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RATINGS: 1143   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1404) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
750 ml bottle, batch 08303. Pours a murky tea color with a monstrous frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet and sugary fruity citrus and melon hops with a little resin.

The flavor is subdued and a bit watery with some fruity hops and some resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.

Overall, unbalanced towards the hops and pretty watery washed out mouthfeel, but I like the hop aromas and flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k, pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is citrus. First taste is citrus and spice bite. Some alcohol is noticible but not overpowering. The finish is citrus hops. Very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Color is a deep foggy orange brown. Carbonation is good with a thick head. Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Taste is hoppy and spicy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp with a spicy feel. Finish jumps out rich with a citrus bite then a little malt, this is followed by hop spiciness and lemon zest. After taste is a mild bitterness with the citrus building up a bit. Its a little more citric then I like but still a good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2009
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?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
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. 7/4/7/4/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
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.


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