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Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Mid-Coast IPAMid-Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tito42 on 07-06-2013

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Ratings: 329 | Reviews: 55
Reviews by enulcwww:
Photo of enulcwww
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Massive head on this darker golden hue with incredible lacing down the glass

S: This is the seller on this beer everything you want in an ipa odor huge smell of hops and a beautiful floral aroma

T: Solid tasting ipa hops don't really kick through as strong as they do in the smell

M: Incredibly smooth beer

Overall : Really really good beer I could see my self drinking quite a few of these really solid ipa

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
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 MikeyLegend
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased in a 12 beer sampler pack from Boulevard Brewing Co. Best by 4/18/15 on bottle. Poured into a pint glass, left minimal head and some lacing. Look is a dark yellow with bits floating. Reminds me of an unfiltered wheat beer by look. Had a deep floral hop smell accompanied by some citrus. Slighy bite to taste expected from a 104 IBU rating. Pretty solid IPA.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
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 +12.8%
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 WoodBrew
4.22/5  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 Chirpie
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
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 KTCamm
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of PintOh1759
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

2nd time drinking this beer, once fresh, now I'm having one that I've aged in the fridge for around a year, plan on having the other on new years. good beer, gets a lot less bitter with time but still holds a good flavor even if its been "expired" since April 0f 14.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, best before 04/18/15. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit) and floral hops, bready malt and a bit of peach. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also some tropical fruit and grassy/pine hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. The label says this is 104 IBU's, but it doesn't seem like that to me. I think this is a good but not great IPA. It was nice to try this, but I'm glad I picked this up as a single instead of buying the mixed 12 pack this was in. $1.50 a single bottle.

Photo of HoneyLamb
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received this tasty beer as a Christmas gift from my Dad and Sherrie. Finally taste tested it with my friend Tony H.

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Very much like a macro lager, but a tad bit darker. When poured, it had a nice 1 finger head. Head was nice and foamy. Lots of white bubbles. Looked like it was gonna leave good amount of lacing.

S- WOW! This smell is huge here! Big grapefruit type juicy notes, a little pine, and some of that florally east coast style hop there. A tad sweet as well. It's gotta be a hop bomb. Smells awesome!

T- Very grapefruit juice forward, with a florally hop thing going on. It just takes like West Coast meets East coast in IPA type flavors. Sweet. Small amount of malt. This is just an intense hop bomb for sure!

M- Medium. It is crisp, clean, and refreshing. But in saying that, this beer isn't the easiest thing in the world to drink because of how hope forward it is. Finish isn't too long, nor is it short. After the finish, the beer dries out a great deal, but not so much that you get a cottonmouth type feel.

*Overall this beer reminded me of Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA, but even more hop forward. If you really like an intense IPA, or even a West Coast IPA as I do, I'd say give the Boulevard Mid-Coast IPA a try.

Photo of minterro
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in part of a 12 pack mixer.

A&S: Spider-web lacing, good head retention. Lively, translucent hazy yellow colored beer. Aroma isn't super pungent but consists of primarily lemon citrus with some grapefruit tones.

T&M: hop-heavy but not overwhelming. Mostly citrus hops with a bit of tropical fruit tones. Slight presence malty (almost rye-like) background. Mildly bitter semi-dry finish. Crisp feel, but not shape.

Overall: It was the best of the 12-pack, but nothing mind blowing. Better than I anticipated. Very drinkable.

Photo of donkeyrunner
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Gold with a runaway wait for it to simmer down head. Huge iceberg dollop of foam floats around until my beer is done. Strong juicy fruit aroma with a floral tint. Hop flavors are ample but mild in comparison to the scent: I get creamy peach and grapefruit gelato with a very mild pithy bitter in back. Body is wonderfully light and creamy as well.

I like the easy handedness of this IPA. It's not a west coast bitter bomb, it's not balanced caramel-y east coast - it's somewhere in between in. That works stylistically and geographically; how apropos.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another thanks to my brother and his friend, without whom I would not be enjoying this beer. The bottle says "Best by 4/26/14"

It pours a finger of nearly white head over a straw yellow body. Makes a good attempt at lacing.

