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

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Ranking:
#4,658
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
1,624
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,624 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of nopunk
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duvel_Boston
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a pint glass on the official release night at PJ Ryan's in Somerville, MA.
Hazy golden straw pour, with a bright white head that dissipates a little too quickly. First sip though, taste is crisp and excellent - great juicy IPA. Slight fruitiness is there, perfect bitterness and hoppy. Definitely a more aggressive beer than Boulevard's earlier hoppy offerings, but still with characteristic balance. As it warms up, traces of melon, pineapple on the nose and lingering in the taste. Really nice, and as the layers reveal themselves, the payoff is very satisfying. This is an IPA with teeth and flavor. A great one.

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Photo of aphamer
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA1978
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the IPA that I've been waiting for from blvd.
L- clear golden color, good head retention.

S- right as I cracked the cap I immediately got big citrus and tropical fruit. After it settled a tangerine nose over took with some pineapple and green melon.

T- big grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind with lighter pineapple, mango and maybe coconut....?? Bitter rinds, dried mango and hints of pine lingers on the pallet for some time.

O- great american DIPA well worth the wait.

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

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Murphy67
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the Calling at Next Door Pizza, Longview Farms in Lee's Summit.
Looks good in the glass more gold than orange, with a nice head that sticks around -
Starts off smooth with a subtle citrus hue to accompany the nice malty mouth feel and flavor.
Interesting bitter somewhat veggie finish that my be unpleasant to some. My Bro' in law was not fond of it, but to be expected with this style.
While not my favorite in the SmokeStack series, a solid offering and I'm sure they will keep trying.

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Photo of tyalan
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wallbj
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blvdlover
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyvolunteer
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Beer187
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of desireonrepeat
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thestoebz
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been a few days since I had 2 glasses on tap. In a boulevard tulip. This is "replacing" double-wide ipa (one of my favorite doubles of all time) and I honestly don't care for it as much. No malt whatsoever, though the tropical-forward hops are a nice change from most boring IPAs.

It's okay, but just that.

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

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A tropical boquet of hops on the nose, but the flavor is downright average.

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Photo of theonetrueking
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA s

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Photo of jroberts8811
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample of this at the taproom a few days ago. I think this'll be a big hit and a nice replacement for Double-Wide.

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Photo of tem3175
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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The Calling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,624 ratings