Pop-Up Session IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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678 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
678
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
186
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Bissel328
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcb
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DukeofAle
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very nice session IPA. Presents as a straw-yellow ale with plenty of hop aroma and bitterness. The head is more than sufficient and lasts until the brew is fully consumed, leaving a thick residual of lace all the way down the glass. All the hop character I crave in an IPA with a lighter body and mild alcohol content. The definition of a session IPA.

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Photo of Indy_Josh2
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is moderately resiny, piney, and very floral, with a touch of caramel malt sweetness.

Flavor reveals underlying grapefruit pith, with a lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of asking79
4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of frothy_80
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MorganH
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ubenumber2
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skillet
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beernewbie285
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfillius
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 9/11/15, noticed half-way through a best by date of 9/4/15. 12oz. can poured into pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 3/4 finger white creamy head with good retention. Brass-colored clear liquid
S: Surprisingly malty up front, caramel notes as well. - Session English IPA? or maybe the week after the best by date degraded the hops ;-) Good, but not true to style. I might even call it an ESB.
T: Very malty with thin pithy hop. Better hop character with air. Hops are still weak - extract? they exist more in the mouthfeel than the flavor.
M: Fuller than most other session IPAs. Some thin bitterness
O: I would not order another or buy this again. Almost a drain pour. A beauty to look at but all else was disappointing.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle
Best By: 08/27/15

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy dark yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger plus foamy white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a very nice citrus note. The taste is hoppy, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, one of the best Session IPAs I've had to date I believe. Good Job Boulevard!

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Photo of leefx
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pop-Up Session IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 678 ratings.
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