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

Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.
2,646 Ratings
Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.

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
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best By 07/30/13

A: Pours a hazy amber/copper color with 2+ fingers of off white head that has great retention and laves some lacing

S: Citrus and pine hops combine with a caramel maltiness that is slightly sweet

T: Follows the nose, plus a little more sweetness. Citrusy and earthy hops take the forefront, along with caramel and toffee sweetness from the malts. There is also a hint of pine towards the back end of the initial hoppiness as well. Finishes lightly bitter

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very well balanced DIPA with plenty of hoppiness and lots of sweet maltiness to back it up. Very easy to drink due to the lack of lingering bitterness. Price point is decent as well, at $10.99 for a 4-pack or $9.99 for a 750

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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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

12oz Bottle from Palm Springs Liquors CA for 4$

Appearance - Hazyr dark copper with an huge size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, earthiness, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and earthy hops. There is also some pineapple and some peppery/pine/floral notes. It ends with a dry woody piney hop bitterness.

Overall – More east coast than west coast taste wise.. and it sits perfectly between a IPA and a DIPA taste wise. I think I expected more from this beer but it's still decent.. it has a little of everything taste wise.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nicely in a pint glass with a nice rocky head with nice lacing. Hazy with some sediment. Nice copper color.

Aroma is a nice piney scent with hints of citrus and a slight floral hint. Smells very appealing.

Nice well balanced double ipa. Good piney hop finish with a nice citrus touch. The bitterness balances nicely with the other flavors.

Nice medium body with good carbonation.

This is a great beer not only for the class but also on general. Definitely will be a repeat beverage to enjoy.

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4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A nice amber with orange hues; a full head that leaves sparse lacing as it recedes.

S - tart citrus; orange peel. Strong hops aroma but sweet overtones, pine needles.

T - Very smooth with just a slight bitterness at the end. Orange citrus again with just a little bite. Very well blended. Much smoother than I was expecting for a DIPA, and much to my liking.

M - Medium bodied.

O - I usually prefer stouts and belgian style ales over IPAs, but I have to say this one hit all the right notes with me. It may not be "in your face" enough for the die hard DIPA lover, but if you are looking for an exceptionally well-balanced example of the style, don't pass this one up!

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3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Copper/dark orange in color with a hazy convection current and upwelling of fine beads. A billow of khaki head clings to the glass till the last sip.

S: Relatively mute on the nose. Strong resinous characteristic, slight breadiness and lingering notes of apricot.

T: A strong singular taste of resinous pine with a touch of heat.

M: Fuller bodied, nice hop bite, balanced malt and a dry linger finish.

O: To me this is an old school IPA that is not overly complex, but hits a nice balance between malt and hop bitterness without the cloying sweetness of most DIPA.

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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A treasure from the land of BGThang. I meant to enjoy this sooner but...well, life happens. Anyway, this was bottled on 10/01/2008 so the hops should be lowriding at this point.

Appearance - pours a murky bronze, like muddy orange juice. Thin cream-colored head has great resilience. The second-half pour is notably darker, muddier.

Aroma - orange and papaya, some peach aromas. Very much like a barleywine.

Taste - biscuity malts, the hops are long past their former glory but have great balance to the sweet malt side. The hops are like orange pith and mild rind. Plays very well with the grain. Faint notes of earthy tobacco, the slightest touch of abv warmth, this one is disappearing fast for an 8.5er. Finishes dry, lingering orange peel and malt.

Mouthfeel - crisp, heavy but not chewy. Not the biggest IPA body, but it fits the beer perfectly.

Overall - tamed down, this is too drinkable for adherance to proper safety guidelines.It will be gone well before it ought. This was from the trading days where BGThang hooked me up on a regular basis. With any luck I'll get back into that scene again. Until then, thanks for this one Ken, she's a beaut.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Quite a delicious beer, never had an IPA with a nose like a dry hopped brew come across so mellow and clean on the tongue! Very good amber malt to pair the hops as they develop-must like the PNW beers but with better consideration on the hops-just enough. Had a friend who doesn't like IPAs make it top three all time for him:)

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a 12oz bottle into a clean tulip glass.

Appearance: Nice golden orange/brown when held to the light. Thick head of foam that stayed for a good amount of time. Lots of bubbles coming from the bottom. Great lacing.

Smell: Sweet hop smell with some malt/bread overtones.

Taste: initially I taste the hops but then you get that malty/bread taste. Slightly carbonated which wakes up your mouth.

Mouth feel: A beer with some muscle, definitely can taste that IPA hop but still balanced well with the malt. The beer leaves a nice after taste.

Overall: While IPAs are not my favorite type of beer I am learning to like them and this one makes it easy. For sure some hop action but still nicely balanced.

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Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 2,646 ratings
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