Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.46/5 rDev -12%
Pale straw gold in color. Excellent clarity. Inch thick head of foam. Grape fruit like hop aroma is fairly intense. The flavor definitely matches the aroma. Like biting into a grapefruit. Fresh hop flavor and intensely bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit thick and slightly chalky. Nothing amazing.
09-14-2013 04:11:54 | More by Franziskaner
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
The Mid-Coast IPA is AWESOME! The beer once opened left a very very nice bouquet of pine and citrus. Once poured in the glass the scent became a bit more floral with some bitterness. The beer was golden clear with nice white head that is leaving a lace. The taste starts bitter then subtly then dissapears on the finish....however, you wait a moment....then the bitterness come back....nice. The mouthfeel is medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall ANOTHER excellent offering by the Boulevard Team!
09-08-2013 21:01:07 | More by WoodBrew
4.29/5 rDev +9.2%
I was fortunate enough to taste this one on a brewery tour, but only got a small sample. Happy to see it part of the sample pack.
A- Clear, near translucent honey/straw color. 2 finger white head. Fantastic retention and lacing. Beautiful looking IPA.
S- Dank citrus- grapefruit, mango, peach, and pineapple. Hint of sweet, wheat malt base.
T- Bring on the hops! Fresh hop oils. The 100 plus IBUs come strong with an intense floral and fruit bouquet, but not to be outdone by an outstanding malt base that steps up to the plate with a perfectly timed rebuttal. So juicy! Subtle bitterness in the finish.
M- So refreshing and drinkable despite the intense hop level. Mid body, smooth, almost sticky.
O- Just the way I remember it from the brewery. Fantastic. An absolutely dynamite IPA, and one that I hope Boulevard continues to distribute.
09-07-2013 18:25:01 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.04/5 rDev +2.8%
Just being from the midwest, I found though comedy in the title of the beer - "mid-coast IPA." And yes, at 100 IBU's it is pretty nervy for a bunch of Kansas City kids.
The appearance is pretty spot on - golden yellow, white frothy head that's about a half an inch thick, dissipates slowly, and maintains its layer throughout the beer.
The nose is wonderful- young grapefruit, hops, green apple peel
Taste- 100 Ibu's of tasty. I've yet to overcome the dominating flavor of hops, but there's a touch of malt in there as well.
Overall, I'd buy this in a 6-pack. It's more straightforward than their 80-acre offering (which is also awesome) and I could find myself enjoying these over and over again. Definite recommend.
personal note: It came in a sample 12 pack, and it's the best sampler pack I've had to date.
info here (http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-variety-12-pack-from-boulevard-2-new-beers.107554/#post-1580452)
09-04-2013 02:28:48 | More by Kearneytheking
4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
Enjoyed out of a short brown 12 oz bottle with the new "tasting room" label and touting itself as Boulevard's "hoppiest beer ever". Didn't happen to see the freshness date, but this bottle is from the sample packs that just hit stores in Kansas City within the last couple weeks. Poured into a small Belgian-style tulip glass.
Appearance - Pour yields a one-finger frothy head of stark white dense foamy microbubbles. Dissipation takes a few minutes and leaves sticky but fairly sparse lacing. Body is golden straw colored and a slight haze as well.
Smell - Big citrusy grapefruit characteristic, with acidic hops dominating the nose. Almost clears your sinuses because it's so distinct and piercing. CItrus gives way to some piney notes as well as a light graininess that makes sure the hops don't overwhelm.
Taste - The promise from the nose delivers strongly with a pungent hoppiness that reminds more of chewing on grapefruit rind. Pine resin provides a little bit of chewiness to the hops that would otherwise be a bit astringent. Definitely delivers on being their hoppiest beer to date. This one could replace Single-Wide and I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Mouthfeel - Light and juicy up front, but evolves into something with a bit more stick to it. Medium bodied and resinous with carbonation level on the high side of moderate. Dry finish.
Overall, a fantastic new beer from Boulevard. I certainly hope this one makes it out of its "sampler only" status. This beer could be bottled year round or seasonally and I would buy it often, I think.
08-26-2013 04:42:52 | More by LambicPentameter
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.