Red IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 74
Photo of Libeertarian
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From older notes:

A lovely extra red copper, semi-clear with tons of fines in suspension and dancing around the bottom in particular. Sandy tan, consistent foamy head of mostly moderate retention, then film-forming until the end. Lacing is amazing, like fancy frost on a window. Resin, stone fruit, candied orange, caramel aromas. Not too dissimilar-tasting, only instead of mere resin we have some pine and leather, a lot of rind, plenty of soap, a peppercorn surprise in the back. And toast and extra fruity malt-tartness displace some of the caramel. Medium to full in body, sloshy with fine suds relatively few in number. Fair amount of astringency. Called an IPA but compare to hoppy Ambers, even some of the higher ABV ones.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a nonic, the beer is a very hazy red. It looks totally unfiltered. There is a very stick beige head.

I like the aroma of pine sap and malts.

The taste is piney, a bit of citrus, caramel malts and more pine. This is a straight ahead IPA.

The mouth is oily and coating.

I would buy this one a regular basis Boulevard are you listening?

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Photo of secondtooth
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep ruby amber with rich head of bone white suds. Wall of lovely lace.

Aroma: Delicious citrus and tropical hops. Delicious!

Taste: Tantalizing and wonderfully citrus-hopped, sharp and zingy yet fruity with a near-perfect malt complement. Finishes slightly bitter. This is a wonderful IPA that I wish were available more widely and regularly.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Amber red, with a big off white head
S: More hops than malt, but both there
T: It's balanced and easy drinking. The hops are there, but not over powering. The sweet malt mellows the hops
F: Very thin, but easy drinking
O: A transitional beer for sure. Perfect for someone looking to try a ipa with a smaller hop presence.

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Photo of Dikfour
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: 1.5 fingers of head dissipates slowly. Hazy and deep amber in color. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Light dank hops slightly masked by the big amber malt. Little chocolatey sweetness.

Taste: Much more balanced than I thought this was going to be. Amber malts are more subtle and the chocolate malt really jumps to the fore front Citra hops stands out on the balancing bitterness at the finish. Surprisingly complex.

Feel: Medium body. Oily. Slightly Dry finish.

Overall: Reminds me a bit of an Amber more so than a Red IPA. Docked a couple points but I really really liked this one. I'll definitely revisit this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In my view, a hoppy amber is not a red IPA, and this is thankfully the latter. It's lovely beer, sticky and intensely hopped, and not bogged down by a whole bunch of grain sweetness, as malty as it is. Brick red in color, really really dark there, very sexy, with a tan foam two inches high rising above the rim if the glass. The nose is fresh northwest hops. I get the Soddy lumber elements of centennial and the oily content of a simcoe type, but the real varietals used are nor readily obvious to me. The interaction if this special red grain base and the hops strikes a new kind of balance. A very bold balance, and I like it a lot. Plenty of pine in this, and a good bit of bitterness. Surprisingly very little residual sugar from the malt, so often these are plagued by that. Fuller bodied and it warms up really well. I think this a fantastic example of the style, really nice on tap at the source!!

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Photo of Geneth
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not the color I was expecting from this brew, but it has a very pleasant smell and taste to it. It was smooth with a consistent hops flavor (never overpowering though).

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

West coast...full of piney, spicy hops. The beer is murky and brown, with a cream colored head and a solid hop aroma. The taste is balanced toward hops, but the bitterness is restrained. Earthy, fresh, and flavorful. Nice taste. Full body. This is an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is great pours a brown orange with 1 finger head that leaves a cream film with lacing on the the glass smell of sweet monkey bread and a citrus Carmel dark fruit taste just like it smells this is very creamy O I love this beer
(I was hot and just got done mowing when I tried will buy again just in case it was deceiving)

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2.32/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Not sure if I've acquired the IPA taste quite yet. I enjoy single wide IPA but this stuff is too bitter for my liking. I'll try back if I acquire the taste. Otherwise it looks good but tastes like shit

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is awesome. I love this style of beer and boulevard is rocking it. The beer poured a nice amber with whites head that is lacing like a vickey secret catalog. The scent carries piney hop. The taste is a well balanced beer that leans slightly bitter with pine notes throughout. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall.....this is a very solid beer.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 7-3-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, brown color with more than one-finger off-white head that dissipated slowly until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, significant lacing.

SMELL: bread, pine, caramel and toasted malt.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel malt with some toasted notes and then a big piney hop blast that lingers is a most pleasant way.

PALATE: somewhat creamy, medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer, the red IPA is one of my favorite styles, do not see this style very often, not sure why, I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of mdcrouser
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty red-brown, with a chunky, oatmeal-like head.

Piney, woodsy, grapefruit citrus - nicely balanced there.

"Dank," as mentioned on the label, is correct - wraps around the tongue like moss on a tree stump in the dark of the woods, nothing bright about it. Woodsy, cork, grapefruit rind, settling at the back of the tongue to soak.

I rather like this beer as a change of pace, though it's not an every day drinker.

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Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pine and roasted malt. Slightly sweet and malty with a piney bitterness.

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Photo of hophead723
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The people at Boulevard are cocksuckers. This was included in a sampler twelve pack containing two new tasting room options: the Red IPA and a Blonde Ale. Nice and fresh, poured into a claret glass.

Look: Pours a tawny dark reddish-brown that glows ruby red in the center when held up to the light. It possesses a tan thick head with fine bubbles and leaves consistent lacing.

Smell: The smell is roasted malt characteristic of a Red IPA with a subtle flourish of hops that are fruity and piney.

Taste: The taste follows the nose with a nice smooth roasted malt taste and a flash of grassy/citrus character at the end. It isn't bitter at all though, which is odd because this is supposed to be an IPA. It isn't very complex either but as it warms a fruity flavor from the ale yeast makes itself known. This tastes like an Irish Red Ale.

Feel: It is quite smooth but with enough carbonation to hold everything up. The body is medium.

Overall: This is like a better version of Killian's Irish Red. With just a tiny little touch of hops it does not represent an IPA at all. Boulevard seems to enjoy brewing weak beers.

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Red IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 74 ratings