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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

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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 barnzy78
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy golden-tangerine color with a rocky off-white head that holds excellent retention
S - bold piny hops fill the nose with grass, pineapple, biscuity grain
T - wicked bitter but very flavorful with plenty of pine and grassy hops, but at 100ibu there's not much balance. Some biscuity grain comes through, It's a bit fruity also with some pineapple
M - medium body, moderate carbonation
O - good but a bit overkill with the bitterness. It needs more of a malty sweetness to give it more than just a one-note shot of hops. One and done for me.

barnzy78, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

scruffwhor, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of bismarksays
4/5  rDev +2.3%

bismarksays, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Bjlps
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

enelson, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Scepter
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Scepter, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Skillz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Skillz, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

JVan, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of sneezye
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sneezye, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

CFHMagnet, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of DRTBrewster
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DRTBrewster, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Evan, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of KingFizz
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

KingFizz, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Joey-bags1990
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

TastyIsBeer, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of ndaniel
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ndaniel, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out dark yellow in color with a two finger white head with great retention. Definitely some nice lacing. Smell is really tropical with pineapple, orange, and a tiny bit of mango with a slight bit of piny bitterness in the nose. Really a good smelling beer. Taste is more malty than I expected from the nose. Definitely has plenty of malt to balance out the hops. I certainly taste the tropical but it is way more balanced in the nose. To me it tastes like a well balanced APA and not so much an IPA. There definitely is a little bitter aftertaste that stays with you though in the mouth. Mouthfeel is pretty nice for the style with plenty of carbonation to make it a little thicker and more like an IPA. Overall this is a great beer. Tastes more like an APA to me but the other characteristics are right on for an IPA. Great beer overall. I'm just grading the taste a little lower since to me it tastes more like an APA.

NeedBeerHere, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of alk3kenny
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

alk3kenny, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AGoodStout
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

AGoodStout, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Black_ox
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Black_ox, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Lebzilla
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

ThomasMetal75, Dec 08, 2013
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.