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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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At 100+ IBUs, the hoppiest beer weíve brewed to date. Pretty nervy for a bunch of Midwesterners.

Hops: Mosaic, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Centennial


fidelis83's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2097) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Slightly hazy, pale gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head. Aroma is nice, lots of citrus and mango and passion fruit heavy tropical fruit, some spiciness and a touch of floral and pine, biscuit a little caramel and toasty, dough, yeasty bread. Flavor is loaded with biscuit, toast, sweet citrus, pine, tea, melon and passion fruit up front, then some bitter citrus, caramel, bread, under ripe melon, mango and some spicy, fruity and lemony-citrus hops to the finish. Light to medium body with a creamy, and juicy to chewy entry, light to medium strength, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, maybe slightly astringent finish. I really dig this stuff. Itís loaded with my favorite hop notes and has a nice mouthfeel that might end up a little on the astringent side, but for an IPA with 5.6% and this much hop character I can live with "mmmaaaaybe slightly astringent" for sure. Please, oh please put this in 6-packs for a decent price, Boulevard. I promise it will sell... to me at the very least.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has citrus, pine, and tropical fruits. Taste is mostly an earthy, near herbal bitterness that transforms into a fruity sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2402) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (926) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - hoppy and floral aroma and flavor. Pale yellow color. Typical IPA - drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (644) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
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, itís 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 itís on it is definitely on showing some of those more assertive Citra and Mosaic bites in spurts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (363) - - FEB 16, 2015
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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4444) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (115) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
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.


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