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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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Jbee


3.28/5  rDev -16.5%

08-24-2014 22:57:30 | More by Jbee
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

"At over 100 IBUs, the hoppiest beer we've ever brewed. Pretty nervy for a bunch of Midwesterners." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. Available in 12 oz. bottles packed within the early 2014 Boulevard variety pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

Mid-Coast IPA pours an explosive creamy foam banana-cream head over a golden amber body with heavy haze and flecked sediment in tow. Carbonation is spritely and plentiful, retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. The aroma consists of strong hop notes of juicy lemon, peppery spice and grass with a moderate bitterness over a solid biscuity malt base with a touch of grain. The flavor comes off a bit more shallow on the flavor, with a slightly drier lemon zest, a resinous pine sap pinch and a somewhat potpourri arrangement of spice, plus a lingering big herbal bitterness on the finish. The IBUs really come through in the taste on this one, menacing and powerful. The texture is somewhat slick, moderately oily, slightly dry, and a mellow carbonation keeps the mouthfeel relatively soft with minimal distraction. The body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall, balance is moderately in favor of bitterness over sweetness, and the alcohol presence is fairly low, despite the age on this bottle, there's still plenty to hide. Off characters are minimal to none. This beer has likely seen better days, but there's no question that in its prime, this was a flavorful IPA with a ton of unique, lemony and grassy hop flavor and yet menacingly bitter with a strong punch in the finish. I am pleased that it held up very well and hope it makes a return or even a year-round status.

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Mid-Coast IPA
4.00/5.00

08-20-2014 23:37:53 | More by Jadjunk
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-17-2014 02:24:06 | More by rxthree
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-14-2014 04:11:46 | More by mothman
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beergoot

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

Best by date on bottle looks like 03/03/14...

The body looks bright gold and features a very thick, sticky, rocky, white head. Mild pine tar aroma. Orange and grapefruit flavors; juicy; light biscuit malt; decent hop bitterness brings up the finish. Medium-heavy body; crisp and dry finish.

Assuming this is an old bottle, it may explain the relative lack of hop aroma and underwhelming hop bitterness. At 100 IBUs, one would expect more hop punch. Otherwise, the beer is decent enough for an IPA. The juice-like flavors and lingering hop bitterness does satisfy the taste buds.

08-06-2014 22:27:19 | More by beergoot
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-06-2014 20:11:40 | More by Big_Dave
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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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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-21-2014 03:15:02 | More by SuperHop18
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 22:24:40 | More by XmnwildX12
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dsalmons

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-09-2014 16:58:35 | More by dsalmons
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-06-2014 01:08:14 | More by nheinzie57
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Hayes37


4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-29-2014 02:52:25 | More by Hayes37
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jascott2112

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-25-2014 01:01:10 | More by jascott2112
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-24-2014 19:06:15 | More by pjbfromkc
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-21-2014 04:37:52 | More by mrjbrown27
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-21-2014 00:37:01 | More by TripelMark
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-19-2014 17:32:18 | More by thufflife
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snarygare

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-15-2014 22:49:41 | More by snarygare
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-15-2014 01:56:51 | More by Hohnbaum
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-12-2014 04:02:16 | More by meanmutt
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-09-2014 00:41:35 | More by Amp
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-05-2014 14:00:20 | More by csfcmitchell
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kjo86

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-04-2014 00:24:05 | More by kjo86
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

06-03-2014 22:30:52 | More by TCMike
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -1%

Poured into SA glass and a boisterous whte head made it somewhat of a challenge to do so. More yellowish in the body and somewhat cloudy. Almost looks more like a wheat beer. Sure doesn't smell or taste like one though. A very smooth drinking IPA, except for the agrressive finish which hits the bitterness quite hard. Doesn't linger as much as would be expected for this, but it is hard nonetheless. Soft and sweet aroma with a nice hop presence. Not too strong, but pleasant nonetheless. There is a nice sweetness in the drink. Seems like a nice blending of malt and hops. Soft feel and smooth yet stingy carbonation. Nice citrus flavors.

06-01-2014 02:30:17 | More by garymuchow
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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.