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

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

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1,732 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,732
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 221 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kcillini77 on 12-15-2008

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
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Ratings: 1,732 | Reviews: 509
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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JasonA
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beaver13
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of badmoon
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bsp77
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Citrus, grass, herbs and fruit on the nose with traces of graham cracker. A creamy fruity palate somewhere between plum and melon is supported by a nutty graham cracker malt backbone lightly sweetened with caramel that finishes with a citrusy bitter hop finish. The yeast, malt and hop flavors are well balanced. Medium body with fine soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little yellow colored. Meh. Aroma was fractured, small amount of hops and that macro corn aroma, despite knowing with all reasonable certainty that it isn't part of the recipe. Decent enough I guess.

A little bitterness in the taste, all hop boil, no dry hop taste quality. Taste bitter more than a hop quality. Too carbonated. Too much caramel, sweetness, not enough hops. You just taste bitter for the most part on the back 1/2, gets easier to drink, and the price is right, but

Photo of whoneeds8
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow with a very nice thick white head that lasts all the way down the glass. Great lacing. Smell isn't very strong, but I'm not good at smelling things. Taste has a nice hop front, but really seems to be missing something on the back end of the flavor. The mouthfeel is ok until the end of the glass. Because of the great head that lasts all the way down the glass, you get a large amount of head on the last sip.

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.


Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle via trade with GCurlow – thanks!

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of light citrus and earthy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by citrus and light herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile turns bitter with the addition of heavier earthy hops. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass however I’m not sure about another.

Overall I remember enjoying Double Wide quite a bit and was let down by the smaller version. Not a bad beer but one not worth seeking.

Photo of turamarth
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe.

Appearance: Pour a huge fluffy/rocky white head. That lingered for a bit leaving some nice lacing. Has a hazy light golden amber color.

Smell: Mmmm hops. This has lots in the nose. Some grassy notes, lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, some piney notes. There is a faint hint of some toasty malts underneath all the hops.

Taste: Taste mimics nose some what. Lots of piney notes, a very nice grapefruit like bitterness. Orange zest, lemon zest. Nice balance with some sweet/toasty maltyness. Very well balanced.

Mouth: Sort of thin in the mouth, a nice mild carbonation keeps it bright on the tongue. Leaves a nice mouth cleansing aftertaste.

Drink: This is going to be my go to hoppy beer. Drinks like a dream, one of my favorite IPAs. Very solid offering from Blvd.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a slight hazy orange body with a soft meringue head that last for the full beer. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that glide to the surface.
S- This beer has a clean but green herbal hop note that is pleasant but a bit soft.
T- This beer has a juicy orange hops flavor with a pungent green finish that grows as the beer warms. There is a soft sweetness but no real defined malt qualities.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizz in the finish that adds a nice fullness to the mouthfeel.
D- This beer is a nice hoppy IPA with that malt flavor and hops aroma are hidden.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pale looking IPA from the first drop out of the bottle. The beer is slightly hazed (possibly from some stirred up sediment) and golden wheat colored. The head is egg white and sticky, lacing the glass as I drink. Not ugly but a little light for my taste.

Nose is a step in a much better direction. Sweet with an underlying bitter scent made up of a citrus malt mix. Nice for an IPA but still a little muted for my taste.

Speaking of taste the nose is lying to me because the flavor is nonexistent. Not that single wide is without taste it's just not what the scent hints at. The hops are weak with barely a citrus note while the malts make up most of the flavor. It's a tasty beer but way off from the nose and not in the IPA family if you ask me. I've had some pale ales that have more of a hop profiles then this one.

Mouthfeel is simple and pleasant. Not to bitter and lightly carbonated making a light to medium bodied beverage. A simple and tasty brew but off the mark for an IPA. I've enjoyed it but think it should be more... more hop, more character, more flavor. However it is an extremely drinkable beer but not one I'd come back to.

Photo of degerbah
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale with very little head. I'm willing to forgive the lack of head because it came out if a growler and it might have had a bad seal. There is an incredible amount of hoppiness to th ebeer which I enjoy, especially at a lower abv for the style. As someone who likes to drink in quantity occassionally, I appreciate an IPA that isn't 7% or more.

Photo of Brenden
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A dark yellow-orange brew shines bright and displays complete clarity. The head is just off-white, moderately sized, with good retention and lace stretching out on the glass.
The aroma is lots of grapefruit with some lemon and grapefruit rind. Otherwise, there's a bit of dry malts and some flowery notes.
In the flavor, the hops are big on citrus, downright juicy in the middle, but with a touch of salty rind on the end. Bitterness makes a good show but lots of balance, and zest is this beer's main feature.
The body is medium, and it's got some nice bite. It runs medium dry and doesn't give up clean for smooth. It lingers with a nice bitter dryness.

