This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Boulevard's Pop Up Session IPA.
I picked this up in Binny's (Skokie) during our October trip to Chicago. Whenever I take trips to the Midwest or the Mid-Atlantic, I try to keep an eye out for Boulevard products. For reasons I can't fathom, this quality Kansas City based brewery exports their products to various regions of the United States, but not New York.
Normally a beer which is branded a "Session __" is a lighter version of the particular style and is often meant to be consumed in multiple quantities over a period of hours.
The Boulevard Pop Up Session IPA is somewhat lighter in color than a traditional IPA, but other than that the beer should not be taken lightly. The beer poured with a significant amount of foam and the lacing was present throughout. There is a nice amount of pine which hits you at the beginning of the sip and develops into a full floral after taste.
Boulevard Pop Up Session IPA is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Kansas City, but the bottle I purchased did not have the certification mark on the label. If you would like the LOC from the Va'ad, please let me know and I will email it to you.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link -http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/97172.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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