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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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went for the boulevard half first. Yes, their stuff has a similar taste but I like it. Light and hazy appearance. Funky aroma. Creamier than the drier Deschutes side, with sweet and a bitter aspects. Nice drinkability, though i do not want a bomber by myself. Horizontal tasting, thanks Tom.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally, Collaboration #2... after 1.5 years since #1 came out...

Hazy orange pour in to a tulip glass, intricate fine lacing is left in the glass. Retention is good, lasting for the duration of the glass.

Smells spicy and citrusy, nice blend of coriander and grapefruit citrus peel.

Smooth, dry feel, orange citrus and coriander like a witbier, with the deep residual bitterness of an IPA. Interesting blend, retaining aspects of both styles. Moderate carbonation, dry feel like a Belgian IPA. Seems to show the alcohol just slightly, like bigger Belgian styles typically do. Overall very enjoyable and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of oline73
3.21/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/yellow with a finger of fluffy white head. There is a reasonable amount of retention.

Smell: Milder than I expected. Some citrus like hops, but I"m getting a strong note of fruity Belgian yeast spice.

Taste: There are some hops here. The main flavors I'm picking up are herbal and slightly fruity. The hop bitterness and the fruity notes from the yeast don't work together in perfect harmony as far as I'm concerned. The finish is bitter and fruity, kind of weird.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: There was a clash of flavors here that I couldn't quite get past. Just didn't work very well for me. Oh well, to each their own.

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Photo of zeff80
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, golden color with a two-finger, head of bubbly white foam. It had good retention and left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and yeasty with a phenolic nose.

T - It tasted spicy with a phenolic bite. Notes of lemon, caramel and cracked wheat.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a truly unique and delicious beer. I hope I can get some more.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip, Batch 2011-4; best by 02-2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a huge 3 finger dense white head with incredible retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of pepper, clove, herbs, coriander, lemon, orange peel, wheat, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas here, with good strength and balance. Taste of big lemon, wheat, pepper, coriander, herbs, orange peel, and yeast spiciness. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lemon, pepper, and big spicy notes lingering on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance of flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a bit of a prickly mouthfeel, but it doesn’t harm the drinkability at all. Alcohol is not noticed at all in this; very drinkable and smooth. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding witbier/IPA hybrid beer. I have officially been blown away.

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Photo of mothman
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serve in a large pilsner shaped glass .

Served with a half finger of white head. Decent retention leaving a little bit of lace. Color is a clear yellow hued gold.

Aroma: Very hoppy. Earthy, grassy, floral, and weedy. It also has a brett like flavor with a lot of spices. Reminds me a bit of a Belgian ipa (edit, just noticed this was classified as a Belgian IPA).

Taste: More hops and more spice. Hop profile is similar to the nose but more floral. It also has notes of citrus fruit and some zesty flavors. I also get that brett like flavor I picked up in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and spiced. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit sticky

Overall, I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. It was very fresh and complex, providing an interesting mix of flavors. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this bottle from the Wine & Cheese Shop. Served in a Russian River "TION" goblet.

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a strong yellow tint. Single finger white head falls into a nice thin collar. The nose brings a great burst of coriander, orange peel, and a good dosing of lemon grass. Really nice notes pull together into what appears to be a good saison. Adding the nice floral and citrus hops to that really hits a high level. Flavor isn't quite as integrated and the hops come together and the lemongrass and sage come together and overshadow a few other things. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Slight chewiness, though not much. Really fantastic beer. Great concept and beautifully executed. Certainly not for everyone, but it hit the spot for me.

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Photo of russpowell
4.82/5  rDev +15.9%
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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Photo of mdaschaf
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a decent sized white head on top, rather foamy. Decent head retention and moderate lacing.

S: Smells fresh, with a little bit of grassy hops and some spices, mostly pepper and coriander. Not overly hoppy in the aroma though.

T: A good amount of Belgian spice, some orange, coriander, and a slight hop bite at the end. In a way reminded me of a slightly hoppy saison. Would have like a bit more of a hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Not bad, but nothing out of this world. Like I mentioned, would have liked it to be a little hoppier. Drinking it blind, I probably would not have guessed it a hybrid.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden amber, light haze and cloudiness but amble carbonation streaming up the sides of the glass led to a huge head of white that scraped the sides of the glass with rich lacing.

the aroma is light citrus aromas, lemon, with hints of banana, light clove and grassy notes and a touch of light bready malts, well rounded i have to i take the first sip, crisp, clean with a nice touch of lemon zest that cracks the lips. smooth yeast notes and light banana then grace the palate and leave a light fruit flavor that mingles well with the grainy malts on the way out. light dry, clean and smooth finish.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a pale golden with a big white head on it.

S: The nose has a rather interesting blend of spices and hops. Some fruity pineapple and grapefruit hop notes along with a touch of grass. The traditional coriander and citrus peel are there along with a light bread and wheat aroma.

T: Lots of pineapple and grapefruit on the flavor. There is a somewhat light bread/wheat character with a mild hop bitterness. Light grass and citrus peel on the finish.

M: The body is medium with medium to high carbonation.

O: I really liked this one, lots of nice flavors and great execution of a concept I wasn't too crazy about.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Still working my way through the Boulevard catalog and generally enjoying the trip. This stop pours a clear amber-gold topped by over a finger of solid white foam. Like many Boulevard offerings, this one's got some floaties, just not as many as in other cases. The nose comprises powdered sugar, grapefruit peel, light cantaloupe, caramel, and a few prickles of minty pine needles in the very back. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, mint, pine, balsa, caramel, banana peel, light mandarin orange, and a dash of clove. The finish is a solid wall of eucalyptus, which lingers for some time, leaving a slightly bitter chlorophyll-laced taste in the mouth. It's not too unpleasant, but it's still a bit unpleasant. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice BIPA. I'm not the biggest fan of the hop choice, I think, but it doesn't ruin things. I'd drink another one, but I wouldn't run out to get it.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is hazy and yellow, with a finger of white head that leaves ample lacing. The aroma brings coriander, yeast, hops. The flavor is decent, offering more spices than hops. The feel is medium bodied, with a lingering spicy finish. I like the aroma a bit more than the taste. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard made another beautiful unique creation!!! The Belgium White IPA is awesome!!! The appearance is a cloudy yellow with thin white head that is lacing nicely. The scent is very complicated that includes floral citrus and hop tones. The bottle says lemon grass, camomile, coriander, and orange peel....all mixed into a goodness! The Taste....fullfills even more so the smell. all the scent are encapsulated in the beer. This is wonderful. The mouthfeel is good from flavor....but one bottle would be more than enough. If you see this will not be dissappointed.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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