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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,183 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 741
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 87
Gots: 177 | FT: 5
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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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange/amber color that slightly hazy. Poured a 3 finger light tan head with excellent retention settling slowly to a rocky cap. Lots of sticky lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Pungent grapefruit, citrus and herbal hops. Bready malts come through along with orange rind.

T: Resiny herbal hops; pine and citrus. Barely detectable malt characteristics of biscuit and cracker.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth and warming.

D: Very drinkable for the style. Disguises the ABV well.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 00:36:22 | More by Haybeerman
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colts9016

Idaho

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from Mandy, thank you for the bottle.

Poured into a Chimay glass at 45.

Appearance: A copper reddish color with an orange tint. There is a one finger ivory head that is creamy. The has some retention to it. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy. There is a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A nice citrus fruit with floral esters there is a subtle hint of pine in the background. There is a good malty aroma with a touch of sweetness.

Taste: A good citrus and woody flavors. There are a nice floral esters follow by a descent malt back bone.

Overall: The the mouth feel is carbonated with some astringency. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is a bit dry. The beer lingers on the tongue for a few minutes. This is a descent DIPA. I would have like to seen more hops with a little stronger malt backbone. I can't have my cake and eat it too. It is really not to bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 01:40:07 | More by colts9016
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thirdeye11

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from 750ml bottle at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth into tulip type glasses.

A: Pours a beautiful amber orange color that's darker than expected. Lacing on the glass is great and has a head that never leaves the beer the entire time I was drinking. Really a great looking beer.

S: Smells predominantly of pine, some citrus but pretty muted due to the overwhelming piney aromas. It is quite clean though.

T: The taste is very much pine, some sour pineapple in the finish, but the bitter that stays on the back of your tongue is too hard to get past. I can't score it higher because of the overwhelming bitterness. I wanted to like it more, but just didn't. It's not too complex either which takes it down.

M: Pretty nice overall. Not too heavy, carbonation is perfect, could use some more hop oils though. Creamy too which was nice.

D: Hard a hard time because of the bitterness. I couldn't drink more than half the bomber so glad I was splitting it with someone else.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 03:38:07 | More by thirdeye11
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle received in a trade with my boy BgThang who I have much respect for. Thanks Ken!

Appearance: Caramel with honey corners. Slightly off white 3 finger foam head once I poured it into a Schneider Aventinus glass. BTW The bottle gushed when opened. Lots of retention and lacing everywhere.

Smell: Loads of floral hops, grass, and caramel. Nice to have an IPA that isn't so citrusy.

Taste: Lots of caramel with a good portion of bitterness. A small touch of alcohol as well. I think this is an IPA that would actually age fairly well. Give it 6-12 months I'd say and it will round out / cool down.

Mouthfeel: A touch full but fairly slick, unlick most chewy IPA's.

Drinkability: Not bad for a bold IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 23:48:13 | More by koopa
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dingy, cloudy, brown color with a big off-white fluffy head the hangs around forever and eventually leaves a splotchy lacing effect.

Piney, metallic hops in the nose. Fruity and caramel malts.

I am kind of disappointed with this one. Oddly metallic hops are here in the taste like in the nose. Piney and green hops as well. Malts in the middle are mostly caramel. There I some fruit in the form of raisiny kind of way.

Tingly carbonation. Wet, medium body. A bit of alcohol warmth.

As I said I am disappointed in this one. I've had a few Midwest IPAs / DIPAs that have this look and taste; Dark Horse Crooked Tree comes to mind as well as Voodoo Four Seasons. Odd to me, all of them.

Thanks for Reading

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 01:57:44 | More by jackorain
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A smoothie of blood and Valencia oranges. The tone is deep and hinders nearly all clarity. The carbonation was not only visible from the pour but vocal, too. Sounds of crackling and fizzing continued to fill the air for a good period of time as its head slowly shrunk in size, down to a reasonable one-finger height. It remains bulky and broad.

This bottle was released around November 2007. My enjoying it tonight (April 2009) puts it way outside the ideal time-span to drink a beer of this style - especially if you expect the beer to be aggressively hoppy. I'm certain a good portion of the hoppiness has faded, but wow, this must have been one giant redwood of a beer fresh because at nearly a year and half old it continues to be remarkably hoppy.

A good DIPA should smell as pungent as garlic or onions. That sort of forward, undisguised pungency is certainly expected of a beer made with two separate dry-hopping regiments (on top of what was surely a good portion to begin with, I'm sure). Of the three varieties used are two classic American mainstays, Centennial and Chinook, and a third type, Ahtanum, which I'm not very familiar with. No matter, this smells as oily and acidic as any!

