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Mid-Coast IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Mid-Coast IPAMid-Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%


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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bmwats

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Pervasive rising effervescence. Craters slowly, and unevenly; but never completely, leaving a thick foam blanket on the surface of the brew. Thick, dry beer ring lacing. Effervescence continues to rise throughout.

S: Pine cones, lemon, and hay.

T: Pine nuts, lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and tonic water.

M: Crisp, hearty, and syrupy. Very bitter, with a dry finish.

D: The character will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is excellent. Golden with a thick frothy head, continually rising effervescence, and plenty of lacing. Hay, pine, and citrus... and lots of it. Bitter pine, plenty of bitter lemon and grapefruit, and seltzer water kind of feel. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 00:01:08 | More by bmwats
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours honey colored with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very nice lacing & above average head retention

S: Pineapple with grapefruit, faint breadyness

T: Follows the nose, big time hop bitterness & citrus notes up front. Pineyness, grapefruit, some biscuitty malt dryness as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit, dryness & a touch of bready sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, nice balance

One of the better AIPAs Boulevard has done, put this in the rotation please

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 03:08:06 | More by russpowell
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:11:54 | More by Franziskaner
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 21:01:07 | More by WoodBrew
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Kearneytheking

Arkansas

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.94/5  rDev 0%
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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Chirpie

Kansas

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Up front honesty right here, I'm usually biased against high IBU beers (This one is 100+) and lingering bitter isn't really what I'm into right now.

But even with that, this was a good brew. All of the other surrounding characteristics are spot on and I'll admit I probably could have had another if the case wasn't out of them. It also doesn't feel like the bitter flavor continues to get stronger as you drink it either, so again, that plays in it's favor with me.

That's actually my biggest strike against this beer—you need to buy a 12 pack to get to it. I understand it helps get it out there in the market easier, but I feel bad for anyone who really likes the beer and wishes they could get more of it. :-)

Overall, a very good IPA that hop heads should really like.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:12:29 | More by Chirpie
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, slightly hazy clear and white a nice white head. Looks strong, inviting.

Big, fresh citrus, pineapple - fruity, but not overly so.

Heavily-hopped, but not in an obtrusive way. Grapefruit like the nose is up front, but the trailing bitterness is vegetative, somewhat leathery and completely unique from anything they've done or I've enjoyed in the past.

Coating and almost numbing on the tongue, dry and sticky to close. Very light carbonation lets the hops sit square on the tongue with being over-pricked.

Love this addition to the Boulevard roster - just had a Twitter convo with @Jeremy_Danner about this beer. Highly-hopped, easily drinkable, looking forward to future rotations through the series.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 03:45:02 | More by mdcrouser
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tito42

Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at the Boulevard Brewery tour tasting room on 7/5/2013. This is a new beer going into the new sampler "test" packs in the Kansas City area (yet to be released) - dubbed the Tasting Room Series. This was explained during the tour as the hoppiest beer Boulevard has ever brewed, at 104 IBUs. The bitterness was balanced very well in this beer. I can't wait to get it in a sampler pack to do a more controlled tasting and more in-depth review. It pours much lighter than the Double-Wide IPA, and has a much more earthy aroma and flavor than the piney hops of the Single- and Double-Wide IPAs. Can't wait to learn (and taste) more about this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2013 04:10:34 | More by tito42
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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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