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Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Single-Wide I.P.A.Single-Wide I.P.A.

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Ratings: 1202
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. is our take on a style that originated in 18th century Great Britain. This American version—inspired by our Smokestack Series Double-Wide I.P.A.—boasts a heady combination of six varieties of hops, some of which were employed for dry-hopping.

57 IBU

(Beer added by: kcillini77 on 12-15-2008)
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Photo of nickapalooza86


4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange copper color, Clear although bottle conditioned, but very fresh less then 3 weeks out the brewery, nice lacing, 2 fingers white head

Smell is a ton of orange, mango, tangerine... nice floral notes, pine, biscuit, almost a orange jelly aroma on toast, lemon, grapefruit, bread, caramel

Taste is well very impressive for the ABV... Orange on bread is the first thing that comes to mind. Pineapple, biscuit, toffee, mango, bread, tangerine, pine needle and a hint of grapefruit bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium light, high carbonation, dry finish, lingering bitterness

I LOVE this beer, low ABV sessionable and flavorable.... I do not understand the need for a session IPA when beers like this are around at 5.7 and this kind of flavor... At 10.99 a 12 pack I do not know why I do not grab this more.... if I find it this fresh I will that is for sure!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 03:21:33 | More by nickapalooza86
Photo of TheBrewo


4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was poured from the bottle into our Hop City pint glasses. It shows a farmy goldenrod coloring, sporting a two and a half finger tall head of foamy, soapy bubbles, showing nice retention into spotted, honeycomb lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears in discrete streams of bubbles throughout the liquid. The aroma is fresh, with notes of aloe vera, raw honey grit, hops of herbal, grapefruity, and grassy varietals, white sugar, agave cloy, bitter lemon rind, vanilla and almond extracts, plastic phenols, pale toasty malts, nutmeg, and ground garlic powder spice. With warmth comes a deeper, dirtier earthen hop, bubblegum esters, light adjuncty white flour graininess, and lemon house cleaner. Our first impression is that this is a clean and easy drinking brew, with bright-enough hoppy freshness to keep us interested throughout. The taste begins with lemon, grapefruit, and orange rind and juiciness, herbal freshness of fern stalk and leaf, coppery metallics, phenolic plastics, wet cheesecloth, and pale toasty grain. The middle hits with maple and white sugars, citric and grassy hop bite, light essence of cinnamon and black breakfast tea tannins, watered vanilla sweetness, and powdery strawberry wafers. The end comes washing through with mineral water, resiny hop oils of grapefruit and herb, torched caramel and pale malts, vegetal zucchini and herbal fresh leafiness, and a crumbling waxy dryness. The aftertaste breathes of caramel, pale, and raw barley maltiness, board chalk, granite and slate, cheddar cheese musk, dust, strawberry and light plum fruitiness, perfumed phenols, and clean grassy hops. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. Cream and froth are okay, while slurp, smack, and pop are much more decent. The mouth is left wet and satiated, with a tight astringent pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back rather quickly.

Overall, the best thing about this brew is its taste. For a “single” beer this guy sure packs the flavoring into every corner of the sip. In this sense it keeps up with many of its competitors, as your standard IPA, these days, is as big and bold as ever, hiding nothing in the way of oily, hoppy bitterness. This really helps to hold the rest of the fabric of the beer together, keeping the aroma in check, and actively justifying a lighter mouthfeel. If we had the time and the fortitude we could sip back on these all day, and will certainly be wishing Boulevard fell within our home state’s distribution net come the spring and summer months.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:19:26 | More by TheBrewo
Photo of gillagorilla


3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (3/20/14)

A: Copper, lots of tiny bubbly effervescence. Decent lacing with a pencil head.

S: Some interesting floral, citrus hops, with this odd smell that I can't place but also comes through in the taste, but I can't place it there as well.

T: Weird hop flavors here, which might be because it's on its last legs for an IPA. Kind of low-key with the hops, kind of like grass. 'Balanced' with a weird malt body.

M: Smooth, with just some coarse bubbles. Even a bit foamy.