I like to have as many of the colours of the rainbow present in the smell and taste of my DIPA's. Let's see... we definitely have green from the raw, bitter taste of hops. I get a lot of red from the taste of juicy blood orange. Pink is certainly present with vivid notes of grapefruit. There's yellow allotted by the impression of lemon zest, orange from the underlining apricot and even a little bit of brown from the chewy, rich taste of dark caramel.

I'm not inclined to challenge Boulevard on the alcohol percentage but I would have thought it was even further south than 8.5%. (The empty bottle will either confirm or disconfirm this hunch). As stated, I'm surprised by how well this beer has held up - but then again the brewers boast it is twister proof and will travel well; which it did, thanks BuckeyeNation!

Judging on the Smokestack Series beers I've had thus far, I'd consider it one of the most impressive grouping of special release beers. If this Missouri brewery has any decency they will brew each and every again and again (and hopefully distribute a little further). Even long after it was at its most sassy and sexy, I've much enjoyed every last drop of this wonderfully crafted DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 02:15:25 | More by biegaman
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wagenvolks for the trade. 750mL corked and caged bottle into a Duvel tulip pours a nice hazy copper with a nice frothy eggshell head that slowly diminishes to a thin layer and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit of citrus hops and caramel. The taste is a very nice balance of abundant citrus hops and sweet caramel that leaves a nice bitter finish. The beer is medium bodied but quite crisp with decent carbonation. This is certainly a very refreshing and enjoyable DIPA, I'd love to be able to get this one here, there certainly aren't enough bottle conditioned DIPAs out there, and its always a nice touch.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 08:36:29 | More by atsprings
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jake19drinks

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-appearance right off the doesn't excite me. It has brownish orange color to it. I prefer myne to be lighter.

S-Smell is nice. I can smell the hops. The malt is there too. Had a very well balanced aroma.

T-The taste is very nice. Has alot of natural flavors. Lots of piney, citrusy, and oily factors.

M-Mouthful is very nice. It's as if you are drinking a double, but not overbearing with the malt. Makes me want to swish it around in my mouth for a while.

D-Drinkablitity is excellent. I could defitnely spend all
day sitting back sipping on this.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 04:21:35 | More by jake19drinks
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drgonzo3705

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden brown copper color with a big fluffy off white head with big sticky lacing left at the top as you work your way down the glass.

S: I really love the smell of this beer. It has a nice big hoppy nose with a solid caramel malt backbone. You get good hop flavors too. Its a nice micture of floral, pine, earthy, and slightly citrusy all meld together beautifully to delive a great boquet to your nose.

T: A very nice smooth caramel malt with a big rush of hops on top. Each hop flavor isn't as distinctive as it is in the nose but its still a beautiful concotion of hops.

M: Medium body with ample carbonation. Leave that nice oily feeling from the hops. Its also pretty creamy.

D: if the ABV was a little lower I could definitely drink 2 of these 750 mLs on a good night, but could easily get down one.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 04:20:37 | More by drgonzo3705
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a beige head that is the consistency of beaten eqg whites; shards of lacing stream down the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Rather balanced between the piney hops and the caramel malt backbone

Taste: After a biscuity opening, the piney hops start to kick in by mid-palate, along with a building caramel malt flavor; after the swallow, the hoppy bitterness dominates for a while, but the malt lies in waiting and finishes of the beer with a sweet touch

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and a bit overly carbonated; a bit of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Other than the carbonation being way out of line for the style, this is a balanced DIPA that is pretty tasty

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 01:10:33 | More by brentk56
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Kromes

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a nice sticky head. This beer smells more fruity than most IPAs, but there are some piney hop aromas coming off of it. Good flavor, grapefruit hops with a good caramel malt background. There is a nice alcohol warmth in the finish along with a grapefruit hop bitterness. Sort of simple flavors compared to other hop heavy DIPAs. I like the presence of the sweet caramel malts in this.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 18:26:35 | More by Kromes
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, batch 08303. Pours a murky tea color with a monstrous frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet and sugary fruity citrus and melon hops with a little resin.

The flavor is subdued and a bit watery with some fruity hops and some resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.

Overall, unbalanced towards the hops and pretty watery washed out mouthfeel, but I like the hop aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 06:44:17 | More by Beaver13
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a murky rust color with a decent head that clings and then slowly slides.

Aroma is of citrus hops, biting and fresh, very juicy. Malt is barely there, but good. Malt is crackery and bready.

