kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to mreusch for this gem. Pours a clear copper with nice sized frothy off-white head. Citrus and pine nose with some sweetness from the malt. Flavor is hoppy yet mellowed by the sweet malt with some oak hints. Medium body with a clean and dry finish.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Extreme Beerfest 2008 (Crescent Moon): Fresh aroma. Dry flavor...not too sweet. Golden to amber color.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 From a 750 ml bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in KC. The body is a hazy medium amber with a light khaki head. The aroma has some grapefruit and sweat. There is also some leather. The taste is light grapefruit with some cinnamon toast. The finish is decently toasted. It’s a good effort for Boulevard, I look forward to more of their experiments.
truebluehes (127) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 Bottle. Copper orange pour with light beige head. Aroma is sweet, with nice hop overtones, maybe mixed with pine and some caramel? Flavor is very smooth.... not strong on the hops. Fairly citrusy and malty. Great beer.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. I think (not certain) this was bottled in November so it’s not terribly fresh but good enough I suppose. Pours a copper color with a nice big white head. Aroma is sweet, sugary hops, leafy and piney with a noticeable caramel malt background. Taste is bitter (55 ibus only?), piney, tingly and citrusy. Sweet with a nice body. This doesn’t stand out a lot in its category with so much competition, but I was pleasantly surprised and how tasty and drinkable this was. Solid.
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, and Garthicus. Dark orange, big fluffy white head with lots of orange tints. Great aroma, a ton of hops and some malt. Taste is really good and more of the same - a DIPA with a lot of malt to balance it out. Simple, straight forward and damn tasty.
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Haze amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of peach, caramel, sweet ananas, and citrus. Flavour of citrus, caramel, alcohol, and sweeetness. Also a nice, strong taste of hops. Ends up smooth, bitter and nice.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HogtownHarry!!!! - Hmm, I can smell this wonderful brew from an armfull away. Nice light amber colour with a frothy head. Super IPA aroma, hoppy and sweet, the stuff dreams are made of! Wow, a lovely sweet bitter flavour, floral notes, very enjoyable!
valpoaj (531) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky copper pour with an obscene, billowing off-white head...tons of lacing to go with it! Aroma is very pleasant, if not subdued to many of its IIPA counterparts. There’s a good deal of piney hops, some citrus accents (lemon and apricot seem predominant), and sweet malts...more malt in the aroma than the average IPA on the market, and the overall character is mellow. Flavor hits up front with lots of hops...mainly citrusy, with grapefruit, peach, apricot and lemon standing out...a nice array! There is a healthy dose of malt in this to offset the hops...very nicely done! Bit of roasted flavor near the end, and this finishes extremely smooth on the palate with the telltale IPA bitterness, but not overly bitter. Love the malt backbone and the palate on this beer...great effort by Boulevard! Oh yeah, awesome bottle too...more bottles should have trailers and tornadoes on them!
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, copper body with a full, off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of pale malts, earthy hops, and a crate filled with citrus fruits.
Taste: Pale malts with some sugary caramel sweetness. Citrus fruit, maybe a bit of resinous pine. Moderate bitterness and a jarring acidity. Small measure of alcohol coming forward for the bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Can we still be friends if I tell you I thought it was just okay?