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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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased at Happy Harry's Grand Forks, South. BB 05/02/12? Man, I wish I saw this date in store as I would have left it behind... Poured into a wine glass at ~4C. Sampled July 1, from notes.

Stellar looking pour. Deep copper with a thick light tan head that leaves gobs of lacing. Aroma is weak for a DIPA (age perhaps?), but has an enjoyable pine presence on the nose. Body is thick with a caramel sweet maltiness, but a dankness from piney and earthy hops a hint of fruity hops is in there too. Bitterness is evident and is cut by the residual sweetness well. I prefer less malt in a DIPA, but considering its age the hips had hung around decently well. Best be finding this fresh next year...

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 01/27/13. Pours a dark reddish orange, with a two inch off white, that leaves plenty of lace. Smell is citrus Papaya, mango, carmel, and cut grass. Taste is all of that, wish it was a little more grapefruit in the finish, but it has some. Body is large, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and easy sipping. This was a Solid DIPA and a surprise from my friend Tom.

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2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a caramel color with a thick, foamy head two and a half thumbs width deep. Nice lacing. A nice caramel base giving some off some bread, a nice hit of lemon zest sits atop it. A little too much alcohol shows up in the flavor, alongside what I can only think is some butterscotch, and bread. Not too much citrus or hops of any kind really. Medium bodied mouthfeel, some activity. Overall, a let down. Perhaps this was just an old bottle 'cause given the reputation of this beer, I expected a lot more.

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

4-pack picked up at Cellar Wines and Beers in Norman.
We were staying in OKC and the trip to Cellars was about 20 minutes.

Price was $12, which is a bit pricey, considering a 4-pack of GLBC Lake Erie Monster is $10, and way better.

Cloudy, amber elixir, poured into hotel-quality short glass. Thick, off-white head, copious lacing.

Piny hops, spice, malt but the malt predominates. Not a good sign to this hophead.

Smooth bitter hops, well balanced with the malts. I believe they have achieved a nice balance, but don't sell me an IPA with the name "Double-Wide" with all this malt. Was hoping for a nice bitter hoppy brew, but acknowledge the artistry of the product.

Medium to full body (the malt strikes again!), well carbonated.

So this is the best IPA I could find from OKC, Little Rock and Memphis. Sad. Actually found a Flying Saucer chain that had Palate Wrecker (Memphis) from GF that of course blew away any prior hops. Oh well.

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

12oz bottle in a snifter.
served 5 months prior to best before stamp, so this guy should be plenty fresh. kudos to boulevard for not only dating but using clearly legible white lettering.

pours a dull coppery orange tone while yielding a beauty of a head - beige, creamy finger and half - nice retention with decent lacing. nose is nice. doesn't quite pack that aromatic explosion that i love in my favorite DIPAs, but it holds its own. citric and floral hops with the suggestion of a sweet malty backbone.

taste is a little drier than i was expecting. citric and florally with a bit of pine combine with some caramel maltiness. strong bitter overtones in the finish. medium bodied in the mouth with average carbonation.

overall it's a flavorful, above-averge DIPA but certainly not a show-stopper.

(originally reviewed: 09-13-2011)

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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

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy orange-brown color forming a chunky tan head with great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Floral and citrus with pine hiding around the corner.

Taste: Big hops up front, but balanced with malt sweetness and flavors of caramel and toffee.

Texture: Full-bodied and the 8.5% ABV doesn't overpower.

Drinkability: This will be one of my favorite IPAs, nicely balanced hops, malt and alcohol.

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a Tulip glass included in the gift set.

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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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