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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,317 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,317
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 93
Gots: 204 | 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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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from a bottle into a plastic hotel cup at a Comfort Inn near the Minneapolis airport. Beer is dark amber and slightly haze. Forms a big creamy head of tiny bubbles that completely coats the glass with lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is strongly hoppy with a malt backbone to it. Very piny, very sweet. Pretty good.

Beer leads off with a chewy medium body feel to it. Strong hop flavor and building bitterness. Very strong pine. Pretty sweet up front from both the alcohol, which I can taste, and some malt syrup. Bitterness grows and grows. I had to drink this beer by myself and it shut me down for the night. Still a pretty good beer though.

drabmuh, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of scruffwhor
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

n8dietz is da man... man.

Pours a dark tea amber and ruby color with a darkish tan head. The head starts at a voluminous three fingers and recedes to a tough film.

The aroma is bitter blood orange peel with a little pine tar. Softened a little by the caramel and biscuit malt aromas. But also heated by the spicey kick of the high alcohol content.

Tis beers palate is warm and syrupy upfront. The bitter orange peel and pine sap hops almost dominate the flavor profile. The mlats do make a stand of caramel, biscuit, and marmalade flavors to quell some of the hops potency. The palate takes on a more oily quality at the finish with the abv. revamping some bitterness into the flavor profile.

This is a bitter sipper, full of flavor.

scruffwhor, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked bottle, $11.99 locally, best by 3/2011.

A very stubborn cork, I had to wedge it out with my BA bottle cap and...bam! The cork flew and some of the beer started gushing out. I guess I'm serving it at too warm a temp or the bottle hadn't had time to settle down as they were just delivered today to my favourite local retailer.

A big 3 finger head of foam, it has a hazy amber gold colour. It looks to have some good lacing.

It has a very nice aroma of floral and piney hops, lightly spicy, and a hint of some malt presence. There could be a tropical fruitiness here as well but I'm not too sure.

The taste is nicely bitter with pine, light tropical fruit, and an aspirin like bitterness that plays a limited role. It has a good malt backbone; I wouldn't say the sweetness from the malt actually balances things out but it adds a cool taste to the brew. Some alcohol in the taste too. Not much but enough for me to mention it.

Good smooth mouthfeel thanks to the medium body and carbonation. Head retention is marvelous.

Drinkability? For an American IPA, I'd say it is excellent. Lots of flavour with minimal alcohol intrusion. I see on the label that this bottled conditioned beer can be cellared. I think I'll give that a go and see what happens.

Bitterbill, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of Bfarr
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A dark brown with a huge frothy tan head. Nice pine hop aroma with a mix of sweet malt. Taste is spicy hops upfront with a strong pine and a little citrus that gives way to a very pleasant caramel and almost chocolate malt sweetness to balance things out. Great hop finish leaving a bit of pine on the palatte. Mouthfeel is a fantastic creamy yet foamy consistency.

I'm not so sure, but this should probably be listed as a DIPA. It's very big to be a normal IPA. Double wide has a fantastic blend of flavors in the malts and hops. I particularly enjoyed the spice mixed with the chocolate and caramel. This beer is very dark for an IPA and has a head that was too large otherwise the appearance score would have been higher. I'm a big fan of bottle conditioning when done right and boulevard seems to do it right consistently, although this one did overrun a bit when opened. It still had an amazing consistentcy I have never encountered in an IPA. Overall, a unique and fantastic beer.

Bfarr, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of brewandbbq
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours murky, dark copper with a one inch head of biege. Plenty of lacing and a solid skim coat on the surface for the duration of the brew.

Aromatics lead off with pungent pine, grapefruit, and plump malt. Hints of toffee, caramel, tangerine and spruce bark follow through. Fairly dank and resinous.

Medium bodied with a tacky, chewy, gummy mouthfeel with a crisp edge.

Pithy grapefruit and tangerine start the palate with a blast of pine resin quickly following. Ripe malt, toffee, and boozy alcohol add a nice counterpoint. Bitterness is abundant but not coarse.

