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

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Reviews: 162
Hads: 340
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6%
Wants: 24
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 05-06-2011

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 

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Photo of seeswo
2.73/5  rDev -34.5%
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. (739 characters)

Photo of bpgpitt10
2.84/5  rDev -31.9%
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. (796 characters)

Photo of harrymel
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.21/5  rDev -23%
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. (758 characters)

Photo of Jammies
3.42/5  rDev -18%
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 (281 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (978 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (1,012 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a La Chouffe tulip.

A- Light golden with huge white head, lacing quickly subsides.

S- Lemons and spices (coriander?)

T- Similar to nose. Pale malt, lemon and citrus flavors with lots of spices. A small amount of hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Thin body. Refreshing beer with moderate carbonation.

O- Would not call this a IPA at all. More like a saison meets belgian pale ale. Still enjoyed this beer although the style/name is misleading. (456 characters)

Photo of Jayli
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to my Portsmouth tulip

A: This beer pours a deep, clear, dark yellow/lighter copper color with a three finger of bone white foamy head. Head recedes at a moderate pace leaving big chunks of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is lots and lots of sage, somewhat soapy, and spicy.

T: Taste is hugely filled with sage at the forefront, a peppery spicing comes through, lots of yeast with a touch malty sweetness. Finish had a bit of lemon zest.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, thinner bodied but nice and crisp with a dry finish.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, decent but well hidden kick, ok representation of style. I've warmed up to belgian beers, the sage was a touch much but yet not offputing. I'd have another glass, but would not seek this out. (797 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear pale yellow. Forms a large, white, billowing head that slowly settles down to a very rocky surface coating. Some very nice lacing.

S: Starts off with a dirty earthy smell - must be the sage. Then some citrus, Belgian yeast, and more coriander than I need in any one given beer.

T: Starts with a light lemony sweetness. Then comes a wide range of flavors. Orange peel, sage, coriander, black pepper (spice in general). Earthy, grassy, musty. Belgian yeast is evident. Mild bitterness on the back end. Long dirty, lemony finish.

M: Medium in body. Appropriate carbonation. Spice lends a slightly prickly feel.

O: A decent beer, but just doesn't seem to work for me. Spice and herbs are overdone and then the Belgian yeast lends yet another funky aspect to the mix. However, it's not that this beer is poorly made, it isn't. There aren't any off flavors and the herbs are spices come through quite clearly and cleanly, it's just that I'd rather save the herbs and spices for a piece of chicken, not a glass of beer. (1,029 characters)

Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
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. (385 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did a side by side with Conflux #2 version from Deschutes.

25.4oz bottle poured into a Snifter glass.

A - Pours a light orange color, but darker than the Conflux, with a three finger off-white head.

S - Strong Belgian yeast, oranges, spices.

T - Very orange, warming spices, again belgian yeast.

D - Good carbonation, lighter body.

O - More yeasty and spicey than the Conflux version. (393 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow color that's hazy with some small floaters. The head is uber-agressive and I have to stop my pour numerous times to let the beer catch up.

The smell is minty with citrus notes of lemon and orange. There's a corriander spice.

The taste resembles a wit much more than any kind of IPA. Corriander spice, yeast, and a minty finish. The light orange notes are the only hop aspect of this.

Mouthfeel is thin but works well for a wit... wait, this is an IPA, or is it? Anyway, it is light and thin, but in context with the flavors it works. In context of an IPA, not so much.

A good beer but I was let down from an "IPA" point of view. For a wit, very good. I guess it's a decent beer with an identity crisis. (722 characters)

Photo of roodie
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 50th review!

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into my Bruery tulip

A: pours a golden irridescent yellow gold with 2 fingers of white foamy head that lasts a short time, leaving a trace of lacing

S: cloves and other spices, a bit of yeast, orange peel and zest. Hops round out the profile, resiny/piny, not much fruity hops

T: begins with cloves/corainder spiciness, but orange and piney resin round out the flavors.

