The Calling | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JLaw55 on 12-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,012
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,632
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
607
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,632 |  Reviews: 269
Photo of rking1226
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeBogert53
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve into a tulip...

Pours a cloudy, not hazy, gold, with a nice head, but limited lacing. The aromas and flavors hit all the right notes, or "check the boxes" for a DIPA, with plenty of malt-forward tropical fruit well-balanced by some pleasant, old-school floral hop, but there isn't anything "standout" about any of it. Just solid. The mouthfeel is good, with a nice dry finish as a counterpoint to the malty DIPA backbone.

Overall, a solid DIPA that I'll enjoy again.

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Photo of hopsean
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rseanchardy
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great double ipa. A smooth beers with a lot of hops. A lingering aftertaste but not unpleasant.

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Photo of Mortarforker
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulFC
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden straw. Smell is hops, oranges, lemons. Taste is citrus up front, oranges, lemons, hops in behind. Not too bitter. Refreshing

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonny41
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aglassplease
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Well I was a bit disappointed with the hop level. For a DIPA I was expecting much more. For me this beer was much more sweet than piney. Too sweet for my taste. Bottle says 75 IBU. I'm sure it is accurate but the sweetness overpowers any hop notes.

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Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopsohard
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L-Bright oak/yellow color...whispy white fizzy head..

S-Sweet sugary fruits...tropical notes of pineapple and mango, citrus notes of mandarin oranges....also hitns of sweet peaches as well.

T-Citrus up front on the flavor. Oranges, and some grapefruit...a bit of mango, peaches.....a bit of sharp alcohol on the late finish.

F-Feels like a DIPA with a sticky sweet feel. Finishes drier than the initial flavor would lead you to think.

O-This is an an enjoyable almost old school DIPA.

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Photo of maxarvo
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
2.72/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkholmes25
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, light pine. Taste is citrus, some alcohol, a bit juicy, a good amount of bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow color with touches of chill haze, a off white thumb sized head that laces well.

Aroma is west coast big citrus fruity notes and pine bitterness riding on a sweet malt base.

Taste is is big on hops fruity citrus , some sweet malts after fruity burst then lingering pine resin bitterness. Overall pretty descent IPA not bad and not mind blowing just a solid good beer.

Mouthfeel is medium with a little peppy kick to bring out the hops. But seems little lighter then the 8.5% listed.

Overall a solid beer big on hops favorable enough not a mind blowing IPA but good and enjoyable.

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Photo of Nathan419
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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The Calling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,632 ratings