Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining Boulevard’s expertise at making Belgian-style witbiers with Deschutes’ skill at brewing hop-forward ales, this beer puts a new spin on the idea of collaborative brewing. Working from a single recipe, brewmasters Steven Pauwels of Boulevard and Larry Sidor of Deschutes have produced two separate beers, more than 1,600 miles apart.

Despite the beer’s shared recipe, each of the two versions possess a unique identity, reflected in their naming and packaging. Boulevard’s half of the equation, christened Collaboration #2, is available throughout our selling region in both 750mL bottles and in kegs. Brewed at their Bend, Oregon facility, Deschutes’ effort is the second beer in their new Conflux collaboration series, and is available throughout their selling region in kegs and 22-ounce bottles.

42 IBU

Added by BradLikesBrew on 05-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A white IPA you say? Why, sure!

750ml Batch 2011-2 into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip & shared, by chance, with an Oregonian. Very glad to get to try this - thanks ratedz(Jim)!

A - Beautiful! Like a cloudy, light golden Belgian IPA. Nice, thick 2 finger head, then thin after settling with little to no lacing.

S - Coriander, orange, citrus, lemon, light on the hops. Very nice! Complex yet lovely.

T - As it smells - spice notes, peppery, a bit more hops in the taste than in the nose. No bitterness. Lemon, orange. Really nice!

M - Perfect! Great carbonation - no too much, not too little. Easy drinking!

O - High, for me. At 7.4% it's not by definition sessionable but I could drink this all day. Perfect Belgiany blend of citrus & hops. Awesome collaboration - bravo Boulevard and Deschutes! Highly recommended!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a long fight with the cork...

A - Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a fluffy white head

S - Big whiff of cloves and some floral notes

T - Tastes like lemon zest with a little grapefruit and lots of baking spices. Just a little hoppiness at the end.

M - Really smooth!

D - drinks like a session

This, is just fantastic! I can't believe it's an IPA! Really smooth, and so drinkable. This is just an excellent, excellent beer.

Thanks so much to sweetwillyrolbar for this one!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Hazy/cloudy/golden. LOTS of carbonation(make sure to tilt glass and pour gently), big med/heavy head that is slow dissolve.

S: Wheat, citrus, LOTS of herbs like lemon grass, grass, sage, coriander, belgian yeast, orange peel. Pepper?

T: Same as smell. Wheaty, the lemon grass and sage come through. Spicy/peppery, orange and lemon peel. Hops are there but not as strong/overbearing as I had hoped for in this style but are more of a balance that adds to the complex herbal flavors. Finishes nicely crisp, very dry, peppery, and bitter.

M: Wow, mouthfeel is amazing, medium, similiar to the same feel of other boulevard beers but very bubbly, almost champagne like which I loved.

O: Overall, I am partial to both Wits and IPAs so my review might be a little bias. That said this is my new favorite beer. For the style I think the balance is more on the Wit end and could be a tad more hoppy but still loved it. The beer is great with even more spices then I had hoped for. For me with the price and carbonation of this brew I would drink it on a special ocasion.

Boulevard-Deschutes please re-release this beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

Pours a slightly darker golden color with a beautiful head. Reminds of the head on Duvel. A solid, frothy, two finger head that doesn't diminish rapidly. Lots of little bubbles rising to the surface indicating a fair amount of carbonation. Decent lacing.

Smells exactly as I would have imagined with a little more spice. All of the belgian wit and IPA characteristics are there. Citrus (orange and lemon) not just from the hops but from some orange peel. Coriander, lots of coriander. Very floral hoppy aroma. Earthy and slightly funky as well.

All I can say is wow this is delicious. All the elements of the aroma are there. Starts off with a nice bitter hop bite, accented by spicy belgian yeast characteristics and coriander. This then moves into the citrus and floral hop flavors. Then seems to seamlessly move into the orange peel and lemongrass notes. Earthiness and funkiness found in the aroma are subtle in the taste. Malt, hops, spices, and yeast all work in perfect harmony here.

Mouthfeel is perfect for the style. A little higher carbonated than most brews. Very drinkable.

Overall, this is a very good brew. I very rarely buy multiple of the same beer, but this beer I need to get more of before its gone forever. Everything in this beer complements itself perfectly. Thought the combination of a wit and ipa couldn't be this good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi-hazed honey color with 3+ fingers of ivory colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Grassyness, white pepper, lemons & coriander.

T: Lemons, white pepper, coriander, grapefruit & orange peel. I get green peppercorn as this warms along with coriander, orange peel & white pepper mixed in with a bit of honeydew melon, also a touch of cayenne. Finishes with juicy fruit, white & black pepper, plus orange peel

Medium bodied with crisp carbonation & great balance, nice juicyness to this

I could drink this all damn day especially with this crazy heat. I really enjoyed this one!

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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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