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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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307 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-09-2014 15:00:20 | More by vermilcj
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, Best by 03/13/14
A - hazy orange-yellow with a huge off-white head that holds great retention
S - tropical and citric nose with mango and mandarin, faint grapefruit and pine
T - fruity, citric mandarin, grapefruit, mango, pine, some biscuity grain and caramel
M - thinner body, hoppy bitterness controls palate, dry finish
O - good flavors here with a nice aroma, but I'd like a fuller body and some more of a malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 01:58:47 | More by barnzy78
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-06-2014 01:50:17 | More by PEIhop
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2014 01:14:36 | More by Dizzy242
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kevanb

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 3/31/14, poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Tulip.

The beer pours a lightly hazy golden honey color, hues of light orange and copper. A few bubbles stick to the side of my glass, freshly rinsed and many bubbles are seen rising to the top of the glass. Atop the beer rests a large, thick, frothy white head, almost 3 fingers high that has nice retention and leaves a great amount of thick, soapy lace behind. The aroma is soft and gentle, lightly floral hops blend well with citrus and earthy hop spice with just a touch of soft cereal malt. The flavors are right in line, crisp hoppy flavors, citrus, wildflower and some earthy hop resin, with just a hint of pale malt, a bit musky, but helps balance the beer a bit. The body is gentle, nice carbonation that carries the flavors well. It coats the mouth well and finishes with a creamy touch.

Verdict: A really enjoyable session IPA from Boulevard and probably my favorite hoppy beer they make. Everything works very nicely here, refined hop flavors but no bitterness or astringency. This beer really is the definition of crushable, kudos to Boulevard for this. I will gladly be purchasing 6 packs of this when its fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:47:00 | More by kevanb
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GMB

Japan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2014 14:35:17 | More by GMB
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-01-2014 19:08:16 | More by aasher
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infuturity83

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-01-2014 17:53:51 | More by infuturity83
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-01-2014 06:00:12 | More by Le_HopHead
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

12-29-2013 20:49:51 | More by Mini4x
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-26-2013 20:55:52 | More by kaelingirl
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Theogre83

Kansas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-25-2013 18:10:02 | More by Theogre83
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-24-2013 06:18:26 | More by jharris0624
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:05:47 | More by Beaver13
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

12-20-2013 21:42:47 | More by DrumKid003
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-15-2013 02:38:30 | More by Buster
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moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-12-2013 13:28:00 | More by moarmare
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-08-2013 22:29:15 | More by bump8628
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tpaetow

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-07-2013 04:44:58 | More by tpaetow
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matthewwarner

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-03-2013 03:37:52 | More by matthewwarner
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 02:36:26 | More by WoodBrew
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-29-2013 18:19:37 | More by zeff80
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-28-2013 05:26:03 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-26-2013 00:22:19 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-23-2013 03:50:53 | More by BeerOps
Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.