ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 08303 - Pours a murky amber with a massive tan head...aroma is sweet hop florals and candy malt...flavour is a decent balance of fruit, grain, caramel and hops...somehow isnít sweet or bitter??...this brew as a bit of an identity crisis...is it IPA, DIPA or pale?...nowhere near as bitter as Iíd expect, but still very tasty...WTF?
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
does it matter that the trailer is actually a single on the label? .. nevermind .. has a good ole hoppy aroma... nice level of bitters .. easy to drink, and a well made brew, i like the zeus...
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from matt. thanks again... pours a dark copper brown with a frothy slightly off white head...
nose had lots of caramel and biscuity malt and not as hop dominant as one would expect. some floral hops due come into play as the beer warms...
lots of caramel malt and subdued citrus and pine hops. similarly to single wide, thereís not too much bitterness upfront but more so in the finish.
lush and creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. this isnít as hop forward as i would like but itís still pretty nice.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Lots of pine and grapefruit hops in the aroma, along with just a hint of sweet citrus. Flavor is similar--nice and hoppy but still with just enough malt sweetness to keep it from being overpowering. A very, very nice beer.
drjay44 (2730) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Batch 08303. Pours a thick head of great duration, with extensive lacing, over a slightly cloudy orangy brown body (SRM 10-15)....nose of pine, resin, caramel, pineapple with minimal floral....tastess initially of caramelly malts then the hop build occurs ending in a nicely balanced citrus (grapefruit) bitterness....mouth feel is medium with fairly high carbonation. As noted previously this is something more than an IPA and is quite delicious.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour was a pretty cloudy orange color with fluffy head. Aroma was citrus lots of orange in there. Flavor was much the same, bitter hops were there to offset the sweetness of the orange. Solid beer.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark bronze, three finger head, excellent retention, average lacing, strange activity in the head, definitely "frothy" as mentioned previously. Citrus, pine nose. Balanced flavor with remarkable complexity. Almost.... almost a DIPA... so close! One of the most delicious IPAs iíve been lucky enough to try. Boulevard is moviní on up in the Denver metro area right now - now I know why.
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít remember if I scored this via a specific trade or maybe secret santa. Either way thanks! Corked bottle pours a hazy, orange amber, with a frothy, lacing, active white head. Nose was balanced citrus, oranges, lemons, some pine, grapefruit, with a hint of biscuits. Flavor was nice and also well balanced, some fruits, apricots, some light toast, biscuits, a touch of lemon. Finish was lasting bitterness and just a tad sticky. Very nice as a stand alone, but straddles the line between IPa and DIPa.
daviddm (6) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a large head (4 fingers). Appearance is light amber with a slight cloudiness. Strong hop aroma with hints of orange rind. This IPA is a little more tart then others in this category. Delicious strong hop bitterness dominates the flavor profile.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle(batch 08303) into pint glass:
Aroma - Piney and citrusy, with a bit of gold malt.
Appearance - Deep golden amber in color. Cloudy with a massive, billowy, off-white head that lasts to the last sip and coats the glass all the way to the bottom.
Flavor - Somewhat fruity. Notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon followed by apricots and peaches. Next, a nice golden malt flavor and finishes with a piney\citrus aftertaste.
Palate - Medium mouthfeel with plenty of natural carbonation.
Overall - This is my first double IPA. Itís similar to a British or East Coast IPA doubled. Very malty, but balanced with plenty of tastefully applied hops. Iím from Kansas City so I have a soft spot for Boulevard Brewery, but I can recommend this to anyone wanting to try a well balanced double IPA.