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

Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,010 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2010
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%


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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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Best by date of 10/15/13, so a couple of days over.

Poured a murky amber color with a one finger + head. Lots of carbonation up the side of the glass kept a covering & ring head all the way down. Lacing was sparse, but consistent.

Not much on the nose, a good malt bse with a slight aroma of hops.

Taste was...hey, pretty good. Seemed like a bit of a malt bomb at first taste, but then the hops kicked in. Quite flavorful. Can imagine that fresh off the line, maybe the hops dominate, but this evens out quite well.

Mouth was a fair bit above medium.

Overall, not too bad at all. The rest of the sixer is in the fridge, so wil have to get after it pretty soon. (Ah, poor me.) First Boulevard beer, snuck over the border from Maryland.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 02:54:40 | More by MikeWard
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vitALEity

California

2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Amber/Murky in color. Huge head/lacing and retention. glass. This is really hazy beer that looks more like a barley wine than an IPA.

Aroma - Mostly sweet toasted malts and a hint of hops, but the hops are barely there.

Taste - Sweet, toasted. Not very bitter at all.Some light grassy/herbal/pine/mint flavor

Mouthfeel - Heavy/full bodied/viscous

Overall - Meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 00:31:05 | More by vitALEity
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SingularWalker

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured from a growler into pint glass

appearance: nice cloudy amber with a inch of tan head

aroma: pleasantly very hoppy

taste: a great piney taste at first, a bit citrusy on the back end

mouthfeel: substantial fullness. chewy? hard to describe except it has heft in. good way

overall: this is an excellent beer when you want something strongly hopped. has some oomph behind it as far as a very pleasant mouthfeel and lingering flavor that makes you want to take another sip. i would recommend this to anyone.

Serving type: growler

10-15-2013 17:26:36 | More by SingularWalker
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BeerEngineer

California

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

General - Enjoyed this out of a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass after dinner. This was from a local beer shop in SoCal.

Appearance - Amber in color with head that seems to cling for days to the glass. A nice light tan head on this, really nice combination. This is really hazy and I'm guessing that it is because it is bottle conditioned.

Aroma - A heavy hand with the hops from the brewmaster on this one, it's

Taste - Nice bitter flavor to this, really enjoyable. It's a really good IPA. It is heavy on a pine flavors with a touch of citrus. This is a good classic tasting IPA. These days the IPAs have a lot of citrus or floral flavors, this one is a good classic american style IPA with pacific northwest hops.

Mouthfeel - Have you ever heard someone describe a really heavy cabernet as "chewy"? This is the best description for this beer. It's a nice full mouthfeel. Really nice.

Overall - I'm enjoying this one a lot, I would definitely drink this again when I was in the mood for a traditional american IPA with good ole USA hops. This one is good, if you see it pick it up, it's worth it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 03:46:08 | More by BeerEngineer
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Double Wide is Double Good...it has been a long time since I first tried the DW...and I think it has definitely improved over the years. The beer pours a hazy copper with foamy white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries malt with hints of orange peel and other spicy citrus tones. The taste carries a sweet malt with bitter hops that bring hints of citrus and spice. The mouthfeel is full body with good carbonation. Overall this beer is much impreoved and I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 22:53:58 | More by WoodBrew
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eddocron

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from dated bottle, still well fresh.

Nice thick tan head that stayed for a while. Golden amber-orange color, hazy.

Smell was a bit disappointing - some malts, couldn't really discern any citrus.

Taste was hoppy, but just didn't really strike any cords with me. A bit to bitter in my opinion.

Again, bitterness lasted longer then I liked. But full bodied otherwise.

Overall, not a brew I'd buy again even though I've enjoyed other beers from Boulevard

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 20:38:39 | More by eddocron
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Thelonious_Mahler_Crate

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Best by Jan. 2014)

Appearance: Cloudy orange haze. Nice beige head that sticks around.

Smell: Kinda average. Hop presence, but I can't discern much more. It's not the beer, it's my nose.

Taste: Like some "single" IPAs of other makers. Not a bad beer (it's quite good), but not as robust as I would expect to get for a "double" or "imperial."

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, decent viscosity.

