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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
88
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tito42 on 07-06-2013)
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%

Golden, slightly hazy clear and white a nice white head. Looks strong, inviting.

Big, fresh citrus, pineapple - fruity, but not overly so.

Heavily-hopped, but not in an obtrusive way. Grapefruit like the nose is up front, but the trailing bitterness is vegetative, somewhat leathery and completely unique from anything they've done or I've enjoyed in the past.

Coating and almost numbing on the tongue, dry and sticky to close. Very light carbonation lets the hops sit square on the tongue with being over-pricked.

Love this addition to the Boulevard roster - just had a Twitter convo with @Jeremy_Danner about this beer. Highly-hopped, easily drinkable, looking forward to future rotations through the series.

08-14-2013 03:45:02 | More by mdcrouser
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-17-2014 01:19:11 | More by mojohawk21
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2014 19:15:07 | More by dmheinz57
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

03-05-2014 05:57:07 | More by Beaver13
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Dbrulet

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-10-2013 21:55:21 | More by Dbrulet
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.46/5  rDev -12%

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.

09-14-2013 04:11:54 | More by Franziskaner
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +12%

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.

01-15-2014 08:02:46 | More by MattyG85
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-15-2013 03:12:36 | More by schoon
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-26-2013 17:19:55 | More by sgttibbs
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2013 20:47:38 | More by RDW
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skloeff

Missouri

2/5  rDev -49.1%

11-03-2013 21:31:51 | More by skloeff
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-02-2013 04:00:23 | More by beerbrains
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Beezee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2013 01:47:30 | More by Beezee
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brokentee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-20-2014 19:34:24 | More by brokentee
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andrew8626

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2014 01:14:18 | More by andrew8626
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

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!

09-08-2013 21:01:07 | More by WoodBrew
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jkroese

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-28-2013 00:14:58 | More by jkroese
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Chirpie

Kansas

4.01/5  rDev +2%

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.

08-17-2013 22:12:29 | More by Chirpie
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%

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

09-28-2013 03:08:06 | More by russpowell
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-05-2014 14:27:56 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-13-2013 02:40:53 | More by Keith_R
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-15-2014 18:20:01 | More by Bjlps
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-03-2013 20:03:32 | More by Kmlund
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-01-2013 04:50:01 | More by danfix99
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-25-2014 03:33:25 | More by jsh420
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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.