Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
12oz bottle, best by Oct 31, 2011. Served at around 45F.
Pours lightly hazy orange with a three finger foamy white head that leaves clumpy rings of lacing and holds a good cap.
Aroma is lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral and grassy, some yeast, a hint of pine. Good strength.
Flavor is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, a bit of a bready malt backbone that lends some sweetness to balance against good bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy with good carbonation.
Good, above-average IPA that I’m glad to have had the chance to try since it is not available around here.
06-23-2011 02:09:22 | More by elgiacomo
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
A- Pours a golden-orange. Fluffy white head lasts pretty well.
S- Smell is pine, with some citrus notes. Pretty basic and hop forward.
T- Initially is quite hoppy, with pine and just a bit of a pineapple flavor, before a bit of pale malt flavor comes in and balances it out through the finish.
M- Light bodied, light carbonation.
O- This was a tasty, easy drinking IPA, but when I got to the bottom, I can't honestly call it much better than the average IPA put out. Worth a try, but it's not worth searching out too much.
06-21-2011 06:08:22 | More by jsprain1
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
pours a dark gold/amber with a few fat fingers of relatively even white head. short retention, heavy spotted and stringy lacing.
smell: subtle honey/granola mixing with a very easy touch of pine.
taste: caramely water backed by a grassy bitterness and a floral and piney finish.
mouthfeel: silky goin in and leaves an oily coat of satisfaction.
06-20-2011 16:40:57 | More by northaustin
3/5 rDev -19.8%
A: Very nice dark golden color, lighter orange hue with a thin white head.
S: Light citrus coming out at first also getting a good amount of pine.
T: Mostly bitter pine/grapefruit flavors in the mouthful, liitle if any sweetness.
Overall a decent offering from boulevard, great on a hot summer day
06-19-2011 02:30:02 | More by colt45n
3.33/5 rDev -11%
Poured from a 12 oz (355m l) bottle into a conical pint glass (June 17, 2010). "BEST BY 10/30/2011" is stamped on the glass neck.
Eyes: Pours a bright, orange color. The yeast creates a haze which is suspended in the glass, almost without moving. Massive white head that requires a measured pour, but dissipates fairly quickly.
Nose: A bright fruity, citrus/grassy aroma. Sweet but not overwhelming.
Tongue: Dry orange rind and some grassy notes. At the end the profile is sharp, bitter, and tart.
Mouth: Well carbonated and light, the yeast particulate isn't heavy.
Libation: A good drinkable IPA, which does well up front but is a bit too dry and too sharply bitter in the aftertaste.
06-17-2011 09:16:36 | More by OttoBomb
2.7/5 rDev -27.8%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Cloudy (expected from a bottle-conditioned beer) amber color with lots of bubbles. Half finger width head lasted most of the time I drank it. I'm not good at describing aromas, so I'll just say I like the nose of this beer. My wife, who is sitting next to me as I drink it, even commented that it smells good. Taste is where this beer really falls flat for me. Decent bitterness, very grapefruity, but not much else. It isn't well rounded, and seems to me like something is missing. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. Overall, I'm not impressed, and will not be buying more of it.
06-17-2011 01:58:12 | More by nicocorea
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
06-11-2011 23:04:24 | More by AleWatcher
2.8/5 rDev -25.1%
12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head.
What I can pick up in the nose is enjoyable with citric hops light breaded malts, but unfortunately it is pretty subdued overall which keeps me from giving it a higher score here.
The taste is decent, but not quite as good as the nose led me to expect. There are citric notes upfront which are quickly followed by quite a lot of breaded and biscuity malts.
The mouthfeel is full bodied for the style, with subtle carbonation.
This was a decent IPA, but nothing memorable overall. The hops were pretty subdued, with the malt coming through a bit too much in the taste.
06-09-2011 03:19:39 | More by vkv822
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
12 oz bottle- poured into a pint
Best by: 10/31/11
Appearance- Pours a golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell- Loads of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. Slightly floral as well.
Taste- Citrus up front again, but not nearly as pronounced as the aroma would suggest. More floral in taste, with a distinct grassiness in the middle. Some dry cracker like flavor, turning to a quick bite of sweeter malts towards the finish. Fairly bitter, but it is pretty tame. Decent lingering hops on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, a little juicy, very smooth.
Overall- A nice ipa, not necessarily a stand out at all, but it gets the job done. Doesn’t have the overall a bitterness a hop head may be looking for, but it would be a nice transition into the style; solid hop flavor, without an overwhelming bitterness for a newer drinker.
06-03-2011 00:22:59 | More by JLeege
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
12oz bottle picked up as part of the mixed 12 pack. best by augest 08, 2011. drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.