Finishes with lingering pine-smashed grapefruit, a gripping bitterness, sweet malt, and warming alcohol.

Big beer...And I like it.

brewandbbq, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of rtepiak
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a consistent beer from a consistent brewery. a tad on the lighter side in density in comparison to most. color is an orange... mild murk and a nice head that isn't particularly lacy. nose of grapefruit and orange... palate of a little pepper and mango. a little bit of booze came forth. definitely cenntenial hopped. good beer. losses some appeal with the traces of alcohol.

rtepiak, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a sweet maltiness and piney hops. In the taste, piney hops and big maltiness in the end. A bitter and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry piney hop aftertaste. Good balance with the big hops.

OWSLEY069, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a nice amberish color with a thick bright white head with lots of carbonation

T: Plenty of hops, sordove chewy and balanced. Tasted sordove like an ENlgish IPA in a way

M: Sweet, bit of booze, bready mouthfeel, well carbonated

D: Good IPA but wont drink it again.

barleywinefiend, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears almost Belgianesque with its haze and lacing. But still has the vibrant orange of an American high hopped ipa. Good aroma, astringent hops.

All kinds of hop flavor, very bitter, pine and citrus both in big existence. Lemon exists downward more than expected. What was pine, evolved to tangerine then to lemon.

Great price. Cool bottle.

Beerandraiderfan, May 19, 2010
Photo of jpmclaug
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a big corked and caged bottle into my Duvel Tulip. I managed to convince my family to grab this one for me the last time they went to Tennessee. This thing was tough to open.

A - Brown-orange with a big off white head.

S - Yummy citrus, grapefruit hoppy aromas. The delicious juicy aroma is definitely a positive.

T - Way more balanced than what I was expecting. Piney hop flavor seems to dominate at first followed then by a malty sweetness that takes over. A bit of a brown sugar sweetness reside's in there somewhere. While this beer is balanced it doesn't blend the greatest.

M - Medium body with a good deal of carbonation. Probably a little more carbonated than it needs to be.

D - Not tough to drink but not all that pleasant either. I'm glad I tried this one and would drink it again but I won't seek this one out.

jpmclaug, May 19, 2010
Photo of farrago
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whatever you do, the beer wants to foam. The slowest, most careful pour still yields three plus fingers of eggshell white microfoam, could not have a more frenzied, whipped up froth if it tried, curiously it slides effortlessly down the glass sides with minimal lacing. Cloudy copperish red-orange, you can just see through it, your fingers are shadow puppets on the other side of the glass, lightens around the rims. The nose can jab you but isn't out to score points, the first sign that this is a beer content to just be an "American IPA" and not a wannabe DIPA. Scents of tangerine, lime, pink grapefruit mesh with pineapple, papaya, peach, apricot fruit, more floral than piney but in any case appears fresh and ruddy cheeked the first concern, vague dusting of cocoa powder, just hits you with the categorical basics with dignity and reserve. Medium-bodied, same demeanor as in the nose, maybe the carbonation adds a little too much fluff. Otherwise, very balanced with an emphasis on that tangelo, pink grapefruit citrus as well as pine and then caramel, butterscotch and honey. Never too sweet, just lively, there's a pleasing herbaceous nip to it. Calms down as it gets near the finish line with elevating carob, chocolate notes. Manages both a clean and lingering finish. Drank the 750ml is about 20 minutes.

farrago, May 14, 2010
Photo of budgood1
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml. corked and caged.

