Boulevard Collaboration No. 2 White IPA (Deschutes)

Boulevard Collaboration No. 2 White IPA (Deschutes)

Rated 3.455 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  IPA

7.4% Alcohol by Volume

42 International Bittering Units

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Combining Boulevard’s expertise at making Belgian-style witbiers with Deschutes’ skill at brewing hop-forward ales, this beer puts a new spin on the idea of collaborative brewing. Working from a single recipe, brewmasters Steven Pauwels of Boulevard and Larry Sidor of Deschutes have produced two separate beers, more than 1,600 miles apart. Despite the beer’s shared recipe, each of the two versions possess a unique identity, reflected in their naming and packaging. Boulevard’s half of the equation, christened Collaboration #2, is available throughout our selling region in both 750mL bottles and in kegs. Brewed at their Bend, Oregon facility, Deschutes’ effort is the second beer in their new Conflux collaboration series, and is available throughout their selling region in kegs and 22-ounce bottles. To find out more about the collaboration, visit our Brewery Blog. One of the most unique characteristics of Collaboration #2 is its aroma. Sage and lemongrass were added to the vessels post-fermentation, as well as three varieties of hops, all of which contribute solely to aromatics. The Belgian-style yeast strain adds hints of bubblegum and clove. The other main feature that should be specifically pointed out to consumers is the beer’s lingering hang. It is no more bitter than Single-Wide I.P.A., but something about the combination of herbs and hops creates an almost spicy, peppery quality in the finish.

ID: 45295 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank3996
Overall Percentile91.8
Style Rank339 of 4926
Style Percentile93.1
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.625
Weighted Score3.455
Standard Deviation0.260

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  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a light yellow in color, followed by a light carbonation. It had lots of spices and was nice. It was well balanced and would be a nice summer time thirst quencher.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a bright and hazy yellow-golden with a thick and foamy white head and some web-like lacing. An aroma of rich malts and hops, lemon and oranges, vanilla, light bread, wheats, and the bubblegum, cloves, sage and lemongrass as described above. The mouthfeel is rather thin and watery. Flavors of wheat malts, hops, lemon and citrus, breads, and the spices decribed above. Very good .. I love the addition of the spices.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    An interesting pairing of two very different styles. Hazy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Lemon, floral, pepper and citrus aroma. Not as bitter tasting as expected. Same notes in taste as aroma but with some biscuity malt and yeast added in. Refreshing beer with only enough hop presence to keep it balanced.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from magnum bottle. What a fun beer! Wits and IPAs are among my favorite styles so how could this be wrong?! The aroma and flavor are exactly as advertised on the side of the bottle, so I'll spare you the descriptions. The brewer kept the hops in check just enough to not overwhelm the flavor. The herbal, spicy notes shine through just fine. Worth seeking out!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    had a side by side with Deschutes Conflux, thanks to Hannah. This one poured nothing like a wit, darker than Conflux by far, but ironically smelled and tasted more of wit than ipa. i'd say this was 60/40 wit, and Deschutes was 60/40 ipa. the hops were present, but the spices dominated slightly, and the mouthfeel was livelier being bottle conditioned, which probably affected the flavor some too. both good beers, but us 3 prefered the Conflux slightly.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Another winner from two good brewers,the body is a cloudy deep yellow, with yeast floaters, the head is big at first, and leaves some good lace. Flavors of citrus, (lemon and some orange peel, yeasts, pepper, and spice. All blend quite well as several characteristics show at some point in time. Overall a very nice brew thats worth a try.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled three times so far, most recently alongside the Deschutes version in a glorious parallel tasting made possible by slowrunner! Appearance is dark gold with good clarity and big, foamy head. The Deschutes beer is prettier, pouring more like a wit, which I can't help but think better suits the character of this beer. Its lemony aroma is complimented by pepper and floral topnotes, which intensify notably as the beer warms. Flavor is citrusy with a bit of a peppery bite. I found the bitterness level appropriate and comfortable, really more in line with a pale ale; it is not at all challenging for a seasoned beer palate (we don't always need to be challenged now do we?). I enjoyed both versions without a doubt, but mouthfeel is the only category where I give the win to Boulevard. Theirs is effervescent and champagne-like, a fun way to go for a special event brew. I love collaborations!

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Another fantastic brew from the Beer Trip guys. Thanks fellas! Pours a incredibly effervescent, golden colour. Head is out of control. After it settles down, aromas of spice, pepper, yeast and herbs on the nose. Taste is slightly hopped, noticeable wheat and yeast, but well balanced and totally refreshing.

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