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

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443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 49 | 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.

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A- Hazy gold. White head is a little wispy and retains only for a few minutes.

S- Tropical fruit; pineapple, citrus, and a little pine. The malt aroma is really toasty, but still only backs up the hops.

T- Sweet and fruity. The malt is really toasty again, and I really enjoy it. Hops are pineapple and citrus.

M- The body is light, and the finish is just barely bitter. All the hop character is left in the aroma and flavor, not in the feel. Carbonation is moderate.

O- I enjoyed the malt character in this one. It competes with the hop, but knows its place in the IPA. The toasty notes stick out, but they let the hops shine.

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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.