pours out a cloudy and murky bronze tinted amber colour with a humongous meringue like head that is sturdy and staying, eventually leaving thick rings of lace. citric and solvent in the nose with pine sol like nuances. quite aromatic as one can smell it from aways a way. it also has herbal and hay like attitude to it...it really covers all the bases aroma wise. malty base in the taste department; not really overly sweet but lays down a foundation upon which the hopping can build on. and as for those hop notes...they aren't as flavourful as blisteringly bitter. this is a real tongue destroyer with the mish mash of citric, herbal and resiny hops fighting for domination. along with a bit of a boozy burning sensation...double wide leaves a trail of destruction in it's wake, which isn't necessarily a good thing. full bodied with a somewhat pucker inducing, chalky, rough and tumble mouthfeel. as for drinkability...i'd say it's an ok sipper, but the last sip does not really get me excited to take another. i can usually gulp down these bombers with no problem no matter the relative bombastic ABV and high IBU's but i sort of wish i had someone to share this with. oh well i'll suck it down like a champ.

i don't know if i'm tiring of these amped up/doubled up IPA's, or i just don't care for this particular concoction, but i just don't find this that enjoyable.

twister proof but blister inducing on the tongue as well as the brain.

budgood1, May 01, 2010
Photo of lordkman
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into my Samuel Smith Tulip pint glass after allowing to warm up from fridge a bit.

A: Dark amber with fluffy white head. Nice lacing shows up as beer sits and hangs around for quite a long time.

N: Herbal and tropical fruit notes on the nose. Nice grassiness too from the hops. Rounded out nicely with hints of light malty sweetness.

T: Dry hoppiness on the front palate that segues into a slightly malty middle. There is a hint of chalkiness that I believe is from the hops, however it isn't very pleasant. Finish is dry and herbally, a bit underwhelming too for a DIPA.

M: Nice carbonation and mouthfeel.

D: Not bad at 8.5%. However the chalkiness and overly herbally hop finish is a bit off putting to me to continue drinking.

Overall I think something went wrong with my bottle. I had this beer earlier in the year and it was amazing, but something just seems much different on the second go around. I'll have to revisit this next time it is released and see if I can get a fresher bottle.

lordkman, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of Dipakid
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 corked bomber
A hazy orange pour
big off white beige head
-aroma and taste of citrus,grapefruit,lemon
-medium creamy mouthfeel
-long sweet bitter finish.
-nice head that follows the beer down the glass with laceings up and down the glass
-over all a good IPA

Dipakid, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by capra12 at a recent tasting. Poured from a 750ml. corked and caged wine bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a huge, 3.5 finger frothy, creamsicle colored head with good retention. Beer is semi-cloudy orange. Lacing is spotty at best and lacking compared to the massive head.

S: Pineapple, citrus, pine cones, strong, aggressive booziness, subtle hops, ethanol, and rubber. One of the more unique noses from an IPA.

T: Pine, citrus, subtle hop character in the background. Creamy cane sugar comes in towards the middle and almost completely drowns out the hops. Finishes with a big, brown sugar kick and then a lingering hop presence.

M: Medium bodied, slightly carbonated, but feels flat as a pancake... Smooth and more watery than I'd like going down. Finish is messy and all over the place with a ton of big flavors coming and going.

D: This beer seeks balance but in an unfortunate way. There's no equality between the hop and malt profiles. Instead, its just one... and then the other, with no compromise between the two flavors. Not one of my favorites and with so many solid IPA's out there, I'll skip this one next time.

SpeedwayJim, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of AdamGarcia
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thank you JJFoodie!!!

C&C'ed 750 poured into Chimay chalice

A: Deep amber with some cranberry highlights. Fluffy eggshell head clings to the glass. Head retention is solid. Attractive. Sticky lacing.

S: Pine city. Piney goodness hides all but a hint of sweet malty carmel. Vague scotch-like aroma present after the beer warms a bit.

T: Piney with just a hint of mild citrus. Multiple waves of hoppiness come with each sip. Just enough malt to keep everything grounded. Clean, dry hop finish.

M: Prickly carbonation leaves the tip of my tongue tingling. Palate drys up nicely after each sip...not much in the way of aftertaste.

D: Halfway through my tongue is actually suffering a bit. I've got a little bit of numbness in the tip of my tongue. This is a deceptive beer. It doesn't feel like a palate bruiser but the further I go with this beer the more I notice the effects. This doesn't hinder my enjoyment of the beer as a whole, but it is a negative in terms of drinkability.

