Tasting Room Series: Red IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tasting Room Series: Red IPATasting Room Series: Red IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22
Photo of Libeertarian
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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 jp32
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber in color with a big, fluffy, khaki colored head. The beer appears to be well carbonated with many pop-like bubbles seaming around.

Smells hoppy. Pungent, wet, sticky, sweet, hoppy.

The flavor is highly citrusy. Orange juice seems to be the first taste I'm able to pick out, followed by wet piney hops, grapefruit, and a faint herbal note.

This is good in my books, Boulevard. I'd buy it.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops, caramel malt and raspberries fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Excellent brew.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard Brewing Co. "Tasting Room Red IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY 09/04/15"

Appearance: A mainly clear deep copper colored body that borders on becoming russet brown is capped by a solid head of creamy light tan froth that's an inch thick. The head retention and lacing are both quite good.

Aroma: Piney and citrusy hops greet you in the nose over a blanket of darkly caramelish and almost burnt sugar.

Flavor: The balance between the darkly caramelish and almost slightly chocolatey malt and the piney/citrusy/berry-like hops is quite nice. It see-saws a little bit, giving you more malt than hops at one point, but then it sways back, never really going to far from it's center point. A solid bitterness backs it and it finishes dry, piney, gently citrusy, and slightly resinous.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a median, fine-bubbled carbonation that gently bristles and then leaves it smooth across the palate.

Overall: Balance seems to be key at Boulevard, as is depth of malt flavor. Along with that they've always got a bright, fresh hop component and this beer certainly displays that. What they haven't done is overdo the hops, leaving a really well-rounded and drinkable beer that still displays a fairly complex hop charge, but doesn't hit you over the head. Balanced, polished, and refined - those are the traits of a world class beer. Kudos!

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pretty strong aroma of citrus and pine. It's drinkable enough. It doesn't push the citrus as much as others, which I think helps it by comparison.

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Tasting Room Series: Red IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 22 ratings