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

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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

336 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 336
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:43:30 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-26-2012 20:17:53 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this bottle from the Wine & Cheese Shop. Served in a Russian River "TION" goblet.

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a strong yellow tint. Single finger white head falls into a nice thin collar. The nose brings a great burst of coriander, orange peel, and a good dosing of lemon grass. Really nice notes pull together into what appears to be a good saison. Adding the nice floral and citrus hops to that really hits a high level. Flavor isn't quite as integrated and the hops come together and the lemongrass and sage come together and overshadow a few other things. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Slight chewiness, though not much. Really fantastic beer. Great concept and beautifully executed. Certainly not for everyone, but it hit the spot for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 00:11:34 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden amber, light haze and cloudiness but amble carbonation streaming up the sides of the glass led to a huge head of white that scraped the sides of the glass with rich lacing.

the aroma is light citrus aromas, lemon, with hints of banana, light clove and grassy notes and a touch of light bready malts, well rounded i have to say.as i take the first sip, crisp, clean with a nice touch of lemon zest that cracks the lips. smooth yeast notes and light banana then grace the palate and leave a light fruit flavor that mingles well with the grainy malts on the way out. light dry, clean and smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:11:46 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2012 22:24:34 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a pale golden with a big white head on it.

S: The nose has a rather interesting blend of spices and hops. Some fruity pineapple and grapefruit hop notes along with a touch of grass. The traditional coriander and citrus peel are there along with a light bread and wheat aroma.

T: Lots of pineapple and grapefruit on the flavor. There is a somewhat light bread/wheat character with a mild hop bitterness. Light grass and citrus peel on the finish.

M: The body is medium with medium to high carbonation.

O: I really liked this one, lots of nice flavors and great execution of a concept I wasn't too crazy about.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 19:05:05 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-02-2011 22:42:38 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-28-2013 02:13:46 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-13-2013 22:02:46 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2011 02:45:43 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-08-2013 00:34:49 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 04:42:49 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally, Collaboration #2... after 1.5 years since #1 came out...

Hazy orange pour in to a tulip glass, intricate fine lacing is left in the glass. Retention is good, lasting for the duration of the glass.

Smells spicy and citrusy, nice blend of coriander and grapefruit citrus peel.

Smooth, dry feel, orange citrus and coriander like a witbier, with the deep residual bitterness of an IPA. Interesting blend, retaining aspects of both styles. Moderate carbonation, dry feel like a Belgian IPA. Seems to show the alcohol just slightly, like bigger Belgian styles typically do. Overall very enjoyable and definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 02:43:13 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, golden color with a two-finger, head of bubbly white foam. It had good retention and left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and yeasty with a phenolic nose.

T - It tasted spicy with a phenolic bite. Notes of lemon, caramel and cracked wheat.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a truly unique and delicious beer. I hope I can get some more.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 20:23:57 | More by zeff80
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up after seeing all the positive reviews. Served in a 6oz taster pint glass.

A - Big white foam that has great retention, and leaves behind spotty lace and a thick cap. The body is hazed golden color that is slightly transparent when held up to the light.

S - Smells like a witbier. Wheat, coriander, and vanilla flavors dominate, with some mild lemon and orange notes from the lemongrass and hops. If it didn't say IPA on the label, I'm not sure I would have guessed this was a hybrid.

T - Taste has more of both styles mixed together, but it's kind of a confusing experience. Citrus hops, vanilla malt, and coriander and other spice character in the finish. Some perfume notes in there was well. Not much bitterness at all - perhaps dry-hopped witbier would be a more appropriate description.

M - Pleasant carbonation, smooth texture, medium body, and no obvious alcohol. Finish is dry and resinous and is somewhat evocative of an IPA.

D - Odd beer, that I found strangely compelling but many of my friends disliked it. It was pretty easy to drink, but not mind-blowing as many previous reviews have suggested. I suppose I'd take it over most witbiers, but I'd rather have an IPA to be honest. Even with the lukewarm response the 750ml bottle was drained rather quickly.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 18:05:52 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this is the #7 top Belgian IPA. Received in a trade recently (thanks!) and served from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. This beer is a witbier with some hops in it, that is all.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a big soft white head, lots of lacing, moderate carbonation, good retention, looks good.

