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RATINGS: 1098   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 [1428-20080531] Bottle. Aroma has a bit of citrus hops. Hazy, dark amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Boozy hoppy flavour has some heavy yeast. Medium-full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(3T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

[1591B-20080816] 750mL bottle. Muted grains and hops aroma. Hazy, dark orange amber body with a big foamy light tan head and some thick lacing. Subtle grainy flavour has hops and malt and goodness. Medium body. Unassertive yet very drinkable. (6/4/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Champagne bottle with cork and cage (oddly enough, I thought about saving the bottle for bottling homebrew because champagne bottles rock, but it isn’t the right size for a normal bottle cap). Okay, on to the beer. nice aroma -- lots of citrus. taste....okay, well I’m not sure how much age was on this but it doesn’t have quite the assertive bite that a fresh double IPA has, but the mellow solid malt backbone definately comes through. sweet carmel with some nuttiness. Carbonation is soft. This beer is rich and satisfying. Realy would love to have on tap sometime. well done Boulevard (Even my wife liked this looks like she is coming around to hoppier beers).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2008
This is the best American IPA I’ve ever had. It pours with a foamy white head with a rich amber-colored body. Citric aroma and very hoppy, good flavor. The effect it has on the palate is what separates this IPA from others. Good, rich beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with an amber-gold body topped by a thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and hoppy with notes of pine and grapefruit adn a nice maltiness. Medium to full bodied, smooth and slightly warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours dark gold amber, with a medium off white head. Smells of rich crisp hops, with a nice little malt backbone and citrus as well. Standard IPA nose. The flavor was nicely balanced, the citrus fruit came through a bit more I thought with a little peppery spice in there too. The hop bitterness gave it a bite in the finish and was very warming going down for some reason. Nice IPA. Very solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle at RBSG grand tasting. Thanks to whoever brought it. Pours a murky copper color with a big off-white head. The Aroma was of fresh biter hops with citrus and floral notes. The taste was hops forward with complex biter hops pine, grapefruit and chlorophyll. The mouthfeel was full and malty. The finish was long and biter. Overall: A very impressive IPA

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
This brewery is hammering some dingers. This is a very good (1.5X) IPA. Creamy with grapefruit. There is more hop than bitterness. The balance is terrific.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Massive head. Poured a clear amber color, with a very hoppy aroma. Flavor was a little malty with a subtle grapefruit taste. Overall very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
batch d8107. deep amber pour with a huge cream head. slight piney hop notes along with some earth tones. slight malt flavor along with grapefruits with a small hop flavored finish and aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Huge head. Not bad but certainly not great. Harsh hoppy bite on this one. Sort of stings the tongue. This one got better as it warmed up but then again my palate might have just adjusted to the harshness. I do dig the 750ml though.


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