Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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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4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale golden colour with a bit of cloud; off-white head sticks around nicely. Lacing is gorgeous. Looks great.
Smells interesting. Citric, tangy with a touch of sour. Lemon, some grapefruit and mild phenolic notes at the back. Rindy, but fruity. Quite pleasant.
Creamy upfront with light vanilla notes, then lots of tangy fruit. Lemon with a slight vinegar acidity as well, cidery and slightly woody, touch of buttery Chardonnay on the back. Zippy and refreshing, a lot of tang but doesn't lean too heavy on the bitterness. Really enjoyable.
Smooth mouthfeel, but a bit of bitter puckering on the back, which is unnecessary.
Great quenching Summery beer. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 03:09:43 | More by laituegonflable
Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.