O: I haven't had the Double Wide, but I've had the Pop-Up and Reboot. I can see this as being a step up from the Pop-Up. With such a big market for IPAs, this one falls short.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 01:39:56 | More by gillagorilla
Photo of Bierwolf


3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker yellow to copper in color with 1 1/2 fingers of white rocky foam that reduces but leaves a thin froth covering the top of the beer. Dark but is transparent and clear. Nice carbonation rinsing up in the glass.

Smell: Dank wet pine needles, citrus and herbal aromas

Taste: First thing you get are the hops and they medium to medium high in your mouth. Latter the beer warms a little bit the malt notes catch up and they balance this beer nicely.

Mouth Feel: Mdium bodied and dry with a crisp long finish.

Overall: This is a preferred style for me and this particular beer is a good representation of the style. Crisp and dry makes it a perfect beer to just kick back and enjoy. This isn't a beer for "slammin' "after working in the sun all afternoon. Instead save it for later when it is relaxing time.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 20:03:34 | More by Bierwolf
Photo of reebtaerG


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Lures poured into pint

A-The color is a slightly hazy orange with a large white head. Great lacing.

S-The aroma blends caramel malts with resin and floral hop scents.

T-The taste is a blend of pine and citrus hops with a caramel malt.

M-The mouthfeel gives the palate that fuses a somewhat sticky texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish.

O-Overall a great sessional IPA by Boulevard need to try the double-wide.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2014 20:29:42 | More by reebtaerG
Photo of Franziskaner


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber appearance with great clarity. A good half inch of tightly packed foam caps it off. Brussels lace on the glass. I smell a prominent pine like hop aroma. The taste is initially a moderate bitterness that is very well balanced with a light malt backbone. The fade gives you more of the bitterness. Mouth is slightly sticky,but dry and pretty easy going.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 04:06:27 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 03/09/14:

Into a pint glass:

A: somewhat hazy yet also slightly clear copper/orange body with a one finger white foamy that once it starts to die a super nice foamy lacing appears to grace the sides of the glass

S: subdued hops through some piney tones, slight maltiness comes out as the beer warms

T: sweet and smooth through the previously mentioned flavors, bittersweet aftertaste and finish

M: light, sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me

O: I`d say mostly good for the style and I'm super glad I came back to this as the first time I had it I thought it was under carbonated and bland - perhaps a bad batch, but now that I'm having it a bit fresher - so much better and so willing to come back to this, solid AIPA

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:24:47 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of kennymule


3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden straw color with plenty of carbonation. One finger head that leaves decent lacing on the glass.
S - The nose is faint, but consists of light citrus notes.
T - A decent hop bite up front, followed by slight malty bread middle, finishing crisp and semi-dry.
M -Medium body and decent mouth feel.
O - A really solid session beer that satisfies my hop jones without dulling my motivation if you know what I mean. I pick this up anytime I visit family in Missouri and maybe someday the Spec's in the Houston area will stock more of the Boulevard offerings.
Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 20:43:20 | More by kennymule
Photo of schematix


3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper. Micro yeast chunks floating all around. I am not a big fan of floaties in my beer so I subtracted points for that.

S: Dominated by citrus and pine. Not picking up much grain.

T: The bitterness is up front. The citrus and resiny pine flavors pop right onto the palate but are relatively short lived. Not getting much grain flavor. This is beer is show casing the hops.

M: The body is thin and the carbonation is heavy. This beer is confused as to what it wants to be.

O: It's a decent brew. I wouldn't avoid it but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Overall it doesn't present anything unique. I'd like to see a touch more body from the malt to bring better balance to the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:49:52 | More by schematix
Photo of macher0


3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to dogfish head goblet.

A. Medium golden color. Poured healthy 1 finger head that retains nicely. Nice lacing.

S. Light fragrance. A combination of light citrus, grapefruit, and resin. A nice balance.

T. Resiny hops dominant the flavor profile. Light malts. A little spicy/peppery.

M. This ale has a very nice bite which leaves it moderately smooth. High carbonation, light to moderate body, and average viscosity.

O. Not a bad at all. I love the spicy bite that comes with a fresh ipa. Moderately hoppy, especially for a single ipa. I would drink this again but would likely not keep this around 24/7, even if I was in it's distribution. range.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 23:25:05 | More by macher0
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District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Best by date of 5/9/14.

