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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Pop-Up Session I.P.A.Pop-Up Session I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
83
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324 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
As a brewing team, we sought to make an India Pale Ale that showcased assertive hop flavor and aroma while maintaining a thirst-quenching drinkability by balancing the bitterness with a slight caramel malt character. A blend of our base pale, Marris Otter, and amber malts creates a simple, yet adequate malt backbone that allows Mosaic, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops to shine with bright, fruity, citrus notes. At 4.2% ABV and 41 IBUs, Pop-Up I.P.A. is a full flavored beer that’s suitable for all-day drinking.

(Beer added by: LambicPentameter on 07-28-2013)
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-12-2014 18:26:25 | More by Haybeerman
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-11-2013 20:13:16 | More by mojohawk21
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joemetric

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-10-2014 16:23:47 | More by joemetric
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

09-24-2013 15:58:06 | More by RoninBirdman
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

12 oz bottle, best by 3/2/14. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is some sweet sugary fruit with piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sugary tropical fruit with a medium piney hop finish with decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a decent session IPA. The flavor is dominated by the sugary tropical fruit rather than the hops. It does have decent bitterness though. Like most session IPAs I've had, it's a little thin and watery. I love the idea of session IPAs, but haven't seen one that really succeeds yet.

12-23-2013 03:05:47 | More by Beaver13
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Guden

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2014 23:23:37 | More by Guden
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-10-2014 13:07:05 | More by lionnusmb
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance: 1 inch head, yellow in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: pine, pineapple, and citrus fruits

Taste: pine, pineapple, and citrus fruits--like the smell but with some earthiness

Mouthfeel:sweetish start slightly bitter middle and and more bitter finish, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: A nice, sessionable pineaple and pine forward IPA. I have had better beers from Boulevard, but this is certainly one I would revisit.

06-08-2014 12:45:12 | More by tigg924
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: An earthy and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and grass. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Soft pale malt background with hints of grains, cracker, yeast, straw, and biscuit. A pretty solid hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an juicy and earthy hop forward taste with nice notes of grass and citrus fruit. Earthy and floral hop presence with notes of grass and some slight pine. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Soft bready pale malt backing presence with notes of grains, biscuit, yeast, cracker, and straw. A pretty nice juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and slightly oily. Pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a session IPA. Solid hop flavors with a nice light body.

05-01-2014 06:01:57 | More by MattyG85
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rwilde

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-02-2014 14:14:49 | More by rwilde
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schoon

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-14-2014 23:28:45 | More by schoon
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-19-2013 13:15:35 | More by sgttibbs
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-14-2014 01:09:00 | More by RDW
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MikeSkaz


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-03-2014 23:12:07 | More by MikeSkaz
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +9%

Light gold beer, very clear, and medium sized quickly fading, sticky white head. Aroma is bright miscellaneous fruits, floral, and citrus. Quite pleasant, easy going, and fresh. Taste is extra clean and seemingly simple. Flavors are lemon, orange, lightly herby, flowery, evenly fruity, and faintly tea-like over a soft light sugar cookie (w/out the sugar) malt base. Simple, delicate arrangement of happy things with light bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth with light body. Very sessionable/extremely drinkable. Mission accomplished here. A very friendly amicable beer.

01-22-2014 03:08:25 | More by tastybeer
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-15-2013 16:08:46 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-18-2014 06:13:33 | More by beerbrains
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 23:31:56 | More by Sammy
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%

Clean amber in my pint glass. Little head or residual carbonation, but no points detracted as this is on tap, after all.

Nose is subtle. A little citrus and fruit. Not bad, but not standout, either.

Taste is pleasant and mild citrus. I get orange and grapefruit touches with a strong malt presence. Not bad but not one I'd return to.

I will, however, pick up a single bottle for comparison's sake.

04-27-2014 14:54:02 | More by secondtooth
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%

I may have gotten a pumped up bottle...very foamy on the pour. The beer poured a hazy golden with big white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is fresh hops bordering more floral than pine or citrus. The taste is a good balance beer and very refreshing. The malt doesn't over power the beer allowing it to be slightly bitter with fresh hop zing. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall a good beer...will try it again just to see if the carbonation was a fluke.

12-01-2013 02:36:26 | More by WoodBrew
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SamuelR

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-07-2014 16:47:42 | More by SamuelR
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-05-2013 17:07:52 | More by Gonzoillini
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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-27-2014 21:21:34 | More by markcp
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BigJim5021

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

02-17-2014 02:49:07 | More by BigJim5021
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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.