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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

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of tito42
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at the Boulevard Brewery tour tasting room on 7/5/2013. This is a new beer going into the new sampler "test" packs in the Kansas City area (yet to be released) - dubbed the Tasting Room Series. This was explained during the tour as the hoppiest beer Boulevard has ever brewed, at 104 IBUs. The bitterness was balanced very well in this beer. I can't wait to get it in a sampler pack to do a more controlled tasting and more in-depth review. It pours much lighter than the Double-Wide IPA, and has a much more earthy aroma and flavor than the piney hops of the Single- and Double-Wide IPAs. Can't wait to learn (and taste) more about this beer.

tito42, Jul 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -23.3%

mojohawk21, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of dmheinz57
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

dmheinz57, Apr 20, 2014
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.

Beaver13, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Dbrulet
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Dbrulet, Aug 10, 2013
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.

Franziskaner, Sep 14, 2013
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.

MattyG85, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of schoon
4/5  rDev +2.3%

schoon, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

sgttibbs, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of RDW
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

RDW, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of skloeff
2/5  rDev -48.8%

skloeff, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of beerbrains
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

beerbrains, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Beezee, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of brokentee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

brokentee, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of andrew8626
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

andrew8626, Mar 23, 2014
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!

WoodBrew, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of jkroese
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

jkroese, Oct 28, 2013
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.

Chirpie, Aug 17, 2013
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

russpowell, Sep 28, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

zimm421, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DerekSmigelski, Sunday at 03:40 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Keith_R, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Bjlps, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kmlund, Nov 03, 2013
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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.