A- this one pours a translucent copper colored body with a finger and a half of bright white head on top. the head lasts for a little while before falling, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.
S- the first things i can pick out of the nose are hops. lots of pine and floral notes with a lesser amount of grapefruit. very fresh smelling. after that i get some caramel malts which adds some sweetness. not bad.
T- the taste starts out with some caramel malt which adds a balancing malt backbone. after that this beer becomes all about the hops. plenty of pine and floral/herbal flavor with some grapefruit mixed in as well. maybe a small amount of lemon zest also.
M- the body is a solid medium and the carbonation seems just about perfect. nicely bitter without going overboard.
O- overall, this is a very enjoyable IPA that im glad to be able to grab off my shelf locally. ill try to mix this into the regular rotation. i also enjoy the fact that its not overly strong.
06-02-2011 03:06:19 | More by jwinship83
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
Clear dark gold fizzy pour with huge three finger head with good retention and great lacing. Dry, piney, grassy nose without the typical citrus aroma for an IPA. The taste has a bit more citrus with subtle grapefruit and lemon, but tangy, bitter, grassy pine is the star. The malt sweetness emerges as it warms, but the balance is leaning to the bitter side. With that said, it definitely grows on you with a great crisp, dry finish with a nice lingering hop bite. My first offering from Boulevard but not my last.
06-01-2011 16:54:52 | More by beerdrifter
3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours a golden amber with hints of peach, wand a finger and a half of crisp, frothy white head, which shrinks over the first few minutes to about a half inch of head that looks like it's been whipped up. Very persistent and nice lacing. Carbonation isn't noticed when set down on the table, but holding the brew up to eye level reveals a pretty constant stream of mid-sized bubbles rising to the top of the brew. A really beautiful IPA.
This IPA is really on the floral/honey side of things in the nose, and smells very light and refreshing with maybe a bit of grassiness and light herbal notes. Nice light (cascade?) hops.
Taste is nice, if a bit deeper than the nose. While the floral notes are still strong, the honey notes disappear into the background, while oranges, apple juice, lemon zest, and hop aftertaste are dominant. A complex, though light, brew.
Mouthfeel starts out crisp and fools me into thinking it's near perfect. That counts for something--it lifts all the flavors up to the top of the brew and is delicious. Mid sip I was deciding whether to give it a 5 or 4.5 when the mouthfeel changed to a more frothy, foamy feel. Keep it crisp and it's a 5, as is, it's still above average. Nice hops aftertaste, nothing too strong.
Doesn't seem at all like its ABV, drinks more like a 4%. Definitely much needed on a 95 degree muggy day. Also, pairs great with chicken and pesto.
05-30-2011 22:42:18 | More by afausser
3/5 rDev -19.8%
A: Appearance is light orange with decent, off-white head.
S: Aroma is disappointingly weak with notes of citrus including orange and mango.
T: Taste is similar with citrus flavors the quickly fade moving into piney hops. Balance is tipping a little more to the bitterness giving it a moderate dry finish.
M: Palate is medium-bodied, slightly thin, and average carbonation.
O: Not really a true IPA in my opinion and only an average APA.
05-30-2011 14:30:56 | More by kjc51478
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
A - clean, golden yellow - orange with a two finger white head with good retention - lacing is thin but is still hanging around.
S - Muted grass and orange with a little lemon zest and a subdued cracker and bread malt background.
T - Very mild hop profile; grass, lemon rind, very light mango with a super subtle grapefruit bitter. This is an ipa? This is slightly more hoppy than a sierra nevada pale ale. I'm digging the malt profile. It's super subtle, but compliments the mild hop profile well; lightly buttered toast, nut, caramel. Even though this is a pretty simple, straightforward beer, it does hit the spot.
M - decent body, refreshing carbonation.
O - Hits the spot when you want something barely hoppy with a decent malt profile. Simply but tasty and very drinkable.
05-30-2011 07:34:07 | More by drewba
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
05-19-2011 14:46:05 | More by glid02
3.83/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
A: Orange-ish golden and hazy, pours a thick foamy finger and a half head which dissipates into a modest layer that stays for the rest of the glass.
S: Pleasant floral and citrus, nothing standing out too much from any other ordinary IPA.
T/M: Very floral and citrusy, just like the smell. There's plenty of malt sweetness to back up the bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Overall a very well balanced IPA. Even though it doesn't really have any qualities that set it far apart from other beers of this style, it's extremely drinkable and well priced.
05-18-2011 03:59:41 | More by phenry
3.3/5 rDev -11.8%
A- A hazy orange liquid with many streams of rising carbonation giving way to a thick and craggy white head with a lot of lacing.
