Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 75.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Boulevard Brewing Co. The Calling

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What the brewers say

“The Calling is our most heavily hopped beer ever, bursting forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hops aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong orange and lemon aroma, slight zest character. A little mineral-like, mild hops are herbal/spicy. Tropical fruit sweetness hits at the front with mango, pineapple, some lemon, some orange. Juicy.”

Flavor: “Malt sweetness tastes like a very blonde caramel. Hops character of orange and lemon flesh and zest blend pretty well. Bitterness is nicely blended throughout and lingers just a touch. Hops flavor is all tropical fruit—mango and coconut. Some bitterness is hiding in there, but the overall impression is sweet, not bitter.”

Overall: “Interesting blend of very light-colored caramel malt and bright citrus hops. A little too sweet overall, but not cloying at all. I like this beer a lot, but I’m surprised to have it as a double IPA. The sweetness and mild bitterness are unexpected, even if it’s a pleasant drink.”

What our editors thought



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