Single-Wide IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

497 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

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Reviews: 497
Hads: 1,751
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 20
Gots: 233 | 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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Reviews: 497 | Hads: 1,751
Photo of PhillyJ
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I feel this is a perfect session Ipa even tho sessions are generally around the 4%abv this kicks it up slightly but it's very flavorful for what it is,what can you really expect with such a low abv it's balanced and bitter. Though it lacks the complexity and fruitiness of a higher abv ale, this is the perfect go to session in the cooler for an all day drinking event, the bottle conditioning yeast adds that same flavor present in Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. Great session ipa in my opinion that won't have you regretting your actions lmao (540 characters)

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great pine notes in the aroma, and a good haze in its opacity. Not as bitter as I was expecting, but more on the crisp side. Very refreshing, just not very potent. (165 characters)

Photo of Zet
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange with a little haze and a small steady head of foam. Light smell of citric, yeast and some flowers. Sweet fruity taste in the mouth, turning into a pleasantly bitter aftertaste with hints of grapefruit. The yeast gives this IPA a nice mouth feel. (259 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip a ways back (from notes)

A hazy orange liquid with plenty of bubbles, two fingers of foam has great retention slowly falling to an pencil top eraser looking island leaving partial rings deep down the glass, looks great

S mild tropical nose with some melon, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon, floral and a little spicy, smells good but could use just a little intensity

T a little pine and grapefruit I didn't really smell, not all the tropical fruit the nose had going for it and a little sweet malt in the background

M lighter side of medium, enough bubbles to give it some life, a little gritty on the palate, some lemon pith lingers

O pretty good IPA and lower ABV so it would work better in the summer heat than many hoppy brews I tend to drink

Its a solid brew but with such a hefty price tag here in Alberta I'm not sure how often I'm going to get to it (900 characters)

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

L: Golden with a quick fading white head
A: Faint hops
T: Very watery citrus hops
F: Very watery, super thin
O: Unfortunately the worst beer I've had from Boulevard. (165 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: 2 fingers or white fluffy head dissipates slowly with gorgouse lacing. Hazy light amber and medium carbonation. Looks just like I want my IPA to look

Smell: Smells more like an old-school English IPA. Big malt. Funky earthy hops. Good citrus.

Taste: Great acidity. Grapefruit galore. Finishes with real funky bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied. Finishes slightly dry. Carbonation is fun.

Overall: I'm really struggling with how to rate this. I really feel like this is way more like an English IPA than an American IPA, but BA knows best. So just for that I have to knock it a few points, but, know that I really like this one more so than perhaps my score would necessarily indicate. (691 characters)

Photo of dredmahawkus
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

floral hoppy ipa.....This beer oddly smells great looks great and even tastes great! but on the other hand it doesnt taste like you are drinking anything special! (162 characters)

Photo of jkrich
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle with a best by date, 10/21/15 which indicates this is very fresh: clear, golden-orange hue with a quickly receding white head.

Very aggressive aroma of citrus and pine wafted from the bottle.

This is a subdued yet refreshing IPA; in fact, it drinks like a hoppy and balanced, American pale ale. Mild tropic fruit is the characteristic flavor with hints of mango and marmalade; no pine flavor evident. There is a yeasty, bready aftertaste that is unique to the American IPA style.

Very clean mouth feel with little lingering bitterness or sweetness on the palate.

This is a very quaffable, thirst-quenching ale, but it is very mild and restrained for an American IPA. Well worth seeking out. (719 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best by date on this bottle is 29 Jun so some of the strong hop characteristics will have faded a bit.

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed apricot color with a frothy 1" white head that slowly recedes to a ring around the glass and a thin layer of foam on the liquid with some irregular islands of foam. Sipping leaves patches, speckles and a few legs of lacing, some of which run back down to the liquid.

The aroma has a bit of grapefruit, some tangerine and orange along with malty sweetness.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with citric fruits, including grapefruit, orange and tangerine. The bitterness is very much in the back ground as the sweetness of the malt recedes to leave the impression of dryness that invites another sip.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and has some very light faint carbonation. The finish begins in fruity sweetness about half way through and early on gradually becomes dry as the malt faces leaving only light dry bitterness in the background.

