Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
12-08-2013 02:59:17 | More by ThomasMetal75
4.29/5 rDev +9.2%
Pours a hazy pale golden, with a massive clinging white head. Interesting aroma of orange peel and almost a hint of onion. Taste begins with a sharp herbal flavor, followed by a hint of table water cracker, then a huge bitter orange flavor, and a bit of pine in the huge bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a damn fine beer, one of Boulevard's best.
12-05-2013 23:15:05 | More by tronester
4.04/5 rDev +2.8%
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice spotty lacing on the glass ad the beer was drank.
Smell: Nice resiny, floral, and pungent tangerine and grapefruit. Some sweet pale and bready malts with a little bit of orange peel in there too.
Taste: Awesome pungent and resiny tangerine, citrus, and orange. Sweet pale and biscuity malts with mild lingering bitterness. Very tasty brew.
Mouthfeel: A bit smooth, chewy, mild lingering bitterness, light bodied, refreshing, crisp, very drinkable, and medium carbonation.
Overall: 104 IBU's? No way. Bitterness is actually reasonable and tolerable. Everything rolls together in this brew and I wish I had more. Let's hope this becomes a full time production brew.
12-01-2013 00:03:15 | More by Flounder57
3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
Light pale gold with a slight haze. Trace of white foam. Some lacing. Smells lightly resinous a bit of citrus with a decent helping of caramel malt. Taste is citrus, orange and grapefruit rind, lightly pine resin. Nice dose of biscuity malt. Medium bitterness is nice. Medium body is lightly creamy and holds together well. Mild bitterness lingers. Finish is clean. Not the prettiest brew and smells mediocre a but really overall a nice drinkable moderately bitter, crisp beer with a light yet nice hop flavor.
11-30-2013 02:13:11 | More by JackieTH
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Very nice IPA that reminds me some of Summit Saga...Oily hop aroma...pine combined with fresh citrus....thinking lemons...very fresh smelling...
The taste has a nice hop flavor to it....100 IBU's but not unbalanced....lemony citrus along with a tighter piney bitterness....this has some finishing bitterness to it but it is not unbalanced at all...
Body is light side of medium..
The more I drink the more the bitterness on the long finish becomes more pronounced in a good way...
Very solid IPA I may have to include in a big blind taster I have coming up...
11-13-2013 05:46:10 | More by ZAP
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
Appearance: Golden straw. Pretty clear but has some haze (dry hop?). Effervescent with lingering white cap. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Wonderful hop aroma - citrusy and leafy, like smelling fresh hops (cascade?). Among nicest hop aroma beers I've ever had.
Taste: Expectations set by aroma are met. Great hop balance and flavor throughout the swallow. This is hop flavor, not bitterness. Leaves a bit of antiseptic in back of throat, but very pleasant. Could use a bit of malt.
Mouthfeel: Pretty dry and light.
Overall: This is a good beer ... can easily be a regular.
11-10-2013 02:12:55 | More by MrBoz21
4.21/5 rDev +7.1%
Had to get the sampler 12 pack.
Best before 3/4/14. Check. Shouldn't have that issue.
A: Light, transparent golden-amber body with white foamy head. Beer has sat for 20 minutes & thin foam remains.
S: Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, & mandarin. Some floral, like orchids and blossoms.
T: F'ing delicious. Pineapple, mango, pine, floral all come together and deliver with a sweet and bittering aftertaste. Much cleaner than I expected before the pour.
M: Rather light bodied. No chewiness, a plus in my book. Bitterness does linger for a bit. Heavier body would probably enhance the whole experience.
O: A really nice suprise for hopheads. I like the mosaic and citra hops used. If they did this as a regular(4 packs), I would first inline. Good work Boulevard.
11-07-2013 05:31:43 | More by kguard
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.