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Pop-Up Session IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Pop-Up Session IPAPop-Up Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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678 Ratings
Pop-Up Session IPAPop-Up Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As a brewing team, we sought to make an India Pale Ale that showcased assertive hop flavor and aroma while maintaining a thirst-quenching drinkability by balancing the bitterness with a slight caramel malt character. A blend of our base pale, Marris Otter, and amber malts creates a simple, yet adequate malt backbone that allows Mosaic, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops to shine with bright, fruity, citrus notes. At 4.2% ABV and 41 IBUs, Pop-Up I.P.A. is a full flavored beer that’s suitable for all-day drinking.

Added by LambicPentameter on 07-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,267
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
678
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
186
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 678 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of JamesMC70
1.06/5  rDev -71.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Has to be one of the worst beers I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Euphoria69
2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DeFaz
2.21/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I've begun trying as many session IPAs as I can find. Unfortunately, this is a session beer, but does not taste like an IPA at all. It's bland, watery, and worst, almost completely lacking in hop flavor. If they kept the "IPA" out of the title, I probably wouldn't have hated it.

The appearance is nice, with plenty of lacing all around the glass. But the qualities stop there--this is a dry tasting beer with biscuit notes and some vague of bitterness, but no great hop flavors.

I know that session IPAs can be great beers (see Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream). This just isn't good.

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Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Noble12
2.44/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of DrumKid003
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Ejayz
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of zapahoppa
2.59/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

On draft in nj. For a session ipa this is weak in flavor, mouthfeel and aroma compared to what other breweries have been able to achieve. More late addition hops needed and less watery backbone. Not a fan.

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Photo of B_B
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tyjo26
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

IPA's are strong, this feels like water going down.

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Photo of smith_s4765
2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Way too carbonated for me.

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Photo of BigJim5021
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of stampfler07
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of deweese
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of IpeeA
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of beerfinder
2.77/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was an ok sessian beer not real hoppy. I have had other Boulevard brews which I enjoyed but this is not one of them.

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Photo of MrHolden
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of johnriley445
2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Underwhelming.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A very watered down almost tasteless session.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of y0tommyb
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I tried this for the second time and it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered, not much hop flavor and seemingly too much carbonation. Oh well I still enjoy most of the beers I try from Boulevard. Maybe it was a bad batch give it a try you tell me.

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Photo of CycleHops
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MNishCT77
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. on tap at Corner Bar in Austin, TX on Sat., 12/27/2014, unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a standard pint glass, drank over ~15 minutes while eating some good ol' TX BBQ

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Pop-Up Session IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 678 ratings
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