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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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice tasty dipa. A lot of malts on there with earthy and woody tones, but it's extremely drinkable. More so the heavier, yet easy drinking double IPA, than the subtle and esoteric interpretation. I can dig this. Fairly easy to drink and well executed.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz into snifter, 'best by 05/02/12"

A Caramel, Dense 1 finger head with staying power.
S Mildly earthy and piney, slightly floral.
T A bit sweet, somewhat piney hops, overall not a lot of flavor for a dipa
M tingly carbonation, a bit thin.
Decent beer, but the world is full of amazing DIPAs, this one is not worth the price.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep amber with a nice amount of yellowish head - heavy lacing. a metallic smell with hints of caramel and a very acidic grapefruit. woah! a VERY chest warming sensation in the first sip! bitter earthy notes, burnt caramel flavor, still finding a slight metallic taste to it in the finish. medium bodied, nice carbonation, sticky lacing.

this is a really good one. a bit maltier than hoppier, and a bit more leaning towards bitter than floral/citrus (or balanced). haven't had many that i can compare to this. definitely a sipper!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m just getting acquainted with Boulevard, but what I’ve liked what I’ve had so far. Here we have a beer with a good enough reputation for hop heaven: their Double Wide IPA. Let’s see how it fits into my favorite beer style…

Brewed just about four months before the date of this tasting, if I’m getting the bottle code correct. At any rate, “BEST BY 07/27/12” is also emblazoned on the bottle.

A: Absolutely incredible. The color is a rich grapefruit red, ruby but with a hue of light sunset orange; its rich color lets light through, though it captures some to hold in its shine. But the real star here is the head, which dominates over the body – seriously, the beer looks to be about 50/50 when it comes to the body-to-head ratio as I finish a slow, gentle pour. As it recedes, the beige monster leaves HUGE chunks of lacing all the way around, finally settling to a frothy inch and a half of pure silk cream. This has to be one of the most impressive looking beers I’ve seen in a long time.

S: Mild hop aromas are here, at first, with some citrus, lavender, and the dark spice of pepper and pine cones. For a DIPA with a lot of head, it’s not very bitter in the nose. Lots of malts, though, with a dark caramel, molasses, and black licorice backbone; it’s much deeper and less bright than I expected. Lots of pale malts, rye spice, and pumpkin aromas translates into an overarching pumpernickel breadiness. This is certainly a rich, malt-forward nose, and not in the normal malt-bomb way; it leaves a good impression.

T: Hmmm; very similar to the nose, but in a better incarnation of the profiles. The body lies out with a flower and peach hop taste at first, but then transforms into a resiny pine that hits at moderate intensity. It’s a salty zest that I’d compare to Sierra Nevada’s Celebration, but without SN’s characteristic tongue-bruising. The astringency hangs on throughout (much like Celebration), but the malt presence that ends up coming through shows a superb interplay of spiced flavor. Molasses, toffee, pumpernickel, raisin bread, and honey-butter-covered biscuits shift the interestingly-complex malt characters around. Aftertaste is some buttery bread and toast tastes with a note of minty, herbal alcohol (not quite sure how that got there). In all, this is one uncommon palate; I like the way that Boulevard pulled it all together.

M: This DIPA isn’t chewable, but it’s thick in its characteristic IPA smoothness. Slightly bubbly, still, though it is effervescent in a wholly frothy way.

O: Now this is a great, malty brew, a beer that breweries should look to for DIPA inspiration. A good IPA should be all about balance, and that’s exactly what you get from Double Wide: a complex malt base with an attractive hop presence to keep it interesting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark amber, cloudy hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles quickly leaving a nice beer ring and a smattering of bubbly on the surface. Very sparse, but persistent lacing.

S: Honey, molasses, pine nuts, raisin, and fresh baked bread. Greatness....

T: Baked bread malt. Nice hop, but not as much as the nose gives off. A nice balance of raisin sweetness.

M: Only moderately hoppy with a distinct sweetness in the front, and a lingering bite and dry finish due to high alcohol character.

D: Sip and enjoy

Atmosphere is pretty solid here. Dark hue with a decent head, but settles quickly and not much lacing to speak of. Nose is complex and full-on though. Malty, and sweet, with a nice hop. Well done. Flavor is not characteristic of the nose. Nothing off-putting, just the full nose does not lead into a full flavor. Still a nice balance though, and good follow thru. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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