Very nice beer overall. Very happy I got to try it. Looking forward to working on the assortment of Blvd Smokestack beers that I've acquired over the past month. My only real complaint is that the cork was tremendously difficult to remove.

AdamGarcia, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep, dark copper with a thick, creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thin cap and leaves nice lace.

S-Sweet caramel malt up front with a nice backing of spicy/citrus hops.

T-A lot of malt up front, which is not my preference. This is backed up nicely by strong dose of bitter orange rind and citrus flavours or orange, tangerine and grapefruit.

M-Medium body, crisp and biting with some lingering bitterness that builds with warming.

D-A fresher bottle than I had the last time. This one comes together nicely with an easy drinking combination of caramel malt and citrus zing!

Deuane, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of samie85
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Best by date(I'm guessing) - 01/2011.

A-Pours a deep reddish amber with a thick, tan, 3-finger head into my tulip glass. The head on this is superb, it has amazing staying power.

S-Juicy pine and grapefruit notes with some orange notes. Caramel is also identifiable.

T-Bitter pine, grapefruit, and orange upfront with a smooth caramel malt middle and a slightly dry bitter finish. A lingering piny citrus flavor lingers in the throat.

M-Slick feeling and on the thinner side of medium bodied with almost too much carbonation. If they dialed the carb. down a little this would be damn near perfect.

D-I'm kind of having a hard time taking my time with this one. I just want to keep drinking it. Is it the best DIPA I've had? No. Is it insanely drinkable? Yes, it most certainly is.

samie85, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of bump8628
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged bottle with what I assume is a best by date of 11/11. I'd rather have a bottled on date with a Double IPA, but I'll trust the brewer's judgement.

Pours like a Belgian with an orange-amber hue and four fingers of nearly-white head.

Aroma has a definite pine character along with musky earthiness and strokes of citrus.

Hops are notched up a bit in the taste, but unfortunately so is the malt, which lends a ton of toastiness and some caramel and toffee. Hops are citric, piney, and herbaceous. Dank is a good descriptor of the hop profile. Notes of peach can also be found. Bitterness lingers a tad at the end of a lightly sweet finish.

A different breed of Double IPA. I really like the hop profile as it strays just a bit from what's typical in this style. That said, the malt gets in the way a bit too much. This is one style where I don't necessarily care for "balance," and this beer could be described as a more balanced Double IPA. This is one of the few, maybe the only, Smokestack beers that needs a bit of revising in my opinion. Certainly not a bad beer, I just think the wonderful brewers at Boulevard could do much better.

P.S. Whoever is setting the best before dates must have a much different approach to Double IPAs than I. I can't imagine this would be nearly as hoppy a year and a half from now. All the more reason this one deserves a bottled on date instead.

bump8628, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of projectflam86
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep crimson color with a rocky foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- Dank hops and some floral aromas with a fair amount of caramel malt.

T- Muted earthy hop flavor with some hints of citrus and pine. Old bottle? The bitterness is there but the depth of hop flavor isn't. Some toffee and caramel malt round out the finish with a decent helping of alcohol.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D- Overall I was disappointed with the hop presence. Very one dimensional.

projectflam86, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of trbergman
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours a deep ruby with one inch of pillowy tan head.

S - Caramel, toffee, grass, pine, and orange zest.

T - A clear example of the East Coast substyle, Double-Wide features plenty of malt in addition to its aggressive hop bite. Chewy and dense, with caramel, toffee, and some dried fruit esters. Resinous, piney-grassy hop flavor with plenty of bitterness. Long, bitter finish, with alcohol and malty sweetness becoming more apparent as the beer warms.

M - Bottle conditioning adds a nice touch, but the body is a little too heavy for my liking.

D - A little too malt-driven for my taste, though it's a decent beer. If it were easily available, I could see myself drinking one from time to time, but I don't feel it's worth going out of my way to get.

trbergman, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of TCHopCraver
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up on a trip to St. Louis a few weeks ago and it's the first Boulevard offering that I've tried. 750 ml bottle with a Batch number of 0-9310 and a freshness(?) date of 11/10.