This is a nice IPA which I'm enjoying drinking and I'd be fine with having it again, particularly since it is gentle on the tongue and would make a good IPA to serve to guests who don't care for strongly bittered beers. (1,257 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a cloudy, hazy, orange-golden brew. The head is white and thin, and the smell is very hoppy. Spice, pine, and a little citrus. The taste is dryish, with some fruit and lots of hops. Bitterness comes in the foretaste, with a little malt to balance. Medium in body and fairly drinkable. (297 characters)

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is just on the hoppy side of life. It is crisp with some short lived bitterness. It has a citrus a pine nose and tastes of barley, honey, straw, citrus and pine. It pours a sparkling golden hue with a large slightly off-white head. (241 characters)

Photo of nbrio85
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA from opening sip to the last drop. Golden and slightly hazey look. Clean taste with a semi citrus finish. Somewhat of a lighter feel than that of its brethren. Great IPA to start with for newbies to the hop centric style. (231 characters)

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,569 characters)

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden body big bubbly white head that looks like it will stick
big citrus aroma is that Citra? With a slight pungent wacky baccy note too
This has a lovely flavour, starts with lemon & hints of mandarin, goes through to cheesecake base maltiness then warms to a lasting bitter finish
The let down is mouth feel, it feels wishy washy & watery, no real substance to back up a lot of big flavour
Nice looking ale, big aroma, fantastic big but balanced flavour let down by mouthfeel but still I like this, I like it a lot. (519 characters)

Photo of HoppyADK
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am always picking up something I haven't tried. I'm glad I happened on to this one. Starts out real clean ( one of the type you would like to crack open on a 90 degree day) and leaves you with a nice hoppy aroma. I enjoyed this beer start to finish and very little question remained after I was done with a couple. Easy drinking IPA that satisfies my IPA cravings. (373 characters)

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like an IPA. Smells like an IPA. Tastes like an IPA. Maybe a little harsh for the lowish ABV. Very generic IPA. Can't really say anything bad, but I wouldn't get it again. (177 characters)

Photo of hophead723
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The people at Boulevard are cocksuckers. This is one of the first IPAs I ever enjoyed. It's a classic to me and one that everybody should try. I've never had it on tap but that would be much better. This was poured from a fresh bottle into a claret glass. Here we go.

Look: The color is pure gold like clover honey. They head is off white and consists of small bubbles. Lacing is apparent down the glass as I drink.

Smell: A lovely sweet floral aroma prevails but with undertones of malty goodness. The classic biscuity malt character is harmonious with tropical and fruity hops.

Taste: Slightly bitter tropical fruit hops and a touch of peach play partner to equally present malt backbone that is well balanced.

Feel: Smooth, crisp, and full all at the same time. It is dry at the end with a bit of lingering from the hop terpenes. Mild astringency is also present but fleeting.

Overall: This is the best beer Boulevard manages to produce year round, and like all of their beers it has extremely weak ABV but possess definite quality. This is a beginner's IPA. Oh, and fuck Boulevard. They are as much craft beer as Blue Moon. I can't wait for them to eat dirt. (1,169 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright, clean, refreshing and easy going down! Very pleased to have this after a tough day. A bit watery in the mouthfeel but not to much to complain about here. Not a stunner but very good indeed! (197 characters)

Photo of priwen
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Terrific, golden appearance with a rocky, white head. Good carbonation. Aroma of piney hops with some citrus in the background. Some wheat and bready malts. Taste of hops, wheat and malt. Nothing special. Medium mouthfeel. Good bitterness. Finishes dry. Overall, a solid IPA. A bit run-of-the-mill, but enjoyable.

12 oz bottle
Best by 06/19/15
Served in an Oversized Wine glass (378 characters)

Photo of TopherBreski
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

I don't like IPAs but always trying different beers. Smell is great; dandelion and grapefruit. No bitter IPA aftertaste but is watered down. Color is gold; almost perfect. (172 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (660 characters)

Photo of Czarkazm
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great looking IPA. Beautiful golden honey in color with a thick white head. For a two month old bottle, the smell and taste of the hops were moderate, yet pleasant. Very floral with some melon. Easy drinking, for sure. (224 characters)

Photo of Mikus
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finger of fluffy white head on a golden amber body. Clear and carbonated. Spiegelau letting this one breathe and bubble. Super fresh too. Some lemon and generic bitterness on the nose, bit of a resiny, dank note. A savory note in there too. Nice and balanced on the palate, bitterness on the front, smooth, slightly spicy yeast note know background. Almost a lager like finish on this one. Smooth as can be. This is different. Mouthfeel is unbeatable. I could easily quaff more than one of these under the right circumstances. (526 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with a modest head of white foam.
Aroma-Fruity, tropical hop note
Taste-Nice wave of tropical fruity hops, leading to a bitter ,white grapefruit finish. Solid IPA all around. (185 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really well executed hop forward IPA. This one has minimal malt backbone in order to really let the hops shine.

Would purchase again if in the mood for a hop forward IPA. (181 characters)

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.