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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Ratings: 2,645 |  Reviews: 792
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PacNWDad
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Golden, amber color. Well carbonated. Two fingers of head on the pour take a long time to dissipate. Lots of lace up the side. Very complex aroma, with floral, hoppy and licorice notes. Caramel malt also comes through. Very strong, alcohol taste, with well-balanced bitterness and sweetness. Finishes bitter. Lots of body and lingers in the mouth for some time. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of MordorMongo
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of PintPal
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into Boulevard tulip glass

Amber gold color, very hazy with lots of carbonation bubble, brownish off white head.
Light airy aroma, musty hops and earthy notes dominating, light hints of tropical fruits
Taste starts with a sweet fruitiness, malt body really shines before bitter hops appear, very well balanced with lingering fruity hops.
Medium bodied mouthfeel, carbonation is very notable
Overall, a very good DIPA, on the sweeter side of the style, surprisingly drinkable and well balanced.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard Double Wide IPA pours a clear copper/amber color with a big, massive rocky head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving clumps of lace on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. Notes of cherry, citrus, caramel malt and biscuit.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft on the palate, slightly chewy with mild carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus mixed in. It begins with cherry and peach, followed by some biscuit malt. At the end some hop bitterness moves in with a flavor of orange citrus. Once gone the cherry and hop bitterness lingers on the palate.

The flavor isn't what I expected for an Imperial IPA. I thought it would be more hoppy than malty. It's almost boderline barleywine in flavor and mouthfeel. I wonder if I bought an old bottle?

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Photo of blackcompg
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Wow, poured 3 fingrs of lite apricot colored head, color of the beer is a gorgeous hazy coppery orange red, tons of bubbles within. Head diminishes to a solid 1-2 fingers of thick shaving cream, incredible lacing going on here.

Smell - Floral and citrussy hops, some apricots and peach, candied grapefruit.

Taste - Oh my goodness, honeysuckle and semi-sweet floral hops, all sorts of citrus, semi-sweet grapefruits, tangelos and peaches, some dried apricots too. The center sweetens just a touch with vanilla carmel and citrus. The finish is a nice transition to dried light colored fruits, grapefruit peels and a touch of pine. Floral hops and citrus flavors linger long into the finish, with sweet citrus pockets in the corners of the mouth. I'm even picking up some belgian yeast spiciness faintly in the background, just a touch of funk on the breath between sips. In a very good way.

Mouthfeel - Medium, smooth and juicy. Carb adds the slightest edges at the sides of the tongue, and adds a nice fruit peel tartness flavor. There is a nice dryness in between sips.

Overall - This is an extremely floral and citrussy DIPA. Like being in a field of fully bloomed flowers and citrus trees. The flavors are many and complex and nicely balanced. I keep looking at the glass too, such a beautiful beer to look at. Not a hop bomb, but if you like floral and citrus hops this is a must try. I really enjoyed this, definitely recommend a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Hops rip the roof off Double-Wide I.P.A., their aroma redolent of apricot and piney woods. Caramel malts balance a whirlwind of citrusy bitterness, winding down to a long, serene finish."

I had a 22 oz caged and corked bottle of this about 4 or 5 years ago and really liked it. I saw a little 12 oz bottle while on Thanksgiving vacation in Indiana and bought a couple; one for me and one for my dad. Best before date of 2.24.12 although I was hoping to enjoy this one sooner.

Out of the bottle and into a New Belgium globe, this one looked stunning. Almost a ruby red in color with a huge, billowing and foamy egg-shell colored head. The lacing is spectacular and the retention is about the best one can expect: the one finger sized head lasts for the entire consumption.

As the label predicts, apricots and pine in the nose, although the pine seems the more dominant and noticeable and the duo. Slightly sweet form the malts with light tropical fruits.

The first time I had this, I didnt think the bitterness was high enough. Either my buds have changed or they have upped their game because this one is bitter and very well balanced. The apricot/peach hops are in perfect unison with the slightly sweet and cracker like malts. Medium to full bodied, perfectly balanced. Alcohol is very well hidden.

