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RATINGS: 1125   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
750 ml bottle. Cork was a little troublesome, but eventually gave way. Pours beautiful copper/amber and hazy. Thick off white head. Aromas of peach and dried apricot. Some earthy malt as well. More peach and apricot in the flavor with a good malt presence. Finish with some lemon rind and decent bitterness. Medium bodied. Good brew, well worth searching for. I enjoy this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: An intense superior resinous IPA.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed a week after receiving it from mreush, thanks a lot Matt!!!
The look: Almost clear copper body with a large off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is intensely citrus fruits and resinous. Taste is more of the same. Very fruity (citrus fruits, apricots, and more) but also pine cone juice and all that held together by sticky caramel. Intense and flavourful. Like a less resinous version of my beloved Corne Du Diable. Alcohol is unfortunately a little apparent. This is really a very big IPA and wanted a representative name and Fat-Ass IPA wasn’t much of a selling name.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (615) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Heavenly hops throughout this beer. Poured rich, jewel-like opaque amber with lots of sticky tan cotton candy head. Aroma of acidic citrus and pine. It’s got perfect IPA bitterness with high alcohol and sugar. Bravo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL, thanks to my Mom. Pour hazy amber with a huge retentive light beige head. Nice aroma of fresh hops that give off notes of sweet exotic fruit. Medium bodied with a light earthy texture. Initial flavor of caramel and toffee malts that transitions to a huge bitterness mid palate, that is lemony and grapefruity. Clingy and resiny hoppiness on the finish with some slight alcohol warmth, and perhaps a bit too much citrus like acidity. This is a very nice offering from Boulevard. Kudos to them for creating a product for us beer geeks. The reason I did not give this a higher overall impression rating is that the hop schedule lacks some complexity and cohesiveness to take it to the next level.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
750ml bottle-@Hoboken#1-pours a tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine, secondary medium malt. Taste is sweet citrus/pine, secondary medium malt, some alcohol warming as it goes down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
Objectively speaking: A generous IPA that goes beyond the All-hops norm.
I like: Healthy medium-full body without stickiness. Cleansing carbonation. Excellent white head. Fair hop complexity though not particularly focused nor straightforward. Not overly bitter. Fairly fruity and exotic feel.
I dislike: Clean yeastiness, but perhaps a bit too present in the flavour profile to ensure the hop ultimate revelations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2008-05-31. Dark hazy orange body with a modest beige head. (3+) Modest hoppy aroma is a touch muted but is rather nice, orange notes. Similar flavour, oranges and tangerine hops, light pleasant bitterness throughout. (7+) Smooth average palate is almost creamy (3+) Pretty nice, I like everything it offers but would like just a little more of everything. Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 3T

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
750ml bottle provided by Illinismity at Noog4. Amber-copper pour with a frothy off white head. Some sweet caramel malt and nice pine/spruce in the aroma. Very enjoyable. Overall this is a nice IPA. Flavors of Pine, spruce, and spice with a solid body that does not get in the way of the hops. Semi-dry, medium body. A solid brew all the way around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This IPA (Imperial IPA?) pours a copper gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and earthy hops, some sweet malts. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nice balance between the malts and hops. There is a slight touch of alcohol oiliness. A medium bitterness IPA, it has the alcohol for an Imperial IPA, but not enough malts or hops for one, I think. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a very pretty hazy copper with a large creme colored head. Aroma has tons of citric hops with a decent malt backbone. Flavor is not as hoppy as the nose would suggest. Pretty bitter and the alcohol is not well hidden.


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