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RATINGS: 1094   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Very good all around. Nice smooth and complex. Hoppy, fruity, malty and almost tropical sweetness. Some apples too. I would love some more of this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Haze amber color with a nice head. Aroma of peach, caramel, sweet bananas, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, caramel, alcohol, and sweetness. Also a nice, strong taste of hops. Ends up smooth, bitter and nice. I was really into this big IIPA, need to pick up a few more bottles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle from BMan1113VR - thanks! Big malty-sweet aroma with lots of sugar, cereal, citrus, and floral hops packed in. Flavor is quite hoppy with a hefty dose of malt sweetness - citrus, earth, and floral hops dominate. Smooth finish. Good, but a tad underwhelming and overly sweet for a DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Thanks to brewblackhole. Amber color. Smell of hops, citrus, grass, pepper, citrus peal, malt and pine. Taste of hops, citrus, grass, citrus peal, malt, caramel, pine and spicy pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Slightly hazy dark red-amber-orange with a puffy light tan head. Thick citrus aromas with a unique dark sweet stonefruit edge. Mild pine needles and resin is here as well and a very slight sulfery fermentation note. Sharp, scalpel-like bitterness cuts a swathe across the tongue and a dry malt fullness rolls in behind it. Flavors of dark yellow fruits, along with peach and apricot, medium-dark malt, and alcohol. It is mostly dry but does give a slight fruity sweetness perception. The body is a good example of fruity hops and soft malt sweetness alongside a forward alcohol character and a warm finish. This might be more aptly categorized a a double IPA

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2008
This shows that Boulevard has great potential. Everything seemed right for a strong IPA. It didn’t quite knock my socks off. Maybe it was the tacky label.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Batch D8107. Pours a nice cloudy light brown with nice head. Aroma is hoppy with malt. Flavor of malt, hop’s, with nice bitter, strong flavor, nice decient bitter at the end. Has medium body and high carbonation. Overall, good stuff....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
This Dbl IPa pours a nice amber with a nice attractive head. The Nose is present ,and in your face. taste is incredible. Think nice spicy, herbal hops, a bit grassy,with a nice malt backbone. Full bodied and with a nice dry finish. Impressive!

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Looks great coming out of the bottle. Pours with a nice white head. It seems a bit over-carbonated. Tastes of prunes, but has decent alcohol balance. Not sweet, but gravity definitely smoothes the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Beer pours a beautiful orange amber color with fantastic head and lacing that looked almost computer animated silk bubble screen down the glass. Aroma of centennial hops. Light caramel malts, little sweetness and huge hop bitterness on the back end. Maybe a little thin. I don’t know, maybe it was just my mood, but it didn’t wow me even though the beer had no obvious flaws.


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