I have been on a West Coast IPA kick, but if all East Coast IPA's were like this, I would be hard pressed to make a firm decision. This is perhaps the best I have ever had of the East Coast class (yes, including HopSlam).

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Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Love the dark golden hue on this DIPA. Strong lacing never, never leaves. Aroma is thick of malt, grapefruit and hops. There is a strong citrus taste but the malt profile really shines on this one. I get a bit of the pine and some grapefruit along with the strong malt backbone. It is somewhat refreshing to have a DIPA that is put together this way. This is a fresh bottle and damn it good. Very easy to drink and very enjoyable. Love the kiss of bitterness that lingers.

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Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeerNutz324
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into an oversized wine glass

Ap- hazy and a dark golden amber. A nice 1/2 inch head has pretty damn good retention. The bottle fermented yeast floats around this bad boy like it ain't no thing.

Ar- heavy grapefruit and oily hops. A little bit of pine and some other citrus notes show up too.

T- The first thing I notice is how malty this DIPA is. There is a good balance of biscuity malts and grapefruit/citrus hop flavor. May be a little TOO malty though for a DIPA. I also pick up some grassy, earthy flavors.

M- Bubbly with a medium, sticky body. A great hop oil resin sits in the mouth after the swallow.

O- I like this beer a lot. The appearance and the mouth where the best parts of this beer for me. Finally a beer from Boulevard that really impresses me.

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Photo of 6demonbag
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Double Wide I.P.A.
12 oz brown bottle
Best by 07/27/12
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

I picked up a single of Boulevard Double Wide I.P.A. about a month ago and I'm finally getting around to reviewing this brew.

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a reddish tint. I notice some mini carbonation bubbles on the bottom of the glass that quickly race to the top. A huge fluffy and frothy white head forms on top and sustains itself, leaving odd trails of sticky lace.

A syrupy sweet malt backbone is the first thing I notice about this beer with a toasted biscuit flavor and juicy caramel malt. The flavors then turn to an aggressive hop profile with hints of orange, lime and a touch of apricot.

Oh yeah, this is a solid Double IPA that is more balanced than your typical beer of this style. It's a hoppy IPA for sure, but keeps everything in check.

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

Mine came in a 12 oz bottle.

appearance - 4/5 - Pours a red/orange color with a big head that stays and leaves lacing down the whole glass. Has some chill haze.

smell - 4.5/5 - Big malty, hoppy aroma.

taste - 4.5/5 - Spicy citrusy hops come on strong and are balanced by the malty body. The alcohol doesn't really come through to me. I don't know how it could be improved, but I just feel it could be somehow even better (triple wide?).

mouthfeel - 4/5 - Good level of carbonation. Medium/Heavy bodied.

overall - 4.5/5 - A very enjoyable double IPA that doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of jnaustxdom
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of henskejk
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

A - medium brown color with off white head, poured pretty high but dissipated quickly

S - not much aroma initially detectable, but mostly floral hops from what I can detect

T - piney hops with some caramel maltiness and finishing with hop bitterness

M - medium bodied, pleasant carbonation

O - enjoyable, but wish the aroma was stronger. more enjoyable as it warmed, with a bit more aroma

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Photo of mtparty37
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of AAxsom
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bnes09
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Toffee colored ale with tiny yeast flakes. Towering, light tan head that retreats to an even, frothy coating. Blankets the glass in sudsy lacing.

Aroma of biscuity, caramelized malt and floral hops. Good balance in the nose.

Malt backbone is sturdy with wheat bread and rye flavor. Hop profile is robust with a pine needle and soapy quality. Caramel sweetness to balance. Fairly well balanced.

Medium bodied. Dry, somewhat chalky texture. Well carbonated.

Good stuff. Plenty of depth and well balanced for the style. This bottle is about 3 months expired too. Would be great to try a fresh sample.

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Photo of RyanCoonan
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Photo of substanceD
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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