Space Camper Cosmic IPA is an American IPA by Boulevard Brewing Co. that’s light and crisp with juicy citrus and stone fruit flavor.

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Space Camper Cosmic IPA is an American IPA that’s brewed by Boulevard Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Space Camper Cosmic IPA by Boulevard Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Space Camper Cosmic IPA by Boulevard Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

The latest year-round IPA from Boulevard is light and easy to drink with a mild bitterness. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t flavorful. Late addition hopping from a trio of varietals contribute to the Space Camper Cosmic IPA’s juicy aroma and palate. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The IPA pours a mostly opaque yellow ochre hue and is topped by a inch-thick cap of puffy white foam that shows fine retention. A smattering of droplets dot the glass following the head’s reduction.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. It becomes a touch perfumey as well as the beer warms.

Flavor

The palate is led by neutral taste of bready malt that sharpens to a bite of lemon and orange citrus. The tasting then mellows with sweet notes of peach and watermelon.

Label art for the Space Camper Cosmic IPA by Boulevard Brewing Co.

Label art for the Space Camper Cosmic IPA by Boulevard Brewing Co.

Mouthfeel

The feel is crisp and dry with a body that’s medium-light and moderate carbonation. The finish has but a mild astringency.

Save the Planet with the Beer

The mission of the Space Camper Cosmic IPA is to Save the Earth – as it’s the Only Planet with Beer. As such, Boulevard Brewing is collaborating with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10,000 trees, an initiative all progressive planetary warriors can get behind.

Overall

Though not categorized as such, the Space Camper Cosmic IPA is very much like a New England style brew. Obviously, there’s its hazy appearance — while not quite as opaque as a fresh New Englander, its appearance adequate. The late addition hopping keeps the bitterness mild but delivers a fair amount of stone and tropical fruit goodness to the aroma and palate. A light, crisp feel and a low ABV help make this brew easily quaffed. Overall, this brew is an easy drink with an approachable palate that ought to appease most tastes.

Recommended Pairings

Boulevard Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their Space Camper Cosmic IPA: Chicken biryani, Ginger tuna poke, Gorgonzola cheese, Carnitas, and Key lime pie for dessert.

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