A: Went with a medium-hard pour into an oversize wine glass on this one, which I immediately found out was a mistake. It had a massive, 5 or 6 finger head that retreated slowly and left clumpy, big bubbles of froth behind on the glass. The color is a copper-amber, which is not really what I was expecting from this IPA. It actually looks a little more like a quad than an IPA.

S: When first I popped the cork, the aroma was a pretty intense citrus-hop profile, but that faded quickly and left behind more of a grassy and floral hop smell. The strength of the aroma also faded considerably as the beer warmed a bit. It was quite large at first whiff. There are some good orange and grapefruit characteristics hiding behind the grassy notes. It is a pleasant smell.

T: The taste essentially represents the smell, but is not as big as the aroma suggests it might be. It lacks a quality that I really look for in an IPA, which is that lingering grapefruit-ty bitterness that really jumps on the back of the palate. However, it does have a pleasant, bittersweet hop/malt combination that makes it a good sipper.

M: Perhaps a little thin for an IPA with this high of an a.b.v. I would expect a little more malt balance to give it a heftier mouthfeel, but it isn't there. I'd say it's a little above average

D: This is pleasant to drink. I split the big bottle with my girlfriend and didn't find it at all hard to rip through. I found this to be a good, enjoyable IPA, but not an elite one.

TCHopCraver, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mora2000!

750 ml cage-corked (and black-taped) bottle, poured into glassware suggested on the label:

Pours caramel-amber with a thick tan head that settles to a thin cover and stays. Foamy spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is citric - lemon/lime and with some pine. Tangy and spicy, with dried tobacco leaf, floral and herbal notes. It has a caramel backing.

The taste is is citric, somewhat piney/woody and some tobacco leaf. It is peppery. Black pepper grows as it progresses. Tart and spicy, it does have a caramel and pale malt sweetness in the back. Hop tastes go in different directions, but blend well. Tart and bitter citric notes, with some pine, fade as it progresses, and the black pepper spiciness becomes more dominating.
Alcohol is reasonably well-covered.

It is medium-to-full-bodied with medium carbonation.

Alcohol is reasonably well-covered, as mentioned above, though does grow more as it progresses. Black pepper also grows, again - as mentioned above. It is a big brew, with an interesting complex hoppiness. An enjoyable hoppy sipper!

jwc215, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of cameraman
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A medium to dark color is poured in the glass with touches of garnet appears at the top of the glass. A thick two inch head, beige in color, that laces slowly and clinging to the sides of the glass. A juicy citrus aroma comes right out, very dominant, the aroma is strong and can smelled from across the room. That is soon followed by a grass and pine fragrance, then ending with a hearty malty and bread scent. The malt is hearty on the palate, but it does not last very long. A hop onslaught occurs, bringing intense citric flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. Other flavors like grass and earth show up, but they cannot overtake the citric flavors. A medium to slightly heavy body that stays consistent all the way through. The back of the palate is left with a medium dryness. A very strong offering to sip on, with the dark and enticing color, along with the intoxicating aroma, intense flavor and finishing with a pleasing feel, puts this beer in the hopheads delight category.

cameraman, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of jera1350
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a Duvel Tulip a deep coppery brown color with massive head of fluffy light tan foam on top. Leaves lots of lacing. Awesome head retention.

Lots of sweet bready malt with an equal amount of sweet citrus. Brown sugar and pineapple also in abundance.

Decent amount of complexity for a DIPA. Lots of big bready malt with a light citrus and bitter hop profile. Oddly, this is very peppery and has quite a bit of spice that I'm not digging for the style. Quite bitter in the finish.

Has some prickly carbonation and a body that is a bit more than medium. Finishes semi-dry.

Unique take on a DIPA, but the pepper brings the drinkability down. Nice to try, but I wouldn't reach for this one again.

jera1350, Feb 07, 2010
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,317 ratings.