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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,564 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,564
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 100
Gots: 314 | 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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Photo of unclerob
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloudy orang with off quickly disspating white head, leaves moderate lacing on glass. Smell of pine and nutty malt. Tastes nutty with pine and slight citrus, well balanced with excellent bitters but pronounce malt. Good carbonation and IPA nip.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I loved the other beers in Boulevard's Smokestack series and this picked up right where those left off, in terms of the depth and quality of the line. Even though IPA's are a dime a dozen these days, this one wasn't like anything that I've had as the hops were recessed enough to let the other flavors, alcohol, and texture of this shine through. It almost handled like a Belgian IPA, down to the cloudiness of the hue and how long it took for me to get through this!

Loved the pour to this, as the apricot hue had a nice shine to it when held up to the light, to go with the appeal of the opaqueness and fluffy head. Lots of orange and resin in the nose to go with the mint and pine in the taste with a slick mouthfeel, a good amount of booze, and only the hint of hops in the back that slowly came on after everything else settled in. Quite strong, the booze was present and enhanced the flavor profile of this while adding a nice warming effect. Not any stickiness to this in the aftertaste but the caramel could be detected once this went down and added some more depth to this, on top of the crystalline sugar-like sweetness that was underneath everything else.

Sure, this was strong but being that this was a beer to savor, that wasn't a deterrent at all. IPA's like this enhance the style overall since they show that they don't all have to be hop-bombs that burn the taste buds from the get-go. This was fabulous stuff that warmed me up nicely on a cold winter's night and next time I head to the store, I'm getting a full four-pack of this. Great stuff that deserves a higher rating on here!

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of svensaison
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mterrence5
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidlovesCBC
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josbor11
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indybearsfan
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sambo4
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdez
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wasso67
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Lovely cloudy light amber. Nice creamy head. Smells earthy, damp and musky. Nice bitterness up front. Good malt flavor, slightly sweet, finishes with a lovely hop bouquet more floral and less piney than most. An excellent IPA. Right up there with Enjoy by and Pliny in my estimation.

Photo of beerbully
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into DFH IPA glass
Best by date 3/2015

L-This is one of the darker IPAs........Huge off white head with never ending retention. Lots of nucleation going on as well.......

S-Piney, grapefruit hops..............some caramel, toffee malts

T-Piney, grassy, earthy, herbal hops, ........not much citrus. at first, but more grapefruit appears as it warms...........caramel, toffee, bready malts........

F-Medium bodied, mild carbonation, some sweetness, some mild bitterness in the finish......something lacking throughout the experience

O-Just not my style of IPA, heavy on the caramel / toffee malts, hops are more piney and herbal vs. tropical.
Alcohol doesn't have a strong presence which is fine
Improves as it warms........not one I would revisit

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bmftbl8
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting IPA very consistent it's always great

Photo of njsouthdh
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gigoat
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Glickj
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,564 ratings.