Overall: This is the second time I've tried this one, but I forgot to review it the first. It's an averge DIPA. I have no buyer's remorse, but probably won't go with it again. There are many others to explore over this decent, but not outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 18:00:14 | More by Thelonious_Mahler_Crate
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Hopscat

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

best by date> 12/3/13. Semi-aggresive pour yields a beautiful 3 finger head of light brown with large bubbles at edges, a blizzard of streaming bubbles in throughout the body of the copper hued beer.l The head was long lasting and beautiful. The last few drops didn't penetrate the surface tension but spread out across the head, awesome.
Nose is a bit disappointing with hoppy goodness only showing some mild pine and citrus elements. Caramel malts are primary... Maybe the age
Taste- malt forward with the caramel / cracker notes . Mid palate there is nice hops bite - citrus with the malt trying to compete again. NIce balance here. Good dry lingering bitterness that is inviting. Some alcohol heat is present on the finish as well. Not overpowering at all.
Overall- really enjoyed my first Boulevard beer. Will definitely look for some fresher though in Maryland it may be difficult

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 15:36:49 | More by Hopscat
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle says best by 02/15/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep, unfiltered, and fairly hazy copper amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a huge four finger off white head that slowly fades into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A big ripe and juicy hop driven aroma with lots of earthy and citrus hop esters. Very hoppy upfront with a big earthy and floral presence. Hints of grassy hops and herbal hints of pine resin. Big citrus fruit presence with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, apricot, mango, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Decent malt backing with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, grain, and yeast. Slight hint of candied sugar. A very nice ripe hop aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a big in your face mix of earthy and citrus hop notes along with a solid caramel malt backing. Big ripe hop presence upfront with floral, earthy, and herbal notes. Notes of grass and pine spice. Big juicy taste of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, and lemon. Solid sweet malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, yeast, and grains. Also some sweet candy sugar like notes. A very rich and juicy taste. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily. Finishes somewhat dry. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good imperial IPA. Has the big hop presence you expect from the style along with a solid sweet malt presence.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 07:09:11 | More by MattyG85
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my first review, so bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of proper reviewing on here.

Had a 12 oz bottle of this on 09/03/2013 poured into my snifter

A-fairly cloudy, orange with a three finger off-white head disappearing relatively quickly with decent lacing

S-citrusy hops with a touch of pine

T-strong hops with a touch more of the pine that I got from the nose coupled with a heavy citrusy flavor as well. Also a decent malt backbone for a balanced flavor

M-light feel in the mouth. Slightly oily texture like a good DIPA

O-a solid DIPA. Not the best I've had and I'm not sure it's worth the almost $3 for a 12 oz bottle, but I enjoyed this beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:44:01 | More by tpaetow
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml bottle (21.4 oz) into an IPA glass. Best by date of Mar 2014.

A - Poured large thick head that lingered. Ruby in color with heavy carbonation. Minor lacing as beer recedes.

S - Green apple and raisin up front, with hints of tropical fruit and toasted malts. Acidic sour apple smell somewhat undesirable.

T - Green apple, brown sugar, crackers, and alcohol notes.

M - Nice foaming in the mouth. Has a refreshing quality.

O - Much better cold which isn't not a positive statement. Does not resemble an IPA in my humble opinion. Would not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:12:21 | More by Duane_Opfer
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kflorence

California

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep amber brown with hints of copper and cherry. A thick, creamy off-white foam forms on the pour. Oily hop residue and foam coat the edges of the glass as you drink, slowly sliding back down to the now dissipated film of bubbles that sits atop. This one is a beauty which promises some depth and complexity.

S: The aroma is surprisingly malt-forward with notes of caramel, licorice and tobacco. The hops are not to be upstaged, however, as they come through with a strong spicy, floral bouquet mixed with fruit (apple, apricot) and cheese (Havarti and cheddar?).

T: The taste follows the nose quite well. Tangy and spicy up front with a powerful citrusy grapefruit, apricot, coriander and piney hops followed by biscuity, caramel malts. An earthy, grassy tea flavor prevails throughout the sip with a bit of cheese, relenting to a bitter grapefruit rind and lemon aftertaste with a bit of biscuity malt mixed in there. It's almost like eating crackers with grapefruit rinds and pepper, a slice of apple and a bit of cheese. By the way, as it warms, the alcohol definitely creeps in there a bit, especially towards the end of the swallow, but it is actually masked quite well all things considered.

M: Medium bodied and creamy with a fair amount of chewiness and a mild but lively carbonation that seems to dance on the tongue like pop rocks. Finishes a bit dry and chalky but quite drinkable for a double I.P.A.

O: This is a wonderfully complex brew that somehow manages to remain quite drinkable at a higher A.B.V. Definitely a less aggressive double I.P.A that most on the market (read: not as hop-forward or boozy), but quite fresh and balanced. I wouldn't hesitate to grab another.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 04:24:14 | More by kflorence
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is great, nice head nice lacing dark amber color.
Smells nice. Nice hops.
Taste...hmmm..At first you get that nice hoppy ipa taste then it was followed by a bitter almost burnt malty taste.
Feel, very clean finish.

