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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,175 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,175
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 87
Gots: 178 | 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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tavernjef

Minnesota

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

Very hazy bordering on murky coppery cherry-tinted rust color with a powerful capping of yellowed foam thats semi crunchy and billowing. Lots of lacing cakes itself in huge sheets and globs.

Aroma hits with lots of gritty pith tones of orange and grapefruit and twisted within is a whole bunch of pine. Reeks of hops that are very citrusy at first and toned in peels and pith, then it slips into a more lower toned maltier take as it warms as it becomes more like orange marmalade and toasty caramel rolls.

Taste is pretty good with a smoothness of hop tone in citrus and pine thats semi sharp at first with a well-rounded toasted edge. Floral grasses add some depth in character as does a decent malty girth. The character of this changed throughout the session as it warmed as the sharpness in carbonation and hops really took a back seat and let the malts and citrusy flavors meld together into a pretty damn yummy delight of hoppy citrus juices, pine, toasted breads, slender finishing oils and featherings of grassy floral textures as it leads off the backside for a lasting effect of flavors.

Body is medium with a boldish tone and texture that suits its flavor well. Mellows out as it sits and becomes a bit more manageable from that point as at first its a bit overwhelming. The alcohol is hidden well compared to other Dbl IPA's and helps it out a bit as for its drinkability. Which is good. I liked it overall especially as it changed its character once it warmed. The flavors were very well put together and made for a lasting impression on the palate.
Boulevard did well enough with this one I think.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 14:47:23 | More by tavernjef
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Bighuge

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Murky looking copper-orange. Thick and fluffy white head. Lace is quite full. The aroma leans way too heavy on the citrus and pine traits. Not that those are necessarily bad, but this is more like smelling pine-sol. Some grassy notes as well on the nose. The flavor doesn't pick up the slack for the nose. Very average as well. Too grassy. Too piney. And a little too harsh for my liking. There's a lingering harshness that is not like your typical lingering bitterness in well crafted DIPA. This is more astringent than bitter. More solvent like than resiny or pungent. I've had lots better. This is merely average.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 03:30:21 | More by Bighuge
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morimech

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper with a large, foamy white head that hung around forever. Large amounts of thick lacing left on the glass surface. Small bubbles continuously cascade up the glass. This is one beautiful beer.

Double-Wide has a understated pine and citrus hop aroma. Very faint and underwhelming malt aroma.

You would never know it by smelling this beer that it has a solid malt backbone, but it does. It nicely balances out the pine and citrus hop flavor. Unfortunately it also has a hot alcohol taste that lingers and kills the wonderful flavors that are present.

Medium body and surprisingly mild carbonation. I expected it to be harsh.

This beer is just too much alcohol heat for me to enjoy. Drop the ABV a couple of percentage points and it would be one of the more nicely balanced American IPAs. I wish I had someone to split this bottle with because one glass is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 22:36:14 | More by morimech
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Tilley4

Tennessee

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

I'm going to review this as a barleywine because that's what it seemed like to me...

Murky brown pour that is typical of a barleywine... Loads of carbonation in this thing... It just kept foaming up..

Sweet, sweet, lovely malts balanced nicely with a citrusy hoppiness..

This is an excellent tasting brew....as a barleywine. As an IPA, it falls short. It just isn't hoppy enough. As a barleywine, however, it excels.. It is hoppy but in an aged barleywine sort of way.. The sweet smooth malts rule this one and its delicious..

I would definitely buy this one again.. Its delicious..

