Boulevard The Calling

Boulevard The Calling

Rated 3.667 by BeerPals

Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

75 International Bittering Units

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http://www.boulevard.com/the-calling/ We recently shared our 2015 release calendar and we’re very excited to remind you that the next year will see us introduce at least twelve new Boulevard beers. Since the inception of the Smokestack Series in 2007, we’ve stressed the importance of experimentation and play when it comes to our approach to brewing. In this spirit, we’re proud to introduce a new year-round Smokestack Series IPA, The Calling: 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.

ID: 60707 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 6 years ago

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Overall Rank1288
Overall Percentile97.4
Style Rank119 of 1983
Style Percentile94
Lowest Score3.9
Highest Score4.4
Average Score4.000
Weighted Score3.667
Standard Deviation0.200

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  • SIGMUND 4735 reviews
    rated 3.9 1 year ago

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

    On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, hints of oak, vinous notes. Flavour of oak, fruity and spicy hops, vinous notes, good bitterness.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.9 5 years ago

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

    Pours a big foamy white head and has a hazy golden/light amber appearance. Nice dirty lacing. Aromas are citrusy and floral. Very fruity. Flavours are tropical fruit, oranges, mangos. Pine and floral notes as well as hints of grapefruit. Nice smooth and slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Some nice bitterness in the finish. Goes down quite easy.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 5 years ago

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

    Pours a hazy amber/gold colour with a creamy white foam head that retains and laces well. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is quite sweet with pineapple, lemon, orange. It is also piney and earthy with and a tad herbal. Medium/ full body. My first from this brewery. Enjoyable brew.

  • CHOPZ 5964 reviews
    rated 3.9 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Part of their Smokestack Series, now called "Calling IPA". Pours an unfiltered golden colour with lots of tiny floaties through it. Great creamy white cap, long lasting with some good thick creamy lacing. Aromas of tropical fruits with citrus zest and herbal notes. The taste is more on the sweeter side with the citrus (grapefruits, oranges), but with some decent mild dryness in the finish to balance things. The alcohol is well-hidden, so easy to drink this Imperial IPA.

  • CYBERCAT 10950 reviews
    rated 4.4 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours hazy honey golden with a thin eggshell head. Strong, hoppy aroma has grapefruit and Mandarin orange notes, plus hints of malt and hay. Bold flavor is quite hoppy and woody but scarcely bitter, with a strong sour citrus tone and a hint of sweet malt. Mouthfeel has firm body and lively, persistent fizz. Answer this calling!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 6 years ago

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

    An orange tinted golden colored beer with a big frothy textured off white head rising above. There’s good hang time on the head. A thin ringlet is left. Sweet oranges in the nose. The bittering effect of the rind in the citric centered hoppiness in the tasting. Fresh and crisp.

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