Would I drink it again? Yes.
Would I buy it again...probably not. Too many better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 23:05:29 | More by Brianedonovan
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StrongAleSkeptic

Arizona

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep amber with slight haze, and plethora of frothy head. Decent retention, and lacing in the glass
S - Dominant notes of malt grain and piny hop residue with some floral notes
T - Malty and delicious. Hearty grain bill profile with maybe a spicy rye note in there? Hops are piny and enjoyably dominant but not overpowering. Well balanced bitterness with the sweet toffee, caramel flavors.
M - Standard double IPA mouthfeel with the higher gravity presence. Zero harshness from the alcohol. Finishes clean on the palate.
O - Very sessionable IPA/DIPA with many unique qualities. That probably sounds vague.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 02:57:30 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep murky amber color with a big two finger frothy head that's nice and rocky. Head falls slow with lots of nice lace on my goblet.

Aroma is nice rich deep caramel malts with nice deeply embedded hops fruity notes mingled with pine and tobacco.

Taste is nice rich malts dripping with caramel and brown sugar. Good ops show up after initial malt sweetness. Hops are nice but deep embedded in the malts grapefruit notes, pine and some tobacco with lingering hoppy bitterness. Nice well balanced I2PA good malt backbone with plenty of hops to add some kick.

Mouthfeel is big medium approaching full but carbonation lightens it up some.

Overall its nice great malt backbone but huge amount of hops also but not hop forward as some I2PA's. Only 8.5% but swear it tastes higher but not due to alcohol burn as alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:02:36 | More by mntlover
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JanetCDavis

Texas

4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Licorice! Wow. Creamy head with nice bite on the start. Stands up nicely to a cheddar with caramelized onion. Hoppy throughout, with a chewy finish - Would be great with a burger, and other powerful flavors. Surprising in the body - a great choice for a cold day.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:12:41 | More by JanetCDavis
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Wyattldavis

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark color. A really flat smell to my nose - no fruit and flowers. Lots of fizz in the mouth with very little fruit. Flat, dark flavor. Bitter but not with much fruit. Better with food than straight. Overall, I find this beer disappointing when compared to alternative IPAs. Clearly, my opinion isn't in line with the majority of reviewers. I like other Boulevard brews -- like Tank 7 for example. Oh well, beauty is in the eye and mouth of the sampler...

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:12:03 | More by Wyattldavis
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: so this looked more like a quad than an IPA. My glass showed more brown than orange. Still pretty just not what I'm used to with other IPA's

Smell: it smells great. Lots of citrus and floral. Makes my mouth water. Really a nice aroma. A little malt in there as well.

Taste: so the initial hit is hoppy but that quickly dissipates to a malty aftertaste. I would like the floral a d citrus to be a little stronger and last longer.

Mouthfeel: pleasant, light.got a little sticky but not in the classic IPA sense. More because of that malt.

Overall: this was a good beer. Boulevard makes great beer. But this is not among their best. When I see an IPA I the 8% abv range, I think more hoppy and less malt. So the malt coming forward disappoints me a bit. In the end, I would drink this again, but when I compare to other favorite IPA's, like Bell's Two hearted or Ballast Point Sculpin, I don't really think I would choose this first.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:50:31 | More by Dcunicelli
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vkv822

Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip
best by: 02/15/14

Pours a hazy, burnt orange with a thick, foamy off yellowy-tan head.

Resiny pine, spicey, grapefruit splashed in. Just a hint of malt backbone to hold it all together.

Medium body, foamy, fizzy carbonation.

A good beer, but really only a decent DIPA. A bit more pine, resinous focused then the typical American DIPA, which was a pleasant change of pace, but still nothing particularly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 08:45:23 | More by vkv822
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Brenden

Ohio

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

This beer is dark, a dusky orange-red with a darker brown hue in the depth. The tan head develops a dense consistency after rising to over two fingers and settling at a full finger tall for the entirety. It leaves a few fat rings of lacing that spread out lots of webbing as it goes down the glass.
This beer's got an aromatically hoppy nose with just enough caramel sweetness and light sourdough from malt to balance and add an interesting complexity to the profile. Hops are citric and lightly resinous with a minty undertone.
The flavor follows suit, though a bit stronger. Leafy and piney overtones with lots of citrus lead to the mintier, more herbal finish, while the sourdough and caramel carry over from the malts. It's hefty without being harsh or abrasive in the strong bitterness.
The crispness provides a nice bite while the medium body moves into a smoothness that glides on the tongue. Consistency and balance as as evident in the feel as the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 15:46:29 | More by Brenden
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CHickman

New York

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy dark copper color with a massive 3 finger foamy tan that was full of bubbles of all sizes and faded extremely slowly, as the foam dissipated, forming waves as it goes down to a layer on top; a lot of bubbles race up this brew, which must have built up a lot of energy prior to the uncorking. A fine looking beer, the beer looks as good as a DIPA should be and the label is quite amusing.

