sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Lots of hop citrus aromas. Flavors moved more to grass and pine. Very hoppy and very tasty.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<b><i>Batch Number D8121</i></b>
<b>10/30/2008</b>: Boulevard Double-Wide India Pale Ale is dark amber and nearly opaque with fine sediment. There is a large, rocky beige that leaves dense, detailed lacing. The aroma has aged citrus, is malty, and alcohol is sneaking out. Toffee maltiness, "sour citrus tone", bitter orange, and red grapefruit can all be found in the flavor. This beer has a medium-full body, is smooth, and has a thick texture. Overall this is a pretty good and flavorful IPA, but WHERE IS THE BITTERNESS?!
<i>750 ml corked and caged bottle (8.5% Alc/Vol; "Relax, It’s Twister Proof") shared by alexsdad at the weekly Party Source gathering. Thanks Brad! Rating #230 for this beer...</i>
Tmoney99 (11351) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy and light malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Hoping I got a bad bottle. Good nose. Looks beautiful Dish soap in the flavor. Bummer. Had lots of potential, but soap doesn’t agree with my taste buds, aight?
barnzy78 (7) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well worth the pick-up seeing as I’m not in a distribution area. Great up-front maltiness, but then comes the great hop finish. Excellent.