Mild citrus and flowers greet the nostrils. A little pine really fleshes it out.

Starts off with a grainy taste that quickly finds pine. The pine keeps going through the end and meets up with grapefruit, orange peel and flowers.

Medium bodied. It leaves quite a bit of residue on the back of the tongue. Dry finish, as is expected.

Photo of PieOhMy
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

A Transparent amber. Thick foam. Good retention.

S Grassy, floral, and hoppy. Sharp peppery aroma. Nice fresh smell.

T Really floral and really hoppy. Greasy and bitter. And bitter. And bitter.

M Light to medium. Foamy and a bit sticky but nothing out of style.

O I really enjoyed this. In your face hops and bitterness. And not just some unbalanced piece of shit. This really tastes good. I didn't think Boulevard had it in them. Souped up! West coast all the way.

Photo of alk3kenny
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours in a glass with a thin white head, pale color yellow with a hint of orange... Smell is citrus, grapefruit, nice hop aroma. BItterness is there on the tongue some citrus brightness as well... 100 ibu not sure it reaches that level but nice on the bitterness level. Lacks a malt backbone at all so I wouldn't call this balanced but if you're looking for a hoppy brew and enjoy the other beers in the mix pack give it a try.

Photo of TCMike
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Produced a 3 finger white head. Beer is a hazy honey color.

Aroma is of mostly piney, and slightly citrus hops.

Taste Is similar but with a slight honey sweetness to it, and biscuit taste. Very hop forward, and the bitterness lingers. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Good beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Photo of mikeg67
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from variety pack. Pours hazy goldan with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, raspberries and biscuit malt. Body is light and crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is medium, dry, and grapefruity. I expected much more from this IPA.

Photo of ricchezza
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow/goldenrod with a thick frothy head. Citrus hop aroma, specifically orange peel. The malt takes a back seat here to let crisp citrus hops shine. Leaves a lingering “leafy” finish.
Despite boasting 100+ IBUs there isn’t a harsh hop bitterness.
It’s too bad this beer is only ¼ of a 12 pack and not a full time offering as I certainly want more!

Photo of bmwats
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Pervasive rising effervescence. Craters slowly, and unevenly; but never completely, leaving a thick foam blanket on the surface of the brew. Thick, dry beer ring lacing. Effervescence continues to rise throughout.

S: Pine cones, lemon, and hay.

T: Pine nuts, lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and tonic water.

M: Crisp, hearty, and syrupy. Very bitter, with a dry finish.

D: The character will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is excellent. Golden with a thick frothy head, continually rising effervescence, and plenty of lacing. Hay, pine, and citrus... and lots of it. Bitter pine, plenty of bitter lemon and grapefruit, and seltzer water kind of feel. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to taste this one on a brewery tour, but only got a small sample. Happy to see it part of the sample pack.

A- Clear, near translucent honey/straw color. 2 finger white head. Fantastic retention and lacing. Beautiful looking IPA.

S- Dank citrus- grapefruit, mango, peach, and pineapple. Hint of sweet, wheat malt base.

T- Bring on the hops! Fresh hop oils. The 100 plus IBUs come strong with an intense floral and fruit bouquet, but not to be outdone by an outstanding malt base that steps up to the plate with a perfectly timed rebuttal. So juicy! Subtle bitterness in the finish.

M- So refreshing and drinkable despite the intense hop level. Mid body, smooth, almost sticky.

O- Just the way I remember it from the brewery. Fantastic. An absolutely dynamite IPA, and one that I hope Boulevard continues to distribute.

Photo of jokelahoma
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours nice bright golden yellow. Head stays around forever and a day.

Nose is full of hop, but not overwhelming. Earthy, but nice.

Mostly hop in flavor. Not tons of malt backbone, but fair. Good, clean. Again , not big, but tasty.

Mouthfeel is light, but perfect for the style.

Overall, good clean, unobtrusive.

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.19/5  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.

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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.