Pop-Up Session IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Pop-Up Session IPAPop-Up Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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:
#31,624
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
678
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
186
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 678 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of ANiklaus
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow clear look with little to no head.

Funky hop notes on the herbal side but doesn't dominate it.

Taste is a little off for a season IPA. Kinda like a old pale ale. Not sure if this is from the actual beer, or if it was improperly stored/served.

Note one I would jump back to

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Photo of MFMB
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good beer that I picked up at a gas station. Nice golden orange color and a big grapefruit smell and bite.

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Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lak9ers
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

GREAT "sessionable" brew. Tasty, soft, delicious. Keep them coming Boulevard!

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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 BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Muny
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ben_Swartz
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured from a can into a tulip. Best by date: 10/09/15

L: Light and pale honey color. White head, less than a finger, quickly disappears. Lacing is nice.

S: Sweet fruity hops hit the nose first followed by some citrus. A little earthy at the end.

T: Apples and flowers followed by a hint of pineapple. A little malty in the middle. Bitter at the end.

F: Light-medium feel. More carbonated than I was expecting, but that's not a bad thing. It's crisp.

O: A very light Session IPA clocking in at 4.2% ABV. I could knock several of these back on a hot summer day, no problem.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jalejo
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smconnor
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a session style ipa, this is really good. There is a lot more flavor here than the style usually has, and the flavor that is present is more pleasant than most. There are flavors of grapefruit laced with crisp piney hops. It works well while still remaining extremely drinkable. I would put this right beside Easy Jack as my favorite session ipa.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of wilfonzo
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilly
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

P: Golden light amber, small head that lingers for a while.
A: citrus, floral, bread, malt with a hint of resin.
T: Grapefruit rind, resin pine, earthy.
M: Clean and crisp. Fair amount of bitterness.
O: Great session ale. Hard to believe it's only 4.3%.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is bread and grains.
The taste has a nice lemon bitterness throughout.
The texture is crisp.
It has great flavor.

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this last night at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash.

Appearance- cloudy gold color, no head
Smell- citrus, piney hops
Taste- citrus, piney hops
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I really liked this. Great for a session IPA and great to start off my drinking last night at Pete's. Good session beer

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Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bilco
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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