Mid-Coast IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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345 Ratings
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Mid-Coast IPAMid-Coast IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tito42 on 07-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Best by 03/7/15." 104 IBUs. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label and branded pry-off pressure cap purchased as part of a variety 12-pack and served cold into a stem-tulip at high altitude in Castle Rock, CO. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 3 fingers wide. White colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Has a full even consistency and a soft complexion. Light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 6-7 minutes.

BODY: Clear translucent vibrant copper-orange of above average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Not unique or special looking, but good for the style.

AROMA: Pale malts. Floral hop notes. Hints of lime. Tangerine. Mango. Bursts of tropical fruit. Fresh citrusy zest. Clean barley.

It's very pleasant and inviting, lacking any hop bite. Aromatic intensity is mild.

This aroma suggests a balanced brew with complementary hops and malts.

No yeast, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Citrusy zest. Tropical fruit. Tangerine, mango, clementine, ruby red grapefruit, pale malts, a dash of caramalt, clean barley, and lime. It's well-balanced and the flavour profile is cohesive, but it doesn't quite taste like a gestalt immutable whole. Not the most complex or intricate IPA I've tried, but it's tasty, and has a nice depth of flavour.

Average flavour duration and intensity. Not real subtle; the notes are pretty overt.

TEXTURE: Irritatingly coarse and dry where it should be smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Rough and dragging on the palate. Unrefreshing. Medium-bodied. Aptly thick.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, or astringent.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable for an IPA, with some nice hop flavours. But the mouthfeel is very problematic. It's what you'd expect from a variety pack beer. I'm glad I tried it once, but I wouldn't go out of my to nab it again. It'll find its fans.

High C

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours honey colored with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very nice lacing & above average head retention

S: Pineapple with grapefruit, faint breadyness

T: Follows the nose, big time hop bitterness & citrus notes up front. Pineyness, grapefruit, some biscuitty malt dryness as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit, dryness & a touch of bready sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, nice balance

One of the better AIPAs Boulevard has done, put this in the rotation please

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3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

It's been far too long since I've had some Boulevard goodness. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by two fingers of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light pine resin, light grapefruit zest, and an evanescent twinge of lime. Did I mention things were mild,light, et cetera? The taste holds notes of pine needles, grapefruit rind, powerhouse grass, and mild honey. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a solid IPA, but one that doesn't really impress, either. It's a tasty bit, but nothing I'd likely go out of my way to get again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Mid-Coast IPA is AWESOME! The beer once opened left a very very nice bouquet of pine and citrus. Once poured in the glass the scent became a bit more floral with some bitterness. The beer was golden clear with nice white head that is leaving a lace. The taste starts bitter then subtly then dissapears on the finish....however, you wait a moment....then the bitterness come back....nice. The mouthfeel is medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall ANOTHER excellent offering by the Boulevard Team!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, slight pale malt, hint of sugar, Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and slight sugar. Overall, good appearance, but only decent aroma, body, and blend.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, best before 04/18/15. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit) and floral hops, bready malt and a bit of peach. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also some tropical fruit and grassy/pine hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. The label says this is 104 IBU's, but it doesn't seem like that to me. I think this is a good but not great IPA. It was nice to try this, but I'm glad I picked this up as a single instead of buying the mixed 12 pack this was in. $1.50 a single bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Mid-Coast IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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