Aroma is bready, sweet, corriander, some citrus, hoppiness comes through, fruity.

Beer is medium in body and sweet on the front, strong yeast palate, probably about 50 IBU on the moderately dry finish, overall a nice little witbier, I really like it but then again I really like witbiers. How is it as an IPA you might wonder, the hops are close to the last thing I'm thinking about with this beer but I won't ding it for that since I do enjoy it so much. I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 02:25:04 | More by drabmuh
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi-hazed honey color with 3+ fingers of ivory colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Grassyness, white pepper, lemons & coriander.

T: Lemons, white pepper, coriander, grapefruit & orange peel. I get green peppercorn as this warms along with coriander, orange peel & white pepper mixed in with a bit of honeydew melon, also a touch of cayenne. Finishes with juicy fruit, white & black pepper, plus orange peel

Medium bodied with crisp carbonation & great balance, nice juicyness to this

I could drink this all damn day especially with this crazy heat. I really enjoyed this one!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 23:14:00 | More by russpowell
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Mora2000

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma starts off with some wheat but then you get hit with quite a bit of lemons, orange and a wee bit of pine. There is also a lot of Belgian yeast in the aroma.

The flavor is full of wheat with hoppy lemons and oranges. There is a good amount of yeast notes as well as a low amount of bitterness. The orange citrus is pretty juicy and easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:03:48 | More by Mora2000
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oline73

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 01:10:08 | More by oline73
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-09-2012 02:01:47 | More by imperialking
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:28:36 | More by lacqueredmouse
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch Best by
2011-3
02-2012

A- This beer pours a crystal clear bright straw yellow with the last pour being a hazy tangerine with lots of jetsam swirling around. The gentle carbonation of microbubbles supports a lunar white head that turns rocky and then fades to a sticky ring.

S- The sage mixes with green hops that are herbal but softer than the herbs. The finish takes on an herbal medicinal quality with some menthol and soon Ben-gay aromas.

T- The big mouth full of spices blends with the carbonation to take on a very medicinal herbal quality with a dry finish. There are pungent qualities of sage and ginger with some rosemary aswell. The finish is a full bitterness that has a pungent bite that lingers. As the beer warms there is a dry bubble gum ester flavor that comes through in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a full fizz and the fizz takes on a touch of alcohol burn in the finish.

O- It starts of a big herbal carbonated mess that is tough to drink but either the alcohol kicks in or the carbonation and spiced simmer down a bit to show some nice tripel qualities underneath with a good abbey yeast and some nice green hop dry flavor in the finish. The last beer was not the same beer as the first glass out of this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 21:34:11 | More by rhoadsrage
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very strange beer. In essence, this is a highly hopped Wit, a fusion between an IPA and Belgian white. It pours nicely enough, with a hazy golden color and a fluffy white head. It starts aggressively herbal, with lots of coriander. This is just accented by the herbal hops. Thankfully, the citrus flavors eventually come out and deliver a much needed counterpoint, but I swear, it took a good hour with the bottle open before the citrus became prominent enough to really make a difference. A tightly wound beer that is a bit dryer and a tad less crisp than I'd like. The hops both dry the beer out and lessen the crispness while emphasizing the herbalness. Nice, but not quite the balance I'm looking for.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 00:31:16 | More by Georgiabeer
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serve in a large pilsner shaped glass .

Served with a half finger of white head. Decent retention leaving a little bit of lace. Color is a clear yellow hued gold.

Aroma: Very hoppy. Earthy, grassy, floral, and weedy. It also has a brett like flavor with a lot of spices. Reminds me a bit of a Belgian ipa (edit, just noticed this was classified as a Belgian IPA).

Taste: More hops and more spice. Hop profile is similar to the nose but more floral. It also has notes of citrus fruit and some zesty flavors. I also get that brett like flavor I picked up in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and spiced. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit sticky

Overall, I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. It was very fresh and complex, providing an interesting mix of flavors. I'd drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 00:34:43 | More by mothman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is hazy and yellow, with a finger of white head that leaves ample lacing. The aroma brings coriander, yeast, hops. The flavor is decent, offering more spices than hops. The feel is medium bodied, with a lingering spicy finish. I like the aroma a bit more than the taste. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 00:36:45 | More by Huhzubendah
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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.