My new house beer. Very quaffable. Well balanced between malty sweet and resin/grapefruit hoppiness. An excellent representation of the style in my opinion. 4.5

A – Pours a clear light golden with a dense off-white two-finger head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing. 4

S – Fruity, sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, citric. 4.75

T – Slightly sweet, malty, balanced with an excellent profile of both resiny and citric hop flavors. 4.5

MF – Crisp, medium bodied, medium dry finish. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 00:07:13 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of Andrew041180


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a slightly hazy gold with significant visible carbonation. The head retains forever and leaves nice consistent lacing on the glass. Pretty beer.

S - Smell is mild, but present. I get a good combination of bready/toasty malts and a bit of citrus.

T - Well balanced beer in my opinion. The characteristic bitterness is present throughout, but the flavor changes subtly between the bready malt and what presents itself as a slightly grapefruity hop flavor. There is also a hint of pine.

M - Medium-full bodied with a refreshing finish. Clean.

O - Nice beer. It doesn't stand out in a crowd, and I can find better value for my money, but if someone hosting a party had this on hand I would be pretty happy about it.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:39:44 | More by Andrew041180
Photo of Beejay


3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow in color, with a nice full white head. The body is a bit hazy, but I am guessing from bottle carbonation.

S: Lemongrass, orange peel, some tropical fruit, and perhaps a little grass in there as well. Not a lot from the grain, but the aroma rounds out with a nice hit of grapefruit peel.

T: Sharp hoppiness comes out, grapefruit and lemongrass come out right away, behind that there is a little bit of an almost tartness to it. The finish is more fruit flavors from the hops, and a little lingering bitterness. I wish there was a little more of the malt character present.

M: Fairly high carbonation, fine in texture. A touch of carbonic bite, and a little thin on the mouth-feel.

O: Overall it is pretty decent, although I wish there was a little more complexity to the flavor as well as a little more body.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 23:21:54 | More by Beejay
Photo of buschbeer


3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl.oz. bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer is amber in color with several inches of rocky, off-white head.

S - The aroma has some nice citrus notes. The caramel malt is detectable.

T - The taste is citrus. There is nothing overwhelming, but it is a good citrus flavor.

M - Moderate

O - This is a pretty good IPA. It is a good everyday IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 02:51:03 | More by buschbeer
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a two finger head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Some lace develops.

Smell: caramel, orange, and some hop presence comes through softly to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, some pear, a hint of earthiness, and a floral bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: a mellow flavored IPA is decent. Easy to drink but not as satisfying compared to some other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 21:23:21 | More by Gavage
Photo of KajII

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a foggy golden orange with an average (1-2 finger) white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a light puddled film with a medium collar and very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a hint of a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), a touch of apricot and maybe peach.

The taste was decently malty with a nice caramel sweetness along with a dose of apricot that was present throughout, and then progressed with a very good hoppiness and a slight citrus presence towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time after the swallow, with a bold hoppy citrus bite left to linger on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body and distinctively dry in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this is an exceptionally put together IPA. It possesses all the bitterness a hop lover craves, along with a nice fruity maltiness. This ultimately creates the perfect balance of flavors, creating a superb drinking experience...


Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:56:54 | More by KajII
Photo of Omnium


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear yellow gold color, one finger of soapy white head, good wall of thinner lacing.
S - Very floral, some pine, a little lemon zest, some grassy tones.
T - Crisp and bitter, very floral, a little tart malt.
M - Bitterness lingers and so does the sour taste.
O - Not the best session IPA, but a easily drinkable one.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:34:05 | More by Omnium
Photo of Sunnanek


3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color with a medium tall yellowish head that leaves nice lacings.

S: Caramell malt, semi-sweet. Bitter hops as well as floral, rather citric.

T: Bitter hops dominates, the caramell malt feels a bit mild.

M: Thin body, short bitter aftertaste and rich carbonation.

O: If they had put more malt in it, maybe the balance would have been better.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 16:06:47 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of jacewg

District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Exactly what an IPA should look like. A brilliant yellow golden color. Super pale. Huge fluffy head with some of the best lacing I can ever remember getting off a beer. Head retention throughout consumption.

Aroma: Very fruity and citrusy with some stonefruit. Smells like hop juice. Not much malt coming through in the aroma. Nice.

