Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
03-26-2014 21:19:26 | More by TheBrewo
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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