Boulevard The Calling Double IPA
The Calling Double IPA. Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City, MO.
The can claims to have eight hops. Mixing so many ingredients is something I’m skeptical of — I’d rather just show off the best of a few ingredients — and the last beer I had that boasted of lots of ingredients was a mess; but let’s see what we’ve got here.
This brewery makes a bourbon barrel stout that, at the time, was my favorite of the style.
Medium head that dissipates quickly into big, bulbous bubbles. Cloudy orange appearance.
Smells like oranges from a foot away during the pour. Tangerines, perhaps.
That is delicious. Pretty much a perfect hazy, citrusy, IPA.
Some strong acidity. Balanced biterness. Only a bit of sweetness.
The bitterness is particurly biting, but surprisingly it’s not overwhelming, like some IPAs that are characterized only by biterness.
Smooth enough, with a bit of lingering mouth-coating.
This is a prototypical modern hazy IPA. It’s great.