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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Photo of iadler
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Served into a 14 oz tulip glass.

A- Hazy light gold with a two finger head that leaves a few lines of lacing.

S- Weiss notes hit the aroma first with orange peel, wheat, coriander and some peppery spice. There are also notes of banana, clove, vanilla as well as some citrus hops with lemon and grapefruit.

T- The taste follows the nose with wheat, orange peel, coriander and other herbs hitting first, followed by some citrus hops including grapefruit and lemon with a bit of tartness that is similar to green apple. The banana, clove and vanilla are present in the taste as well, but are more subtle.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel that finishes pretty dry. The alcohol is hidden very well with no sign of the 7.5 ABV.

O- This was a strange beer for me. I enjoyed it, but there is a lot going on with this beer, and some of the flavors clashed with each-other a bit. It certainty is a refreshing and complex brew and one that I'm glad I tried, but am not sure if I can have more than a glass of this.

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

This beer pours a nice and moderately cloudy honey gold in color with a one finger poofy white head. The aromas consist of nice Belgian spices with a light hop presence. It's definitely closer to a wit than an American IPA. It even has a moderate pale malt, wheat aspect reminiscent of honey. The flavors are yeast, nice spice, and a light bitter finish. The sweetness, Belgian wit malty yeasty collaboration is pretty solid. It even has a nice almost gumball esque sweetness. Perhaps they added some additional sugar to up the abv? It drinks light to medium in body and is pretty refreshing. I'm a fan of the presentation. It's a nice beer and drinks really well. I'll have this one again.

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Photo of Forb
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a 750ml bottle / Batch 2011-2 / BB 2-2012 and on-tap at the Crescent Moon - Omaha, NE...

Appearance: Light, hazy golden with a massive head on pour that subsides quickly.

Smell: Spicy, lemon, coriander, orange, sage, lemongrass, pepper.

Taste: Earthy hop aroma of lemongrass aside sage with a nice peppery finish.

Mouthfeel: Very light and dry with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: Will be buying again while I can. This beer is such a light, toned down, delicate yet full-flavored, version of a Belgian IPA that I would highly recommend it to anybody who hasn't tried such a beer.

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Photo of HaysAmerica
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from Batch #2011-2; Best by 02-2012, 750 ml bottle into a Boulevard tulip glass. Pours w/ a clear golden straw color. No haze on the first glass. Tons of carbonation & has a nice white head. As I go through the bottle, each glass gets more & more of a haze. Like a Wit actually.

Th smell is of a wit too. Has quite a bit of citrus hops. Orange peel, lemon, pepper. Mouthwatering! Belgian funk comes thru as the bottle warms up a bit.

Taste is of grapefruit/lemon w/ a nice pine bitterness following. Hops aren't overly abrasive. Not too malty. Doe has a nice lingering finish. Actually tries to have a wit like tart finish but hops win the day. Belgian earthiness comes out more on the second glass.

This beer has a medium body and is very drinkable on the 100 degree day! Has a pale straw-like texture to it. Overall I would have another & would recommend this. Prosit!

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a La Chouffe tulip.

A- Light golden with huge white head, lacing quickly subsides.

S- Lemons and spices (coriander?)

T- Similar to nose. Pale malt, lemon and citrus flavors with lots of spices. A small amount of hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Thin body. Refreshing beer with moderate carbonation.

O- Would not call this a IPA at all. More like a saison meets belgian pale ale. Still enjoyed this beer although the style/name is misleading.

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

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Best by 02-2012. Thanks Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Produced a giant fluffy pure white head with good retention. Plenty of lace.

(S)- A lightly spicy lemon, clove, and yeast profile. Bits of green hops and wood characters.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A spicy profile; can definitely see now the sage, coriander, and lemon grass. Has a woody hop profile. Very mild fruity wheat finish.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Not overly spicy or hoppy but a good combo of the two. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It could be the heat and how refreshing it is, but whatever the case is, I like it.

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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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Photo of bpgpitt10
2.84/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft into Boulevard tulip

A: big white head with a mild haze on the beer. Strong lacing.
S: screams witbier with big yeast, coriander, and lemon notes... But that's about it. If I wasn't told it was an IPA I'd be shocked right now.
T: again the flavor leans heavily toward the witbier right up front. You catch the sage and hop bitterness on the backend with this. No hint of the 7.5% abv which is surprising in such a delicate brew.
M: light with nice small bubbles throughout.
O: man I am torn. This is a solid beer overall, but the line it is straddling is such an odd one. I don't know what I expected but I definitely expected more hop presence. It just seems like a slightly hoppy witbier. Overall it isnt bad but I can't think of a time when I would really want this beer/style again.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled this out for a friend who wanted to try something "exotic." A witbier-IPA hybrid seemed like a good fit. Batch 2011-2. Drank it July 22, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium golden-yellow with a big fluffy white head. Great retention and good lacing. Big pillowy fluffy head. Very very pretty beer.

