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

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1,323 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 18
Gots: 73 | FT: 2
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

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rawfish

California

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours deep gold hue with floating sediment. Small 1 finger white frothy head with good retention and sticky lacing. First time trying Boulevard, not sure how I feel about all the floaties.

S - Lighter than some IPAs I've tried but nice and floral, citrus up front that fades into a robust bready malt.

T - Citrus and pine to taste but not very strong, lots of focus on the malt, caramel and bready seems like the hops are playing back a bit, not what I like in an IPA. The bitterness is there, strong and drying.

M - Decent carbonation but rather thin even with the particles. No mouthcoating or resin feel which is good.

Well first experience with Boulevard, I will come back but this IPA seems somewhat underwhelming in terms of the great world of IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 16:46:16 | More by rawfish
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this IPA from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The color was orange and golden. The beer was a little hazy and had lots of particles in suspension. This is probably partly due to the yeast they add to their bottles for conditioning, however in their other beers the particles in suspension were not as prevalent. I think some of this must be from tannins in the hops but I cant say that for sure. For this i give this beer below average marks for appearance. The smell was stronger on grapefruit then it was hops. This is not to my liking for an IPA. The taste was very malty and watery upfront, it gives way to grapefruit as the dominant characteristic. The beer finishes with only a slight hop taste it mostly comes across after you have swallowed. This is a below average IPA. Nothing stands out about it. Sorry Boulevard- IPA Fail.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 22:50:33 | More by GossageBrewery
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rlshep

Ohio

2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Best by 3/13/2011

Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and pine.

Appearance: Over-carbonated, thought it was going to gush out. Pours thick chunky off-white half a pint glass of head. Orangeish amber color. Particulates floating in the beer. Don't think I poured the sediment in but could have.

Flavor: Major grapefruit up front, followed by some pine and tangerine. A weird solvently hair spray flavor lingering in aftertaste. Decent malt backbone. High bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Dry. Alcohol noticeable. Appropriate for style.

Overall: What is up with Boulevard beers and this soapy hair spray flavor? It was in 3 of the 4 beers my friend brought back from Missouri. Not going to finish this beer. Obviously, other people are not getting this in all beers so would try again cautiously.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:54:46 | More by rlshep
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leedorham

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white hear. Decent head retention, keeps a thin layer of bubbles throughout.

S - Weak aroma. I do detect some citrusy hop character but it is much to faint for an IPA.

T - Some lime character, very dry and crisp with not a whole lot to back it up. Some fruity hop character to it. There is quite a bit of hop bitterness.

M - On the high end of carbonation. Light bodied.

D - Perhaps I would appreciate this offering more in warmer weather but I must admit I was rather disappointed. Not a bad beer, just a bit underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 05:44:56 | More by leedorham
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MookieMoo

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass

A: Very nice dark golden color

S: Light citrus and hoppy smell

T: Very tasty fruity and hoppy but too overwhelming on either

M: Crisp and a little bitter on my tongue

D: Easy to drink

Love the yeast in the bottom of the bottle

The logo on the bottle is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 21:08:11 | More by MookieMoo
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JMad

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug...

The beer is a cloudy golden color with a thick, white, bubbly head. It smells mostly of orange, peach and tangerine. The taste consists of lemon and wheat with an orange peel hop bite. This is a pretty light beer, still full of flavor though. It has lots of carbonation, but it's good carbonation. After you take a sip it leaves the mouth nice and dry. This is a highly drinkable beer, it's full of citrus flavors. I could drink a lot of these.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 18:48:17 | More by JMad
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tito42

Missouri

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

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, best by 06/17/2011 stamped on bottle.

Appearance: Light amber with a foamy white head. Nice retention and lacing. A light amber with lots of floating particulate.

Smell: Strong grapefruit aroma with some spice.

Taste: Piny hops come through to dominate the taste, with some citrus and pepper. Less citrus than the smell. The complexity of the flavor comes from a variety of hops. I could have used a bit more maltiness to balance the hops, but a hop-lover will enjoy this.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied but not watery. The hops lingers on the tongue but does not dry the mouth out over the duration.

Drinkability: A nice hops bite without drying the mouth out and without lingering too long. I could use a bit more malt personally, but I think this is still true to style.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 03:17:36 | More by tito42
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midwestbrewers

Kansas

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy looking golden color with a beautiful 2 1/2 finger pure white head.

S: Very citrus like. Grapefruits the most present. Some faint malts in the back but not much.

T: Same as the smell. Very citrusy and grapefruit essence with quite a bit of bite. Nice carbonation with a very bitter finish.

