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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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1673) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
750 ml bottle. Lots of hop citrus aromas. Flavors moved more to grass and pine. Very hoppy and very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008

<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, Its Twister Proof") shared by alexsdad at the weekly Party Source gathering. Thanks Brad! Rating #230 for this beer...</i>

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
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?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barnzy78 (7) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2008 does not count
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
thanks mar! what a great beer. orangish color. very fluffy head. aroma is pine, floral, fruit hops and some sweet malt. flavor is malty, juicy and of course some great hops dance on the tongue. well done. very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Thanks to pepsican for the bottle. Pours a deep amber/brown color with a large head. Aroma is fruit, pine, styrofoam with an overall sweetness. Flavor is good with a slight bitter finish but not overdone. Has hints of pine with a refreshing flavor that has a definite citrus undertone.


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