Linkin' Up (Hop Dust) IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Linkin' Up (Hop Dust) IPALinkin' Up (Hop Dust) IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 26
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Stella glass. A collaboration between a local brewery from Lincoln, NE and Boulevard from KC.

Beautiful orange-yellow glow, has just the right amount of opacity for its style. Head is tall, off-white, and mega creamy. 3 fingers I'm counting. Recedes to a finger but not without destroying the glass first. this Zombie Dust? Whoa! Just tons of great FRESH, DUSTY hop aromas. All I can say is that it reminds me of ZD. It has grassy, orange-y rind, very slight metal, slight melon, faint hints of onion but not too strong, fresh juniper/sage. I would guess Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

Flavor is likewise explosive. I can taste some slight fading, but it's not too obtrusive at this point. Orange rind, apricot, pineapple, melon, dank, pepper, grass, juniper.

Feel is carbonated, somewhat starchy, nice presence overall. Slightly acidic. Hop resins cling but aren't bothersome.

Overall, this is like Todd and ZD had a baby. I'm not kidding. Just because one of the "big boys" made it, people don't regard it as highly. I think it's a sleeper... Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy gold color. 5/4 inch of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, hint of citrus, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is only a slight bitterness. Tastes of piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, hint of citrus, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good, but simple and leaves you wanting just a little more.

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Photo of Suds
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy and yellow, this brew has a foamy white head. The aroma is full of citrus-like hops and mixed fruit. The taste is dry-ish, with loads of continued fruit flavors. It is not an exaggeration to call the beer 'juicy'. Flavorful and interesting. Wonderful.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
BB 10/4/18
Slightly opaque gold with thin white head
Smells exactly how i would imagine hop dust to smell piney, citrusy, along with sticky sweet honey
Smooth toasted malt, followed by melon, cucumber, with a honey boozy finish
The feel is refreshing clean bright, with a touch of booze as well
Overall this is liquid pleasure, perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of malt, and the hops being showcased front and center.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "04OCT2018".

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, hazy, light gold color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained.

SMELL: brown sugar, bread and pine resin, there is some citrus, maybe pineapple, fairly assertive to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet pineapple citrus and bread then a piney hop blast.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an outstanding beer, I enjoyed this and will definitely have it again, I will recommend this to my friends, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, a collaboration between two of the areas best brewers is a huge win for everyone.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold, sleight head. Aroma has some nice mango / guava notes, cajoling & tropical. Taste follows-up on that with a little melon rind, and a mild bitterness at the end. Good, if not adventurous.

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Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a fairly large, off-white head of foam. It smelled very dank, floral, piney and citrusy. Very bitter with a strong piney presence. Sweet citrus fruits and caramel, too.

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Photo of Snift_the_juice
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was ultra hyped to see my favorite hometown brewery 'link up' with a favorite brewery in a town I often go work in, so I had to buy it when it came through in my corner store. The smell was phenomenal, airy and aromatic. Very fresh floral scent with a definite juniper accent. When drinking this beer I'm not overwhelmed by flavor, but the flavor that is there is wonderful. Just a real fresh taste and super clean finish, family. Definitely throw one of these in your mix a six and snift the juice.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy straw with nearly two fingers of white foam. Head formation is dense with good retention, followed by dense lacing. Aroma is light citrus, floral, and resin hops with delicate biscuit malts behind. It showcases the hops well with the malts forming a fine base. Flavor profile is citrus, pine, floral, and resin with a biscuit and toast malt backdrop. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fizzy, slight harshness to it. Overall, its delicate but flavorful, putting this beer as a good beer for enjoying in a multitude of situations.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Linkin' Up (Hop Dust) IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 26 ratings