Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quick Review: Boulevard Double Wide IPA

Here is my second ever offering from Boulevard Brewing out of Kansas City!  (Check them out on Twitter at @Boulevard_Beer)  The first one I had was their standard Wheat beer, at a beer bar in Houston... this one is one of their "Smokestack series" of bigger beers... can't wait to give it a try. 
 
For this one, I poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass... it's a deep orange color, hazy with a large bubbly white head. Great retention and lacing.

It has a fantastic aroma... hoppy and slightly malty, a little on the pine side of things. There's a little caramel in there as well.  This is followed up with a delicious taste on the tongue... hoppy, malty, well balanced... the little malt gives a delicious sweetness before the hops really take hold.

It's got a good mouthfeel too, thick, bubbly, I really like this one.

This is one of the better DIPAs I've had recently... I'm a big fan.

My Rating: A+
 
I grabbed several more of the Boulevard Smokestack Series beers on my last trip to Houston, so here's hoping this is a good sign of things to come!
Cheers!