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:
#2,698
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
1,613
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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67
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Ratings: 1,613 |  Reviews: 266
Photo of jimpyle48
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Clear gold with one finger of white head. Modest lacing.
Smell is floral hops with a bit of bread crust malt.
Taste is floral fruity hops some hop oil resins and a good dose of malt support.
Mouthfeel is light medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and lightly bitter.
Overall a tasty DIPA. Best by 27 April 2018.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that leaves good lacing, The aroma is pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor follows the nose and has a nice hop bite in the finish. The feel is smooth and yet well carbonated at the same time. Overall a very pleasant beer.

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

Very nice lighter double IPA. Good balance between hops and malty sweetness (but nowhere near the almost syrupy-ness of lots of DIPAs). Easy to drink and to enjoy.

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

Photo of KLHBB
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found in Mom’s fridge, a gift from my sister. Murky burnished gold, lacing retention; smells of mango, tastes of grapefruit as well. Hop bitterness offset by a slight malt sweetness. Medium carbonation. Quite good.

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Photo of omparker
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Giggy
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of GenoMcCoy
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As an avid DIPA drinker, my personal preference is more bitter. I am looking for the hops flavor. It doesn't have the malt body that some DIPAs have, which is nice. The leaning is more IPA than DIPA, in my opinion..

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Photo of drmeto
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden with a small to medium,foamy, white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-pineapple,grapefruit,spicy,lemon,coriander,sugar,doughy,peach
T:
-grapefruit,spicy,coriander,lemon,grassy,sweet
-high,lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-no alcohol noticeable
O:
Not a huge fan of Belgian IPAs, but this is good.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hawaiipa
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of absolutbc2001
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing ipa with a touch of sweetness. I would say this is one of the best beers i have had. Similar to a 90 minute but Better. I highly reccomend this.

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Photo of Edkeys
3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This looks incredible - a nice light orange color with a bit of haziness and plenty of carbonation. The only thing I would prefer on the look would be a little bit more of a head. Get that down and it's a perfect 5 on look. The smell is awesome, very tropical. Grapefruit, mango, peach and pineapple are prominent. On the taste it's much of the same, but it mellows out with a moderately bitter pine and a nice, smooth finish with a perfect balance of light, rich maltiness to round it out. The body is perfect for an IPA, nice and full but not heavy. The alcohol is not noticeable on the taste at all, but it does leave a bit of a warming feeling. It's hard to think of much negative to say about this beer, it delivers on every front. It's packed full of tasty tropical hops, it's full-bodied and malty, and it finishes very smooth without sacrificing the bitterness.

I think this might be the best IPA I've ever had, though my experience is admittedly still limited so I may be overrating it a bit for now. I'll adjust in the future if I need to. But I don't see much reason to think that this isn't one of the best beers I've ever had - I've had 3 bottles now just to be sure, and it's held up every time. I would absolutely love to try this on tap!

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The Calling from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,613 ratings