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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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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on numerous occassions from the bottle and tap, but this is the first chance I've had to sit down and review it. Love the entire line - Double-Wide, Single-Wide and this one.

Icy white head ringing the edge, with large pocks of bubbles clinging together. The beer glows a sunny golden, with only hints of orange when the light hits it.

Mango, passionfruit, pineapple on the nose - that's a big bowl of tropicals. An awesome first whiff.

Similar to the tongue, with those tropicals and a muted breadiness holding it all together.

Carbonated and sparkling to the tongue - completely enjoyable and highly sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 20:43:44 | More by mdcrouser
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-27-2014 16:13:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2014 01:10:04 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Deatherage

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2014 06:10:07 | More by Deatherage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint amounts of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium side finger thick cap surrounded by a medium to large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/orange and citrus/grapefruit hops with lighter aromas of biscuit malts and just a hint of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of biscuit malts with a light amount of slightly sweet grainy malts and honey. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange and citrus/grapefruit hops with a very light amount of floral hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: A very easy to drink and enjoyable session IPA with a strong amount of citrus hops and not much associated bitterness. Very refreshing and a good summer beer. This beer would be very easy to have a few of during a single session.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:05:29 | More by dbrauneis
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-23-2014 00:26:06 | More by Cruick
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-21-2014 03:15:11 | More by SuperHop18
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Screper

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2014 14:59:18 | More by Screper
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold-yellow, particles, gigantic Belgian-like head.

Smell: Citrusy, dry rind.

Taste: Citrus tang goes to a lemony taste. Somewhat muted sweetness, little bit of breadiness.

Overall: Another session IPA, Boulevard's version does seem to have a little better malt base in it and a little more body than others I've tried. Not quite as hoppy either.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 12:47:55 | More by Mdog
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-19-2014 04:43:19 | More by WDJersey
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Mugged89

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-16-2014 01:51:25 | More by Mugged89
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wrentmore

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-14-2014 21:11:20 | More by wrentmore
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augustwest

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-14-2014 19:56:56 | More by augustwest
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mpdavis

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-14-2014 16:50:21 | More by mpdavis
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LucyReg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 04:32:15 | More by LucyReg
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 00:17:18 | More by jgunther71
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MarkDeming

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2014 03:17:00 | More by MarkDeming
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep straw color with lots ad lots of carb. Bubbles rolling up from everywhere. It has a 1 finger quick to form fluffy white head with excellent head retention and very nice looking lacing

S - Lots of lemon and other citrus. I really like the ruby red grapefruit aromas. The aroma is all citrus style west coast hops!

T - Very similar to the smell. Lots of lemon and grapefruit, with other milder citrus aroma hidden and more subtle. It even has a slight pine finish

M - Very smooth and slick. Easy drinking with no burn

O - Good sessionable IPA. Nothing over the top but very drinkable with a pleasant flavor. Low bitterness but lots of citrus. Would be a good beer to drink by the pool or floating down the river!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 19:08:28 | More by Goosehunter75
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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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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-10-2014 03:44:23 | More by jaswilson2
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dsalmons

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-09-2014 17:06:25 | More by dsalmons
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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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rxthree

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-07-2014 02:37:35 | More by rxthree
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very large head that recedes in a lumpy fashion. Some chunky spots on the glass. Dark gold color and clear.

Mostly hop smell that is like pine needles and soft spring flowers.

There's a dry berry (raspberry?) flavor. The hop is the story of this beer. The swallow brings out a grapefruit. Light on the body with a raised level of bubbles. Prickly aftertaste with a decent amount of lingering in the throat.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:34:43 | More by smcolw
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Ejayz

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.