Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Enjoyed on tap at Red Lyon in Lawrence, KS. Served in a standard 16 oz tumbler glass.
Appearance - Pours a brassy orange-brown hued body with just a touch of haziness, but is mostly translucent, allowing me to see through the glass to the other side. Atop the body sits a one finger head with a slightly tan shade to it. Retention is moderate, with the foam sticking around for a minute or two before dissipating to show an alternating mix of film and clusters of thicker suds along the surface of the liquid. Lacing is visible and sticky on the sides of the glass as I drink it down.
Smell - A nice blend of hops provide for notes of citrus fruit and some tropical notes, as well as a more gentle floral component to the overall aroma. Beneath the mix of pineapple, orange zest and flowers is a healthy base from the malt, imparting a nice rustic biscuity profile to the aroma. The smells blend well together, giving an undeniable impression of balance.
Taste - Picks up right where the nose left off, with nice characteristics of orange and citrus zest, with just a hint of the more pungent grapefruit pith giving a pleasant bit of bitterness. There is still a nectar-like floral component here, but it is far in the background, giving way to the fruit, and now, the crackery pale malts that give this beer a nice backbone for the hops. In a day and age when IPAs are climbing over one another in a rush to make the fruitiest, juiciest IPA, this one provides a level of balance that is refreshing.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a slightly chewy feel on the tongue.
Overall, an IPA that is just solid. I can find nothing about which to complain, but it's also not the type of IPA that screams to be purchased every time you see it on a shelf. Part of that is due to it's availability, but part of it is also due to it being just a good brew. That said, it likely exceeds the options on most non-craft bar/bottle shop tap lists, so I actually drink it a fair amount.
07-15-2014 15:48:25 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured into a nonic a hazy lighter amber shade with a a huge blooming white head that went over the sides even with a softer pour.Juicy grapefruit-like hops over top of some alcohol and biscuit malt,the alcohol was pretty large for a smaller beer.Grapefruit flavors along with fruity/gummy notes,it is a little sweet but the hops really burst out at ya.It's a little watery in the back end but it's a flavor packed ipa,again the alcohol to me seems bigger than what it is.
12-07-2012 22:42:29 | More by oberon
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Translucent light copper. Single finger, good lacing. Would have liked a deeper color.
Piney, grapefruit, malt. Somewhat light, more floral than powering.
Little chewey, somewhat wet. Light malt, pine present. Something unnatural, though not harsh.
Light, abv light. Couild use a little more malt to counter act ~6%
Good. might desire some more aroma
Id move forward instead of moving back to it
05-03-2009 01:38:25 | More by JasonA
3/5 rDev -19.8%
12 oz bottle, best by 8/1/09. Pours a glowing hazy golden with a thick creamy head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is bready malts and grassy hops with a little pine and fruit.
The flavor is a little subdued and watery. It's got some floral spicy tarry hops with a tinge of sweet fruity malts that leads to a kind of flavorless bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some sharp carbonation.
Overall, this IPA is not up my alley. It seems like a lot of the nose and taste is washed out except for the tarry bitterness in the aftertaste.
04-16-2009 23:30:08 | More by Beaver13
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date
LOOK: Mildly hazed golden hue, good sudys lacing
SMELL: Piney, catty, tangerine, mango, doughy biscuits, nutty yeast, esters
TASTE: Crisp, wet, moderate body, oily hop, balanced bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, chalky, herbal, leafy, blonde tobacco, black tea, dry finish
Fresh, somewhat aggressive and quite drinkable. Bitterness is pretty high but is does not take over the palate, more than enough to let you know that it is an IPA.
08-03-2012 01:05:33 | More by Jason
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
12 ounce bottle, best before 12/29/12 etched onto the bottle.
Pours near clear, lighter amber. Large off white and loose head, that stays before going to a thicker collar and ample spotty lace.
Distinct note of cascades in the nose.
Well hopped and quite enjoyable IPA. Grapefruit hoppy notes, ample malts to provide some balance. Some lime soaked dryness in the finish. Nicely done...
Boulevard is on my short wish list of breweries I'd love to see distributing in the NY/CT/NJ tri state area
08-08-2012 02:21:31 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +7%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint Glass
Appearance: high carbonation, orange-gold in color, 3/4 inch head, clear
Smell: citrus hops--oranges and lemons
Taste: citrus--tangerine orange, grapefruit with some pine hops and caramel
Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, bitter with some sweetness in the middle and a more bitter/dry end--bitter but never mouth puckeringly so
Overall: Bitter and clean. This would be an IPA that I would reach for if I wanted an IPA. A nice sipper.
02-25-2013 14:41:36 | More by tigg924
4.22/5 rDev +12.8%
Served on tap.
A: Hazy light amber...slightly orange. Nice, big frothy head. All kinds of lacing as the head dissipates.
S: The nose offers up pine and citrus...am I detecting some lemon?
T: Very good. Nice hop bite and finishes quite clean. Pine notes are noticeable but overwhelming.
M: The feel is on the oily side. It has just the right amount of carbonation. Quite smooth for an IPA.
D: This is a very good beer. I could have several of these without thinking twice about it.
Overall: I'm impressed with this one as I wasn't expecting a lot. A bartender friend of mine brought this to me to try and I loved it. It had just been tapped a few minutes earlier and it was great! Try it if you get a chance.
04-19-2009 02:46:31 | More by badmoon
4/5 rDev +7%
The beer pours a dark yellow color with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine hops. The flavor is orange and lemon hops as well as some bready and caramel malt. There is a nice grassy character to the flavor as well. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, easy drinking IPA.
12-04-2010 00:48:12 | More by Mora2000
3.48/5 rDev -7%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Hazy light orange with nice foamy white head and slight lacing.
Smell: Light citrus and sweet toasted pale malt - not too much aroma.
Taste: Bitter throughout, with some orange and toasted malt upfront, and then turns more spicy and herbal, with a hint of pine. While not overly bitter, there is not a lot of flavor beyond that.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, very dry finish.
Drinkability: Quite refreshing and even enjoyable, but I just wish there was a little more complexity to the taste and certainly the aroma.
08-09-2010 12:57:45 | More by bsp77
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
01-12-2014 04:06:27 | More by Franziskaner
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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