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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

2,582 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,582
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 102
Gots: 330 | 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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Ratings: 2,582 | Reviews: 789
Photo of smroeb01
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of livelyterry
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love this beer. Poured into tulip glass. 2 finger head with nice lacing.

Cloudy dark amber color. Hoppy yumminess. Hints of citrus including grapefruit but not overwhelming.

I seem to love Boulevard beers, and this was no exception.

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolverine0712
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BigRedDog
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeroc
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RyanK252
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Boulevard Brewing tulip

A: Pours hazy deep reddish orange amber with a frothy light tan head that hangs around and laces well.

S: Sweet caramel malt, a little dankness, some fruitiness, and citrus and pine hops.

T: Big hop hit up front, citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, some fruitiness, maybe even a bit tropical, apricot, pineapple, light mango, a little pine, backed with big caramel toffee malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, very smooth.

O: Not a super fresh bottle but well with in it's best by date, and I gotta say, it's aged quite well. I've had it before where it starts with a big grapefruit punch in the face, but the time seems to have mellowed it quite nicely making the other flavors come out. Love this one!

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth high ABV IPA with good use of flavoring hops which is what I like in my IPAs.

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

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Webby egg-tan stiff head over cherry amber body. 4
Children’s Bayer nose with grass, resin, and maraschino. 4
Yellow Danish with stone fruit filling then orange rind and a twinkle of citrus juice. 3.75
Pine sap finish and powdery bitter linger.
Medium, creamy, slight cling. 4

-- Firm hoppiness with flashes of brightness, but I wonder if it’s lost a step: how quickly do Missouri IPAs move off the shelf of a Paramus wine shop? Smooth and balanced overall, but by reputation I was hoping for more from this one. 4

Photo of mugsup
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yum. Excellent finish that isn't too bitter. Mugs up!

Photo of fsuturp
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schematix
2.92/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love the smack-you-in-the-tongue bitterness typical in an IPA.

A: Amber, bottle conditioned chunky. I prefer my commercial beers filtered, or the sediment to pack tightly.

S: I am excited. This has outstanding aroma. Big citrus aroma. Can't wait to dive in.

T: I'm waiting for it.... still waiting. It's underwhelming. My tongue isn't turning over. Mild flavor. Crap.

M: Carbonation is excellent. Head keeps buildling as it sits. Wanting that lingering bitterness though.

O: Just wasted $10 on a 4 pack. Wouldn't recommend unless you like your IPAs bite-less.

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!

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,582 ratings.