M: spicy and smooth, bitterness from the hops lingers.

O: I really like this beer. Sorry it's not more widely available. (541 characters)

Photo of Bfarr
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange with yellow highlights with huge white foamy head that clumps with craggy lacing. Medicinally herbal and yeasty pepper aroma. Herbal salty bread with a light hop profile. Elements of sage and citrus with a light sweetness finishes dry and peppery. Evolves some orange peel and lemongrass and more fruity esters as yeast is more involved. Sharp biting feel evolves a little more body.

I loved Conflux 2 and was eager to try this one out. Right off the bat…I hated this one. VapoRub and salty herbal taste dominated and it wasn't too good looking either. I was really expecting more and thought since this had a longer best by date I thought perhaps it needed some aging. But then as more of the yeast came into play all the flavors became more pronounced, subtly nuanced, and any unpleasant flavors mellowed. My taste score moved from 2.5 to 3 and finally to 4.5. Quite a range. The aroma didn’t improve much. Unfortunately, as I finally started to enjoy it, I reached the end of the bottle. Out of the bottle Conflux 2 is easier, sufficiently complex, and highly enjoyable. This is more of a sipping, highly complex, and eventually satisfying beer. I may have to get another and tip the bottle before serving… and maybe be a little more patient. (1,266 characters)

Photo of crusian
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange color with, well... I poured... and gave it plenty of room for the head to expand, but it just kept on going, right out of the glass. Damn. The head then took a good 5-10 minutes to recede.
Smells like a soapy saison, Lemon is there, coriander, orange, but to be honest, i dont smell what i would call an IPA. Some belgian yeast mixed in there as well... but no IPA.
Taste is different, there is definitely IPA there! The hops are front and center, rolling into a hint of alcohol. Citrus hops, nice thin, VERY dry with lemon finish... very interesting. Smell is Saison, taste is IPA, or rather more of a belgian IPA. Grassy aftertaste I obviously would attribute to the hops as well. I am surprised at the hops in the taste, but not on the nose. Granted, yes there are hops on the nose, but not those that I was expecting when tasting this. Overall i would say this is an interesting brew, for sure, but not, in my opinion, worthy of all the praise. Seek it out, worth trying once. (1,002 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a decent sized white head on top, rather foamy. Decent head retention and moderate lacing.

S: Smells fresh, with a little bit of grassy hops and some spices, mostly pepper and coriander. Not overly hoppy in the aroma though.

T: A good amount of Belgian spice, some orange, coriander, and a slight hop bite at the end. In a way reminded me of a slightly hoppy saison. Would have like a bit more of a hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Not bad, but nothing out of this world. Like I mentioned, would have liked it to be a little hoppier. Drinking it blind, I probably would not have guessed it a hybrid. (695 characters)

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750 ml brown bottle, corked and caged, split with my wife into two Chimay goblets.

Appearance: Hazy straw-colored brew with a creamy stark white cap with great retention. Gorgeous sheets of lacing. A bit of yeasty business in suspension, but that's probably my fault.

Smell: Definitely more IPA than witbier, though this is one of the most deliciously citrusy/tropical fruity IPAs I've ever had. Nothing in the aromas from the malt, and though there's definitely a ghost of something dark and herbal underneath everything else, had I not known that sage was used in this brew, I would have never picked it out. Citrus fruit aromas are bright, pointed, and just about leap out of the glass.