This was an average beer, not great but not bad. Out of the few IPA's I have ventured out on a limb to try, this was very bitter. The taste was also a little thin for me, not watery, just lacking some malty backbone to all the bitterness. Being that bitter with no substance hurts the drinkablilty, but still a good beer. Good brew Boulevard Brewing!!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 22:32:14 | More by midwestbrewers
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woemad

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane (I think). According to the stamp on the neck, this is best by February 25th, so I'm apparently hitting this just in time.

Poured a very hazy orangey gold color with a huge, sudsy white head that went nowhere fast. Lots of lace.

Big grapefruit aroma up front. As it warms up, some bready malt notes perk up, but its the hops' show.

Sharp citrus flavors constitute most of the flavor, along with some mild maltiness in the background. Not the biggest flavor I've had from an IPA, but whats here melds together well.

Medium bodied, with a prickly mouthfeel.

A good, not great, IPA. I'm glad I tried it, but with so many great beers in the style that are available to me, I'm not sure I'll need to come back to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 01:46:12 | More by woemad
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alabencki

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tumbler-style pint glass. It was interesting to see twist-off caps from a "micro-brew" craft-beer brewery.

Appearance was a hazy, unfiltered medium amber color with two and a half fingers width of head which left a very nice amount of lacing around the glass and showed very good head retention.

The aroma was a very floral, citrusy, hop smell, with a smell of pale malts and some two row barley scents as well.

The flavor starts at the tip of the tongue with a sweet flavor and gets more citrusy and bitter towards the finish. "Hop-heads" will likely like the amount of hops in this IPA.

Very fine beer all in all...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 05:43:17 | More by alabencki
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afinepilsner

Iowa

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

12oz brown bottle

Single-Wide IPA was hazy and yellow-orange in color with some fine sediment floating about. It had a rocky beige head with good retention and lacing. The smell was full of citrus hops. The taste was hop forward as well with grapefruit, lemon, and a little pine. The finish was dry with some bitterness. The mouthfeel was good with a medium body and medium carbonation. Drinkability was good as well. This is a solid well-made IPA that I will be buying more of.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 00:16:12 | More by afinepilsner
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BigHeavy

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. Beer was consumed instantly after pouring as yet another delicious nightcap (seems to be a theme lately).

A: Beer pours a pale golden color almost like that of a nice honey. An off-white fluffy two-finger head forms atop the liquid and settles fairly quickly in the tulip to a thin cap. The beer itself is pretty hazy (from the bottle conditioning). Nice lacing clings to the side of the glass. A little lighter than most IPAs, but visually appealing in its own way.

S: Aroma is heavy on the hops. Citrusy and piney hops jump from the glass, which play well together. I also got a more significant than expected bready note from Single Wide. There are some yeasty elements to the scent as well. Different than I had anticipated.

T: Taste is primarily hop-centric, both in flavor and in bitterness. Hop flavor is citrus, floral, and piney, again mixed in a very pleasant way. Hop bitterness is fairly intense for a "smaller" IPA, mostly due to the lack of a real malt profile. I did pick up on some minimal bready notes in the flavor. No malt sweetness to speak of which leads to a lingering dryness/bitterness on the tongue.

M: Single Wide is certainly crisp and refreshing in the mouth. A little less oily than some IPAs. Carbonation lends to the crispness. Finish is dry, dry, dry. Perhaps lacked a little body, in my opinion.

D: High marks here for the sheer ability to have several in a short period. Very full of crisp hop flavors and bitterness for a beer that comes in under 6.0% ABV (5.7% to be exact). I wanted more but had to sleep.

O: Another delicious local craft brew from our friends at Boulevard. The addition of a solid every day IPA to their line made me a very happy man, and it has become a staple in the fridge. Highly recommended to those dipping their toes into the craft beer pool.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 04:11:57 | More by BigHeavy
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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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TheOtherMike

Michigan

5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! What a surprise. I was on vacation in the Black Hills / Rushmore area and dined a few nights in a small town restaurant. I tried several offerings that were new to me. This wasn't one of them, but the locals directed me to a local grocery store that carried a decent selection. As I prefer IPAs, I grabbed a six of this and struck gold. I saved one for the holidays and now I am out. Time for a road trip!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 05:03:09 | More by TheOtherMike
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden coppery that tends to amber when viewed darkly through the thick of the glass. Slightly hazy with a huge off-white head, but minimal lacing.

S: West coast hops - more citrus and resin/pine. Sweet grainy malts with light caramel notes. Pretty good, but none too strong - especially when compared to palate.

T: Reasonably firm and nicely complex hops. First, is a big grapefruit/citrus start that is very fruity (as opposed to rind). Second, is a pretty good dose of resin & pine. There is also some grassy/herbal character floating around in there. And even some peppery & spicey hints. Malts are softly sweet and vaguely grainy with faint, light caramel notes. Some fruity esters are present, but pretty minimal. Not a hop bomb, but hops are the focus. Everything else is just along for the ride.

M: Medium body with carbonation on the firm side. Crisp with a slightly drying finish.

