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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

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2013 15:47:09 | More by lucasj82
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 18:25:01 | More by Bosoxfan20
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IPA1978

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-07-2013 02:39:18 | More by IPA1978
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Kearneytheking

Arkansas

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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)

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:28:48 | More by Kearneytheking
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justforrazors

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-04-2013 01:03:29 | More by justforrazors
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-03-2013 18:44:05 | More by Chucker17
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-02-2013 04:00:23 | More by beerbrains
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2013 19:43:13 | More by Troville1990
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-01-2013 13:06:36 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-01-2013 04:50:01 | More by danfix99
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Beezee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2013 01:47:30 | More by Beezee
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justinp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-01-2013 00:51:35 | More by justinp
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-29-2013 23:15:40 | More by Zach136
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beardown2489

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-27-2013 19:28:15 | More by beardown2489
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-27-2013 14:56:39 | More by jroberts8811
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-27-2013 02:11:49 | More by jewellrunner
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-26-2013 10:37:52 | More by zeff80
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:42:52 | More by LambicPentameter
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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-25-2013 21:58:00 | More by csmalley
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-25-2013 17:15:36 | More by NateMac13
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hardrock

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-24-2013 20:10:19 | More by hardrock
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-24-2013 00:48:39 | More by HoistinBrews
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-23-2013 20:52:07 | More by brbrocc
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Smokestack Series tulip glass form a 12oz bottle.
Best By 12/10/2013

Pours a very pale golden color. Pretty translucent and clear. There is a nice half inch head that is nice and white. It is pretty dense and sticky and recedes down to a nice thin film at the top of the brew.

Aroma starts off citrusy as ever! Notes of tangerine and orange. Nice grapefruit rind and notes of citrus bitterness and acidity. There is also some nice grain in the background behind all the intense notes of hops. Grassy and herbal as well.

Flavor starts off intense and citrusy. Big pungent hop notes with some intense bitterness and palette destroying citrus notes. The brew gets more palatable as it warms but its still intense and hoppy. There is also more tropical fruit notes as it warms. SOme slight mango and pineapple. The finish is dry and abrasive. Good hoppy and refreshing IPA with a lighter body.

Pretty good take on the West coast style by the Midwest folk.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 03:44:42 | More by JoEBoBpr
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kustard

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-18-2013 00:55:33 | More by kustard
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.