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 00:07:36 | More by Tilley4
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phergy

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this beer I used a snifter, this time I used an imperial pint glass. It pours with a thick head with moderate retention that leaves some lacing. It is almost the color of tea. It doesn't have a strong nose, but what is present has hints of citrus and grain. For as thick as the head is, there isn't much carbonation on the tongue. There is lots of hop bitterness that stays in the mouth well after a taking a drink. It has just a hint of sweetness at the finish. This is a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 15:00:46 | More by phergy
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stephens101

Oklahoma

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

I've been slowly finding my inner hophead over the past year, and now it's coming out full on with a vengence. A seriously anticipated brew from some regional favorites that should give me my fix. Pours a flat copper with a ton of fluffy, rolling tan head off a very light pour. The head recedes at a snails pace and leaves a chunky lacing here and there. Smells of sweet citruses and sugary grapefruit with a fruity sourness as an afterthough and a striking hoppiness enveloping it all very nicely. Taste is uniquely thick and sweet up front with the bitterness and citrusy goodness following things up quickly, making for a different, yet very substantial and palate pleasing experience. Some chalkiness lingers around afterwards. This brew is big on the carbonation, has a medium mouth presence, and goes down fairly smooth. A bit weighty for my tastes, but I really can't complain beyond that.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 21:36:27 | More by stephens101
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a goblet from a bomber. This beer is a dark copper color with plenty of thick off-white head. Very nice beer to look at.

S: More floral/pine hop flavor to the smell with a tinge of citrus. Feels like a very subtle hop smell and not overpowering.

T: The smell helps dictate the taste. Piney hops rush to the front with the citrus making its way for a short time thereafter. A little subtle bitterness lingers in the mouth, but not as strong or soothing like in a Furious for example.

F: Medium body with a little bit of carbonation

D: A drinkable American IPA, it just didn't have the delightfully bitter aftertaste that I want from a good American IPA. But overall, it did a good job of giving the soothing yet explosive taste I expect out of this style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 03:20:23 | More by Scrumtralecent
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scoobybrew

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a snifter/wide-tulip glass.

A - light amber color - slight haze - nice 'ice cream' head with great retention, nice lacing

S - strongly hoppy, resin/citrus aromas; some malt noticed

T - strong hop flavor profile, as with aroma, has a good malt backbone to it as well; finishes dry and hoppy; some yeast fruitiness also noticed

M - medium body with moderate carbonation

D - This is a nice example of an imperial (double) IPA. We picked this up on a trip to KC and it's kind of a bummer I didn't pick up a few more. Boulevard does a decent job for a regional brewery and this 'special' edition is very well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 01:32:42 | More by scoobybrew
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper in color, red hues and gets lighter the more you drink...how surprising. A massive off-white head, tight bubbles of carbonation and superb staying power. Spots of lacing down the glass. Smell is pretty good. Some pine and grapefruit with a spicy presence. Flowers, fresh grass, pretty earthy. Light sweetness. Taste is spicy up front. Pine and grapefruit rind to follow. Quite the earthy taste. The pine is almost like pine needles straight from a tree. A hint of caramel sweetness but a bitter, drying finish with some biscuity, breadiness to it. Mouthfeel has a good bitterness level. It isn't thick at all and very effortless and smooth. Great persistent carbonation and tingle with dryness on the tongue. Lots of assertive bitterness and very unique flavors. Almost too easy going down. A big old 750ml bottles of this seems just about right but if offered another glass, I might succomb to the pressure.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 21:21:47 | More by ncvbc
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack Series Chalice (a very nice glass by the way) a reddish amber color. Two fingers of creamy, off-white colored head with great retention and leaves a bit of lace. Aroma is piney, citrusy, and has a touch of caramel.

Taste features a nice toasted malt and a nice citrusy hop presence. There is a bit of spiciness in there also. Alcohol is definitely noticeable though it isnt over powering. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and creamy. Pretty easy to drink despite the high ABV. Pretty good IPA that hinges on the double side of the ipa spectrum. I've had beers claiming to be doubles or imperials that were less.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 03:25:49 | More by hckyfn9999
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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

Poured from a bottle a clear amber orange with a thick and creamy beige head.

Aroma of citrusy hops, light malts, and a touch of musty earthiness.

Hoppy, bitterness upfront followed by a nice malty balance. The bitterness hangs around to the next sip. The alcohol stays fairly well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel, dry, and moderately carbonated.

To me, the bitterness is a bit of a distraction and covers some of the other notes. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 18:36:33 | More by Monkeyknife
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johnnyirishman

Pennsylvania

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

Big thanks to Jhawkinmo for the chance to try this fine brew.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Pint glass.

