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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
87
very good

295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tito42 on 07-06-2013

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Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 4/26/14, into a pub glass.
Appearance - a hazy, though bubbly gold. A thick, foamy, white head that leaves adequate lacing.
Smell- a second try of this has proven to have a better nose! Much more citrus up front and hints of grass.
Taste - hop forward, but with a nice malt balance!
Feel - good hop bitterness and the complexity of the malt and yeast make this a solid beer!
Overall - a really good IPA offering (especially for the price) from Boulevard!

Photo of jharris0624
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ricchezza
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow/goldenrod with a thick frothy head. Citrus hop aroma, specifically orange peel. The malt takes a back seat here to let crisp citrus hops shine. Leaves a lingering “leafy” finish.
Despite boasting 100+ IBUs there isn’t a harsh hop bitterness.
It’s too bad this beer is only ¼ of a 12 pack and not a full time offering as I certainly want more!

Photo of barnzy78
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of alk3kenny
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.