Smells of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, strong citrus hops, piney hops, herbs, caramel, light grains or biscuit, mint, brown sugar and some light floral hops; hop dominant with just enough malty backbone to make it balanced, it smells really good and sweet but falls just short of being exceptional, especially for a DIPA.

Tastes like it smells, with grapefruit, orange, tangerine, strong citrus hops, mango or some other fruit like a passion fruit, piney hops/pine cones, herbs like tea leaf, caramel, grains, biscuit, spices like pepper and coriander, mint, brown sugar and some light floral hops; the aftertaste is like a red grapefruit or biting a lemon and almost tart, yet on the dry and powdery side with bready toffee notes . The bready notes almost lead the way and then get pushed aside by the complex hop dominance, but to me this was balanced, and just as tart and bitter as it was sweet. The alcohol peeks through, but gets whisked away as the citrus and floral hops take control and lead to a sweet hoppy state that allows this 8.5% ABV to go down easy.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with mild carbonation, a medium to heavy chewy body, and an almost thick viscous feel to the beer like it has extra weight to it; the hop oils are very present, as are the malty notes and backbone which balance it out, and yet as noted above it’s on the dry and powdery side with bready toffee notes mixed in with the extensive hop variety and fruity essence. This may not be a classic hop bomb in the West Coast style, but it’s still a damn good beer. It’s like a DIPA with an English IPA flair.

Overall I like this beer a lot, it was very tasty and easy to drink. Was it an elite DIPA, no…but it was a very above average DIPA and considering the bready/malt balance and influence, this goes down in my book as one of those beers to drink any time it’s available as it was full of flavor, complicated and yet simple in it’s commitment to being a well balanced IPA. The hops dominated, but this didn’t shred your taste-buds or bore you either: it was like the average DIPA was captured and corked for our enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 04:24:39 | More by CHickman
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dannydetox

California

2.96/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

double-wide takes the approach to double IPAs that turns me off from the style. yes, it's big, boozy, and has some dryness to it, but the malt body seems to be the dominant factor. pours a coppery, amber tone with a small head. minimal lacing on my mini imperial pint glass. nose is nutty, malty, and full of brown sugar with more than a hint of peach cobbler, but none of the pine and apricot the label promised. taste is sweet up front, with bitterness coming in at the end. i can tell this beer is up there in abv. if they called this a hoppy barleywine i would feel more satisfied, but it doesn't have the tang, the dankness, or the pine i like in an IPA beer. guess my west coast palate is showing....the malts and the abv do give this beer a respectable body, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 04:21:15 | More by dannydetox
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip.
Copper/amber color with awesome foamy sticky head. Color is weird but head/foam looks awesome.
Piney malty aromas...on the side away from my personal preference; which I know most people like. Its resinous, piney, sharp...a hop heads delight basically.
taste isn't quite as strong. Its piney and malty but a bit more balanced with fruity sweetness. A lot more balanced in the flavor than the nose allows.
Overall, a great DIPA; while not as perfect as id like, I get that this would be almost perfect for others. Yes...have this.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 01:22:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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teromous

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy dark bronze body resting underneath a tall, long standing, eggshell-white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S: I get some good citrus scent with a little bit of dank earthiness, just a tad catty. The scent is pretty mellow.

T: Grapefruit followed by a bit of toast. Good hop flavor but not exceedingly fresh or complex. Bitterness feels fairly low.

M: The mouthfeel is nice and easy with just enough zing from carbonation to roll over the palate and finish off very cleanly with a hint of lingering bitterness. The definition of drinkable.

O: This isn't a big bold in-your-face IIPA. You'll find good clean flavors that culminate in something that you can sit back and enjoy. I really liked that for the alcohol content, it didn't feel too malty, and didn't have any alcohol flavor. That made the drinking experience even better. I'd say that people should try and pick this one up if they like IPA's and want one with a little more ABV without having matched high IBU's.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:58:19 | More by teromous
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

Poured a auburn brown with two finger head and nice lace patches on a mostly earthy citric hop aroma; not getting too much grapefruit/sweet or dark fruit nor too much in terms of sweet malt. Beer is well carbonated so it's light to medium bodied, sharp, crisp, even a little spicy, dry and crisp finish, mostly earthy citric hops and a more of a hoppy than grapey DIPA. Not too much sweetness, but there is a tad bit sweet and breadlike malt so there is a balance underpinning the mostly citric hops and there are a touch of sweet fruits, mind you. The ABV is subdued and this is a sipper that is one you can drink quick, although a little heavy, and not the most flavorful DIPA I've had but did not kill my taste buds and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 18:16:17 | More by clayrock81
Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,010 ratings.