bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber orange color with plenty of head. Smells very sweet and hoppy. Smooth on the palate with a sweet hop bitter finish. Great IPA.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 12/14/2008 (bottle batch#D8240):
Pours a reddish brown color body..Big creamy head, lasting, okay lacing. Piney, hoppy aroma. Bitter pungent nose with some sickly sweetness. Balanced taste, some grapefruity taste. Watery body, some carbonation. Not a strong flavor. More aroma than taste.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at December 12, 2008 Beer Club meeting. Solid, no-see-through orange color. Nice head. Double IPA hop aroma did not let me down... Great flavor, good for the style. No unpleasant aftertaste, smooth finish. Extremely well done! I highly suggest anyone pick up a bottle of this if you see it on the shelf.
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was excited to find this in Nashville last go around. Smooth and mild IPA with a grassy, piney, citrusy hop aroma. Pours a pretty good looking reddish brown. Slightly sweet caramel flavor. Malt hits the palate on first sip but it fades into a bitter citrus and grapefruit hop finish.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.