The Calling
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,463
Ranked #7,061
4.08 | pDev: 8.82%
Jun 03, 2023
Dec 23, 2014
The Calling is an undeniable IPA we were driven to make. It's our tribute to like-minded dreamers, adventurous spirits, and glass half-full optimists. It's also our most heavily hopped beer ever, bursting forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hop aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish. Heed your call and enjoy.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Albertsons. Pours out a cloudy golden with huge airy head. Aroma equal parts malt and hops. Taste brings hops to the front, not overwhelming, but soft and inviting. Mild resinous bitterness, in taste and finish. Solid IPA throughout.
Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4 by jbexphys from Maryland

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Feb 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Dustin015 from Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
L- Hazy Straw With quickly dissipating head

S- Citrus and floral reminiscent of soap

T- medium sweetness citrus and detectable alcohol

F- Medium full body, medium carbonation.

O- Descent double IPA a little bit too thick and I did not love the hop flavors.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hard to call...The Calling is a true to style, solid west-coast D IPA...hoppy-dank-resinesqe...finish is kinda blah. Canned 29 Jul 21, enjoyed 07 Nov 21, maybe it's past its prime? Not bad by any stretch, but just...okay.
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by joran from Kansas

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap in a Pilsner glass, 12 ounce serving.

Slightly hazed pale gold color with a 1f white cap. Lots of soapy lacing.

Tropical fruits, light citrus, pine and dank. Earthy aromatics.

Flavors of pine resin, fruit punch, and Caramelized malt.

Near full bodied with noticeable sweet alcohol that cleanses with hop bitterness.

Nice drinking DIPA that packs a punch.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purchased at Costco in Tumwater, WA of all places. BB date is Feb 10th.

Slighly hazy pour, a finger of foam. Nose is a bit floral with malty notes. Early bitterness but not harsh. The long hop bill means no distinguishing hop flavor comes to the fore, but what you get is a depth of taste. Malt is very much in a background supporting role. A very nice DIPA.
Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 5 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by Birdlegs from Washington

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can. Pours dark golden yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of resiny piney hops and some booze and sweet caramel malt.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malt with some fruit and big resiny piney hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA.
Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The pint can is calling, calling to be emptied into a clear glass liter mug for scrutiny. Oh boy! This looks like a Double IPA should. No starchy foam for a head and although not entirely translucent, it's not close to being cloudy. The color is a beautiful rich amber with an appropriately sized white head. A good sharp hoppy aroma for the nose, good glass lacing and things are going in the right direction. The taste is pleasantly well-hopped without trending to overly bitter. The malt body is perfectly suited to the less than biting hops. It's not sweet at all and somehow compliments the hops, rather than providing a contrast. This goes down so easily for its ABV of 8.5%. This is a great one, with just enough hop character and plenty of alcohol, without being bitter or sweet. This has a perfect balance and should have high ratings.
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, hints of oak, vinous notes. Flavour of oak, fruity and spicy hops, vinous notes, good bitterness.
Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
The Calling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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