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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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BA SCORE
84
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1,208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1208
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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reebtaerG

Maryland

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
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estlinska

Arkansas

2.2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft into a standard pint glass. Served to me with no head, so unsure on the pour. Color was pale amber with a slight haze. The nose is all pine hops with maybe a little malt background. The taste is all hops, in force, all by itself. It’s mostly piney, but not a lot of differentiating flavors. The palate was very watery and limp overall. To me, this was one of the IPAs that does hops for hops sake. There just wasn’t much of a flavor bill other than hops.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 23:42:01 | More by estlinska
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow amber color with a finger of white head. Lots of white lace.

The nose is lightly hopped with a mix of subtle seet malts. Light grassy hops.

The taste is also light and refreshing. Grassy hops meet seet malt in a conservative, tidy motion.

Light, crisp, and refreshing. Light-bodied

Overall, decent a good for a summer day, just not too bold or memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 07:18:52 | More by ChugginOil
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tape @ The Firehouse Pub & Grill, Meridian ID. Served in a pint glass.

A: Beautiful sunset, golden orange, just the slightest touch of haze on the nearly clear body. The creamy, eggshell colored heads sticks to the glass in horizontal rings.

S: Nice floral, citric hop profile; flowers, orange peel, grapefruit...small caramel malt backbone & lightly toasted bread. The hops are sharp and crisp.

T: Grapefruit becomes more prominent but the orange & orange peel character is still there, as well as the floral component. Not much malt here at all, and I like it.

MF: Good bitterness...good dryness, not overwhelming, but definitely there. Crisp, light mouthfeel.

O: Really impressed, this is one of the least expensive offerings for a craft IPA out there, and I've always passed it up. That won't happen again, as this is a fine example of a mid-west IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 19:05:19 | More by Scotchboy
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cbarrett4

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good IPA effort. Pours with little head and light lace. Decent carbonation. Has a very simple citrus, hop oil (green, grassy and straw like hops) nose. Good, just not overly complex.

Taste confirms with a good citrus core, some fresh green flavors. Again, simple but enjoyable.

Texture is nice, good balance, and a long finish. The best part about this beer is the palate which is rather nice.

It's hard to really compete against some of the great West Coast IPAs, but these guys make a pretty solid offering.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 19:32:39 | More by cbarrett4
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csiewert

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden amber color with two fingers of foamy white head that retains amazingly and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus hop notes. The flavor starts with the citrusy hops and then becomes strongly bitter and finishes with a hint of bready malt. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and leaves a very lingering bitterness. Overall a good ipa.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 23:40:41 | More by csiewert
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

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

One of the bars on the loop in St Louis had multiple boulevard beers on tap for three buck a pop! Great stuff!

Lightly orange and slightly cloudy, the pour didn't leave much head but some decent lacing was present.

Smelled and tasted nicely hoppy, crisp and tangy, with an ample malt balance, and some nice floral and citrus notes. The body was medium and obviously the beer was quite fresh.

Overall just about anything boulevard is bound to be good, and I liked this one on tap more than I do in the bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 13:05:53 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Stevewo

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 03:11:53 | More by Stevewo
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass.

Gotta be quick-- wife wants to leave.
Bright, clear, orangey gold color with a two finger white head. Spotty lacing and average retention.
Pretty mild nose, but notes of citrusy hops seem at the forefront.
The taste has a little malt, crackery and dry, and some citrusy grapefruit hops.
A mild bitterness helps keep it dry and clean on the finish.
The body is highly carbed which helps it feel light and bubbly.
This drinks pretty easily. It isn't super complex or flavorful, but just drinks nice. An enjoyable little daily drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 23:04:24 | More by AleWatcher
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Boto

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Natasha's in Emporia, KS: This one poured a fairly clear, golden color. There was about a finger of off-white head that lingered a bit and left a fair amount of lacing. This one has a nice aroma. /mainly citrus hops, with a touch of pine hops in there also. The taste is good. A fair amount of bitterness, but not overdone. Citrus and pine hops most prevalent. Decent malt body behind it. Fairly clean and crisp. A decent IPA

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2011 20:27:57 | More by Boto
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beertunes

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear golden yellow with about an inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was mostly pine and floral hops, with just a bit of grain in the background. The flavors were very similar, no surprises, just solid hop goodness and a bit of grainy malt.

The body was fairly typical, crisp and clean. Drinkability was pretty good, I could have a couple of these. Actually, if it were on tap consistently around me I could see it being my go-to IPA.

Overall, a very nice brew, certainly worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2011 06:53:23 | More by beertunes
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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass at Fox N Hound in Chesterfield Valley (Chesterfield, MO).
2nd Review... Enjoyed on-tap for $2.50 @ Fox N Hound in Chesterfield, MO. Finished with their Fish n Chips.

(1st) Appearance- Amber color, cloudy throughout, and 2 fingers of head
(2nd) Appearance- Clear Golden/Amber body with 1 Finger of head that died quickly. A huge netting of lace was left on the side as well.

(1st) Smell- Extreme hops with citrus. Awesome!
(2nd) Smell- Citrus hops upfront and a grassy/floral combo as well. There are a complexed amount of hops in this Single Wide IPA.

