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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Double-Wide I.P.A. uses Columbus and Magnum hops for both bittering and aroma with Chinook hops added in the whirlpool. It is dry hopped with generous amounts of Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops. The resulting beer has a hop forward aroma, redolent of peach and apricot. The assertive flavor bursts with the citrus qualities of blood orange and lemon with a slight caramel malt backbone to balance the intense hop flavor. There is little restraint in the flavor of this beer; it is certainly not for the pedestrian palate.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rader58 (779) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2009 Pours a cloudy red/orange color with cream/off white head. Aroma is of grass and floral hops with a slight hint of citrus. Taste is of strong floral hops with a slightly sweet malt finish. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2008
The pour was nice. A thick, three finger tall, sticky, off-white head emerged and produced great lacing above a brown, copper and ruby swirl that sat beneath it. Slightly cloudy. The initial aroma was citrus. More orange juice or tangerine than overly tart lemon or grapefruit. Some nice malt came through as well as some light floral and pine. The flavor was light citrus, malt, pine and some alcohol. Wish the alcohol heat was a little better covered up. The mouthfeel was nothing special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2008
Tasty and sticky-bitter ale that barely avoids overkill and even manages to be refreshing despite its strength. The 75 cL pours reddish-amber with tall, cream-colored, lacy head. Smells like fruity, woody hops, with grapefruit and fruit punch notes in there. Very juicy, fruity hop flavor that coats the tongue and dries out. I’d love to find some of this on tap.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Caged corked 750 ml. bottle, a short blurb and batch number (D8032), along with glass and storage recommendations, on the back label, sampled in a tulip glass. Having spent some of my undergrad days living in a trailer park, the picture on the front label bought back some scary tornado memories. L: Chill hazy reddish auburn with copper hues in the bottom of the glass, large beige head of fluffed creamy foam, excellent retention, plenty of splotchy lace chunks ring the glass. The carbonation appears to be quite active. An impressive start to DIPA. S: The hops are predominant, framed by a underlining sweet maltiness. Hop aromas of pine oil, evergreen needles, mint leafs, grapefruit peels and leafy herbs. Caramel, bready malts are at the edges. F&T: Moderate bodied with a nice chewy creaminess, softly firm from the carbonation. While the hops rule the taste, there is also a nice balance of flavors, I find Double Wide to be easy to drink and highly enjoyable. Hop tastes of sweet peaches and apricots, mint leafs, earthy, leafy dark green herbs, orange peel and pith, and oily pine needles. Grain bready, caramel maltiness provide at light sweet backing to the hops. The alcohol is barely noticeable, just a low temperature warmth in the back of the palate with the flavor of pepper and pineapple juice. Finishes on a dry note, touches of caramelized malts and a good citric hop spiciness that sticks to tongue, making my mouth water for another sip. This has a dangerously quaffable drinkability. I have to say, I’ve been very impressed with all the beers in the Smokestack series from Boulevard, all are a must try for the beer connoisseur. Double Wide is an excellent DIPA, but I have the feeling it is more twister inducing than it is twister proof.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAY 16, 2008
750 ml. corked bottle into glass. Very fizzy big white head if you pour it aggressively; nice amber, honey brown pour, kind of hazy with soft carbonation. Really good aroma of fresh pine hops with a hint of sweet citrus hops in the background. All hops flavor too that starts off soft and finishes with a nice bitter, piny drag. Smooth and coating on the palate like swallowing pine sap. Overall: great beer; my first experience with Boulevard Brewing Co. (I hadn’t even heard of it until I saw this in a Whole Foods in St. Louis).

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared by eyedrinkale. Amber pour with some white head. Aroma is citrusy, some tropical hops (mango?). Flavor is grainy malt, light bitterness, and a more grassy hop presence. The flavor is not as good as the aroma, but overall it is a good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Hazy amber pour with a strong tan head. Nose is resiny and fruity, a C-hop bomb. Some mango notes in there as well. The body as creamy and the flavor has a nice caramel base. Citrus fruits and tropical mango character followed by a long resiny pine finish. A very nice IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with a little bit of lacing. Floral pine and some honey. Peach, and lemon in the flavor. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2008
750, corked and baled. Schmancy! Thanks, Theisti! Crystal clear and very dark amber with rubied highlights. Towering, sloppy tannish head and plenty of lace. Hugely citrusy nose--peaches and apricots, just like the brewer promises. Medium body, slightly creamy, a bit of active carb. Caramel and biscuit underneath the mid-palate, carrying a paylod of peach, apricot, pine, grapefruit, and then a nice resiny wash for a finish. This one came on a bit tangy and muddied at first, but then rolled into a nice refreshing, distinctly flavored, and drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (668) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours orange with a medium tan head. Nose of caramel, molasses, strong floral and grapefruit hops. Intense biscuit malt and strong hops flavor, with citrus and floral hops predominating, but certainly pine hops as well. Only mildly bitter. Oily finish. Yum yum.


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