Boulevard The Calling
From Boulevard Brewing – The Calling, which will be available on draft and in four packs of twelve ounce bottles, is the result of several months of hard (delicious) work by our brewing team who sought to create an IPA with a juicy, tropical fruit aroma that leaps from the glass. A simple malt base composed solely of our two row base malt serves as a platform for giant, punchy hop flavor and aroma provided by a blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops. Read that sentence again. We are not messing around here, folks. The Calling also receives an addition of lemon peel during the last five minutes of the boil to add an extra citrusy punch. At 8.5 ABV and 75 IBU, The Calling is the IPA we knew we had to brew.
Boulevard Brewing – Boulevard The Calling – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 8.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dull hazy amber gold. Head subsides to a thin swirly film.
Aroma: Moderate Tangerine, pineapple. Lightly catty.
Taste: Initial snap of spicy herbal hops. Clean pale malt, citrus pith. Finishes with medium length bitterness. Alcohol is very masked.
Mouthfeel: Rough texture, prickly carbonation. Full bodied.
Overall: A very nice offering. While I would peg this as a balanced double IPA, the hops were the star of the show without being obnoxious.