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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,646 Ratings
Double-Wide I.P.A.Double-Wide I.P.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,646
Reviews:
793
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
373
For Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of fatmusic14
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a beer mug (only clean glassware I had)

Poured an almost clear dark amber, almost red. tons of head, 3 fingers, unique lacing pattern.

Smells abrasive as hell, like someone bottling IBUs and forcing it down your nose.

Tastes much less brutal than the nose leads on. Very subtle hints of honey and tangerine, huge flavors of pine and hops. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but enough kick to make you remember its a double.

M - average drinkability, carbonation. Lingering tastes.

O - would've probably preferred a single or a bomber. Won't have a problem finishing 750 ml, but as far as tasters go, this is a little heavy. Still, worth a shot.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Cyrstal clear amber with a 3 finger yellow head that slowly forms a dense rocky cap. Nice retention with sticky chunks of lacing.

S - Toasted bready malts, fresh grapefruit/orange, pineapple, some green pine needles mixed in.

T - Bitter pine hops upfront with a nutty caramel middle, clean toasted grains, citrus sneaks in, hints of dried apricots. Grapefruit rind comes in with assertive bitterness and continues into a long very dry finish.

M - Moderate carbonation, lush feel, medium weight, dry finish.

This is the 1st time I've had this and I must say it's more bitter than I thought it would be. The hops clearly dominate but it's there's plenty of malt presence without being overly sweet. The finish is long, bitter, and mouth wickingly dry. I love it. I wish I would have tried this before. A must try if you like a balance of hop flavor and bitterness.

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Photo of ShippinUpToBoston
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of illeagle05
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Labeorphile
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Beautiful hazy copper color with a 2 finger magnificent heady. Very sticky and leaves lacing all the way down.

Great choppy aroma with citrus and pine but a good balance and not too much overpowering pine. Hints of malt as well.

Taste matches the nose, with the malt leading and the bitter hop finish lingering pleasantly on the palate without the undesirable aftertaste of a lot of hoppy beers.

Carbonation is not overly fizzy and makes this beer very drink able.

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Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of acousticplanet
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an exceptionally crafted IPA.

Appearance: Thick cream head, amber tone
Smell: Grapefruit, spices
Taste: Simply fantastic! Hoppy, bitter, flavorful, great aftertaste. This is what an IPA should taste like. First taste piqued my interest. It grows on you quickly. Highly recommend.

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

picked up the mix four gift set with the glass in chicago the other day. enjoyed from the smokestack glass. bottle best before 5/19/2013

a - brew poured a deep brown with some reddish mahogany highlights. there was a full 3 fingers of massive frothy ipa head in the glass that dissolved leaving huge chunks of ipa head on the side of the glass.

s - smells like a pine cone with some good caramel maltiness equally as present. powerful smell but the hops are definitely in check with the malts.

t - really nice toasted nutty flavor with a good mix of hops and malts. not the hophead dream by any stretch of the imagination. nutmeg and caramel. really nice flavor despite not being a slap in the face of hoppy bitterness.

m - medium to full bodied, fairly chewy. nice carbonation as well.

o - overall, i dig it. not a hop head dream, but nice to have a solid iipa that is a bit more malt forward. really tasty and enjoyable...would definitely have again.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BetterBeerPlz
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of shehateme
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mchen
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of devilben02
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a warm, red-orange-tinted medium brown color with a massive, rocky, sand-colored head. A fresh, fruity citrus hop aroma somewhere between orange and grapefruit dominates, but a touch of malty sweetness is also apparent. The flavor is less bright, and is instead driven more by a woodsy, piney blend of hop characteristics, but there is also a good dose of light caramel malts to balance. The medium body is lightened by a fine, active carbonation that may be even a bit too assertive. Overall, though, the rich, resinous, multi-faceted bitterness lingers comfortingly, making this beer an easy one to savor.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mpedara429
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep hazy amber color. Pours out with three fingers of an off white/pale yellow head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Grapefruit, earthy, piney and resiny hops. Pretty dank. A sweet toffee malt background and a touch of booze.

T: Very similar to the smell with a sweeter citrus like orange flavor in there. Good balance of hops and malt.

M: A medium oily body with medium carbonation, yet still clean and refreshing.

O: An awesome DIPA. I was skeptical because it was being sold in a store with mostly commercial craft brewery selections like Sam Adams and Shipyard. This does not fall into the ranks of the latter. For a DIPA, it touches on a lot of the flavors I like and it does it well. I don't really think it is lacking much in any department.

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Photo of MickeyBeer
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a beautiful deep copper/red color, slightly cloudy, with a a generous frothy white head. Nice retention and some lacing left behind.

S- Hoppy smell is there, but not really picking up on any other aromas. Smells good, but not particularly complex.

T- Bitter hops are the dominating flavor. Not much for sweet, malt flavors. Alcohol is hardly present in the taste at 8.5% ABV.

M- Very crisp feel, with a medium amount of carbonation. Leaves very little aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth all the way through.

O- A tasty DIPA that has a nice hop punch. I enjoyed it from start to finish and it was a great brew, but it I thought it was somewhat lacking in complexity.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Chucker17
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,646 ratings.
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