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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

2,543 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,543
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 98
Gots: 291 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/brown, nice 2/4 inch thick, foamy head with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Really upfront piney, grapefruit hop kick. Lemon, orange, pineapple, mango mixed with some yeasty sugars and a minor caramel malt backbone. Smells smooth, yet with a hop kick.

Taste - Really smooth, clean and earthy kick of piney hops at first sip. A nice balance of hops, sugars and caramel malts. Bitterness comes in near the finish to mellow out the sugars and malts. Has a earthy, herbal flavor throughout the drink.

Mouthfeel - Hops coat the tongue at first, then malts and sugars come in. Palate gets a lot of malts, and a at the finish some hop bitterness. Aftertaste is smooth, a little bitter and malty.

Overall - A nice balanced, and smooth easy drinker. Nothing is over the top, has a little bit of everything with a hop kick. Its a bit weak for a dipa though. This is a fine ipa but its certainly not a hop monster. Nice beer, glad I got to try it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting to try this stuff, for a long time. Pours a deep clouded rusty amber hue with a billowing cloudy pillow of foam, rises well above the rims of the glass. Aroma I could sit and smell this beer all day, super citrus, apricots, spicy Belgian yeast has those Belgian Pale Ale notes a bit of funk tartness that works well with the hop additions. Pine takes a back seat to the more acidic citric notes, muted with Belgian yeast strains in the most beautiful way. A hint of band aid or medicinal quality is quickly brushed under the rug by tart apples, citric notes, and an explicit earthy quality that some call horse blanket or simply "funk" with an edge of apricot pit ground up on the palate. Citric notes, horse blanket earthy qualities again on the palate, bitter funky yeast notes in a nice double IPA. I'm happy overall, the carbonation and mouthfeel take this beer to another level with the Belgian inspiration the beer has, much with the rest of the Smokestack Series I have sampled thus far. This beer would pair great with a nice meal, pretty much anything I would go with braised pork ribs, or some ribeye with this beer in particular it's a beer that touches on the umami sensors on the palate already so any meats/cheeses would work well here.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle lured into a Boulevard tulip.

A: Deep bronze colored body with a huge slightly off-white foamy head. Builds up to a nice rocky appearance, then rapidly diminishes, 3-4 minutes.

S: Smells like every quality IPA. Distinct citrus and pine up front, with a nicely balanced earthy maltiness in the scent. Very clean.

T: Unlike any other IPA, with a clear sweetness, with a nicely rounded bitterness to keep the sugars in check. Citrus and pine are easily detected. Aftertaste is citrusy, with a nice earthy malt taste. Everything is in balance, and very enjoyable. Tastes clean.

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated- typical amount for a Double IPA. Feels soft in the mouth, really balances out the carbonation, and lets all of the flavors be fully experienced.

O: Like all of the other Boulevard Smokestacks, this is a keeper. For a Double IPA, this is probably the smoothest of a tough style. You could serve this to a new craft beer drinker, and not shock them...but be careful, they might take another one from your stash!

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Pours from the bottle a hazy amber with a big foamy head. Medium lacing. Piney hops and citrus predominate the smell. Those follow through to taste with lingering bitterness. Very floral. Medium mouth with a fair bit of oil. This is a very nice DIPA.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,543 ratings.