The Calling | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#2,702
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
1,614
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
600
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,614 |  Reviews: 266
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

Photo of chicagoish
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crackerdevil
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Medium yellow color. Well balanced double IPA. Bright pine hops and even malt as a counterbalance.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robebo44
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elneely88
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snift_the_juice
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again I'm Snifting the juice on the local big timer and I just have to say.. This one goes down smooth with a light citrus and pine flavor. For an 8.5 this feels like a session. 2 finger head and slightly hazed amber color makes it an easy drink for the percentage. Yet again Boulevard has halted me like traffic on I-35 With another nice beer.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Popping the cap on this one, I'm not getting any immediate hops from the bottle. Pouring it out, it is a bit disappointing on aroma for what I was expecting. Some classic citrus and pine, but nothing pops out. Taste is also just okay. Full flavored for sure with an 8.5% abv, but is not that interesting. Some orange with some astringency as well. It isn't refreshing or worth slow contemplation. Sort of an in-between beer that doesn't tick any of my boxes. However, it is still a decent overall beer...just not special.

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

Photo of Brolegario
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy light gold with a thick white head. The aroma give off citrus rind with a hint of pineapple and just a touch of pine. Taste is surprisingly balanced and a welcome contrast to some of the hop forward beers in the category. Dry finish with a lasting but slight bitterness.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter the beer is a hazy gold color. There is a small white head that leaves a good deal of lace.
Aroma of tropical fruit, pine, and a little bit of citrus. Sweet malt background.
Pineapple, a hint of orange, late pine resin. Caramel.
Medium-bodied, a joy to drink.

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

Photo of Walnut
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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The Calling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,614 ratings