Apperance- Poured an Orangeish amber color with a good head and retention

Smell- Floral hops and some fruity tones throughout.

Taste,Mouthfeel- Awesome hops flavor in the front, not overwhelming, sweet malt and slight fruity touch in the middle with clean finish. Very tasty. Medium body and carb.

Drinkablity- I cant wait to get my hands on this beer again, it seemed like it went by way too quick...Highly recommended!!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 14:27:50 | More by johnnyirishman
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from Springdogg. Bomber bottle poured into my european pint glass.

A: A nice light orange amber color with a thick two finger off white head. Head lingers on seemingly forever.

S: Some citrus and pine hops but not overwheming. Mixed in is sweet fruit and bready malt. Lots of smells are mixing together on this one.

T: Hops bitterness up front with citrus and piney characters. Mixed underneath and what comes through on the middle is a sweetness of fruit with malty caramel goodness. Finish is all bitterness hops that lingers. Very nicely balance, more towards the sweetness than the hops until the finish.

M: Medium mouthfeel with surprisingly not a lot of alcohol or oily feel. Nice coating in the mouth that leaves a lingering bitterness that seems to last forever. Alcohol creeps in on the end a little bit too.

D: Medium. After one of these the bitterness really punishes the mouth. When tasting this beer, you really get the malt forwardness of it.

Overall a very good double but falls a notch below the leaders in the doulbe catagor. Still overall a very solid beer. Oh by the way, I love the corked and caged bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 00:18:10 | More by Kadonny
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Graham21

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great caramel color with a hint of orange in light. Big 3 finger head stayed at 3cm. Good carbonation. Nose was lacking in the hops,overall light nose, a small amount of spices and fruits gave trhough. Big honey flavor, could have been better balanced with some bitterness. Overall very drinkable and not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 17:25:11 | More by Graham21
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SAS

Idaho

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

Boulevard Brewing Smokestack Series Double-Wide IPA Enjoyed out of my Delirium Tulip with my bro..

Appearance: Initial two finger head.. fades slowly. Amber orange color with a significant hop haze. Just a very pretty color on this one.

aroma: A very nice citrus and floral hops. Big grapefruit.

Flavor: Very tasty!! Nicely balanced malts with a significant citrus hops overtones. This is one very good IPA. The finish just stays their. It's what I imagine chewing on a dandelion would be like. A very good dandelion.

Mouth Feel: Hides it's alcohol content well. Coats your mouth with a bouquet of flowers... Just a little on the watery side, but still great.

Drink ability: All day any day.. (or at least until 8.5% percent catches up with me!)

In all this is a fantastic beer. For me IPA's are a summer time beer... For those that know Boise it gets HOT! Here. This is a beer I would love to cool off with.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 20:20:59 | More by SAS
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The second of the Smokestack series I have tried, Double Wide is really a DIPA. Its hopped-up heft and mouthfeel are bigger than IPA for sure, and it's the second straight Smokestack I've enjoyed. Boulevard has hit them off very well.

The 25.4 oz bomber begins with a bang, pitching a brown body with dark orange highlights topped by three float fingers of off-white froth; excellent. Floral hops with fruit carry the nose, giving consumers a good snoot-full of hops right out of the bottle. Pleasant flavors, but they should be bolder. Some apple, peach and berry saunter forward, but it's the hopped texture that is most memorable for me and what makes this a DIPA. Bold and somewhat gritty, Double Wide is aptly named and executed. What it lacks in complex flavor, it atones for in hops and mouthfeel.

The alcohol catches the consumer in the end. Yet this is really good, a de facto DIPA well worth acquiring and enjoying. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 06:24:55 | More by Gehrig
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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

750 received in trade with one of my favorite traders jhammerly.. shared with my trading partner.. mine in my New Belgium snifter.

Big carbonation.. 3 finger rocky head took forever to die down.. left nice crusty lacing. Brew is fairly clear orangey amber.

Aroma is DIPA-esque.. Big citrus hops ... odd, but not out of place spicy hop notes are also very present.. pale malts are there but only to help tie things together.

