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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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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | 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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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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Prefabu
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

This beer won't change your life or anything, but what I really like is that the "commercial description" is perfect. It's very drinkable, and I think the flavor is somewhat unique, at least in my semi-limited drinking experience (compared to many people on here). The name fits, too, and the label art is kind of cool.

Photo of vancean2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brewndruid
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

This is definitely a… Will buy again!… Very please with this beer, excellent session a bowl IPAA. Anyone who sings IPAs have to be weak and tasteless needs to try this beer. Well done

Photo of Mcpayne
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%

Best by 12/12/14. Consumed 11/03/14 in a spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.55) A: Pale straw pour darkens to a lemon peel in the vessel with a dense, raging display of effervesce. A 2 finger, frumpy cottage cheese textured head is dull white with a lengthy stay and a lasting foam coverage.

(3.45) S: Aroma of fresh wet grapefruit juice, lightly dry pine with a low to moderate sense of awareness. Light, dry whole barley stalks.

(3.60) T: Flavor was citrusy-pine, dry barley stalks, with a bit of dry pine hopping on the finish. Good level of ibu's, especially for an abv% of 4.0 while maintaining a good sense of balance for sessionability purpose. Some light orange-grassiness, dry stone fruit (freezed dried berries) with some lemon peel.

(3.55) M: Strong crisp carbonation makes for a lively mouthful with a nice bite. Light bodied.

(3.55) O: sessionable, crisp bite of carbonation, hoppy with a traditional pale backing makes for easy liking and repeat factor. Easy abv% of 4.0 is good for summer time 6 pack purchase poolside. Good ibu to abv% ratio.

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of EConnOG
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Bytor31
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AirBob
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Sgbrown78
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

2014-11-01 at Brass Rail.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

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.

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of FreshZ
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Pete27lax
5/5  rDev +36.2%

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

This is the 3.1% ABW (just under 4% abv) version sold in Oklahoma. Pours to a rocky white head that lasts and laces. Aroma is citrus grapefruit and pineapple, due mainly to the hops. Taste is more of the same with emphasis on hop flavor because the base malts are very weak. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for this gravity. No big disappointments given the limitations. No technical flaws or off flavors. The hops are damn near perfect. Low malt content was balanced properly with hop bitterness. Leaves a good deal of pleasant hoppiness on the tongue that lasts. Overall a good rendition of a "low point" IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.