1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Mid-Coast IPAMid-Coast IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tito42 on 07-06-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lebzilla
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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
Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

paresis, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of tronester
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tronester, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.25/5  rDev +9%

bigbeerfan, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Flounder57, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Kam
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kam, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

JackieTH, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%

kjkinsey, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JaysUncle
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JaysUncle, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of 701beer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

701beer, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.25/5  rDev +9%

muddyh2oblues, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

msondel, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of DemoniChris
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%

DemoniChris, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Allurex
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

ZAP, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Keith_R, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

JSchock7, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of KegsAndEggs
4/5  rDev +2.6%

KegsAndEggs, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jklecko2, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of MrBoz21
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

MrBoz21, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of kguard
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

kguard, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Sgbrown78
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Sgbrown78, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Bear1964, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of skloeff
2/5  rDev -48.7%

skloeff, Nov 03, 2013
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.