This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Boulevard's The Calling IPA.
Every once in a while, I will pick up a single beer (no, that happens pretty often) and bring it home and stick it with my stash. Weeks or even months later I will decide that I want to try it, but I won't be able to remember where I bought it. While this may not seem like much of a problem, it is to me when I sample the beer and find myself wanting to buy a few more of the style.
This problem came up this week when I took out the Calling IPA and poured it. After a few sips of the beer, I commented to Mrs KB that this was the best new IPA I have had in a very long time. The beer poured a deep maize with noticeable lacing. The first few sips revealed some pine and citrus and a few bitter notes. Successive sips gave me some deeper malt and a little stronger alcohol flavor, although not too heavy.
I would recommend pairing this brew with grilled meat or chicken as the backbone of this double will meld well with barbecue/charred meat.
The Calling IPA is an American Double which comes in four packs, usually retailing at between $11-12 for a four pack.
Boulevard The Calling 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/423/150877.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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