1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Pop-Up Session I.P.A.Pop-Up Session I.P.A.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

499 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 499
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 77 | 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.
View: Beers (53) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 499 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wcu80
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eddiehop
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden yellow with a medium lasting white head, some light lacing. Sweet pine citrus notes on the aroma, fruity. Taste same as aroma with some grapefruit tangy flavor, biscuit malt and light yeast, mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet pine citrus with some grapefruit notes, slight tangy and mild hops bitterness. Overall goes down easy and good drinking, nice session IPA.

Photo of Hopswagger
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Chicowdy
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle data: 4071 0940 0 BEST BY 08/09/14

The body appears golden yellow and slightly hazy with a thick, foamy, white head. Decent citrus aroma; lemon and orange. Fruity, bready flavor with a mild hop bitterness. Medium body, dry and slightly coarse on the tongue.

A respectable, nicely balanced IPA. The malt backbone and citrus-like hop aroma and flavor mix well together. Perhaps there would have been more of a 'wow' factor if my sample bottle was not past its best-buy date, yet it still tastes damn fine.

Photo of mta11c
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Panik
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cmoore32
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of webb534
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

Excellent taste with limited bitter bang. Had a nice lip smacking maltiness that I enjoyed very much. This is a great hot day beer but not one I would reach for in general.

Photo of gordonj
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Nickpd
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of IpeeA
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of JG-90
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pop-Up Session IPA has a hazy golden body with hints of orange and pours a towering, foamy white head that has great retention and leaves heavy lacing. Smells of yeasty bread, orange, lemon, and pineapple.

Taste starts with grapefruit, sour orange, and lemon rind, moving to tropical hops with pineapple and mango in the middle, finish has some yeasty bread accompanied by more citrusy hops. Body is light with high carbonation, expected from a session IPA, with a slightly creamy and slightly yeasty feel.

Wow! I was really impressed by this beer, pretty much right on what I want from a session IPA, light and crisp with a ton of hop flavor. I'm very surprised this is rated so low, as I think a lot of other people look for the same characteristics that I do in a session ipa.

Photo of adamcobrien
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.