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

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435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 45 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tommyguz, Jun 05, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I remember the first time I tried it and didn't like it. I did not have the pallet for hoppy beers at all. Now when I want a good overall IPA i go for pop up session. It reminds me of summer and all that goes with it. Boulevard overall make great beer.

Irasema, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

OKCNittany, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mattknueven, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kjo86, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bakerhead1979, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

petermethot, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mendvicdog, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

MSandahl23, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

ChicagoCane2001, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jzlyo, May 28, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (best by 5/16/14...just missed it0 poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - An aggressive pour yields a pale straw gold colored beer in the glass, plenty of floating particulates suspended in the glass and a thick 2 fingers of fluffy white head with good staying power and plenty of soapy lacing left on the glass.

S - Sweet maltose base shows first, followed very closely by an orange blossom citrus aroma and a slightly metallic smell. A touch of honey and straight up maltose add to the malt presence. Doesn't smell especially bitter.

T - Grassy and citrusy hop flavor up front, very light and mild hop bitterness. A honey-ish sweetness from the aroma continues into the flavor. Not especially impressive, but good...gives the impression that you could drink this from morning to night - which seems to be the idea with a session IPA.

M - Super smooth and easy drinking...the honey sweetness, grassy hop flavor and low bitterness make this a craft beer version of Bud Light. Lighter body and lowish/medium carbonation continue the quest for smooth rather successfully.

O - Although not exciting, a perfectly drinkable session IPA for the summer months. Not up to the Founders All Day IPA or Lagunitas Day Time IPA in my book, but I wouldn't turn it down...and if I saw this in a cooler of beer at a party alongside the usual suspects, I would certainly grab this first. Functional, drinkable, enjoyable - yes...exciting and worth a special run to the store...maybe not.

portia99, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Knoxrb12, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Stillmakingnoise, May 26, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a massive head that was slow to settle to a thick cap. A lot of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is all citrus and grapefruit.

Comes off as being more bitter than other "session" IPAs. A lot of grapefruit flavor with some orange and lemon notes. A little bit of toasted malt in the finish but this is hop dominate ale.

Light body and oddly does not seem to be very heavily carbonated. Must of lost most of its life in the pour.

Tastes a little like a baby Two Hearted.

morimech, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

rworkman, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

WhitmansNiece, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

HaroldPE, May 14, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: pours golden and hazy with a 2 finger white head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin layer of bubbles that lasted throughout, lower than average carbonation with a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: very subtle, flowery malt and not much else.

TASTE: lemon/citrus, mild pine, bread.

PALATE: lighter carbonation, medium body.

OVERALL: this is a very drinkable beer because it's a more balanced IPA and the 4.3% ABV means you can enjoy more than one at a sitting. Great beer for fishing or celebrating Fourth of July. Boulevard is an excellent brewer. I would say this beer is comparable to Founders All Day IPA.

HoppyBastard, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jim_carignan, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Genx, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

sendbeer, May 11, 2014
Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.