The Calling | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.08/5
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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:
#4,989
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,632
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
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68
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Ratings: 1,632 |  Reviews: 269
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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Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steinhauser10
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Vetbidder
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just slightly hazy and light golden in color with a thick white head. Smells of pineapple immediately then sweet citrus, wow tropical...love it. Taste translation with just enough sweetness to counter the slight bitter finish. Tropical flavors through the middle of this beer. Pretty creamy with just the right amount of carbonation, I'd call it medium. Overall, pretty darn solid !

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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