Taste: I tasted it, looked at my wife, and said 'well that's damn bizzare'. And so it is. At first it's almost like it's going to be a normal IPA; you get a hit of citrusy hoppy goodness (though not as much as the aromas suggest, the good boys at Boulevard dry-hopped the living hell out of this beer), but then WHAM, you're hit by a wall of something darkly herbal, and now you actually get a bit of the sage character. Dry, pungent, and slightly wild, just like the herb that grows in your back garaden. Medium bitterness, not over-the-top by any means. I'm really not getting much witbier here at all...a ghost of coriander and perhaps orange peel, but you have to look for it. Herbal, bitter finish stays on the tongue. Wow, the sage really grows throughout the time it takes to drink this; at first, it's barely noticeable, by the end...wow.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full

Conclusion: Collaboration no. 1 (w/the brewer from Orval) was excellent, and what made it so great was the fact that the brewers did something straightforward and did it very, very well. You could tell that their recipe and process were just about perfect to get a beer that was so understated and yet so great. Collaboration no. 2 goes the opposite way. It's got a ton of stuff going on, and it's definitely not as easy to like as the first brew. It's great to see Boulevard really taking two widely different approaches here, it really speaks to their breadth of vision and creativity. This beer is tasty, don't get me wrong. It's also really (really) unique. That being said, I don't think I'd buy another bottle. The exception is this...the more I drink this, the more I think that this beer might be the PERFECT dinner beer at Thanksgiving. The cleansing, refreshing citrus, the sage (a strong ingredient in our favorite stuffing recipe) and the crisp bitterness would go wonderfully with turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, etc. Then bring out the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale to go with dessert. Sigh: sometimes living in MO is completely worth it. (2,725 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy bright gold. Head is big, rocky, and chunky. Sticky lacing clings and won't come off. Solid carbonation pulls throughout. Slightly hazy.

Smell: Wheat, citrus, coriander, sage, and mint. Lots of herbaceous goodness. Big tang of wheat and that distinct almsot spice of Belgian yeast. Solid spicy/peppery note. Hops bring citrus and a touch of pine. An aggressive hopping really adds depth to the usual wheat/Belgian combo. A greatly appreciated addition. Sweet. Touch of something earthy/oaky.

Taste: Lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Sage, mint, and a lot more spiciness than the nose would indicate. Despite all the floral/herbal flavors, it's big on the yeast and rather well balanced. Coriander adds a nice dimension to the overall spice component. Warms to a touch of horse blanket, hay, and slightly floral hops. Very, very floral and yeasty in the long run.

Mouthfeel: Light and dry. Hits like it sat in a barrel for a bit. Maybe it did? Lively carbonation, but decidedly drinkable nonetheless.

Overall: Not being a fan of anything Belgian at this point, I was a little hesitant to give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised. A nice hopping helps cover up some of the overt yeast and spice flavors. Nicely balanced and complex enough to keep things interesting in the long run. (1,301 characters)

Photo of wschmit
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.75L bottle into a tulip. Batch number 2011-3; Best By date 02-2012.

A: Clear, golden body with lots of carbonation sports a thick, creamy, ivory head with good staying power. Sticky lacing, too.

S: Grassy, green hops and a nice hit of orange. I also pick up the sage, but not so much lemongrass. Definitely a lot going on, and pretty well-blended nose for something so busy-sounding.

T: Witbier up front, IPA in the back. Good bittering towards the middle and end, and not just hops--a distinct herbal twang, as well. The orange helps the whole thing along, mingling nicely throughout the sip. Just a bit alcoholic. There's a slightly off-putting soapiness to it as well.

M: Nice mouthfeel, pleasant, high carbonation. Not too thick for a wit of this size, very easy drinking on a warm day.

O: Not a bad quaff. Don't remember what I paid for it, so I can't comment on the value, but for a sort of hybrid, it's actually pretty tasty. I like its pronounced orange/spice, and the round hop bitterness in the end--a manlier version of a witbier. Good stuff, once in a while. (1,081 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went for the boulevard half first. Yes, their stuff has a similar taste but I like it. Light and hazy appearance. Funky aroma. Creamier than the drier Deschutes side, with sweet and a bitter aspects. Nice drinkability, though i do not want a bomber by myself. Horizontal tasting, thanks Tom. (291 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one has the standard and magnificent Boulevard signature head that defies death for as long as possible, then settles into pure white chunks of quilted lace. Color is golden orange with yellow hues where the light strikes.

