Tasting Room Series: Brut IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tasting Room Series: Brut IPATasting Room Series: Brut IPA
Tasting Room Series: Brut IPATasting Room Series: Brut IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Brut IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsner
Kettle Hops: Ekuanot, Topaz, Citra, Galaxy
Dry-hopping: Topaz, Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado, Amarillo

Super dry. Low bitterness. High carbonation.

IBU: 20

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 16
Photo of lastmango
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured pale yellow and slightly hazy with a three finger bright white head that quickly dissipated to a thin film that remained. Minimal lacing. Slight aroma of mango and pineapple. Taste follows the nose with a bit of piney hop on the finish. Flavor is weak as though seltzer water was added. Thin feel with high carbonation. Very dry.

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Photo of SB2017
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, hazy beer with an impressive bubbly head lingering a long while. The aromas are not particularly pronounced, and are largely composed of piney hops. First taste is fizzy and clean, with little flavor though balanced. This is a little more watery than I imagined. Otherwise a solid summerbeer. Highly refreshing though pretty weak on its own.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a large, white head. The bottle overflowed as soon as I opened it. It smelled fruity and sweet with floral notes. Sweet caramel taste with a fruity finish and mild bitterness.

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Photo of jwc215
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle:

Pours hazy yellow with a fizzy white head that becomes a wide lasting patch. Minimal to no real lacing.

The smell is of light citrus with some bread/yeast. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is of light citrus with some cracker. Again, mild but pleasant. Dry more than bitterness (Bitterness is very low - but it is dry). The flavor, though light, holds up through the finish.

Light, spritzy more than fizzy. Refreshingly dry.

A nice, light, easy-drinking brew. Mouthfeel towards champagne-like. This is my first review of this new style. Reviewed according to the BA style guidelines, which it fits overall. Looking forward to trying more examples of the style.

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Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a mostly murky (just the slightest bit of translucence) medium-dark yellow color with over an inch of white head that had very good retention and light lacing.

A noticeable bit of funk escaped the bottle upon releasing the cap. In the glass, there was a slight bit of malt, and some soft, floral hops. On the tongue, the funk wasn't as noticeable, but still there, the grain was the follow-on, and the soft hops rounded things off.

The body was light and crisp, with a dry finish. Drinkability was pretty good, don't know as if I'd drink 2 in a row, but will drink again. Overall, a nicely enjoyable brew. Certainly worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is light golden hazy yellow-ish body. Amazing fluffy head at 1st pour. Shrinks to a nice cap that lingers thru out. Sticky semi soapy lacing.
Great looking beer.

Smell is very light. Watered down almost. Muted fruit/citrus, mango and some apple. Has good aroma just not very pronounced.

Taste is a bit juicy up front. Finishes dry. Not as dry as others I've had in the style. Very low hop presence. More of a juicy pilsner (imo) nothing crazy fruity.
Underlying flavors of apple and light mango is what I get more than anything.

Feel is light to medium. Decent amount of carbonation. Dry after taste yet juicy mouthful.

Very well done. Really enjoyed this one.
Last couple Brut IPAs I've had didn't tickle my fancy like this one has.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. My first stab at a Brut IPA.

Yellow color, white 3 finger head, lots of active carbonation. Small traces of lacing cling to the glass. Light fruity hop aroma, simple but pleasant. Taste follows the nose. Hop flavors are on the weak side. Champange like carbonation. Finishes dry and thin. I can see some liking this style but it's just not for me.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing that stands out about this beer upon making a modest pour is the activation of head formation. Three fingers of dense, white foam bubbles up top of the pale straw color. It's transparent until the final ounces into the glass, then it turns cloudy. Head retention is good. Aroma is an immediate dry herbal spiciness from the hops that melds into delicate tropical fruits and citrus hop notes. Doughy biscuit and pilsner malts form the base. Aroma is staccato, that is to say, brief. Flavor profile furthers the dry spicy herbal hop notes from the aroma, but this time they play the main melody throughout the flavor profile, as opposed to being the opening statement of the aroma. Tropical fruits and citrus hops ooze a little more juicy tang, but are still kept short, with the looming dry finish that closely follows each sip. Pilsner malt are more evident in the flavor profile, aiding in the dryness. Pilsner and biscuit malts form the doughy ball of support for the hops to play. Mouth feel is a crisp effervescent, followed by a short, dry finish. Mouth feel is medium in thickness. Overall, a great and interesting beer. It certainly carries a good dryness without requiring a sip of water to keep the tongue from drying out. Fruit flavors add a little addition pizzazz without distracting from the simple and novel IPA underneath.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle. Tasting room release 001 in 2018.

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Tasting Room Series: Brut IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 16 ratings