Pop-Up Session I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours gold with a little haziness and covered with a nice, thick, fluffy head. A lumpy, soapy cap lasts for the duration and leaves behind chunky clusters of lacing. Fresh, bright, green hops in the nose meet a light sugar cookie maltiness. Grassy, zesty, oily, and citrusy with notes of pine and lime. The flavor has a more subdued hop presence while upping the cereal malts for some balance. Lemon, grapefruit, hay, and tea mingle with dry crackers. Very crisp, light, and poundable. Not as hoppy as DayTime, which seems to be my go-to "session IPA" as of late, but a very pleasant, well-made easy drinker that I could definitely see myself buying again.
01-22-2014 03:14:25 | More by wedge
4.01/5 rDev +9%
Light gold beer, very clear, and medium sized quickly fading, sticky white head. Aroma is bright miscellaneous fruits, floral, and citrus. Quite pleasant, easy going, and fresh. Taste is extra clean and seemingly simple. Flavors are lemon, orange, lightly herby, flowery, evenly fruity, and faintly tea-like over a soft light sugar cookie (w/out the sugar) malt base. Simple, delicate arrangement of happy things with light bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth with light body. Very sessionable/extremely drinkable. Mission accomplished here. A very friendly amicable beer.
01-22-2014 03:08:25 | More by tastybeer
3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow with some haziness and good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: A nice floral bouquet of tangerine, tropical, and grapefruit hops followed by pale and pilsner malts.
Taste: Citrus and tropical with the pale and bready malts. Nice mild tingly bitterness in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, smooth, and a little mild bitterness
Overall: This beer is on the same lines as Founders All Day IPA. I will be enjoying more of this and the other more often.
01-18-2014 04:42:58 | More by Flounder57
3.69/5 rDev +0.3%
Best buy 04/24/2014.
A- Poured a hazy light golden yellow from a 12oz short bottle to a snifter. Fills up the top of the snifter with a creamy, thick white head to just over two fingers. Head retention is pretty nice and it eventually falls to a ring and thick pillow in the center. Thick lace clouds at the top with nice spots following down the glass.
S- Mostly hops in an aroma not quite like stronger IPAs but still quite a bit of citrus, tropical fruits and some floral hints. Slight balance of yeast bread and light malts. Fades a bit with time.
T- Seems to lost a bit of the hop pungency from the aroma but hops are still in the forefront. Hops bring floral notes, tropical fruit like mango, a good deal of lemony citrus rind and just a bit of pine. Lightest bit of yeast and cracked grain influences are just enough to balance and clean overall.
MF- Fairly fizzy higher end carbonation level in a light overall body. Texture is just a tiny bit on the silky side with a light bitterness in the finish. Could use a bit more creaminess, feels slightly too fizzy eventually.
Seems like a good start and is actually nice for a large scale session IPA. There are brews from smaller producers that pack much more of a hop punch than this and are spectacular examples of a "session IPA." Hop flavors are nice and there is nothing wrong but it just lacks the edge that could make it more than good.
01-14-2014 03:53:51 | More by cbutova
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
01-06-2014 01:58:47 | More by barnzy78
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
01-05-2014 21:47:00 | More by kevanb
Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.