Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.65/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Caged, capped and corked, it pours with what sounds to be a great deal of effervesence, sounding like cola from the bottle. Giant bubbles form a chunky head that leaves big lace down the sides of the glass. Pale gold, slightly hazy.
Belgian yeast and citrus from hops, the lemongrass or otherwise are the first to hit the nose, followed by a bit of herbaciousness - guessing that's the sage.
Damn - layers upon layers of flavor. A deep lemony citrus balances with the yeast - they sit upon the tongue, tied in beer eternity. Some vegetation in there too - likely the lemongrass. I'd heard the inclusion of the sage was to provide a bridge between the hops and yeast - seems to be true, drawing them together. Completely original.
Smooth and dry, filling the mouth, with the sage sticking around for quite awhile. The carbonation delivers just a hint of a burn. A deep breather this one is - great to let the remnants roll around in your mouth.
Outstandingly good - fresh, hoppy, with the uniqueness of the sage contributing a completely new take on beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2011 01:54:14 | More by mdcrouser
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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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