(1st) Taste- Almost has enough hops to be an IPA. There is a caramel twist inside and has the best complex flavor possible. Have enjoyed in a bottle many times as well.
(2nd) Taste- Funny that I said "has enough hops to be an IPA" before. I think the Style from BA was an APA even though this is clearly an IPA. I hit on these huge citrus hops again and pale malts were contributed to a great end of drink bitterness.

(1st) Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied with good sensations as it hits my palate
(2nd) Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Small Carbonation, and smooth tasting IPA!

(1st) Drinkability- Very hoppy, but a sensational ale. I would say this is my favorite of Boulevard's and can always turn people onto this ale. Ordered another one after my first tasting. Could only drink two or three though, takes a while to drink this ale.
(2nd) Overall- Once again, has enough hops to kill a man, but I dig this type of IPA. Would like to try doing 2 tastings/reviewings of many beers I list on BA but like to move onto as many as possible.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 21:41:35 | More by DCon
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap while enjoying a delightful Arsenal game.

A - very light golden color with no obvious carbonation. Very small head that leaves a lot of lacing. Almost looks like a light beer

S - nice hoppy citrus but with a little honey twist

T - light hoppy bitterness counterbalanced with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Not much malt

M - lightly carbonated with a bit of butteriness and enduring bitterness; quite pleasing

D - the lightness of this brew really doesn't represent its 5.7% and it seems one could drink it all night (or day as it is a good thirst quencher)

Nice drink - good summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2011 18:00:46 | More by DoktorZee
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HOPPYKC

Kansas

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on gap at Johnnys tavern in Shawnee. Watching the KC playoff game. The appearance is light amber and clear to see through. Boulevard usually bottle conditions their bottles but I don't know about tap. So I wasn't super impressed. But I love this beer for an everyday IPA. Nice hop character and perfect citrus flavor makes this very drinkable. Great beer for a football game.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 19:49:08 | More by HOPPYKC
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champ103

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A one finger head forms, and recedes to leave some light lace behind.
S: A citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front. Some sweetness comes out as this warms to balance it out a bit.
S: Big citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front that overpowers most everything else. A syrupy piny flavor as well. A very light sweetness tries to balance everything out.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. I nice hoppy dryness, but just to much of a syrupy consistency for me. The bitterness takes over to much for me. A nice one time pint every once in a while, but not something I am coming back to again and again.

An average IPA overall. A lot of fruity bitterness and not much else. Hop heads enjoy, people looking for more balance should move on.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 01:54:56 | More by champ103
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CampusCrew

Florida

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

on tap at Gingerman in Dallas

appearance: golden complexion, with some lacing and head rentention

smell: sublt citrus, no overwhelming

taste: decently balanced, some citrus

mouthfeel: medium bodied decent carbonation

drinkability: a decent IPA, just not awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 14:38:19 | More by CampusCrew
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Anaz

California

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking ipa, pours honey-golden with a head that fades quickly.

Nice hop aroma, a little bitter orange and grapefruit mingling with some resiny funk.

The taste is good, the hop come through nicely and fade a bit, allowing a slight malty sweetness to peek through the bitter hoppy haze. It's not very aggressive, but the fine carbonation contributes to a very refreshing and palate cleansing brew. I like it.

The hop astringency and carbonation invite another sip, which I gladly took until the last.

This is a nice ipa, nothing spectacular, but a really solid beer that I would happily have again without fear of it overwhelming any food I might pair it with. It's not an experience in an of itself, but just right for when I want a flavorful beer that uplifts my palate. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2010 03:50:21 | More by Anaz
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mkabull

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark golden color low head nice carbonation
S- Sharp American hop aroma citrus pine grapfruit with a pungent backing
T- Hop Bitternes rushes out 1st kinda clouds taste at 1st grapefruit steps on pine steps on bitterness with malt trying to say hello
M- this aspect gets clouded by bitterness
D- Great early representation of an IPA but something is lost in the balance or lack of it

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2010 02:35:58 | More by mkabull
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City, Missouri the Single Wide IPA is brewed in the traditional American IPA style and is a real winner of an IPA. As any good IPA should be able to boast, the Single Wide has a great hop complexity to it complete with Magnum, Columbus, Summit, Cascade, Centennial and Palisade hops just begging to be enjoyed in this offering. With a very smooth and even 5.7% ABV this IPA would make a brilliant session beer or could be enjoyed with just an individual dinner. Make sure you match it to something with a lot of spice and/or heat in order to allow the hops to really shine.

When poured, this IPA gives off a nice goldenrod color with some orange accents noticed when held to light. There is a nice pure white head to this offering that leaves about a one finger width of head at the top of the glass. The head gives way to a decent amount of lacing along the glass during the drinking of the Single Wide IPA.

The hops present in this IPA come through nicely in the smell of this beer as there is a rush of pine and citrus at work in the nose. You can tell through smelling the Single Wide IPA that you are destined to be confronted with a lot of hop character in the taste. Grapefruit and lemon is noted in the nose for the citrus portion of the smell.

