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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by date of 7/27/12

Pours two fingers worth of egg shell colored head. Hazy amber body. A thin cap of head remains, with a good amount of small bubbles clinging to the glass.

Smells very mildly of floral hops. Carmel and toffee malts, some breadyness as well. This is a let down with respect to hop aroma in my opinion. I know there's plenty of ways to make a beer but a double IPA should have a good hop presence in the nose.

Tastes quite complex and present. Citrus, carmel, toffee, some tropical fruit. The finish has some more sugary sweetness mixed with piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation. Good balance overall.

This is a fairly tasty big beer. I'd like a lot more hop's in the nose but I'll have to accept that this is the way it was suppose to be.
Good price at $2.50 a 12oz bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

It's a hazy copper. Off white head that waits before it goes away.

Biscuity smell, lots of grassy hops.

A very floral dipa. There is an astringency that is noticable, but not unpleasant. Slightly peppery. Sweet malts in the background. pretty complex.

It's medium to full bodied and rather crisp.

This beer's pretty sessionable for the style. All in all, another winner in the Smokestack Series.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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

A - Deep dark orange / ruby red body. 2 finger head with great retention; slowly receded leaving bubbles and lacing in the glass.

S - Hops. Many hops. However the aroma is not as strong as one would expect - Might have an older bottle (the bottle states "best by 2/24/2012"). Some light malt in the nose as well.

T - Pine resin, grapefruit, apricots, nectarines. Malt backbone is bready and nice.

M - Good carbonation, small bite from the alcohol but its fairly hidden.

O - Good DIPA but I would love to have a fresh one. I'm sure it's even better.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Joe for this bottle, out of a pint glass. Dated 11/2011...

A- Very reddish amber, with a bright glowing color. TONS of white head, good lacing, but this foam is just overboard.'

S- Notes of metal, cat pee, and sweet malt. Some citrusy hop notes as well.

T- The initial flavor is quite watery. The malt and light citrus comes in. The aftertaste is most bitter hops and sweetness.

M- For a beer that is so foamy, it is light on carbonation. The body is nice, but the beer drinks kind of flat.

O- Overall this was a bit of a let down. Maybe I've been spoiled after drinking incredible DIPA's these last couple weeks, but after I smelled this I knew it wasn't going to be great. Perhaps it isn't as fresh as it could be.


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

Boulevard, Double-Wide IPA
Best by 5/2/12 very clearly inked in yellow on the neck. Purchased as part of a Smokehouse mixed pack.

Appearance - Pours with a deep amber body showing hints of red. Luxurious foam caps it off with a determination to last forever. Thick fluffy lacing.

Smell - Dry piney notes, fresh citrus rinds, and caramel sweetness. Nice malty nose with a large hoppy kick.

Taste - Piney tongue tingly hops give way to waves of caramel soaked citrus fruit flood the mouth. The finish sees the malty notes continue with a nice bitterness that cuts through and lingers on. Bitterness is not overwhelming in the least, as there is a strong malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - Medium-full body. Moderately smooth carbonation with some scrubbing action.

Overall - This is a big hoppy beer. The malt backbone is equally big and keeps the profile together. A nice sipper for those times that you need your hop fix.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark, cloudy orange with three fingers of off-white head that recedes into a dense cap with good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet caramel malt, orange, and pineapple citrus. There are some slight grapefruit notes, but it smells almost like a barleywine.

T: Again, sweet caramel malt, orange, and some pineapple dominate. The finish is only slightly bitter with some light pine notes as well.

M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is pretty thick and sticky.

O: Not a bad beer, but more like a barleywine than an IPA. Too malty and sweet for an IPA for my tastes.

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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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