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

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,645 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:
2,645
Reviews:
792
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
373
For Trade:
2
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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Classic orange amber look, with a clouded body, and a three finger thick head gave this beer a very dense look. The smell was very strong from the open bottle, and intensified to mangoes (or peaches, which also smell similar), fresh cut hay, and pine resin upon smelling the glass. The taste was not as bitter as many others in the style, and gave this beer a woody, smoky, herbal character, which I believe comes mostly from the Chinook hops. Very clean and dry finish with apricot in the aftertaste. Very thick body, that feels like it could be chewed on. The sampler 4 pack of Boulevard Smokestack series has been full of winners so far. I am probably going to have to pick bombers of these beauties soon.

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Photo of schoon
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Philousa
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown (off for the style), nearly chestnut, with more than a finger tan head. The color is quite something to look at. This must have been bottle conditioned, as there are floaties suspended after a full pour. Malt is most prevalent with thick caramel and biscuit, hops have a grapefruit presence. Flavor is really caramelly with some wheat bread crust, bark and slight pine. Bitterness is nectary, flowery, and strong in the back of the tongue. Alcohol burn is noticeable, but not necessarily a flaw. Feel is slightly viscous, somewhat dry finish.  While this is solid, I'm just not used to such a malt prevalent double IPA. I'd really like some more earthy hops to go with the malt. I understand they aren't doing the whole West Coast hop thing, but I prefer hop forward IPAs. This is what a doucle IPA mist have tastes like in 1988. I'll try again, but my initial thought is that this isn't worth $12 for a four pack.

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

Poured from a twelve ounce smokestack bottle into a smokestack snifter. What can I say? I love Boulevard.

Pours a rich amber, very opaque, yet a clean color. Small white head that turns into a clean lace.

Smells like a great IPA - you know what it smells like. It's just... great. Not perfect, but great.

The taste is huge, great crystal and other malts, very biscuit, with wonderful pear, apple, rose hops.

Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Quite quaffable DIPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of hoody711
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on this, after multiple bars were out of it.

A - 12 oz bottle, best by 12/16, into a pint glass. Color is copper/amber. Head is light tan and huge. It sticks around forever and reminds me of a root beer float. Lacing is miraculous. Although the head is cool, it's a little ridiculous at the same time.

S - piney, citrus hops and lovely resiny goodness. There's a little sweetness in the middle, but the lovely hops dominate this one.

T - sweet caramel malts start this one off, followed by the pine hoppiness, then the citrus. It's basically exactly as advertised on the bottle. And it's very good.

M - light-medium, a little oily, the bitterness only lingers for a sec. Don't taste the 8.5% at all. Carbonation is lacking.

O - I like this a lot. Looks great, if a bit cartoonish, smells like heaven, and follows suit with the taste. Wish it would be a little less flat, and would love to try it fresh.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mirish72
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of e30todamax
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of goalie33
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of pops28078
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle best if used by 3/20/2013

Pours semi-hazy orange/amber/copper with a large four finger light beige head that leaves rings of lacing and holds the cap. Lots of carbonation bubbles are present.

Aroma of hops, citrus, apricot, pine, biscuit and caramel. Very good strength.

Taste is smooth caramel malt with a good rush of hops. Very balanced and enjoyable.

Mouthful is medium body with good carbonation. It is creamy and leaves a nice oily feeling from the hops.

Overall this is a great double IPA. IMHO this one ranks right up there with Pliny the Elder.
A fantastic experience every time I have one. Kudos to Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Photo of cwreay90
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,645 ratings.
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