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

Not Rated.
Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,563 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,563
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 100
Gots: 310 | 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 jooler
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really malty initial taste, kind of like the beer camp ipa from Sierra Nevada but this dipa does go down smooth. I like the amount of carbonation. But still not worth it

Photo of tobelerone
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I like this brewery but this beer surprised me by the degree to which I disliked it. It's too dark and the head is too soapy, lacking creaminess and cling. Appearance isn't a huge deal but in this case it was a harbinger of what was to come. Aroma was a dead give away- I had a relatively fresh bottle (under two months) and not much of anything was detected upon decantment- certainly none of the bright aromatics one expects in this style. Flavor is muddled, dusty, hop character of old spices, just really odd all around. Lacking even in the sweeter full bodied caramel flavor of the old school, heavy handed and malty east coast dipas. What gives. We drank a few more of these to be sure this wasn't an aberrant bottle. If given this beer in a blind tasting I would be unlikely to identify it's alleged style.

Mouthfeel could be crisper. Won't be back. Wasn't expecting world class but I'm pretty irritated I spent hard earned cash on this. A 750 of saison Brett would have been a much wiser choice.

Photo of kingmaker
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewqueno
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InkedinRi
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I liked this ipa.. Has a nice hoppy taste, but there is a malt backbone to this beer. Alcohol is pretty well hidden is this brew.. Worth a try if you can find it. Well made beer

Photo of BigMike
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly sweet and boozy for my liking. Really tastes more like a Barleywine than IPA.

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beitz67
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bartos
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emalc
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zfw
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of timontheroad
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Boulevard Tulip glass- kicked up a beautiful huge fluffy tan head that lasted a long time, left wonderful lacing to the end. The color was a nice dark orange-Amber that was a bit hazy. The aroma was big and fruity, with some nice citrus notes, and a bit of sweet malty aromas. The taste was very nice, with citrus and floral hop flavors and a nice sweet malty backbone. The mouthfeel was medium to thick, with a nice carbonation bite. Overall, quite a tasty brew- will be buying this one again the future

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

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

Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,563 ratings.