Smell is all about Belgian white, with strong yeast aromas, cloves, other spices. A really full smell, with that characteristic Belgian yeast punch. Some fruity hops in the background. Yeast-forward; smells like a witbier with some hops.

Taste is full of strong pungent yeast character, but with a hop punch that comes through late and brings nice tangy and bitter flavors. Smooth transition between the spicy yeast (coriander and clove). Has a nice freshness, with grassy hops and vegetable flavors. Light, but complex and flavorful. Finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with good carbonation. Fairly thin, with a nice persistent finish.

A fantastic blend of Belgian yeast and hoppy IPA. The addition of the spices and the vegetable flavors only make it better. All of the elements blend together quite well. This is just plain delicious.

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Photo of UTCengOwl
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer #100! It's been a good ride so far and I've learned a ton about tasting beer. I'm sure that some day I'll look back and shake my head at how unsophisticated of a palate I used to have... but, hey, I'm enjoying it now.

Bought this bottle at the Sunrise Mini Mart. That place has a crazy selection. Poured from the C&C 750 into a Budweiser Signature Glass.

The beer pours a thin, hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Leaves outstanding lacing and has excellent retention. Boulevard hit the head out of the park on the last two beers I've had from them. If the body was more inviting, I'd give it a 5.

The nose is mainly the Belgian White. Orange peel and coriander. Maybe some of that lemongrass. I'm not sure I would have called this an IPA based on the nose.

The body has a bit more IPA characteristics. More bitter than a Belgian White, for sure. Distinctly dry relative to the nose, which is welcome and refreshing. The mouthfeel on this is excellent. However, the flavors are a bit too muted and clean for my tastes. I was wanting something more in my face than smooth and intermingled. It's all so well blended together... but it says IPA on the bottle. That's not consistent with the flavor profile I'm getting here (or with the one that I would prefer).

This is an interesting collaboration, but I think it could have been better. I'll enjoy the rest of the bottle, but I don't think I'd run out to buy another.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL pours a lightly hazed yellow color with a large cap of soapy white head. Bubbly, but lasts a decent amount of time. Nice lacing. Pretty beer.

Nose leans more towards a witbier than an IPA, coriander looms large and the lemongrass is a welcome addition. Hops are lighter than I thought they would be, grassy and herbal with a slight citrus twang.

Alot going on here...the sage is really quite noticeable along with soft coriander and wheat. The hops are not over-the-top, which is probably a good thing, I think too much would clash with the wit characteristics. The ABV is pretty big and I am surprised by how much more I like this than Two Jokers. This is subtle and soft and the ABV is really well hidden. I have [unintentionally] had 3 beers with lemongrass in the past week and have enjoyed them all…Im sensing a theme here, lol. I like it a bit better than the Collab No. 1 and think this beer is about as good as you could make a wit/IPA hybrid. I expected nothing less than the best from a Boulevard/Deschutes joint venture, easily two of my favorite 5 for both actually. Id buy it again, that’s for sure.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a cloudy citrine yellow color. Maybe cloudy is a little strong. It's got a moderate haze, which I'm guessing is a product of both the hops and yeast. The head is not the majestic column of foam that I'm used to from Boulevard Smokestack Series beers. The cork was tremendously easy to pop; does that have anything to do with it? Regardless, the 1.5 fingers of sterling white head were mostly large bubbles. The foam doesn't stick around for very long. It's a good looking beer but not up to normal BLVD standards.

The first whiff of this beer is All Wit Everything, but the second smell reveals lots of wrinkles and complexities. There's a solid Witbier base here, plenty of coriander and orange zest. But before you smell the hops you smell the sage. There's a ton of herbs here. The bottle mentions specifically that sage and lemongrass were used in brewing this beer, and you get a whole lot of both. Some white flower notes come out too, and some generic perfume smells. The hops are somewhat masked here by the herbal aromas. You get fleeting ghosts of grapefruit or lemon, but the hops mostly seem content in harmonizing with the herbs.

