Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Good looking pour with a nicely hopped nose. Very enjoyable, but not discernibly different from the current boulevard IPA lineup.
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unclemike (2393) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, faint pine, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Taste is of lemon, oranges, nectarines, light grassiness, grain and caramel, light booze, clean bitterness.
Drake (9930) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma of floral, citrus, tropical hops, a good bit of pineapple, pale malt. The taste is citrus, tropical hops. pale malts, mild zest and earth. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.
raymow (915) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled - hoppy and floral aroma and flavor. Pale yellow color. Typical IPA - drinkable.
asedzie (638) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BB 3/7/15. Pours hazy golden with medium offwhite head. Nose is assertive mango, passionfruit - some light grain. Flavor follows from nose, but has good mineral dimension. Starts passionfruit, very tropical fruity hops, midway through hop flavors mellow out and in the end transition to a resiny floral finish with a really plesant lingering bitterness with traces of passionfruit. Soft supple palate throughout. Very impressed that Boulevard nailed this style so well - wish it was on the regular rotation.
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle poured into pint glass from sampler 12 pack. Quite delicious. Not as hoppy as I would think 104 ibus. But drinkable hoppiness.
TheAlum (6117) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle purchased from the brewery (Kansas City, KS). Brought home from the recent trip. Pours a decent hazed amber gold hue, some orange fire cuts through just a touch and makes a dulled summery glow hit the bod. Decent haze, a cakey offwhite head atop stays fairly sizable, nice rentention and decent lacing throughout. Aromas show soap and crackers, bready malts meet some decent florals, citric zing and zesty oil elements. A bit earthy, bready the hops come a bit more focused as it warms. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, a bit bitter and floral, more earthy hops hit the palate quickly. Gentle pine, touches of earth and faint Band-Aid meld in. Touches of citrus, lemon and mellow pithy grapefruit start to kick a bit. Middle is mellow, lighter bodied, a bit bready and dry with that Band-Aid rubbery feel hitting a bit. A middling sufficient hop character keeps working to cut through. Some interesting albeit fading citric hop elements meet firmer florals, touches of melon and grapefruit, lemon smack a bit. Backend is bready, a bit dry and certainly bitter but fading hop flavor and complexity, touches of plastic, cat pee. Finish is bready, dry, faded fruit elements as some of that awkwardness fades away to some decent fruity life. This eventually comes together, some tropical and pineapple juice finally come through and sustain as we settle in throughout the glass from that more bitter front end that trails off. I dig this, it’s solid but loses me at times through the middle and backend with some off flavors as far as flow. Good. While a lot of neat hops are used here it seems to lack cohesiveness and almost works against itself at times. Still, when it’s on it is definitely on showing some of those more assertive Citra and Mosaic bites in spurts.
FestDecBeet (358) - - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a dark yellow. Light haze to it. Bright white head.
Smell: dank. Pine. Grass. Orange. Lemon peel.
Taste: dank. Orange rind. Grapefruit pith.
Feel: very dry. Not as bitter as expected. Medium carbonation.
Overall: nice beer. Good combination of east an west coast flavors.
First drank: home 2/16/15
Vintage: best by 4/18/15
dmac (4430) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via mixed 12pack shared with Dean. Poured a clear bright gold bidy with loads of floaties throughout the entire body and a smaller to average fizzy white head. Aroma is floral hops, himey sweetness, citrus and lime with a hint of saison yeast and white pepper even. Medium body, super dry like eating a cracker, seltzer like caronation. Flavor of white toast, grains, citrus rind, lime zest, dry hineycomb and grass. Nice balanced IPA.
dhatton (112) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden body. Massive fluffy white head that is inherently sticky. Big hoppy, resinous nose with grapefruit, fresh grass, and floral fragrances. Citrus and pine flavors. Very smooth, sessionable IPA.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Melon and citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, bright citrus, a touch of melon. Dusty hops, easy drinking. Soft musky finish, light citrus.