Taste: Not quite the aroma, but tasty. Again the malt is on the backburner. Assertively bitter. Some grapefruit and bitter citrus in the taste. Medium to light-bodied. Quite dry.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light-bodied. Light, dry finish. Finishes pretty quickly, but the bitterness lingers. Very sessionable flavor wise.

Overall: First time having this beer and I'm pretty impressed. Really nice hop flavor and aroma. Dry with a pale malt backbone. Looking through past reviews, it seems like this beer has been re-formulated at some point. The recipe they're working with now is spot on and deserves much higher acclaim than it's currently receiving. My kind of IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 21:04:41 | More by jacewg
Photo of karengarys


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear light lemony color, the fluffy head remains for quite a while and sticks to the glass.

Smells of sweet citrus

Taste has a forward bitter right off the bat... I can't identify the type of bitter but as it sits on the tongue a sweetness and lemon-lime flavor comes through. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is quite nice and fizzy, not pop like, but not creamy either - right in-between.

Finish is clean, the bitterness remains a bit though.

This is a decent brew. It comes together nicely. If you see it sitting in front of you at the store, give it a try. Do expect the hoppy bitter bite, but, well, duh!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 23:01:27 | More by karengarys
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dense two fingers of light tan to eggshell white foam, all microfoam, starts to dimple almost immediately, the lacing is mostly broad sheets and it tends to slide down the glass sides with ease. Dark coppery orange colored liquid with a few random beads of big, fat bubbles, yellower along the rims. The nose has burnt pizza crust, lemon and white grapefruit zest, salt and pepper, pine cone, malted milk balls, peach to apricot fruit, while it has power it has more restraint as if it strives to be a literal textbook exemplar of an American IPA. Light to medium-bodied, the carbonation pushes it up towards the roof of your mouth which relieves a good deal of bitterness from the grassy hops, pine and general leafiness. More floral here and the white grapefruit is drier and more pith. Yeast and lees, doughy in that dry way. The peach, apricot jazzed up by pineapple, nectarine and mango nuances. The maltiness woven into the whole, doesn’t really stick out on its own. Stays well carbonated through the finish, smooth while desiring your attention. Again, going for the “classic” character and more or less succeeds.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 00:34:16 | More by farrago
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Mostly clear orange body. Slightest haze to it. Medium white head. Sticky lacing inside the glass and a thick collar with surface foam.

Smell - Citrus hop. Orange. Doughy malts hint at what could be a sweet malt backbone.

Taste - But it isn't sweet at all. Grapefruit more distinct from the hops. Much more grainy than the nose implied. Finishes a bit piney with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Low ABV and flavorful. Not an aggressive IPA at all. These days, this is practically a pale ale, but it's quite good.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:42:28 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of DenverHopHead


3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dated best by 8/10/13; poured into a tulip.
Single-Wide is a stellar looking brew, hazy and gold with some noticeable, unfiltered goodness. Thick, creamy, cloud-like head with tons of lacing!
Smells delicious once you open the bottle, but that seems to vanish as you drink from the glass.
The taste and mouthfeel are really good, but not in the class of many other IPA's.
Overall, very good and worth a try, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:53:40 | More by DenverHopHead
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South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle dated BB 19 July 2013 served in a lager glass.
This bottle conditioned IPA pours with a towering, foamy/creamy, off-white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation.

The aroma is the only weak point of this beer, with a marginally pleasant mix of yeast, light malts and earthy/floral/herbal hops. The more intense flavor has a different balance, being more hoppy and less yeasty, and seems more complex. The use of 6 varieties of hops is more apparent here, with fruity, floral, earthy, herbal and spicy elements. Nonethelss, this is not a strongly hopped, highly bitter, or challenging ale. Has the ease of drinkability of a pale ale.

Exceptionally smooth and creamy mouthfeel for an IPA.


Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:55:43 | More by chinchill
Photo of Mojo


3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours up a beautiful hazy gold with a nice fluffy two finger head, great retention, and world class lacing. The smell is a very fresh citrus aroma, quite nice. Taste is nice as well. There is the expected maltiness along with the citrus/grapefruitiness. The finish is dry and yeasty and sort of out of sync with the rest of it. Mouthfeel is a lingering yeasty taste. A good offering overall. I'll be glad to drink a few more of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 03:02:30 | More by Mojo
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Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,202 ratings.