D: Complex if unfocused hop profile on a malt base that supports and yet stays out of the hops way. A quite nicely balanced IPA and very drinkable. Very solid, but not remarkable. Not over the top either, and with its reasonable abv it is sort of a session IPA. It could maybe use a touch more body to chew on while contemplating the hop schedule.

(from notes - tasted April 2010)

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:41:12 | More by SickGnar
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PBoegel

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sierra Tulip Pint. Bottle dates best before 5/2011.

Really nice golden body with fluffy white head and lots of sparkling lacing down the sides as it drinks. A little hazy, but a bit of an aggressive lazy pour on my part for a bottle conditioned beer.

Very nice citrus pink grapefruit and balsam fir with some touch blue spruce. A good touch of malt and some pineapple as well, very clean, american yeast character. Pleasant and refreshing aromatics, not a wow sensation but extremely well crafted and balanced.

Fruity taste upfront, very pineapple, some citrus and pine character, a bit chalky if not astringent, some grassiness. Finish is pronounced grapefruit and citrus zest. Malt is bready, a bit doughy and slightly sweet.

No sign of alcohol on the tongue which I appreciate to be well masked in most styles especially an IPA, a bit too dry and slightly astringent, minus the really pronounced bitterness I like to feel across the tongue.

Certainly an approachable and drinkable IPA that I would not turn down, but it could be a little more cut for my particular expectations of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 20:18:22 | More by PBoegel
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scubasteve04

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer, and it essentially local to me.

A: One of my favorite things about this beer is the impressive, creamy, durable head I am rewarded with after a good pour into a tall footed glass. In my experience, it really looks like whipped cream. Awesome. Below is a transparent amber liquid with some lively bubbling. Looks like it want to be drunk.

S: Super crisp, citrusy, and slightly floral. Pretty strong even through a heavy 2 inch head.

T: Tastes a lot like it smells. Has a very nice bitter bite, but the acidity and flavor of citrus balances it well so its isn't too bitter. Not enough malt to really notice it, but the same could be said for salt in a chocolate chip cookie, so I think thats a good thing for an American IPA.

M: Great for the intention of the beer. Crisp and light, but not watery.

D: The question is not COULD I drink a six pack in an hour, but SHOULD I? I really could. Its tasty.

One final word. Single wide is a very well executed and very refreshing American IPA from the Boulevard Brewery. It isn't overly complex, its just quality. Its not a Ferrari, its a 1990 BMW M3. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 17:15:24 | More by scubasteve04
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a really attractive hazed-out,bright orange
with a firm and lasting two inch,bone white head that brought about nice sticky ribbons of lace.

S-Dull grapefruit,dry pine and wet grass.Kind of a lackluster nose on this one.

T-More dry pine,bitter citrus(underripe grapefruit,Hen House oj),very faint cracker-like malt.This beer really lacked supporting malt sweetness.Severely unbalanced.

M-Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a dry finish.

D-Not a real exciting IPA but drinkable enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 12:36:57 | More by StlHopHead77
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produces three fingers of rocky off-white head with outstanding retention. The body is mildly hazy, with a golden and slight copper color.

The aroma is floral with citrusy notes... Grapefruit, lemon, and metallic.

In the taste, there are toffee characteristics, along with the nice hoppy kicks of lemon rind and grapefruit.

This brew has a really oily hops presence, along with mild carbonation. Not too bad and is one of the best IPAs I've had in a while... Really fresh!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 22:41:35 | More by TheSarge
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jsh420

Illinois

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

best by 03/13/11

with an aggressive pour - cloudy golden orange with a huge 3 finger off white head that had great retention and left lacing all down the glass

smell - wow - now i have had this beer before but i dont remember it being this good - is this the citra hops that has me smiling from ear to ear - fruity apricot peach pine citrus - while not over powering strong(only 5.7%) this beer blew me away

taste just like the nose - delicious fresh peach apricot next to semi sweet bready malt - this beer is not the overpowering bitter that makes you pucker up - just an amazing fruity hop ipa

mouthfeel is great - hell when a beer tastes this good all you need is the mouthfeel to be wet - light/medium with a great balance with crisp and creamy

drinkability - i didnt want to review the first beer of this six pack beacause it blew me away - this is the last in the 6er and it still blows me away

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 05:19:04 | More by jsh420
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: orangish/yellow, 1 inch head that disappears within one sip, fine lacing appears with each sip.

S: lemon grass, pine, hint of citrus.

T: Very bubbling, leaves an odd aftertaste, one of the oddest IPAs I have tasted. Lots of bitterness in the back of the palate.

M: Light end of medium body, seems to be a little too much carbonation to make up for flavor.

D: I have had more better American IPAs. This is solid, nothing to get excited over.

SOLID; NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 19:09:39 | More by BeerLover99
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.