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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Rich amber bronze beer with a big light tan head. Grapefruit aroma with light caramel and light earth. Grapefruit flavor with caramel and a light woodsiness. Medium bodied. OK bitterness, but could definitely use more. Grapefruit lingers with light pine and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2008
750 ml Bottle. Dark orange color with a bit of haze and a frothy white head that settles quickly. Heavy citrus on the nose, with subtle pine and caramel. Flavor is somewhat sweet initially, but is rapidly replaced by an assertive bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for an imperial IPA. Finishes with a note of alcohol and a touch of tongue coating acidic hop resin. Beer does not quite live up to its fabulous nose as its overall qualities are a bit one dimensional compared to some other beers in this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours a wicked cloudy orange colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is floral, enticingly hoppy, pine grapefruit and lemon. Mouthfeel is creamy, slightly astringent with nice soft spritz. Taste is spicey, hoppy, and fruity all the way through. Awesome!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
750, corked and baled courtesy mreusch. Pours clear orange with a massive pale yellow head that produces sheets of lace. Huge aroma: grapefruit, mango, pine and caramel. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Initially sweet taste with the same notes as the aroma. Soft resinous earthy finish. To my taste, this beer seems to be in the same midwest IPA camp as Two-Hearted IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Amber pour with a quarter-inch white head. Fresh, fruity hop aroma. Flavor is not quite as hoppy as I expected, the malt coming out in force with an overtone of citrus. Nicely carbonated with good body and great lacing. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
I am a big fan of a good IPA, and Boulevard came through with a nice offering in this Double-Wide in their Smokestack line. Pours amber with an off-white head from the Smokestack 750mL bottle. Hoppy, as expected from an IPA. Malt and hops are the predominant flavors, but with a sweeter finish than many IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Pour was medium dark with a thick head. Very hoppy aroma with a little bit of herb. Has a sweet malty finish. Alcohol is well hidden with a medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
nice scent of sweet hops. long lasting head. taste is bitter with a nice hops finish. slightly bitter finish. I would probably purchase this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Hazy, deep red-amber with a giant, pillowy light tan head. Rich piney, grapefruit centric aroma with a touch of underlying caramel and toffee base. Flavor starts mildly bitter and moderately sweet, and quickly turns moderately-to-highly bitter, carrying through to the finish. Clean, slightly alcoholic finish, slightly medicinal. A bit one-dimensional, but delivers what it promises for an IPA. A nice touch of summer, enjoyed during a nasty December ice storm in Illinois.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
VRBT. Medium amber. Biscuit malts and pine hop flavors. Aroma and taste were identical. Nice. Just not a lot to say here. Surprised at how many different hops were used considering I found it to be a bit of a one note IPA. But it was an enjoyable note.


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