thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
12 oz bottle: Appearance is a hazy brown with slow fading off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops. Taste is of citrus hops and slightly sweet malt backbone. Fairly boring IPA. DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Enjoyed in a pint glass at Fox N Hound in Chesterfield Valley (Chesterfield, MO).
2nd Review... Enjoyed on-tap for $2.50 @ Fox N Hound in Chesterfield, MO. Finished with their Fish n Chips.
(1st) Appearance- Amber color, cloudy throughout, and 2 fingers of head
(2nd) Appearance- Clear Golden/Amber body with 1 Finger of head that died quickly. A huge netting of lace was left on the side as well.
(1st) Smell- Extreme hops with citrus. Awesome!
(2nd) Smell- Citrus hops upfront and a grassy/floral combo as well. There are a complexed amount of hops in this Single Wide IPA.
(1st) Taste- Almost has enough hops to be an IPA. There is a caramel twist inside and has the best complex flavor possible. Have enjoyed in a bottle many times as well.
(2nd) Taste- Funny that I said "has enough hops to be an IPA" before. I think the Style from BA was an APA even though this is clearly an IPA. I hit on these huge citrus hops again and pale malts were contributed to a great end of drink bitterness.
(1st) Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied with good sensations as it hits my palate
(2nd) Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Small Carbonation, and smooth tasting IPA!
(1st) Drinkability- Very hoppy, but a sensational ale. I would say this is my favorite of Boulevard’s and can always turn people onto this ale. Ordered another one after my first tasting. Could only drink two or three though, takes a while to drink this ale.
(2nd) Overall- Once again, has enough hops to kill a man, but I dig this type of IPA. Would like to try doing 2 tastings/reviewings of many beers I list on BA but like to move onto as many as possible.
AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle @ Julio’s Liquors. Used a shaker glass. Lightly carbonated. Fast dissipating head, not much lace. Real mild sent of malt and the lightest of hops. Taste is nearly as dull as the scent. Light in body. I wouldn’t buy this again. I would spend the extra money and get the Double Wide. Cuff_Links (40) - - AUG 2, 2012
A nice subtle, but still hoppy, IPA. It does not have the citrus range of the hops, but still a nice hop flavor. There was some malt, not too much. The finish was a nice hop bitter. Would drink again. schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
From bottle to tulip. Pine, zest, citrus aroma. Very typical, but good. Brown caramel color with large-bubble head. Bitter, but some sweetness lingers and finishes bitter. Average IPA overall, nothing special or unique. A good quality brew nonetheless.
MaBeer1972 (2063) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Six pack acquired from Julio’s. Pours out a light golden-orange brew. "Bright" citrus-spice aroma. Light "tea" flavors on the top end. Good mix of hops. Some spice, some lemon. Bitter-bread on the backside. A little sticky on the finish, but otherwise pretty good. jhamp9 (1864) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Hazy orange pour with a never ending white head. Aroma is pineapple, apricot, caramel and grass. Taste is earthy, grassy, and grapefruit rind. Very good. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a deep straw, with a white head.
Hoppy, herbal aroma, malt, spruce, grass, apricot, grapefruit, resin.
Dry, medium to full bodied, medium to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, caramel, apricot, soap, spruce, malt, grapefruit peel. (2012-06-14)
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12oz bottle into a stemmed belgain 19.5oz glass. Wasnt expecting the mellowness and citrus prominece. Was thinkgmore more of a hop bomb considering the doublewide. Head is massive and super fast to jump out of ones glass if not looking. Simmers down to a nice frothy parade within the glass. bitter citrus ensues. sour grapefruit, white grapes, citrus melody, and spicey orange peel and pineapple. theres a tang to the after bite that is both tropical and bitter. color is a hazyorange with resemblance of a heffyand a tiny pale ale. This is defiantely a fresh ale with sparkling and vibrant hops charateristics within the refreshing image of this brew. almost feels like a definite summer brew. nice. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Acquired in a trade and enjoyed in a Portsmouth Snifter.
A - 3-Finger totally white creamy head with a top of big huge bubbles. Faded slowly. Light gold appearance, straw gold in the light.
S - Very light scent. Very piney, sweet, malty. Weak overall though.
T - very astringent taste. sort of boring. Finish is bitter with some citrus but dominated by pine.
M - 20% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body. Meh finish
O - This is an alright beer. Not great and not mind-blowing. It’s alright and will pair well with this chicken sub sandwich I just bought.