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RATINGS: 1078   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours deep cloudy light brown. Head is huge, frothy and last a long time. Aroma is magnificient, with floral hops, a little malty sweetness, some pine and oak. Flavor is Incredibly hoppy with some sweet malt, and apricot fruit undertone. Palate is smooth and has a small bite on the finish. Aftertaste has a little nutty malt flavor to it.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
a beer opened at lumpys house. smells like the backyard water hose and foul body odor. like i just finished cutting the grass. im not sure what is double, it aint the hops. sweetness shows itself in the finish. lingering toffee lemony lime hopcitrus. a very mild ipa. 5 4 6 4 14

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
750mL bottle. Slightly murky orange-brown with a large rocky off white head. Citric mettalic hop aroma with tinges of breadiness. Doughy, caramel flavors with an acrid floral hop character. Chalky and citric hop flavors persist. Medicinal bitterness in the finish, with pine and some breadiness. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mreusch. Pours a murky brown with a huge thick light tan head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops with caramel malt. Flavor of lemon, iced tea, alcohol. Meh, the iced tea is too overpowering in this beer. Not impressed by this one. Too sweet!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
purchased this 750 in iowa city at john’s grocery. all i remember about having it was that it was pretty hoppy, the hops were fresh, and i liked it a lot. since i’m in pursuit of 1000 and ratebeer has been down so much lately, shitty ratings will have to suffice here and there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of grassy, citrusy (vaguely grapefruity) hops, plenty of sweet malt. Flavor has more malt, richer than was expected from the nose, with a great deal of hop bitterness that feels seems more flowery than grassy, still with that vaguely grapefruit feel. Wonderful balance of rich malt with lively hops, a malt base worthy of a big ASA yet without weighing on the palate at all as ASA’s can be apt to do. Superb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
750ml corked bottle poured into a small lager glass. BDW IPA pours murky and the color of tarnished brass. The head is huge and creamy looking. The acidic bite of hops dominates the aroma. This beer is very crisp and clean. The hops are strong but not over-domineering. There is a slight floral taste that adds character to this beer. The finish is quick, dry and leaves you wanting more. This is an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Boulevard packs a wallop into this corked 750ml IPA. Apricot-orange on the nose, very light in color, and ultimately floral and perfumey. The aggressive hopping is paired with an excellent choice in hops: they are fragrant and stingingly bitter. Mostly citrus and perfume. Well-balanced and surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
750 ml bottle. Lots of hop citrus aromas. Flavors moved more to grass and pine. Very hoppy and very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (979) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
courtesy of mcbackus. smokey hop smell, nice flower like taste. lots of alcohol present and obvious. nice malt backbone. very awesome the more I think about it. slight acidic aftertaste.


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