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:
112
Gots:
373
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of garymuchow
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle - part of 4-pack of specialty beers that included a tulip. Nice. However, this one is a couple weeks past best buy date. Oh well, no regrets.
For style aroma is amazingly tight - hint of hops and malt, but little else - maybe it will open up in time.
Very attractive, however. Gives off nice orange/red glow from a very clear body. Big off-white foamy/rocky head.
A little age on this one. The "caramel" malts still appear in middle and they are nice. Just a shot of oxidation in the beginning - old hops, maybe and it mixes with an excess of hop oil - a mix not too nice. Bitterness is strong, but not overly so considering style and leaves a pleasant enough citrus finish. Some nice fruit flavors appear in time as a nice mix of malt and hops.
Body seems on the mark. Soft fluffly bubbles and moderate body.
A solid and decent DIPA. Excess hop oils aren't my friend - too distracting, but in this case they aren't too much.

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Photo of C20Percent
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper-red with a big head of light tan foam on top. Lots of bubble action in the body with noticeable tiny pieces of sediment floating around. This is the type of complexity I look for in appearance. Can find much wrong here -- head did dissipate a little quicker than I prefer, but very nice all around.

S: Sweet malts hit the nose first. With a nice balance of pine and citrus hops bringing up the rear. But, without a doubt the caramel, toffee malt is dominating my glass. But, you know, a lot of time a malt-dominated aroma comes with booziness, and I don't get that here. I also get some fruity notes. It's not perfect, but it's not bad -- just needs a more hoppy smell.

T: Wow, okay, there's a lot going on in the flavor. First, yes, the sweet malt is the first thing to hit, followed very closely by a bang of bitter hops, and finally a roasty and toasted grain taste. Quite fascinating because the sweet malt lingers in your mouth until you swallow and then so much happens. Really digging it. Great flavor.

M: This a medium body brew with a near-perfect carbonation. It's a bit rough. Feels a little fiery when it hits the mouth. The actual feel of the beer doesn't really stand out -- not oily, not buttery. At times has a little bit of a velvety feel, but that has a lot to do with the carbonation. I'm a little back-and-forth on the feel, but the carbonation really pushes it over the edge.

O: Call me crazy, but this is a great brew. I love the risks taken here. Could have phoned it in with your basic DIPA, but they did something different and it pays off. Great beer. Everybody has to try this once. Bravo!

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Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Aggressive pour yields 2/3 finger of off-white head with great retention. Burnt sienna-colored luminous liquid. Good looking - just on the dark side of perfect for the style.
S: Citrus, tropical fruit esters. Faint cardboard. The esters grow to be too strongly boozy for perfection.
T: Pronounced but restrained bitterness and accompanying lime-citrus hopflavor. Malt is slightly caramel and not dominant - just enough to balance. Nicely alcoholic but a tad strong.
M: Quite a bitter character throughout. Just what I like out of a DIPA. Warm, not hot - nice
O: Nice, I'd order a second and would buy again. On the cusp between 1st adn 2nd tier of DIPAs. Better than 90 minute, but not as good as Pliny or Short's hop bombs.

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Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mtlasley
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of bigbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Soonerick76
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Tucker
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TSJ4000
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Double Wide IPA and I like the Single Wide too. Usually double IPAs are more flavorful but for some reason I really like the Single Wide more than the Double Wide. Does anyone else here think this besides me? The Double Wide seemed a little bitter and bitey and the Single Wide seemed much more of a fresher hop taste.

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Photo of tenaciousp65
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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

Appearance:
The beer is a hazy dark orange with tiny shades of brown. The light tan head is frothy and creamy. After drinking it, the beer leaves a lot of lacing behind.

Smell:
Floral hops dominate the smell with a slightly roasted smell beneath it all.

Taste:
The beer has a grapefruit and floral taste because of the hops. The beer has a constant smoky undertaste that contrasts nicely with the hops and provides a satisfying aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with some carbonation.

Overall:
A pretty good beer if you can get at the right temperature. The smokiness is certainly unique and works.

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Photo of hannaho
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with decent retention and lacing on a cloudy amber with almost bluish hue.

S: fairly malty with candied orange and grapefruit citrus malt. Some brown sugar and molasses.

T: malt forward IPA with the hops providing apricot and orange citrus with additional floral and very mild pine notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a nice malt forward DIPA with the booze well hidden.

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Photo of ChrisKuhns
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of CADMixes
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Beerislivingproof
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Andrew61923
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted a while back. Best by 7/27/12. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Murky dark orange w/huge light tan head. Darker than expected.

S: Tons of citrus, grapefruit, and some pine.

T: Again citrus. Very clean with some of the caramel malt coming out afterward. Very, very nice. A little sweet.

M: Crisp with some carbonation. Lingers, but not too much.

O: A great beer. One of the better I've had recently.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of the best double ipa's ive ever had, no kidding. pours surprisingly dark, caramel in color with a lacey tan head over an inch tall. looks eerily dark ruby red when held to the light. perfectly clear. smells like toasted malt, sweet buttery caramel, and a whole lot of pine resin hops. flavor is incredible, balanced in ways ive never tasted for a beer of this magnitude. while the hop aromas invade the nose, the semi sweet fruity malt palate goes to work on the tongue, stirring up excitement for what is to some. then the hops appear in the taste, big and robust, but not overly assertive in that rude sense. they sort of ease their way in and out, a big presence in the room, but not an obnoxious party guest. they merge perfectly with the complex and seductive sweet malt profile in excellent proportion, and sort of slowly fade off together. the feel is great, fuller bodied and well carbonated. this is a beer that needs more recognition, it is sensational, like all the smokestack series beers have been. wow i cant get enough of this.

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Photo of StubFaceJoe
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mmmaaattt
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of dsuedbeck
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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