There is a pleasant mouthfeel to this IPA that serves the offering well. There is a moderate amount of carbonation that allows the beer to be worked across the palate nicely. The hoppy nature of the Single Wide IPA gives the mouthfeel a bit of a bitter nature but certainly is not in a negative kind of way. Rather, it is a credit to the way that this offering is crafted that the mouthfeel comes across this way.

As can be expected based upon what has previously been written herein, the taste of this IPA is brilliantly focused on making sure the hops within the beer pack the most balanced punch possible. The hops really are noted in this IPA and the taste at times almost seems as though it might be more in line with some double IPAs but rest assured the folks at Boulevard have simply made just a dynamite IPA in the Single Wide. The taste is crisp and there is certainly a certain pine nature to the taste yet the citrus noted in the nose matches the pine nicely and provides a well rounded finished taste. The bitterness of the hops is worked into the taste in an ideal fashion but the bitterness is not too invasive so as to not enjoy the offering fully.

The Single Wide IPA has a good drinkability to it as the flavor is so well rounded with enough complexity to set it apart from other IPAs that might be available. The Single Wide IPA is one of those offerings that if it is available you should rush to enjoy it because it truly is a nice IPA to treat yourself to whenever possible.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2009 17:20:09 | More by Bounty628
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rtepiak

Poland

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well hopped and brighter american ipa. yellow gold in color. nice head with a lot of lace. nose of citrus and grass. clean and not heavy in body. crisp simple but not something i would test the longevity of. there was a character of a consistent ipa but the hop malt quality in its freshest was pretty simple. good but simple.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2009 10:11:59 | More by rtepiak
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

well, this was kind of a stretch for me, i recently retrofitted an old fridge into a kegerator and on a whim decided to buy a keg of this, site unseen, or rather taste unseen. Overall for an IPA it doesn't seem to fit the bill, but that doesn't mean its a bad beer. Color is very pale, comparing it to other IPA's, the smell is also weak, while of course it has a discernible hop aroma, it isn't a very flowery or citrusy hop aroma, just some mild hops. taste is good though, has a nice easy going flavor, more like a pale ale than a true IPA. mouthfeel is very good, has a nice full mouthfeel and the drinkability is high too, plus i have a whole keg of the stuff, its so easy to get more!

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2009 04:53:22 | More by 1fastz28
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at West Mountain Brewing Company in Fayetteville, AR. Appears a clear amber with a tall white head. Man, this is a ripping IPA. There's big grapefruit and orange peel hops with a hint of grainy malt in the aroma. The citrus digs in and turns peppery in the aftertaste and really hangs on the back of your tongue. Delicious and drinkable, this is a classic example of a great American IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2009 03:55:03 | More by tempest
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simmons

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper in coloir with a few small bubble making their way to the top. Very thin lace & no head to speak of.
Aroma: Very pleasant!!!! Mild sweet floral hops over power the light malt nose.
Flavor: The grainy malt profile is overpowered by the sweet hoppiness that is prodominant in this beer. There is a bit of hop bitterness but slightly vegetive.
Mouthfeel: Has a medium mouthfeel, not too heavy & not light at all. The best part is that the hop oils in this tasty brew coat the inside of your mouth allowing you ro taste this beer long after its gone. Carbonation is average.
Overall: One tasty IPA!!! This is the first Boulevard beer that I've had leaving great expectations of their other beers. Not quiet the hop profile that Im use to on the east coast but still very good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 00:11:07 | More by simmons
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at my first visit to the Austin Flying Saucer. Thanks to SSW117 for the heads up on the (secret) Fire Sale!

Pours an attractive, almost hefeweizen-looking, hazy peach-copper body. Decent retention on the fluffy bone-white head, which leaves a few splotches of lacing along the inside of the pint glass. Fruity aroma to this IPA, as notes of mango, pineapple, and bubblegum balance nicely with a breaded, biscuity malt backbone. Lots of hops, too, with suggestions of floral grass and pine.

The flavor is where this IPA shines. Excellently balanced resinous hops and toffee malt all the way through the finish. The only thing keeping it from a perfect score was a slightly stale note on the first part of each sip (could have been bad tap lines, but I'm fairly certain this was a freshly kegged beer). Nevertheless, the overall mouthfeel was excellent, with a medium body, lively carbonation level, and a lingering, resinously bitter aftertaste. Like its bigger brother, Double Wide, the "Single" version presents a nice hops showcase and a solid backbone of complex malts. Quite sessionable as well, although it doesn't quite cut it as a top 50 IPA in my book.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2009 00:51:50 | More by wagenvolks
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BgThang

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the saucer in austin tonight.
Poured in to a 22oz glass (happy hour!)
Was a nice cloudy looking IPA, the nose was cirusy, piney, and a hint of malts.

The taste was a slight bite on the tip of the tongue that mellowed out as it journeyed down the palate. This is a very well made IPA and pretty damn smooth. Reminds me alot of masala mama with a tad more bite to it/bittering going on.

I could drink this all damn night well actually thats what I did. several 22 ouncers later I find myself drinking water because it snuck up on me.

Be caustious when drinking this beer its that damn good and sessionable

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2009 04:47:05 | More by BgThang
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Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.