Here's what this beer gets wrong: the sage takes away the oomph from the hops. For a beer that is ostensibly an IPA, this is something of a fault. But I am not inclined to dock the beer points for this, because whatever this beer is it tastes great. This is pungently herbaceous. An entire garden's worth of sage and lemongrass and coriander and petunia flowers greet the nose. The hop presence here is keen to sit back and harmonize with the herbs. I know that the brewers intended the herbs to be what links the Witbier spices with the hop flavors, but in practice the hops only amplify the herbs and spices. But all this herbaceousness is held in check by the nearly vanilla sweet malt bill, and the Belgian yeast that provides white peppercorn flavors for days. This beer is green as all Hell, and it is refreshing for those that enjoy herbal flavors.

The mouthfeel is a masterful balance of carbonation and heft. This isn't a huge beer, and it certainly isn't an East Coast sweetness bomb as far as IPAs go, but the body is nice and full; creamy. The moderately dry finish helps to balance the size too. Overall, this strange beer is one of the better beers I've had this year. Again, you have to like sage, lemongrass, and coriander to really love this beer. I heard that Steven Pauwels, the brewmaster for Boulevard, thought that this beer had too much sage in it. I can see that, and I look forward to trading for Deschutes' Conflux #2 to see what tweaks were made in the second brew of this recipe. As is, this is a unique beer that fully expresses that Belgian sense of experimentation. I'm glad that I have another bottle.

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

Poured into a small 10oz Stanford @ Old Chicago in Olathe, KS

Pours a hazy gold, with a sparse head that falls rapidly.

Aroma is definitely witbier. Coriander, citrus peel, and newly cut grass dominate. An herbal, almost minty hop aroma sneaks in as well. Interesting, to say the least.

Taste is initially all hops, a bitterness driven again by an herbal flavor. The typical witbier flavors follow, and then it takes a surprising turn. I get a very sweet, sugary citrus, almost like frozen Orange juice concentrate. Very unexpected. It almost completely eliminates the hop bitterness, but fades enough to let the hops dominate the aftertaste. A unique trip from bitter to sweet and back.

The mouthfeel is light, but that juice flavor gives it a creamy, almost oily feel which isn't unwelcome.

Overall this is an experiment that mostly works. I'm not a witbier fan, but this has enough other things going on that I enjoyed it. Worth seeking out!

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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 morimech
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Arguably Boulevard's best beer even considering Belgian IPAs/witbiers are not my thing and I thought BBQ was outstanding. Poured into a tulip glass resulting in a pale golden color with a massive head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Hops fill the nose with citrus. Herbal qualities are strong as well. Faint hints of wheat and yeast.

Complex flavor that combines the best of the hops with their citrus flavor, and herbs and spices from the yeast and added ingredients. A little sweetness from the malt creeps through but is easily overtaken by the bitterness. Has a peppery finish with a slight alcoholic flavor.

Light and vibrant body. Fantastically carbonated.

Hard to find fault in this beer. Maybe a little more malt flavor would of been nice but superb as is. How do you make a witbier palatable? Dump a load of hops into it.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up after seeing all the positive reviews. Served in a 6oz taster pint glass.

A - Big white foam that has great retention, and leaves behind spotty lace and a thick cap. The body is hazed golden color that is slightly transparent when held up to the light.

S - Smells like a witbier. Wheat, coriander, and vanilla flavors dominate, with some mild lemon and orange notes from the lemongrass and hops. If it didn't say IPA on the label, I'm not sure I would have guessed this was a hybrid.

T - Taste has more of both styles mixed together, but it's kind of a confusing experience. Citrus hops, vanilla malt, and coriander and other spice character in the finish. Some perfume notes in there was well. Not much bitterness at all - perhaps dry-hopped witbier would be a more appropriate description.

M - Pleasant carbonation, smooth texture, medium body, and no obvious alcohol. Finish is dry and resinous and is somewhat evocative of an IPA.

D - Odd beer, that I found strangely compelling but many of my friends disliked it. It was pretty easy to drink, but not mind-blowing as many previous reviews have suggested. I suppose I'd take it over most witbiers, but I'd rather have an IPA to be honest. Even with the lukewarm response the 750ml bottle was drained rather quickly.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks kinda like a witbier, straw colored and hazy, but with a torrent of bubbles rising up, leaving a huge, long lasting white head and sticky chunks of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops, Belgian yeast, and peppery spices.

Taste is quite bold, spicy, peppery, with lots of tangy hop zest.

Body is medium and fairly dry. Carbonation is intense and adds to the tang.

Typically Smokestack in every way. Delicious and highly drinkable.

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Photo of Scrumtralecent
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that fades rather quickly.

S - A wonderfully powerful aroma, could smell it as soon as I poured it. Lovely lemon citrus with a hint of Belgian funk, and a slight piney hop backbone. Very nice and inviting.

