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Double-Wide I.P.A. | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The classic India Pale Ale is a traveler’s beer, aggressively hopped to withstand the long, hot ocean voyage to the British East Indies. Our Double-Wide I.P.A. also travels well, and is right at home in the most exotic ports of call of the Midwest. While this modern-day prairie schooner may not resemble a graceful sailing sloop, our liberal hopping regimen does make her virtually “twister-proof,” with toffee and caramel notes balancing out the lingering bitterness. Enjoy this beer fresh to best appreciate the complex blending of hop aromas, ranging from minty to citrusy, with subtle hints of pine.

71 IBU

Added by SafeAtFirst on 11-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2,646 |  Reviews: 793
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brewery is hammering some dingers. This is a very good (1.5X) IPA. As in a top ten. Creamy with grapefruit. There is more hop taste, balanced terrifically than bitterness. Would have again in a minute.Ahtanum, Centennial and Chinook hops, and the taste was not in my face.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with decent retention and lacing on a cloudy amber with almost bluish hue.

S: fairly malty with candied orange and grapefruit citrus malt. Some brown sugar and molasses.

T: malt forward IPA with the hops providing apricot and orange citrus with additional floral and very mild pine notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice malt forward DIPA with the booze well hidden.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 012160 - 3-2012.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the best double ipa's ive ever had, no kidding. pours surprisingly dark, caramel in color with a lacey tan head over an inch tall. looks eerily dark ruby red when held to the light. perfectly clear. smells like toasted malt, sweet buttery caramel, and a whole lot of pine resin hops. flavor is incredible, balanced in ways ive never tasted for a beer of this magnitude. while the hop aromas invade the nose, the semi sweet fruity malt palate goes to work on the tongue, stirring up excitement for what is to some. then the hops appear in the taste, big and robust, but not overly assertive in that rude sense. they sort of ease their way in and out, a big presence in the room, but not an obnoxious party guest. they merge perfectly with the complex and seductive sweet malt profile in excellent proportion, and sort of slowly fade off together. the feel is great, fuller bodied and well carbonated. this is a beer that needs more recognition, it is sensational, like all the smokestack series beers have been. wow i cant get enough of this.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking copper color with a big foamy white head on top. The lacing is clumpy and sticks really well, good retention also. The smell of this brew has a good hoppy aroma with a hefty amount of malt too. The taste of the beer gives off a nice malt profile in the beginning, soft and sweet, then unleashes the hops in the finish leaving behind resin like lemon flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Overall this beer was really quite nice, glad I managed to get a bottle to try.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All of the Smokestacks from Boulevard that I've had so far have been stellar. I expect nothing less here.

The pour brings a deep amber, copper colored concoction along with a billowing head that forms a mousse-like froath on top. The foamstance retains forever and laces supurbly all the while. Mild haze is expected for these dry-hopped beers.

Very citrusy and piney to the nose, but with a heafty maltiness that refuses to let the sharp hops dominate. Light notes of fruits, tobacco, and spice accompany the heavy malts and heavier hops.

Deep hop flavors of pine resins, fresh cut grass, orange zest, grapefruit, and lemon grass again take precidence; but not without a formatable fight from the deep amber malts. The beer retains quite a bit of sweetness and begins to take on the proportions of Imperial IPA's. Spicy alcohols, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin make slight appearances and go well with the herbal hop taste. Esters of apples, pears, cherries, and dates give an even deeper complexity to the taste.

The beer's textures are very rich and malty for an IPA, again harkening to an Double version. The malty, molassas sweetness fades at mid-palate and allow the combination of hops and alcohol to dry the beer out in the finish- allowing for a resiny-hop and fruity finish. The alcohol bite in this one rides just a little high, even above the hop bitterness in the finish.

The beer reminds me of Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye because of the darker grains, maltier textures, and spicy notes even without the effect of the rye here. The tobacco note is well received but makes the beer seem sweeter and less dry as most IPA's.

Thanks BlueOkie!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Doublewide pours an opaque juicy orange, with spotty lace and good head retention.

Light citrusy aromas of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Not as pungent as it could be, but still very appealing.

Lots of pale malt balanced by citrus-laden hops. Very light herbal hop taste in the aftertaste. Resiny, but not medicinal, doesn't linger past it's welcome.

Light feeling, juicy and thirst-quenching. Medium-bodied with an ample dose of pale malt. Light bitterness that builds with bigger sips.

It's mild enough to enjoy a bottle to yourself, although this one was shared with friends.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a beige head that is the consistency of beaten eqg whites; shards of lacing stream down the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Rather balanced between the piney hops and the caramel malt backbone

Taste: After a biscuity opening, the piney hops start to kick in by mid-palate, along with a building caramel malt flavor; after the swallow, the hoppy bitterness dominates for a while, but the malt lies in waiting and finishes of the beer with a sweet touch

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and a bit overly carbonated; a bit of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Other than the carbonation being way out of line for the style, this is a balanced DIPA that is pretty tasty

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of oline73
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours with almost an inch of fluffy off-white head. A layer of carbonation remains throughout. The beer is a cloudy reddish amber or light mahogany color.

Smell: Mostly herbal hops with some mild citrus notes. In the background, there is some caramel sweetness.

Taste: Herbal hop bitterness dominates throughout. I also notice some fruity notes including citrus and some mild pepper. In the background I'm picking up some caramel or toffee from the malt and a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a carbonation level that is just right. This beer isn't very dry at all.

Drinkability: I enjoy this beer and it is quite drinkable given the ABV. I would give this one another shot.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the ever generous Hogtownharry: Poured a clear copper color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of dominant citrus and floral hops with a distinctive touch of grapefruit all of which constitute a near perfect aroma. Taste is a mix between some citrus and grapefruit hops with a light floral malt backbone. Bitterness is not a dominant element and I somewhat enjoy the fact that a IIPA can be something else that a bitter bomb. Average body with good carbonation and no discernable alcohol. I really enjoyed the presence of grapefruit notes and the attenuation of the bitterness. This beer really makes me want to further discover the beer form this fine brewery.

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a tan, soapy, bubbly, three-finger head that left small traces of lace.

S - It smelled of hops and malt. There were also citrus and floral notes.

T - It tasted of bitter hoppiness and good roasted malt. It had a biscuity taste, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied beer.

D - This is a very nice attempt at an IPA by the folks at Boulevard. And "It's twister proof!"

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip, best by 02/24/2012. Pours hazy and cloudy reddish orange color with a huge 3-4 fingers of dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big orange, pine, spiciness, caramel, grapefruit, and some light tropical fruits. Some nice and fairly standard aromas. Taste of big pine, orange, grapefruit, spiciness, bread, and light tropical fruitiness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine resin, citrus, caramel, and spiciness for a good bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that is pretty nice. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming on the finish. Some nice balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall a very nice and enjoyable DIPA from boulevard.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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