To the nose I get some expected coriander, light fruits, a little yeast and light hops. Tastes a lot like the Two Jokers Double-Wit, but has a definite hop presence, that does, however, take a backseat to the spices, complex fruitiness (oranges, apples, grapefruit) and yeast.

Medium mouth-feel, and where you really get the hops is the edginess going down the throat, which becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

Overall this beer is superbly balanced, especially considering the disparate characteristics of these two styles. (764 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland. Despite its proximity to Deschutes, this is actually the Boulevard version.

Pours a really lovely bright but hazed golden yellow colour. The haze adds a lovely sheen and sparkle to the body of the beer. Head is firm, fine and lovely and frothy, but mild and light at the same time, leaving about as much residue as a cloud. Very little lacing, and very little weight to the head itself. It really looks very good indeed, though.

Nose is clear and bright, but somewhat grassy, leaving a slightly prickly vegetative note in the aroma. There's a subtle hint of seawater, or perhaps chlorine to it too, not in a bad way, but in a fresh, slightly too eager brightness kind of way. Perhaps a dot of pepper to it as well, something that gives it something slightly spicy. It's OK, but I was expecting something a little bit more full and better integrated.

Taste is clear and bright, with a brusque, peppery note on the back. Light leafy hoppiness pervades throughout, but I think there must be a good dash of the wit botanicals in here as well: there's certainly an insidious spicy character that drifts through. The 7.5% ABV is hidden pretty well, but there could be a dash more body to support the beer overall. Feel is a little light as a result.

Overall. This is decent stuff. It's a nicely put together White IPA which leans a little heavily on the White, while maintaining some of the aggression of an IPA. I'm probably not the biggest fan, but I'm a fan nonetheless. But just in fair weather. (1,548 characters)

Photo of katan
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml into a pint

A - Pours a golden straw color. Lots of carbonation in the form of a pearly white head and a load of bubbling. Slightly hazy.

S - A white pepper spiciness dominates the nose. Very strong. A little bit of floral hopping in the background. Yeast takes center stage, while the other white ale attributes are not noticeable.

T - Starts off balanced, with some yeast spiciness and a hint of noble hops. A wild grain note grows with it, almost saison style funk. Finishes with a stronger pilsner malt note. Aftertaste is clean but certainly leaves behind the funkiness.

M - Strong carbonation results in a stinging mouthfeel. A bitter texture hangs around the center of the tongue for a while.

O/D - An interesting beer that doesn't really distinguish itself in either of its constituent styles. The white pepper does a great job on the smell but after that I find it almost to be more of a saison.

I've had the #2 from Deschutes and I think I liked it better. (982 characters)

Photo of UTCengOwl
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer #100! It's been a good ride so far and I've learned a ton about tasting beer. I'm sure that some day I'll look back and shake my head at how unsophisticated of a palate I used to have... but, hey, I'm enjoying it now.

Bought this bottle at the Sunrise Mini Mart. That place has a crazy selection. Poured from the C&C 750 into a Budweiser Signature Glass.

The beer pours a thin, hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Leaves outstanding lacing and has excellent retention. Boulevard hit the head out of the park on the last two beers I've had from them. If the body was more inviting, I'd give it a 5.

The nose is mainly the Belgian White. Orange peel and coriander. Maybe some of that lemongrass. I'm not sure I would have called this an IPA based on the nose.

The body has a bit more IPA characteristics. More bitter than a Belgian White, for sure. Distinctly dry relative to the nose, which is welcome and refreshing. The mouthfeel on this is excellent. However, the flavors are a bit too muted and clean for my tastes. I was wanting something more in my face than smooth and intermingled. It's all so well blended together... but it says IPA on the bottle. That's not consistent with the flavor profile I'm getting here (or with the one that I would prefer).

This is an interesting collaboration, but I think it could have been better. I'll enjoy the rest of the bottle, but I don't think I'd run out to buy another. (1,429 characters)

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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.