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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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83
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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 83 | 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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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 83
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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.

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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.