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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

2,579 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,579
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 102
Gots: 326 | 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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A - Deepish copper color with a lovely creamy foamy head. I overpoured a little bit and it left me with a large head but it was really attractive.

S - Mild dried fruit, slight caramel & brown sugar, a bit of earthy bread in the back.

T - Dominated by the hops up front. Piny, earthy, just a little astringent at first and then I get a lot of apricots.

M - Very smooth, coats the tongue nicely, and not overly bitter to finish. It seems like they have opted for more flavoring hops then straight out bittering hops. If that makes sense.

O - A nice DIPA. I really love the Smokestack series from these guys and this didnt disappoint. I seem to recall it tasting differently at the ACBF and I hit Boulevard first.

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12oz, best before 5/2/12.

Pours a nice and clear dark copper with a good-looking two-finger head. Very good retention and lacing.

The aroma reveals some hints of oxidation (staleness, cardboard), though also some nice notes of pine and citrus.

Yup, this one's oxidized, although some of the intended flavor comes through. Bits of apricot and orange from the hops, along with a hefty bitterness that lingers but does not overpower. Malt character is thick and rich, more than I like in a DIPA. Mouthfeel is relatively creamy, and has ample yet soft carbonation.

Brewery lesson here is don't put an unrealistic best-by-date on the bottle if the beer is going to be under-par and oxidized well before the advertised date.

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Poured this beer into one of the boulevard glasses and was very impressed.

its appearance was a cloudy gold with a one finger head.

it smells nice when originally opened but settles down in a matter of moments. great floral hops to it with not to much malt which i find appealing in an IPA..

overall another great beer from the boulevard brewing company, up next for me is their wheat wine.


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From notes...

A - Pours a slightly hazy, murky copper colour, finger of head with solid retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Slightly mild, musty hops, earthy caramel. I'm inclined to think this might be stronger if it were fresher.

T - The musty caramel dominates, the citrus and cedar hops come through nicely, but again mild. A touch of brown sugar and maple lingers alongside some bitter leafy notes.

M - Surprisingly smooth and finishes wet, this is easily drinkable.

O - A tasty DIPA, though I think a bit past its prime with the hops a little more mild than I was anticipating. Would like to try this stuff on tap as I suspect it would pack a nice punch.

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