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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 Jadjunk
4/5  rDev +2.3%

"At over 100 IBUs, the hoppiest beer we've ever brewed. Pretty nervy for a bunch of Midwesterners." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. Available in 12 oz. bottles packed within the early 2014 Boulevard variety pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

Mid-Coast IPA pours an explosive creamy foam banana-cream head over a golden amber body with heavy haze and flecked sediment in tow. Carbonation is spritely and plentiful, retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. The aroma consists of strong hop notes of juicy lemon, peppery spice and grass with a moderate bitterness over a solid biscuity malt base with a touch of grain. The flavor comes off a bit more shallow on the flavor, with a slightly drier lemon zest, a resinous pine sap pinch and a somewhat potpourri arrangement of spice, plus a lingering big herbal bitterness on the finish. The IBUs really come through in the taste on this one, menacing and powerful. The texture is somewhat slick, moderately oily, slightly dry, and a mellow carbonation keeps the mouthfeel relatively soft with minimal distraction. The body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall, balance is moderately in favor of bitterness over sweetness, and the alcohol presence is fairly low, despite the age on this bottle, there's still plenty to hide. Off characters are minimal to none. This beer has likely seen better days, but there's no question that in its prime, this was a flavorful IPA with a ton of unique, lemony and grassy hop flavor and yet menacingly bitter with a strong punch in the finish. I am pleased that it held up very well and hope it makes a return or even a year-round status.

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Mid-Coast IPA
4.00/5.00

Jadjunk, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

rxthree, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mothman, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by date on bottle looks like 03/03/14...

The body looks bright gold and features a very thick, sticky, rocky, white head. Mild pine tar aroma. Orange and grapefruit flavors; juicy; light biscuit malt; decent hop bitterness brings up the finish. Medium-heavy body; crisp and dry finish.

Assuming this is an old bottle, it may explain the relative lack of hop aroma and underwhelming hop bitterness. At 100 IBUs, one would expect more hop punch. Otherwise, the beer is decent enough for an IPA. The juice-like flavors and lingering hop bitterness does satisfy the taste buds.

beergoot, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SuperHop18, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

nheinzie57, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Hayes37
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hayes37, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jascott2112, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

mrjbrown27, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TripelMark, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

snarygare, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hohnbaum, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

meanmutt, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Amp, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

csfcmitchell, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of kjo86
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

kjo86, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of TCMike
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Produced a 3 finger white head. Beer is a hazy honey color.

Aroma is of mostly piney, and slightly citrus hops.

Taste Is similar but with a slight honey sweetness to it, and biscuit taste. Very hop forward, and the bitterness lingers. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Good beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

TCMike, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into SA glass and a boisterous whte head made it somewhat of a challenge to do so. More yellowish in the body and somewhat cloudy. Almost looks more like a wheat beer. Sure doesn't smell or taste like one though. A very smooth drinking IPA, except for the agrressive finish which hits the bitterness quite hard. Doesn't linger as much as would be expected for this, but it is hard nonetheless. Soft and sweet aroma with a nice hop presence. Not too strong, but pleasant nonetheless. There is a nice sweetness in the drink. Seems like a nice blending of malt and hops. Soft feel and smooth yet stingy carbonation. Nice citrus flavors.

garymuchow, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of RCLOHR267
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

RCLOHR267, May 31, 2014
Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.