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

Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.
BA SCORE
4.15/5
340 Ratings
Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/63/71419

42 IBU

Added by BradLikesBrew on 05-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
340
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FanofHefe
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very happy to get a chance at this one as a fan of both hefeweizens and IPAs. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like a witbier with some hoppy notes. Sweet malt, lemon zest, and coriander.

The tastes goes well beyond the flavor. The hop bite comes through much more pronounced in the flavor and blends extremely well with the sweeter flavors and the Belgian yeast notes. I was a little skeptical at first but this blend really works for me.

Very drinkable; light texture and a dry finish. An excellent brew.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first Boulevard beer! Thanks to my buddy, Bruce. Pours a bright, golden-straw color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is very inviting with subtly hoppy notes, coriander, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, and pepper. Tons of herbs...almost pizza like. Reminds me of a saison in so many ways. Taste is a lovely blend of the qualities of a witbier, a saison, and a Belgian IPA. Great blend of all three IMO. Lovely lemon zest with a bit of farmhouse. Delicious herbal flavors that compliment the pepper and Belgian yeast amazingly. Subtle hop profile to make the coriander as mellow as it should be. Finishes spicy and the slightest bit tart. Mouthfeel is tingly and dry. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer is very unique and delicious. I love it! I don't think it's very fresh, so I'm wondering what it was like with more hoppiness. It's probably better like this. (Best By Date: 02/2012). Awesome brew.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Collaboration No. 2 - White I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 340 ratings
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