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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a reddish coppery amber with a massive one third glass head that dissipates slowly, leaving massive lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, light stone fruit and an unusual apricot fruit leather component that is intriguing. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt with citrus, somewhat dissipated herbal hops, hints of stone fruit. Finishes with a pleasant complex hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The hops are not as intensely forward as I hoped, but the hop flavor is relatively complex and interesting. A bit mellow for those spoiled by west coast hop bombs, but the malt / hop balance is nice and the flavors are complex enough to make a pleasant DIPA experience. Wish that dried apricot flavor was as dominant in the flavor as aroma, it is unusual and pleasant. I will return to this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

best by 08/09/13

pours a lovely deep copper that is vibrant and appealing. lots of bubbles shooting upwards into a quarter pint of big pillowy, off white head. fanastic lacing

smell is of mild dank grass, mild undertones of citrus and a hint of coriander. a bit of husky grains and some rubbing alcohol towards the end. very light aroma.

taste starts quickly with a sweet honey white bread flavor mixed with a juicy and citrus like sweet hop flavor. the hop flavor continues with mild muddled mint, green tea leaves that haven't been brewed yet and some earthy twig like bites. medium bitterness in the middle. the malt is sweet, and simply carries the hop along until an end of tart yeast esters.

mouthfeel is pleasant, medium bodied with a high drinkability. booze is hidden well in the flavor.

overall a pretty good beer. not the most bitter guy i've ever tried but is a solid option and a good example of flavorful hops. for those looking to learn how to taste hops, i would lean them towards this one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle (BBD 8/9/13) into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a huge yellow white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy

S: earthy hops, floral, citrus, grapefruit, caramel malt

T: intense bitter flavor coupled with a slight bubblegum fruit taste, grapefruit peel, sweetens slightly as the malt flavor appears, finish is dry and pine resin

M: medium body with high carbonation, sticky

O: decent DIPA, flavor is a bit one dimensional

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 5-14.

A- Murky dark amber, darker than most DIPA's. Fair head retention with good lacing.

S- Hops dominate, more pine than citrus with some bready sweetness.

T- Bitter at the start with some maltiness in the finish to balance things out. Hops flavor ranges from pine to grass.

M- More highly carbed than I was expecting but still reasonably smooth.

O- A well made IPA but lacking the richness and depth I like in a DIPA.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Though I had this when it originally came out, I haven't since - one of the original Smokestacks. Poured from one of the four-pack small bottles into a Smoketack tulip, the head booms for a full two inches, forcing you to stop pouring earlier than you'd assume, avoiding an overflow. The orange-gold glow from the beer beneath is wonderous - really a sight.

Hoppy of fresh citrus, a bit of strap leather.

Juicy to begin with lots of grapefruit, but then quickly drying, followed by lemon and a bit of vegetation.

Faint but sharp carbonation fades from the beginning to leave behind a long-standing bitterness, aromatic in the mouth.

This beer is sustaining like a stout would be - consuming, enveloping, really enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured from a pitcher at the WA hangout for KC ex-pats, Stan's BBQ in Issaquah. Beautiful mahogany hue, loamy head that dissipates into a melancholy lace. That's how life is - the fullness of our dreams disappear with age and reality, but there's always a trace of those dreams to at least remind you of your youth.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 2,647 ratings
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