T - Lovely lemon citrus flavor upfront. Giving way to the spice and slight hop that creates a backbone and keeps the flavors popping more than creating a flavor themselves. Flavor is a little airy, but well rounded. Nice and crisp.

M - Quite a light mouthfeel, and easily drinkable. Carbonation is spot on for this, and the taste is felt throughout.

O - Incredibly drinkable and strangely addicting. The citrus flavors are incredible on this, and could have maybe used a little more hop flavor, but I think the spices and Belgian flavors help round that off. But this is a great beer and worth the buy. Perfect for a hot summer day like today, and would def drink again.

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

Infinite thanks goes to gwguest for the hookup!

I've got little to argue with in regards to appearance. Hazy, unfiltered sunny color, with a stark white head. Lacing left behind was great. Great Wit appearance, as expected.

Ample citrus aroma with bits of biscuit malts and spices.

Pleasant citrus bite, hoppy front, light spice notes from a noticeable yeast characteristic.

Crisp lighter feel, smooth carbonation.

Overall a great beer and a nice blending of two beloved styles.

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Photo of GregSVT
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy gold color with a huge white head that fades to a ring and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has huge notes of citrus hops which settle down and allow big aromas of lemon peel, orange rinde, spices, belgian yeast, and sweet malts to come through.

T: The taste is not as big as the nose but it's tasty. The hops hit first with grapefruit and bitter pine which is followed by sweet flavors of orange, lemon, spices, and wheat/malt.

M: The feel is crisp yet medium bodied.

O: Probably one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had. The aromas were really great although the flavor was slightly muted compared to the nose. The spices were a nice touch.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma starts off with some wheat but then you get hit with quite a bit of lemons, orange and a wee bit of pine. There is also a lot of Belgian yeast in the aroma.

The flavor is full of wheat with hoppy lemons and oranges. There is a good amount of yeast notes as well as a low amount of bitterness. The orange citrus is pretty juicy and easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Belgian IPA.

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Photo of bsp77
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip. Batch 2011-2, whatever that means, but best by February, 2012.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow with thick foamy head and very sticky lacing.

Smell: Lots of orange (both from the hops and the orange peel), plus some grapefruit, lemon and coriander.

Taste: What an odd beer. Strong citrusy hops upfront of orange and grapefruit, along with orange peel and nice wheat undertones. Then it turns more spicy, with coriander, clove, pepper and a long lingering pine-like bitterness. It is odd, but fantastic.

Feel: High carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. Comes across as both oily and effervescent, which is a little strange.

Overall: Great pairing here. Extremely refreshing and easy to drink, yet very complex.

One additional note: something about this beer reminds me of Lagunitas.

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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 hwwty4
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm glad to see Boulevard trying new things and working with other brewers. I was a bit disappointed with Collaboration #1, here's hoping the Boulevard and Deschutes can meet my high standards.

Poured a corked and caged 750ml into my Boulevard goblet. Amazingly the cork was actually fairly easy to remove unlike 95% of all other Smokestacks. This beer pours a watery lemon with a crisp carbonation producing a decent 2 inch head that quickly dissolves into a lily pad of foam in the center of the glass. Very little lacing and what is left looks more like soap spots instead of actual lacing. The aroma really is what it is billed to be. Half a wit and half a IPA. The Wit wheat tartness underlies definite notes of coriander, white pepper and orange zest. Balanced with that is a citrus hop that comes across as a lemon peel and grass. The flavor is hop forward. Nice notes of lemon and orange peel intermingled with dry grass. Behind all the hops the spice from the Wit are still present. White pepper lingers on the palate with coriander coming through. The mouthfeel is the best thing about this beer. It finishes really dry letting the flavors soak in. I'm glad I got to grab a couple bottles of this. It'll make for a great hot weather beer.

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Photo of crusian
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange color with, well... I poured... and gave it plenty of room for the head to expand, but it just kept on going, right out of the glass. Damn. The head then took a good 5-10 minutes to recede.
Smells like a soapy saison, Lemon is there, coriander, orange, but to be honest, i dont smell what i would call an IPA. Some belgian yeast mixed in there as well... but no IPA.
Taste is different, there is definitely IPA there! The hops are front and center, rolling into a hint of alcohol. Citrus hops, nice thin, VERY dry with lemon finish... very interesting. Smell is Saison, taste is IPA, or rather more of a belgian IPA. Grassy aftertaste I obviously would attribute to the hops as well. I am surprised at the hops in the taste, but not on the nose. Granted, yes there are hops on the nose, but not those that I was expecting when tasting this. Overall i would say this is an interesting brew, for sure, but not, in my opinion, worthy of all the praise. Seek it out, worth trying once.

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Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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