Flavor is a hop explosion on the front, fruity citrus, fresh and piney, slightly floral with a nice bitterness. Middle is sweet malt, caramel and brown sugar, very well represented for a good balance. Malt is slightly sweet. Finishes dry despite the malt sweetness with a nice stinging bitterness that lends way to a lip smacking astounding call for another quaff. Phenolic alcohol shows on the breath out, but is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated, with a nice soft edge to the bubbles.

Very good, up there with best of them.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 23:45:45 | More by wheatyweiss
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naterock

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy copperish brown. A moderate head that seems to be sticky.

smell is fruity and figgy hops and an overwhelming estery yeast scent. A great deal of malt which is nice in a DIPA. There is a bit of alcohol sting in the back of the nose and I think I get some belgian funktification.

Wow, I would venture to say this is a belgian IPA. I get a lot of esters and some figgy nuances from the yeast. Not a whole hell of a lot of hops but it really doesn't matter when there is this much flavor. I get some apricot and a little bit of grapefruit and almost a crackery malt that is remeniscent of golden toast with a little bit of butter. REally quite spectacular.

mouth is generously carbonated that is importent for the bittering that is here. Not oily like most DIPAs but kind of viscous and tangy like figs. Drinkability is moderate because I am so excited to drink this whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 22:00:13 | More by naterock
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Colt4540

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. Bomber into a pint mug.

A- Pours a cloudy light brown. It has a monster tan head that doesn't want to go away. It leaves nice lacing throughout the entire beer.

S- Smells like hops, but not overwhelming. You can kind of pick up on a slight malty smell. It's blended very nicely.

T- I'm really impressed but kind of surprised in how malty it is. It is nice and bitter, but balanced well with the nice malty taste. The malt is almost stronger then the hops but you can still taste and feel the hop bitterness.

M- Has that crisp hop bite that cleanses the palate and leaves you mouth clean.

D- It's pretty drinkable. Not to filling and not to strong.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 02:33:44 | More by Colt4540
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riored4v

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/19/09

Poured into a tulip glass, tan 3-4 finger rocky head. Murky, burnt copper colored body.

Smell was mildly sweet, burnt caramel and piney. Slight orange, grapefruit and earthy aromas. Nice balanced smell.

Taste was a bit underwhelming. Burtn caramel, slight nuttiness, toffee, sweet up front with a bitterness in the middle and strong in the finish. Resiny, piney and citric hops. Finishes with a sharp, piney, bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium body and finishes dry.

Drinkability is fair, but almost to bitter in the finish. No real alcohol present, but no super drinkable.

Good beer, but not as good as I hoped. Aroma was midleading as the aroma was really nice but the finish on the taste wasn't all that great. Needs a bit better balance to, or a little more sweetness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 23:57:35 | More by riored4v
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into half pint. Thanks to Deuane for sharing.

A - Poured a slightly hazy amber/orange body with sparse carbonation and thin off-white head that reduced to a patchy film and yielded sparse lacing.

S - Moderately hoppy nose with floral and perfumy notes paired with plenty of caramel malt sweetness and toffee notes. A citrus and dried fruit character also emerged, which worked nicely with the sweet malts.

T - Flavor is a bit more citrusy than the aroma with lots of grapefruit and also a touch of floral notes. Sweet caramel malt balances the hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with an oily texture and some sticky hop residue. Carbonation is pretty mild. Fair amount of bitterness on the palate.

D - Fine, well-balanced DIPA with lots of flavor and a nice citrusy character.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"I think it smells like the dried pineapple in our trail mix."

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 15:32:13 | More by ffejherb
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sevopie

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a cloudy light brown/amber with a rocky and large tan head.

Smell - Sweet smelling hops dominate the nose, with maybe a slight breadiness showing through.

Taste - Where'd those hops go? I taste a whole lot of malt here, with only some bitter piney hops on the finish. The nose and the flavor don't seem to match up at all.

Mouthfeel - Kind of on the light side, with a healthy dose of carbonation. Doesn't necessarily mix well with the taste, accentuates the wrong parts of the brew.

Drinkability - The lack of cohesion loses this one a point here, but overall its a fairly sippable brew. I just wish the hops and malt found a better medium, it seems a bit underdeveloped.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 03:07:57 | More by sevopie
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mcsquint

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle(batch 08303) into pint glass:
A - Deep golden amber in color. Cloudy with a massive, billowy, off-white head that lasts to the last sip and coats the glass all the way to the bottom.
S - Piney and citrusy, with a bit of gold malt.
T - Somewhat fruity. Notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon followed by a nice golden malt flavor and finishes with a pineycitrus aftertaste.
M - Medium mouthfeel with plenty of natural carbonation.
D - This is my first double IPA. It's similar to a British or East Coast IPA doubled. Very malty, but balanced with plenty of tastefully applied hops. I'm from Kansas City so I have a soft spot for Boulevard Brewery, but I can recommend this to anyone wanting to try a well balanced double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 22:48:49 | More by mcsquint
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jkendrick

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark cloudy amber/orange with a thick off-white head and lots of lace.