Very very balanced.. but I would call this a DIPA any day... Flavor is a lesson in balance. Toasted pale malts.. maybe a little biscuity flavors.. but the backbone is a touch of caramel sweetness with a very nice and not overdone bitterness (cheers to the brewers at Boulevard on this note). Very nice citric hoppiness with lite caramel. Lemon zest and touches of tangerine work things together nearly perfectly in my opinion... there is definitely a fruitiness that isn't coming from the yeast.. could easily come from the myriad of hos used in this one... sorta a minerally "Flintstone Vitamin" finish... sorta fruity floral with a drying metallic note. Very drinkable.. the alcohol is nonexistant.. not too much like an IPA.. but it's big brother.

Another huge thanks goes out to Jimi.. top notch trader and doesn't flinch at sending huge boxes my way. Thanks and let's do it again soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 07:39:29 | More by JohnGalt1
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JDV

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Gregis for hooking me up with this bottle!
Pours an absolutely brilliant amber color with a huge, lasting cream colored meringue like, stiff head atop in a tulip glass. Smell is mildly fruity and floral hops through the thick head, but a light nose overall. Perhaps some peaches. Crisp mouthfeel, along with a strong, refreshing hop character. Drying, bitter and nicely fruity all at the same time, with peaches, mango, apricot and some grapefruit rind coming to mind. Wow, this is unique, flavorful, and very fruity without being syrupy or cloying in the least. Crisp bubbly mouthfeel, but slightly thick body too. This is perhaps my favorite DIPA. Awesome beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 00:14:41 | More by JDV
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

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

Commercial Description: Double-Wide I.P.A. uses Zeus and Magnum hops for both bittering and aroma with Ahtanum hops added for aroma. There are two additional dry hopping regimen, employing Ahtanum, Centennial and Chinook hops. The resulting beer is hop forward aroma, redolent of peach and apricot. The assertive flavor bursts with the citrus qualities of blood orange and lemon with a slight caramel malt backbone to balance the intense hop flavor. There is little restraint in the flavor of this beer; it is certainly not for the pedestrian palate.

IBU: 55
Original Gravity: 19 degrees plato
Final Gravity: 4 degress plato
ABV: 8.5%

Boulevard's Double-Wide IPA (Smokestack Series) pours up with a moderate-heavy carbonation that creates a billowing, creamish-white head that rises above the slightly hazy, deep copperish-orangish amber body. The aroma is bursting with a ripe fruitiness (apricot, blood orange, pomelo) supplimented by a solid toasted, caramel accenuated maltiness. Some spiciness, pungency, and slightly earthy. Alcohol warmth is detectable, but well masked by the hops & malt. The definite hoppy flavor starts off with a solid malt backbone showing some caramel and toastiness that eventually gives way to a smooth bitterness. The spicy bitterness lingers a bit into the off-dryish, mineral laced finish. This medium bodied IPA has a nice creaminess & texture with a light alcohol warmth that is complimentary which aids the overall complexity. This is a very approachable, satisfying IPA that will dissapear from the bottle, as quickly as a "double-wide" trailer in a tornado! "Keep some in the cellar to enjoy while waiting for the all clear to sound."

CHEERS! Beertracker

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 20:07:16 | More by Beertracker
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, copper body with a full, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of pale malts, earthy hops, and a crate filled with citrus fruits.

Taste: Pale malts with some sugary caramel sweetness. Citrus fruit, maybe a bit of resinous pine. Moderate bitterness and a jarring acidity. Small measure of alcohol coming forward for the bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Can we still be friends if I tell you I thought it was just okay?

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 22:58:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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whynot44

Missouri

4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very nice hazy apricot colored brew with a substantial and lasting off-white head that produces some decent lacing.

The aroma is pine, grapefuit and fresh bread, very nice.

The taste starts sweet and bready with some mild caramel notes followed immediately by grapefruit and pine resin with some buttery notes, very nicely balanced. The finish is piney, lasting and makes you want to go right back for more. Some hints of alcohol warmth creep in at the end, the only indication of the alcohol content.

