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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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BA SCORE
83
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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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.

(Beer added by: LambicPentameter on 07-28-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Yellow / straw with 1 finger of white head. Slightest haze with very light sediment floating around. Light carbonation.

Nose
Passion fruit, lemon, lime, and caramel. There also seems to be the slightest hint of deli mustard...

Taste
Fairly delicate hop presence of tangy lemon and lime along with hints of mango and passion fruit. Firm bready backbone with a hint of toast. Very slight resin on the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
Whatever happened to calling these Pale Ales? Sessionable but lacking the hop kick I expect from an "IPA," session or otherwise.

justintcoons, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sluggo013, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

surprisingly very good for Boulevard

Eagleyes, Aug 26, 2014
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Pop-Up Session I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.