscuity smell, lots of grassy hops.

A very floral dipa. There is an astringency that is noticable, but not unpleasant. Slightly peppery. Sweet malts in the background. pretty complex.

It's medium to full bodied and rather crisp.

This beer's pretty sessionable for the style. All in all, another winner in the Smokestack Series.

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