Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Mid-Coast IPAMid-Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tito42 on 07-06-2013)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a short brown 12 oz bottle with the new "tasting room" label and touting itself as Boulevard's "hoppiest beer ever". Didn't happen to see the freshness date, but this bottle is from the sample packs that just hit stores in Kansas City within the last couple weeks. Poured into a small Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pour yields a one-finger frothy head of stark white dense foamy microbubbles. Dissipation takes a few minutes and leaves sticky but fairly sparse lacing. Body is golden straw colored and a slight haze as well.

Smell - Big citrusy grapefruit characteristic, with acidic hops dominating the nose. Almost clears your sinuses because it's so distinct and piercing. CItrus gives way to some piney notes as well as a light graininess that makes sure the hops don't overwhelm.

Taste - The promise from the nose delivers strongly with a pungent hoppiness that reminds more of chewing on grapefruit rind. Pine resin provides a little bit of chewiness to the hops that would otherwise be a bit astringent. Definitely delivers on being their hoppiest beer to date. This one could replace Single-Wide and I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

Mouthfeel - Light and juicy up front, but evolves into something with a bit more stick to it. Medium bodied and resinous with carbonation level on the high side of moderate. Dry finish.

Overall, a fantastic new beer from Boulevard. I certainly hope this one makes it out of its "sampler only" status. This beer could be bottled year round or seasonally and I would buy it often, I think.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of dmheinz57
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with big yeastie floaters and a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is bready malts and some fruit and floral hops.

The flavor is sweet malts with some citrus and a good sized floral, slightly resiny, hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent bitter IPA.

Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw gold in color. Excellent clarity. Inch thick head of foam. Grape fruit like hop aroma is fairly intense. The flavor definitely matches the aroma. Like biting into a grapefruit. Fresh hop flavor and intensely bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and slightly chalky. Nothing amazing.

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says best by 04/26/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head which slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright, ripe, and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruits and floral hops. Upfront scent of juicy citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, and lemon zest. Floral hop hints along with some earthy hop hints of pine resin and grass. Soft pale malt backing with some hints of grains, cracker, biscuit, straw, and yeast. A really nice juicy aroma.

Taste: As juicy and good as it smells, a big taste of hops with some solid notes of citrus fruit. Upfront taste of ripe, juicy, and nicely bitter citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, and lemon. Good taste of floral hops. Earthy notes of grass and pine resin. Bready pale malt backing with notes of biscuit, grains, cracker, straw, and yeast. A very hop forward and good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly chewy and bitter. Finishes dry.

Overall: A very impressive take on an American IPA. Has the big citrus taste of the West Coast style with a nice floral element. They definitely need to release this more.

Photo of schoon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of skloeff
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of beerbrains
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dertyd
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brokentee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of andrew8626
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Mid-Coast IPA is AWESOME! The beer once opened left a very very nice bouquet of pine and citrus. Once poured in the glass the scent became a bit more floral with some bitterness. The beer was golden clear with nice white head that is leaving a lace. The taste starts bitter then subtly then dissapears on the finish....however, you wait a moment....then the bitterness come back....nice. The mouthfeel is medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall ANOTHER excellent offering by the Boulevard Team!

Photo of jkroese
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Chirpie
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Up front honesty right here, I'm usually biased against high IBU beers (This one is 100+) and lingering bitter isn't really what I'm into right now.

But even with that, this was a good brew. All of the other surrounding characteristics are spot on and I'll admit I probably could have had another if the case wasn't out of them. It also doesn't feel like the bitter flavor continues to get stronger as you drink it either, so again, that plays in it's favor with me.

That's actually my biggest strike against this beer—you need to buy a 12 pack to get to it. I understand it helps get it out there in the market easier, but I feel bad for anyone who really likes the beer and wishes they could get more of it. :-)

Overall, a very good IPA that hop heads should really like.

Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours honey colored with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very nice lacing & above average head retention

S: Pineapple with grapefruit, faint breadyness

T: Follows the nose, big time hop bitterness & citrus notes up front. Pineyness, grapefruit, some biscuitty malt dryness as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit, dryness & a touch of bready sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, nice balance

One of the better AIPAs Boulevard has done, put this in the rotation please

Photo of zimm421
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/20...pours hazy copper, lighter, partial see through. Thick heavy patchy white foam. Snow drifts. Hearty oily pine tree nose. Light open taste, thin, malty, water, bursts then into a bitterly finished close. Grapefruits, rinds. Crisp. Really good.

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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.