Medium bodied, almost creamy, and almost too easy to drink.Although there is a significant hop presence, it is not overpowering and the balance is great. I had this with prime rib with some reservations, but found it went very well and added to the enjoyment. This seems to be somewhere between a standard American IPA and a Double IPA, but would rank very well in either category. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 03:44:53 | More by whynot44
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is quite the exceptional beer. Not that I dislike Boulevard at all (in fact, it's largely thanks to them that I started to seek out "better beer" to begin with), but I never would have thought they would be capable of brewing such a flawless beer. Kudos to them! I'm looking forward to trying the rest of the Smokestack Series after having gone through a couple of bottles of this excellent beverage.

The beer pours to a golden amber color with excellent clarity and carbonation. A thick collar of head billows up to a few inches and retains the creamy froth throughout the duration of the drink. Lacing is the only thing I can think of that could stand to be better.

The smell is great. As soon as the cork pops out my nostrils are seduced by a piney, herbal, citrus hops aroma. Excellent selection. The bouquet is backed by a formidable bready malt flavor with some lighter caramel malts as well.

The flavor is very well balanced. The sweet malt profile hits the palate up front followed by a rush of hops bliss. Predominantly piney hops, but there is also some nice grapefruit citric bitterness as well. A hint of lemon zest and bubblegum, even. This is hands down one of my favorite DIPAs in recent memory. It ranks right up there with Ruination, IMO (even sharing a fairly similar flavor profile). The balance is obviously more favorable to the hops than the malts, but for the style it is dead center. Little to no alcohol presence detected, which is quite a feat for 8.5% ABV.

The body is medium with a nice pleasant carbonation. Feels a bit creamy. This beer is very dangerously drinkable. I took down a 750mL in mere minutes the first time I had it, so I promptly returned to the store (the next day, NOT right after I finished the bottle ;-) to buy another, so I could take my time with it and review it. That brings us up to date, and you are currently reading the results... In conclusion: seek this out! There is not a lot of hype surrounding this series, so it could use a little more love. I'll do my part in spreading this around, since it's not widely available outside of KC and now Omaha.

The

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 06:27:14 | More by neonbrown82
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just finished this bottle and....Wow!

It pours the color of luminescent apricots, topped off with a frothy head that leaves an everlasting sticky lace. The nose, spicy-citrus hops with a subtle underlying sweetness gives clues to what is to come. A great explosive hops experience followed by a malty sweetness on the tongue.

Perfectly balanced....this has to be the flavor profile that drove IPA's popularity in Imperical Britain. I would say this is the best in the Smokestack series.

I paired this with a mushroom and homemade Italian sausage pizza on a focaccia bread crust. It was perfect, the bitter hops cut through the fats of the sausage and cheese while the malt enhanced the bready crust

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 05:20:33 | More by beerbrains
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WaveRebel51

Nebraska

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

Getting the cork out was a task, but worth it ... Deep-red appearance with fresh silky foam head ... Hop aromas are just the right mix of citrus and pine ... Hop flavors are perfect -- a harmonious blend of citrus and pine flavors perfectly balanced by the malt backbone ... It's been a few months since I had a Stone IPA but this is pretty close.

Memo to Boulevard -- this is beer is a champ. I don't know what the plans are to add this to the permanent rotation, but it has my full endorsement.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2008 02:20:39 | More by WaveRebel51
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pwoods

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtrockchalk for this nice extra.

750ml bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours dark amber, good visibility. 1 1/2 fingers of off white head forms and slowly descends. Good chunks of lacing.

S: Floral and light hop leaf resin. Crisp, clean citrus. Light sweet grains in the back.

T/M: Fruity easters and a stronger hop leaf resin. A bit of a piny note as well. Lightly sweet malts with a crisp earthy touch. Body is slightly on the light side and carbonation is average.

D: Tasty IPA that I'm glad I got the chance to try. Solid but nothing really pops out and the body is a bit weak for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 01:43:58 | More by pwoods
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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