Reboot White IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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208 Ratings
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Reboot White IPAReboot White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Chirpie on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"This re-release of our 2011 Collaboration Series No. 2 White IPA brings back the unique marriage of a classic Belgian-style wittier to an American IPA. Version 2.0 has upgraded its spicy aroma, with hints of bubble gun and clove. Bold flavors will launch upon uncorking, as sage and lemongrass balance the tangy, zesty wheat malt profile. Of course we recommend keeping at least two backups in the fridge. Press start to repeat." Brewed in the style of a White IPA, a recent addition to Boulevard's seasonal Smokestack releases. Available in 750 ml. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 57ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy frothed bright white head over a sunny golden yellow body with light haze. Light, flecked sediment is another impediment to clarity. Carbonation is light with small bubbles. Retention is very good, lacing is light and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Bright and flavorful Witbier notes up front, peppery coriander seed, tart orange rind and an aromatic sweet wheat malt base. Secondary notes of the IPA include a slightly lemony, peppery and herbal arrangement of hops with a modest bitterness. Clean and effervescent. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) Light pale and thin wheat malt base joined with a juicy citrus hop profile with an understated bitterness, finishing with a clean coriander spiciness amongst a citrus juice background. The flavors are surprisingly mellow but collectively make for a flavorful and well balanced beer. The brash bitterness and assertive spiciness that is common with these styles is repressed in this beer, much to my delight. Despite its solid balance, I feel as though it's collectively shallow all around, just a tad too light and thin. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is light, mildly chewy, faintly peppery. Carbonation creates a light frothiness for a soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Body is light/medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is equally sweet to bitter and spicy. Alcohol presence is very low and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) As far as the style goes, I expected a much more assertive hop and spice profile from this beer but got a somewhat lighthearted dose of both. Although this isn't the bitter hop bomb that some Belgian IPAs can be, it permits the wit notes of citrus peel and wheat to shine a little brighter, and comes off ultimately very well balanced. Quite drinkable, even if there isn't massive flavor in this beer. 3.75

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Reboot White I.P.A.
3.7/5.00

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured out of a 750 ml bottle, Reboot has a pleasant nectarine orange hue to it. Cloudy with at least and inch of head. Lacing is not visible.

Smell: a spicy herbal nose, predominantly orange peel and hints of banana and lemongrass.

Taste: starts out tasting like a witbier, it has a spicy honey taste up front with a malty orange wheat taste to it. Maybe a small hint of some light bread and lemongrass in there. The hops are hidden but definitely present near the end, a nice smooth but slightly spicy finish to it.

Mouth feel, medium bodied, light carbonation.

Overall: this is an interesting and fairly complex beer! Definitely ba different brew. Pretty easy to drink, I like the Belgian wheat style to it, but it has a nice smooth hoppy finish to it.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with slight head retention. The nose is a bit yeasty with a hint of citra hops and orange peel. It drinks fairly smooth and is yeasty on the tongue. It finishes with bite thanks to a blend of citrusy hops and orange notes. As it warms the orange becomes more prominent in the flavor. As is typical of white IPAs, it's fairly smooth and drinkable even with the presence of hops.

One of the better white IPAs I've had, though it should be noted I don't favor the style in general.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Reboot White IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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