S: Orangey citrus aroma, but mild

MF: Medium bodied, but creamy. Nice carbonation

T: Orangey citrus hops predominate. It is funny that this is from the center of the country because it almost draws equally from east coast and west coast IPA. There is a clean, citrusy hops without undue astringency, but the there is a very noticeable malt presence

Overall: It's good but not quite worth it for the bomber. It is clearly a DIPA due to the 8.5% abv, but it seems it can't decide what it REALLY wants to be.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 02:06:35 | More by jkendrick
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's funny to see a beer released in certain area/state and all the reviews coming pouring in? Speaking of pour, the appearance is a mostly hazy light orange to amber red color with a soft fizzy head. Good retention and moderate lacing through the tasting.

The nose is more along the lines of an East Coast IPA (IMHO). There is a lot of fruity notes both from hops and esters. Some orange and citrus notes. Some rose and tropical fruit notes too. Mango, a bit of pineapple and lemon as well. The malt is noticeable but a bit sweet but blends ok with the fruit/hop notes. Clean yeast beyond the esters with a slight chalky finish.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out more with a bigger sweet caramel candy flavor. Almost too sweet to balance out the hops. The hops are noticeable with more of a citrus and orange note. Some minor pine but limited. Not much bitterness, would have liked to see more hop balance. The sweetness either hides or there is no bitterness really to speak of. A bit of a deterrent. The esters are light but still there. Pineapple and rose notes specifically. There is a slight minerally note on the back. Very clean from the yeast.

The body is moderate but the malt leaves a sweetness that hides some of the hop notes. Carbonation is good. Some sticky hop notes, but really looking for more. This is good for an East Coast IPA that is super easy drinking, but the sweetness and lack of bitterness really leaves me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 17:24:51 | More by Oxymoron
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark bronze, with an impressive meringue head. Red and orange highlights. I seem to gravitate towards the darker IPA's, so this pour makes my mouth water.

Smells like a grapefruit sprinkled with sugar, and maybe some DME. I don't know what that would smell like, but it's the first thing that came into my mind, and it smells good.

Sweet and tangy citrus fruits, orange and lemon, and grapefruit as well. Assertive hop bitterness too, very strong, but not in the imperial range by any means. Pale malts are very much in the picture here as well, balancing nicely. I'm surprised that the alcohol is barely evident, given the ABV. On a side note, the head has remained thick and creamy all the way to the bottom.

Medium bodied, lingering dry finish. Very nice.

Overall this is as good of an IPA as I've had the pleasure of trying. If you like flavor over hype, give this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 00:50:36 | More by dancinwillie
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure why this is listed as an IPA since it is clearly a double but who gives a shit right? nice orange color with a superb head liek whipped cream that just won't die. It smells like spicy hops, cinnamon, weird. The flavor is almost all malt and not bad until a funny plastic flavor shows up that I usually get from Belgians. Is this beer supposed to have brett (God I hope not) because I think that is what I am tasting. This beer was not bad but I would have been better of saving my $8 for a sixer of Odell IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 04:18:34 | More by ArrogantB
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Tone

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber color. 5/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops (sweet and floral) and slight sweet malt background. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet hops up front, roasted malt, and then some sweet malt. A strong general bitterness. Overall, a very smooth a great blended beer with low alcohol flavor for 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 02:35:39 | More by Tone
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Pagzzz

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Smell of fresh citrus hops bursts forth from bottle as the cork is popped. Leaning heavily on the 'C' hops, but a little earthiness is in there. Malt aroma is very caramel, sweet with a little toast thrown in. Very Barleywine-like actually. No diacetyl and medium fruity esters.

Appearance: Must be using a ton of dry hops cause it's cloudy. Amber-copper in color with a medium head that dissapates quickly.

Flavor: firm bitterness, but not over the top. Citrusy, resiny hop flavor brings the hops to the forefront, but is backed by considerable maltiness, a little unusual since I am used to cleaner, drier west coast IPAs. it's a big beer and some residual sweetness suggests attenuation a little less than desireable, but the hops balance it well. sweeter finish, like a barleywine.

Mouthfeel: Very full. Pours with consderable viscosity. Alcohol warms but doesn't seem too harsh.

Overall very complex IPA, if not quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 23:38:12 | More by Pagzzz
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.