Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JLeege:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into a large snifter, also my first experience of any kind with Deschutes
Appearance- Slightly hazy golden yellow with a large frothy white head. Great retention with some nice lacing. Looks exactly how you would expect a wit/ipa combo to look.
Smell- Citrus hops first, lemon and grapefruit. Under that are your Belgian notes, coriander, slight pepper, orange peel. Nice underlying Belgian yeast.
Taste- Belgian notes are definitely noticed first. Coriander and orange peel again, distinct lemongrass, there is some other spices too, that I can’t pinpoint. Which leads to the hoppy bitter ipa finish. Definitely on the fruity side, grapefruit, pineapple, subtle orange, and lemon again. I really wonder if sorachi ace hops are used in this, because there is a ton of lemon flavor going on. The linger is a nice blend of Belgian yeast and slightly bitter lemon.
Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy. ABV’s hid very well. Refreshing. Goes down very easy.
Overall- Though not a true Belgian IPA, finally a hoppy Belgian beer that I am finally enjoying! Great execution by the two brewers, I am always extra happy when a collaboration beer turns out this good. The whole is greater than the sum of its part on this one.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2011 03:10:44 | More by JLeege
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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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