BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017 rajendra82 (1098) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic orange amber look, with a clouded body, and a three finger thick head gave this beer a very dense look. The smell was very strong from the open bottle, and intensified to mangoes (or peaches, which also smell similar), fresh cut hay, and pine resin upon smelling the glass. The taste was not as bitter as many others in the style, and gave this beer a woody, smoky, herbal character, which I believe comes mostly from the Chinook hops. Very clean and dry finish with apricot in the aftertaste. Very thick body, that feels like it could be chewed on. The sampler 4 pack of Boulevard Smokestack series has been full of winners so far. I am probably going to have to pick bombers of these beauties soon.
Originally rated on 12/5/2009. Greeted by a nice citrus aroma as i opened the bottle,it pours a deep burnt cooper body with a thick massive head that left plenty of good lace. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, floral notes with a slight earthy hint. Flavor was a bitter blast with malts showing in the aftertaste, the taste was a little disappointing considering the nice aroma. Medium body and smooth going down, with a decent balance. Overall it was a fairly good beer. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. commonmac (1287) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
12 oz bottle picked up at Blue Max in Burnsville, MN. Disappointed because this one has a best by date 06-12-15 and I missed it when purchased. Poured into Belgian snifter glass. Deep brandy, reddish orange color with a healthy off-white head. Nose is a little bit malty and caramel-like with a little bit of a pine hop resin undertone. Guessing this one was brighter and hoppier when fresh. Taste has a healthy dose of sweetness with citrus (mango, orange) coming through. Much more malty and bready than anticipated once again probably from the aging of the beer in the bottle. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden. Finish feels a little bit like a pine household cleaner. I’m going to try a fresher one and re-rate this one if applicable. juiceisloose (1500) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark orange color and topped by a thick layer of off white foam that shows good retention. As the foam settles thick rings of lace coat the glass. The aroma shows note of citrus and pine hops, orange and grapefruit, and a toaster caramel and toffee malt base. The flavor follows with the orange and grapefruit citrus up front to go with the caramel and toffee malts. Citrus and pine hops provide ample bitterness with a hint of resin on the back end. Medium plus body and smooth with ample carbonation that leads to a bitter sweet finish. Solid and well balanced double ipa that doesn’t get overly sweet or bitter and the alcohol is well hidden. Hopmaestro (1687) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: The head on this was massive, it just wouldn’t quit. Hoppay aroma with flowers, grass, citrus and pine up front. Taste is pineapple, resins, mango but also a touch of yeast. Some alcohol in there also. I’m gonna find myself a fresher version and re-rate it, as I believe that there’s something fishy with this one, even if it was more than drinkable.
JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
First taste of Double-Wide had an over the top bitterness dominated by Magnum hops. Like the thick pillow of foam, the bitterness ’calmed down’ as I sampled. Strong resiny pine hops dominate. Citrus and caramel flavors were given a backseat. I enjoyed this offering from the ’new’ Boulevard, unsure if what I liked was what they intended beer drinkers to like. DrnkMcDermott (3121) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Single bottle from HyVee, Ankeny, IA, March 2015. "Best by 06/12/15." Big grassy hop smell right under the cap. Foamy pour, slightly orange over a fine amber beer body. Unabashedly strong in alcohol, since I pick that up even before the hop load. And then there are the hops. Not as strong in any one hop character, but a combination of pine and resin, grassy fresh hop bitterness. I don’t catch all the fruits mentioned in the description, but I don’t have to. Actually has some balance for a Double IPA, and I hope I’m rating this higher than, say, a 90 Minute. TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Poured from the bottle of a four pack, chunky dark orange with a big foamy white collar. Lots of hops in this double wide with some citrus, got the peach and apricot flavors mostly in the 3rd and 4th beer, but the part that impressed me most was that it has a whirlpool where hops are added. I only wonder if my palate is pedestrian, because I walk around the neighborhood quite a bit (usually drunk). Svesse (8683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with rocky, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, caramel, orange peel, treacle-toffee, black-currant and pink grapefruit. Malty, fruity, hoppy taste with caramel, treacle-toffee, black-currant, citrus peel, grapefruit, lychee and a generous resiny/citric bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Solid and well made DIPA. Despite it’s strength and bitterness it’s not aggressive, instead it’s very well balanced. Another great beer from Boulevard. Excellent stuff! AnokaBrewer (208) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Purchased in 12 ounce bottles. Golden amber in color with a strong hop aroma. Not a lot of carbonation. Great head retention though. Good mix of hops and malt. Strong hop taste at first, then the powerful malt comes through, followed by a bitter finish that does not stay around a long time.