robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy dark amber with a very large foamy head, and great lacing.
smell is of light hops, earth, a touch of citrus, caramel, and a few nuts.
taste is of hops, caramel, pine in the back, and roasted nuts, ends nicely bitter.
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a large frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is very hoppy with pine and peaches. Thin on the palate with a dry citrus hops with a spicy finish. Hides the alcohol, a very good IPA from Boulevard.
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas of roasted, flowers and orange for the malt and hops, light soap for the yeast, and hints of toffee, date, and turpentine. Head is creamy/frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky orange/tan. Flavor starts lightly sweet, heavily acidic, and moderately bitter, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, dry, and has a lively to fizzy carbonation. It finishes astringent and very dry. I liked this IPA, bordering on a DIPA. Good smelling, just a bit off in the flavors.
warfield (17) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
perhaps it was the hype created by the launch of Boulevard in the Colorado market but this so-called double IPA would have been a great IPA. clearly doesn’t stand up to the legends available in the market. not nearly enough hops, tasted almost lacking in hops, very much watered down, weak brew. quite boring and simple. almost as if the brewery was cutting costs and shorted ingredients. almost syrupy in texture. something is just not right. thumbs down, sorry.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a huge head. Slightly cloudy and amber brown. Aroma is hoppy, with sweet tones. Hops with a mellow sweetness at first, with a long hop finish. Leaves a creamy feel on palate. Heavy for an IPA. Feels more like a IIPA.
Very nice beer, would definitely drink again.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed dark golden color with a moderate off-white head. Grainy dry malt, caramel and citrus in the nose. Fairly standard fare. Full, nearly chew in feel. Full caramel flavors embraced by pine and citric hops. Seems muted at points. THe malt suggests english, the hops are purely american.
douglas88 (7181) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the Bayou. Pours a orange-amber color with a medium white fluffy head. The aroma is mostly sweet hops, caramel malts also. The flavor was decent; sweet citrus and earthy hops, easygoing with lots of caramel malts balancing it out. Nice. A good brew. A good creamy mouthfeel.
uhclem (390) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle corked and banded like a champagne bottle. I needed pliers to get the cork out. Pours an opaque brownish-orange with a HUGE head and substantial lacing. Nose is of malt & caramel backed by citrus. The caramel and malt come through in the taste, with hints of pine and citrus developing later. Mouthfeel is good - above average. Finish is nicely bitter and affects the whole mouth.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-brown, foamy beige head. Nose of orange, some bitterness, pine, cleaning product, and spice. Flavor has a ton of caramel, apple, orange, and spice. There is only minor bitterness from the hops. A little thin and short, but some nice piney citrus in the finish. Too much going on without any real coherence, but I like a lot of the elements.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (Batch 8303): Thanks waolsen! Aroma of hops, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Poured deep amber/copper/orange in color with a large, fluffy, beige head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel, malts, resin, citrus, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Smooth, dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter and sweet, hoppy, caramel, resin and pine finish is dry. Very well balanced.