S- Pungent orange rind and caramel. Simple and smells a bit old-school.
T- Pungent orange rind flavors without the oiliness or strong bitterness to go with it. There is some caramel malt flavors on the finish.
M- Exceedingly creamy and leaves a bit of a coating in the mouth.
O- A bit simple for my tastes, but it isn't bad.
05-10-2011 04:34:10 | More by david131
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 10-15-11
A: Pours a hazy golden honey color. One finger of billowy off-white head has solid retention and fantastic lace.
S: Pungent orange citrus with a good dose of sweet malt underneath it.
T: Grapefruit, dry biscuit. Some soft minerals. Some sweetness and light fruits start to creep in about half-way through the glass.
M: Very nice, light-medium feel with generous creaminess.
O: A good IPA, but not quite a great one. Flavor is a little too timid. However, nothing flawed, easy to find, reasonably priced, will surely buy again.
05-04-2011 02:11:43 | More by AmericanGothic
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance: Pours orange-gold in color. big fluffy white head
Nose: Hop smell. Floral, citrus, grassy hop resins.
Mouth: Lemon juice, earth, slight copper hints, alcohol esters, grassy left over taste
Mouth: Light to medium in body. Somewhat oily presence.
Drunkability: Standard ipa. Hop smelling and hop tasting.
04-23-2011 04:27:37 | More by cocogan
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass
A: Absolutely huge, somewhat bready/foamy white head. Perfectly clear golden color with slight orange hues. Steady carbonation. Great lace.
S: Nice level of piney aroma hops (cascade?). Roses, honey, and pine resin.
T: Mild, grapefruit, honey. Very nice. Citrus and a respectable but not lethal hopping. Clean with bitter aftertaste.
M: Very quenching on the uptake. Drier, bitter on the finish.
D: I really enjoyed the Double Wide (Smokestack series) but this is far more sessionable.
04-22-2011 18:17:58 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
12oz squat bottle, dated best by 09/04/11. This pours a clear copper color, maybe just a hint of haze, with an enormous rocky foam. It took 3-4 pours to get all the liquid into my glass.
Nice aroma, especially given the 5.7% ABV. More herbal and grassy than citrus, but a little bit of everything seems to be there. Maybe this uses a lot of Saaz, at least that's how it smells to me.
It tastes more citrusy than it smells, with a slightly bitter aftertaste that leaves a feel of children's chewable aspirin, just a little. Some pale malts give a little balance but not much.
Lightly carbonated, easy quaffer. I'll definitely pick it up next time I head west to visit family.
04-21-2011 20:32:51 | More by TurdFurgison
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance is a cloudy golden with a nice off white head sticks around awhile leaving fair lace. Smell of lightly sweet malts and citrus. Taste doesn't have a big malt backbone to balance with the hops that leaves a dry grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel is medium with a good spike of carbonation. Not a bad IPA, but I just have other favorites that it can't stand up to.
04-17-2011 23:12:34 | More by Bookseeb
4.5/5 rDev +20.3%
A: Poured from bottle to Pilsner Glass. Color is burnt orange. Nice two finger head. Good amount of carbonation, bubbles keep rising.
S: It's an IPA. It smells hoppy, floral, "grapefruity". Wonderful.
T: Just like it smells, delicious. At just over 50 IBU's, this beer has a nice amount of hops, and yet very balanced. Very crisp.
M: Light, refreshing, fresh. Light bodied, and nicely carbonated.
O: I'm still somewhat new to the IPA scene, but in my opinion this beer in no way misrepresents the style. Very impressed. Thank You, Boulevard.
04-16-2011 13:26:23 | More by morehoppps
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
I bought a six-pack of Single Wide IPA in a gorcery store. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a hazy gold color. Yeast particles are suspended in the beer. There is a frothy wide head that breaks down to bubble cap on the beer.
Smell is faint but a sweet fruity aroma. Hints of orange and lemon.
Taste is a sweet citrus flavor, with grapefruit and lemons. There a hint of grain flavor up front, but the citrus and pine flavors take over immediately.
Mouthfeel is light crisp and clean, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.
All in all a very drinkable IPA. Because of availability it won;t be a staple at my house, but if I lived in the mid-west this could be a regular
04-04-2011 00:24:57 | More by RJLarse
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Tasty, with a bitterness that punches far above its ABV weight. Pours a clear, bright orange with a medium head. The aroma is mild, slightly spritzy orange, but not strong. The flavor, however, is strong and orangy, with a rich, forward bitterness, like licking the rind of a blood orange. The malt balances it with a slight sweetness and a long, satisfying bitter finish. This beer reminds me of a slightly sweeter offering from Stone.
04-03-2011 01:32:12 | More by Seanibus
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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