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

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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.13/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark, cloudy orange with a generous 2-3 finger head. Beer has a light nose Minimal hops, and a good dose of malt. The taste however, is a straight up malt bomb. Granted, there's also a large hop presence, but it's extremely bitter, and still takes a back seat to the malt. The mouthfeel is extremely boozy. This is the opposite of smooth. The bitterness really lingers for quite some time. Overall, this is decent at best. I don't expect to revisit this anytime soon.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with a best by date of 2/24/12 poured into pint. It's getting close to the end of the freshness date, but I'm not a fresh hop-ness Nazi like a lot of others seem to be. Picked up a four pack on clearance for $8.99.

A: Pours dark orange with lots of sediment. Head is quite substantial with about a two finger off-white cloud. It recedes fairly slowly, settling at about one finger.

S: Smell has nice herbal, sweet, piney, and tropical hops.

T: Doesn't seem like the hops have faded too much. This one is a lot more herbal and piney than the nose led it to be. Also has some quite bitter grapefruit rind, as well. The lack of sweetness in this brew is a tad disappointing. The toffee malt backbone is fairly strong; but this beer is pretty damn bitter (71 IBUs), and the lack of sweetness makes this much more apparent.

M: Mouthfeel is pretty perfect, though. Medium body, creamy, and decent carbonation.

O: This beer isn't sweet enough. Other than that, it's a pretty damn good DIPA.

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Photo of DanK4
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic find at Bauer Wine and Spirits out of Boston, MA. In a 750ml bottle, not dated but relatively fresh shipment according to the store clerk.

A: A dark amber/rich caramel hue with an off white 3 finger head that quickly dissipated, but nice lacing. Light carb, beautiful to see the light pass through the brew though- really gave this IPA a nice character.

S: A nice citrus nose on this one, fantastic floral notes as well. Well rounded but nothing extraordinary popping through. Well balanced citrus smell, not one fruit being more predominant than the other- but there is just a hint of grapefruit that stands out.

T: Pretty spot on following the nose characteristics, a bit sweeter though. The grains make their stand, and it gives a this brew a big barley taste that is quite delicious. The ABV doesn't really cut through until it warms up past prime, but even though it's not a real biter.

M: Hits the palate pretty evenly, the hops does well to make this IPA feel like a nice medium beer with no overwhelming notes. The sweetness works well with the hops to make the drink a bit more even.

O: I would definitely get this one again if I found it. I like a bit more bite in my IPA's, but this was a nice treat for sure. First beer I've had from Boulevard but after this it definitely won't be my last.

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4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer ..great floral and fruit aromas. Very nice red is caramel color. Head is carbonated bubbles and an off white finger and a half full of aroma. Taste is full of fruit and juicy flavor finishes clean and tinge of alcohol. Great beer. 9.5 out of 10 only because the rochefortes and st. Bernardus abt get my 10's

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4/5  rDev +1%

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass, batch 1-2012. This pours a nice orange color with a massive tan head, I'll have to wait a little while for it to go down before I can partake. The smells are of pine and grapefruit a decent amount of caramel and some fruit sweetness. The feel is medium, the taste is pretty good not quite as hoppy as I expected, but very good, lots of sweetness and caramel to balance it out. Nice brew.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Pete27lax
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 2/16/2012

Appearance is nice, pours very hazy, darker than expected. Good two finger head, decent retention, not much lacing at all.

Smell is kind of lacking, slight citrus hop smell. not much else going on.

Taste wasn't that bad. Some what light for a double ipa. Solid bitterness, floral hops are more pronounced in the taste.

Mouthfeel was slightly above average. Good carbonation to this beer, good bitterness to it as well.

Overall a decent beer, nothing special and kind of lacking in smell and taste. Could be due to age though, not exactly sure.

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid is hazy and similar to a honey color; it glows when held up to the light. Not too aggressive on the pour but an off-white colored head came and erupted its way to the top of the glas and you really had to be a little careful during the pour. A good, above average looking IPA.

Smell is pretty good, more average than anything I suppose. Well malted, caremal malts reign supreme here in the nose. Citrus hops present mixed with alcohol. More alcohol than citrus though.

Taste is on par with the smell. Plenty barley here, mainly caramel malts which makes it reasonably sweet. Citrus hops more present here, but so is the alcohol. The 8.5% is not only detectable, but I probably would have guessed that or higher.

Mouthfeel isn't bad. A decent balance between bitter and sweet. A good carbonaltion level and it's warming to the mouth (and then the body). More of a winter IPA in my opinion, not one I'd have in the summertime. Starts swet and smooth and finishes with a slight bitter tite. Not bad, but not a regular IPA or DIPA in my opionion.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice caramel color (almost brown) with two full fingers of an off-white head that lingers for quite a bit. I'm actually a bit surprised with the color. It's way darker than I would have imagined. As the beer drinks, there is some great lacing left on the glass.

S: My first impression is citrus, pine, earthiness, and malt. There is also a spiciness to the nose that is unmistakable. I'm a little disappointed by the lack of overwhelming hop aroma, but the best by date is 03-2012, so I can't be that surprised.

T: The beer starts off with a nice kick of citrus that then mixes well with the malt character of this brew. The even pairing of flavors last to the finish. The finish is bitter pine and some spice.

M: Medium bodied beer. The hops hit the palate and move aside pretty quickly, but come back in the finish. There is an almost stinging quality to the lingering flavors of this beer.

O: I think this is a decent DIPA, but I was expecting a little more from the hop end. I understand that this bottle is getting close to it's "too old" date, but I feel like it should still have present some more citrus aspects. If you are a hop head, you should just pass by this offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Double-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 2,648 ratings