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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

337 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 23
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Combining Boulevard’s expertise at making Belgian-style witbiers with Deschutes’ skill at brewing hop-forward ales, this beer puts a new spin on the idea of collaborative brewing. Working from a single recipe, brewmasters Steven Pauwels of Boulevard and Larry Sidor of Deschutes have produced two separate beers, more than 1,600 miles apart.

Despite the beer’s shared recipe, each of the two versions possess a unique identity, reflected in their naming and packaging. Boulevard’s half of the equation, christened Collaboration #2, is available throughout our selling region in both 750mL bottles and in kegs. Brewed at their Bend, Oregon facility, Deschutes’ effort is the second beer in their new Conflux collaboration series, and is available throughout their selling region in kegs and 22-ounce bottles.  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/63/71419 

42 IBU

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 05-06-2011)
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

Reed, Mar 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.8%

ScaryHarry3, Mar 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

drummermattie02, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of seeswo
2.65/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very light golden straw color with a good amount of white head. The nose is odd clove, banana, lemon hops. Maybe just a touch of biscuit. It smells just like an aggressively hopped weiss beer. The taste is bitter soapy hops dumped into a clove and lemon wheat beer. The idea for this beer is maybe interesting, but the hop profile is terrible. Lemon, clove, soap, bitterness, banana, biscuit... The carbonation is fine, body is light for the ABV. Maybe a nice dryness. Overall, a group of 6 people had only one person willing to drink more than 1/3 of a glass. I don't understand the ratings on this beer at all. Even without the dominating soap flavor, the wheat beer aspects do not come together well with the hopping. Not a fan.

seeswo, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of bpgpitt10
2.83/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft into Boulevard tulip

A: big white head with a mild haze on the beer. Strong lacing.
S: screams witbier with big yeast, coriander, and lemon notes... But that's about it. If I wasn't told it was an IPA I'd be shocked right now.
T: again the flavor leans heavily toward the witbier right up front. You catch the sage and hop bitterness on the backend with this. No hint of the 7.5% abv which is surprising in such a delicate brew.
M: light with nice small bubbles throughout.
O: man I am torn. This is a solid beer overall, but the line it is straddling is such an odd one. I don't know what I expected but I definitely expected more hop presence. It just seems like a slightly hoppy witbier. Overall it isnt bad but I can't think of a time when I would really want this beer/style again.

bpgpitt10, Jul 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

markeyri, Jan 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at hills alongside deschutes version.

Pours a golden raisin ale with a little head and some spot lace. Near good clarity. Smells more like a wit than the deschutes version and has tones of yeast and coriander. Some banana smell. Taste is bitter without much other hop character. More like a bitter witbier than a new style. Mouthfeel is about right with a semi dry finish. Overall, not getting much ipa per se, but bitter wit.

harrymel, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/yellow with a finger of fluffy white head. There is a reasonable amount of retention.

Smell: Milder than I expected. Some citrus like hops, but I"m getting a strong note of fruity Belgian yeast spice.

Taste: There are some hops here. The main flavors I'm picking up are herbal and slightly fruity. The hop bitterness and the fruity notes from the yeast don't work together in perfect harmony as far as I'm concerned. The finish is bitter and fruity, kind of weird.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: There was a clash of flavors here that I couldn't quite get past. Just didn't work very well for me. Oh well, to each their own.

oline73, Nov 03, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

irongator, May 12, 2012
Photo of Jammies
3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aged 6mos.

A-pours a pale gold with about an inch of foam. great retention

S-sweet and hoppy. a slight fruit-like taste. almost resembles a white grape

T-the flavor is a little bit weak, but not bad

M-medium body with malts

O-not too bad, would have probably been better fresh

Jammies, Apr 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

GRG1313, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Birdlegs, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

alalvarez75, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Dan25D, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Duff27, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

PhatAtUT, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head with great retention.

Aroma: Big bouquet of grassy hops. Definitely the highlight of this beer.

Taste: Wit like wheat flavor with extremely subtle citrus hop notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation.

Overall: it's ok. More belgium than IPA. But since it's a new style I don't have anything to compare it to.

TheBeerCarl, Aug 22, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review adapted from notes taken 9/18/11

Appearance: Pale, golden orange - definitely looks like an IPA - fluffy white head, fades to decent lacing

Smell: Weird and interesting - some obvious witbier characteristics, such as coriander, citrus, citrus peel - wheat funk, some strange grassiness - very herbal, but not in a hoppy way - some hops as well - just a ton of things going on

Taste: Weird, weird, weird - it's got that wit profile - spicy, coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, clove - in addition, there are some aggressive hops - herbal, citrusy, grassy - it's like dueling orange peels from the wit part and the IPA part of this beer - orange, lemon, grapefruit, citrus zest - tons of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp, smooth

Overall: Not bad, but feels like an experiment

Witbiers and IPAs are very distinctive. Apparently some feel that combining the two is a good thing. Personally, I feel that there is a lot of dissonance here... too much going on.

angrybabboon, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Still working my way through the Boulevard catalog and generally enjoying the trip. This stop pours a clear amber-gold topped by over a finger of solid white foam. Like many Boulevard offerings, this one's got some floaties, just not as many as in other cases. The nose comprises powdered sugar, grapefruit peel, light cantaloupe, caramel, and a few prickles of minty pine needles in the very back. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, mint, pine, balsa, caramel, banana peel, light mandarin orange, and a dash of clove. The finish is a solid wall of eucalyptus, which lingers for some time, leaving a slightly bitter chlorophyll-laced taste in the mouth. It's not too unpleasant, but it's still a bit unpleasant. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice BIPA. I'm not the biggest fan of the hop choice, I think, but it doesn't ruin things. I'd drink another one, but I wouldn't run out to get it.

TMoney2591, Aug 27, 2011
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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.