Boulevard Brewing Company The Calling

Posted: May 22, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Boulevard Brewing Company, Reviews

The other half took Monday off, so we spent the morning planting all of our purchases from Home Depot. We have a cute little vegetable garden in the back and a very small strawberry patch. I’m hoping that the wildlife doesn’t consume any of them. I love being outside and gardening, but the other half is not as big of a fan. Especially when she gets dirt on her feet. Anyways, let get to the beer.

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ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Calling is an undeniable IPA we were driven to make. It’s our tribute to like-minded dreamers, adventurous spirits, and glass half-full optimists. It’s also our most heavily hopped beer ever, bursting forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hop aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish. Heed your call and enjoy.”

Random: I planted a lot of hot peppers. If I have enough, I’m going to try to make my own hot sauce.

This beer poured with a one and a half finger, off white, fluffy head into my IPA glass. It dissipated slowly and left lots of spiderweb lacing. The body was a slightly hazy, orange color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose presented with huge citrus notes and grass. I picked up juicy grapefruit as well. The taste had some earthiness to it, but also the juicy grapefruit and grass that was apparent in the nose. Tropical fruit in the form of mango was there as well, which made it really nice and complex. There was intense bitterness, but nothing this hop head couldn’t take. The booze was hidden insanely well. It had a medium thick body and high carbonation. It had a long finish with tropical fruit and citrus. My only complaint was that after a few sips, it was almost a bit too dry. Other than that, it’s definitely an IPA that is worth searching out and I would have it again, no doubt, especially because the price wasn’t too outrageous. The price on this was $3.00 for the bottle, which broke down to $.25 per ounce, which isn’t an awful price for a DIPA.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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