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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
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291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 01/02/14

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Lemons, breadyness, grassiness & lime, all fade a bit

T: Limes, grapefruit & biscuitty maltup front. Grassyness & hay, a bit of pineapple, lemon & pink grapefruit, & dryness as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, slight breadyness, dryness & lemongrass notes

T: Lime, grassiness, lemons, slight biscuitty malt

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, fantastic balance

Drinks so easy, I do believe I could pound this on a regular basis, especially if this fresh. I think actually prefer this to Founder's All Day IPA, but only by a little. Well done Boulevard, easily your best IPA/hoppy beer to date (Runner Up Tank 7, but there's so much else going on there it's an apple to oranges comparison to be sure). Would love to see this on sale by the case at my local walmart, some how I can't see this happening

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 04:21:18 | More by russpowell
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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%

07-06-2014 21:15:22 | More by Ejayz
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-05-2014 21:22:10 | More by kylehay2004
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-05-2014 06:17:03 | More by loverofthecraft
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-04-2014 01:22:48 | More by mobrockman
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MikeSkaz


4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-03-2014 02:07:24 | More by KAF
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-02-2014 02:47:51 | More by mtbdonn
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-30-2014 05:30:03 | More by shelby415
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-29-2014 17:36:55 | More by Tricerahops
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dseanv

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-28-2014 23:55:05 | More by dseanv
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wade277


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-27-2014 17:49:57 | More by wade277
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-27-2014 12:49:16 | More by AndyEdgar
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Nightwish1094

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-27-2014 02:04:11 | More by Nightwish1094
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-26-2014 21:42:51 | More by ariceclemson
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-25-2014 22:25:05 | More by ParkbrauFan
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y0tommyb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-25-2014 21:16:12 | More by y0tommyb
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
4.3% ABV, Best By 07/24/14

A - Heavy sheets of white lace cake the glass as the dollop of frothy whipped foam slowly plateaus to a lumpy pile above the hazed goldenrod beer.

S - A gentle breeze kicks up mowed grass notes into the predominantly citrusy aroma; sweet orange peel and lemon zest envelop biscuity pale malt and honey graham cracker on the back side.

T - Bright citrus dances on the tongue while lingering grassy notes move through the underlying grainy pale malt and honey-suggesting graham cracker base for an even-keeled brew.

M - Effervescent carbonation scrubs the tongue as this bright and light bodied beer washes down smoothly, finishing with a kiss of bitterness that lingers wonderfully on the tongue.

O - Boulevard's Pop-Up session IPA takes bright and citrusy hops with just a hint of earthiness and overlaps the smooth biscuity, graham cracker-like malt base with just enough balance to keep this an easy drinking, pretty refreshing IPA that's incredibly satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 22:33:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.