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

Not Rated.
Pop-Up Session I.P.A.Pop-Up Session I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
83
good

499 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 76 | 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:
Beer added by: LambicPentameter on 07-28-2013

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.
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Photo of DeFaz
2.21/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I've begun trying as many session IPAs as I can find. Unfortunately, this is a session beer, but does not taste like an IPA at all. It's bland, watery, and worst, almost completely lacking in hop flavor. If they kept the "IPA" out of the title, I probably wouldn't have hated it.

The appearance is nice, with plenty of lacing all around the glass. But the qualities stop there--this is a dry tasting beer with biscuit notes and some vague of bitterness, but no great hop flavors.

I know that session IPAs can be great beers (see Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream). This just isn't good.

Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Noble12
2.44/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of DrumKid003
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Ejayz
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of zapahoppa
2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

On draft in nj. For a session ipa this is weak in flavor, mouthfeel and aroma compared to what other breweries have been able to achieve. More late addition hops needed and less watery backbone. Not a fan.

Photo of smith_s4765
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Way too carbonated for me.

Photo of BigJim5021
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of y0tommyb
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I tried this for the second time and it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered, not much hop flavor and seemingly too much carbonation. Oh well I still enjoy most of the beers I try from Boulevard. Maybe it was a bad batch give it a try you tell me.

Photo of MNishCT77
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. on tap at Corner Bar in Austin, TX on Sat., 12/27/2014, unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a standard pint glass, drank over ~15 minutes while eating some good ol' TX BBQ

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2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.