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RATINGS: 1143   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
What an awesome beer! The first of my Boulevard Smokestack series. I really enjoyed it. It had a very hoppy profile (its a IIPA, shocker I know). Reminded me aof a lot of hop heavy Colorado brews and less so the West coast heavy-hitters. After reading some of the reviews after writing mine, apparently its a prevelant thought. Glad to see the midwest represent! There was a very floral, citric flavor to be sure, but there was also some minor notes of pine, caramel, bread dough, etc. I am a Bouolevard fan for sure, but this was just good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
bottled. pours amber with a huge off white head. A little too much carbonation. Hoppy floral aroma, with alcohol notes. Malt flavors dominate with a tinge of citrus. Hops and bitterness let you know its an IPA with attitude. Overall, a very good IPA, will have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baggie (8) - , Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2008 does not count
Bottle, pours amber in color. Nice fat head that laced the glass. A great floral aroma. Loved the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3643) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours a reddish amber with a big, fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, sugar cookies, pine. This a delicate yet complex mix of piney and spicy hops, a bit of caramel sweetness peaks through before a bitter hop finish. This is a well-balanced ipa that has a nice, slick mouthfeel and smooth carbonation. Overall, this ipa is not like the giant hop bombs as the hops offer more flavor that straight up bitterness, but it is insanely drinkable and enjoyable, and still complex. I didn’t really expect a lot, but very pleasantly surprised.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Big grassy,pine hop aroma,very nice in that its big yet different from your standard West Coast Hop Bomb, very aggressive hop bittering is the first thing you notice, citrusy in nature,like you are sucking on an orange peel, pretty much overwhelms any attempt of the caramel to balance. Again,very enjoyable,because of its huge hoppiness, done up in an unique way

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Dark copper color with a medium head. Lots of pine and citrus hop aroma. De-freakin-liciuos bitter hop taste. Tons of orange peel. Thick malt base.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2008
750ml bottle Table Rock. Pours a cloudy brownish orange with fat three finger head that lasts and a little lace. Aroma of a lot of hops, leaning on the orange citrus side. Flavor is of a complex hop character still heavy on the orange with notes of lemon and spice with a nice sweet caramel malt wash in the back and a bite of bitterness in the finish. A little rough on the palate, but not overweming or aggressive. This is too big to be an IPA and more of an IIPA. Any hop head, IPA, or IIPA fan should try

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark red pour with a massive head. Piney hop aroma. Flavor of herbal and citrus hops. Very malty for an IPA. Thick, malty mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle courtesy of the ever generous Hogtownharry: Poured a clear copper color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of dominant citrus and floral hops with a distinctive touch of grapefruit all of which constitute a near perfect aroma. Taste is a mix between some citrus and grapefruit hops with a light floral malt backbone. Bitterness is not a dominant element and I somewhat enjoy the fact that a IIPA can be something else that a bitter bomb. Average body with good carbonation and no discernable alcohol. I really enjoyed the presence of grapefruit notes and the attenuation of the bitterness. This beer really makes me want to further discover the beer form this fine brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Great label artwork. Dark amber with a frothy head that lingers. Nice piney hop aroma with a mild pale malt breadiness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Good flavor is sweet bread and caramel malts holding up tasty citrus and pine sap hop flavors. Has a decently bitter hop and alcohol bite to finish. Well balanced ipa here.


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