Photo of Stevewo
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this tonight as was only IPA on tap - generally disappointing - looked/smelled better than tasted - but did have second pint! Initial reaction was good coloration and small but well formed lacy head! String citrus nose - but not followed in the moth - aftertaste somewhat unpleasant! Not my fav ipa

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

12oz bottle, procured in lovely Boise, Idaho. Given that it's International #IPADay (fucking Twitterese), I think I owe it to myself, and others in the hophead universe to have at least one of these offerings of the (insert preferable prefix) gods.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with an ever-lovin' truckload of thin, very puffy and bubbly off-white head, which (eventually) leaves a whole smattering of chunky car-crash detritus lace around the glass.

It smells of zingy citrus cream and pine oil, a touch of earthy yeast, and a mild caramel malt undertone. The taste is bitter pine resin and more or less subtle blood orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, a bit of edgy menthol, ethereal yeast, and some still duly neutered bready caramel malt, erm, sweetness.

The carbonation is quite sedate, barely a frothy ripple presiding, the body on the light side of medium weight, smooth enough, and perhaps airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, and a wee bit clingy, with the hops nosing it out over the increasingly feeble malt.

Final thoughts - the extra yeast added en bouteille, surely explains the gusher of a pour. Beyond that, everything else exhibits a decently-rendered example of American IPA goodness, if only a bit on the restrained side, perhaps mid-western aesthetics bearing heavily on the inherent hearts and minds.

Photo of GilGarp
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours into a pint glass with hazy yellow-orange color and a tall head. Nice retention and lacing on the glass.

Aroma is soapy citrus with a bit of floral.

Flavor is unique but I'm glad I tried it. The reason being that I've heard of "soapy" IPAs before but had never had one. This is definately what this beer is. Floral lady soap with a dash of lemon pepper.

Mouthfeel is okay but it seems over carbonated and slightly lacking in body. I think the big carbonation and soap combination makes it really feel like a mouthfull of suds. Drinkability suffers on all of the aforementioned characteristics.

Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single Wide departs the bottle a hazy brass color with a thick ivory head that stains the glass as it slides down.
The nose is a bit of a shape-shifter. It's pine, with needles, and sap, and earthier cones. Then it's a flower garden with roses and lilacs. Then it's a fruit salad, full of honeydew melons, blood oranges, and kiwi. The bready, lighty toasty and more pervasively sweet malt is the single constant. Where's Desmond?
This malt, all bready, floury, with a hint of toast, manifests as the mouth's baseline as well. It immediately sweetens with a candy sugar (rock candy) note, which is a bit odd in an IPA, but not disagreeable. Hops are a complex lot here, if not downright engimatic. Pine sidles in first, with white grapefruit. Fairly standard, so far. The pine turns danker, and brings wet, humid spruce, and cones, and shit that needs to be lit on fire to reproduce. That goes away, then it all flowers, and powerfully so. Waves of lilac and rose petals, and veritable mounds of pollen. Fruit comes late, and overrides all the precedes its. Oranges, pineapples, pears, melons, and peaches. The melon and peach aspects ride long and strong into the finish, mingling with light, lingering floral bitterness, along with a more pronounced talc-like minerality.
It carries a low, lazy carbonation, and a just-short-of-medium body. All in all, the feel is a bit loose, but it's light enough to ensure a measure of quaffability.
This is a varied and complicated bastard, which surprised me a bit. I'd be interested in seeing the hop bill, 'cause there's a lot of depth here. And while that's an asset overall, it also leads to a general sense of unfocus. It's easy to like, but it's a bit harder to love.

Photo of pmcadamis
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden colored brew with a small but long-lasting white head. Nice lace on the glass.

S - Big fruity hops with a hint of pine. This one is one of the most fruit oriented noses on an IPA I've had (without that fruit being grapefruit, although that is there too).

T - Bitter hops with an astringent sour note that is almost too much for me. Lemon, orange rind, and the most sour of unripe grapefruits. Individuality is good, and this is quite unique, but it strays a bit far from the standard IPA formula IMO.

M - Medium bodied, bready, and slightly toasty. This one is causing me to pucker up and make a "sour" face. Not bad sour, but not quite that exquisite super-hop pucker either.

D - This is a very assertive brew that will put fear in the hearts of hop-haters everywhere. I love the hops, and it's almost too acrid for me... not in a super-hopped way... there is something else here adding some sourness. It's almost brett-ish in a way, although I seriously doubt that brett is actually used for this one. I'm kinda torn on this one.

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