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

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Single-Wide I.P.A.Single-Wide I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
84
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1,323 Ratings
THE BROS
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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

(Beer added by: kcillini77 on 12-15-2008)
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natelocc787

California

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

Ugly, ugly label. Lots of piney, resiny hop notes in the nose with pineapple syrup and orange peel. The taste combines herbal and floral notes to the citrus creating a war on the palate for supremacy. Honey coated lemon wedges, freshly cut wild grass, orange and lemon peel and mild grapefruit flavors. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily while maintaing crispness and rolls over the tongue nicely, classic IPA feel.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 03:10:47 | More by natelocc787
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deereless

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Tons of meringue-like head, billowy and cottony and with some serious staying power, sunset gold, crystal clear - 4.50, S: Earthy and citrusy, somewhat meek on the nose, I can smell the grains - a little toasty - 3.00, T: A medium bite on the palate, not just wood but flavors that remind me of bark - lots of pale malt, also signs of grass - 3.50, M: Medium to light bodied - 3.75, D: A very drinkable beer, pretty average IPA in my opinion - 3.50

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:08:24 | More by deereless
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mmva321

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass.

Two things that I've been somewhat ambivalent to in the past (Boulevard and the I.P.A.) converge. Here's hoping...

A: This is one of the better looking IPAs I've seen. Some frothy head and delicate lacing are nice, but I really like the orange tint to the beer. It makes the beer look more appealing and unique to IPAs, which I usually associate with a simple murky yellow color.

S: Hopsy, with some citurs and pine. About the standard for an IPA, though I found that pine scent to be a nice addition. However, it's a little too subdued and faint.

Hmmm... a swirl and another smell later and I'm really getting the auroma. +.5

T: Way too hopsy! I was all set to love this, but I get very little of the citrus from the scent and really none of the pine, which I was really looking forward to; unless you count the fact that this drink may be like jamming pine needles in your mouth. It also leaves a very bitter aftertaste.

M: I really have to try hard to base this simply on the feel. A nice consistency; not as thin as I feared it could be but not too thick. It's a good robustness for the beer.

D: Well, the taste ruins this. What I'm left with after the drink this is a bitter taste on my tounge and a harsh dryness in my throat that's causing me to gag as I write this.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 04:14:26 | More by mmva321
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SFLpunk

Vermont

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

12oz brown glass twist-top squatty bottle. Neck stamped BB 01-14-10.

Quick review:
Beautiful golden amber and hazy. Thin sticky bone-white head. Nose is full of mixed sour citrus and some sticky pine resin. Palate has a strong bitterness but that doesn't close out all of the flavors. Light malt presence and accentuated with tons of orange and lime flavor plus bitter pine nettles.

Notes: A seriously tasty single IPA. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 21:40:24 | More by SFLpunk
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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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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in astandard pint glass.

Cloudy yellow/orange color with a fluffy white head that wouldn't quit, nice chunks of lacing.
Piney and earthy aroma.
Taste is floral/pine hop juices balanced out with malty sweetness before finishing a little bitter and dry.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy feel.
It's drinkable but it wouldn't be my 1st choice for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 01:24:30 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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vdread

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
bottle to glass

orange with peach edges and a medium sized, foamy, off white head. smell of cascade hops is strong. taste is mostly of the grapefruity hops on a solid bready, caramel malt background. mildly bitter.

flat, but for the most part, enjoyable. not every beer has to be three dimensional. not much to say, except: grapefruit!

mouthfeel is carbonated and smooth. easily

+ good, hoppy, bitter, grapefruity beer.

= not much besides that.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 00:05:02 | More by vdread
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ajmoody76

Illinois

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

one off twelve ounce bottle pours cloudy yellow with a one finger white head. nice lacing. looks like it has some flavor.

smells like citrus hops. no off odors. smells good.

good bitter hop taste. good sweetness also. balanced for style.

mid body beer. good carbonation. good beer. hard to disappoint me with an ipa. i will try this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 01:59:32 | More by ajmoody76
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koopa

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade from a nice BA thanks!

Appearance: Very attractive honey orange slightly hazy body with a sexy 3 finger off white crown composed of densely packed small carbonation bubbles that show loads of retention and lace!

Smell: Really nice herbal / grassy hop profile over a toffee malt foundation.

Taste: Wow what a let down.... First off its too sweet and second off it has this bad citric (lemon like chemical sour finish)

Mouthfeel: a touch thin

Drinkability: its just too awkward tasting to be drinkable

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 23:09:34 | More by koopa
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gpogo

California

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

A- Golden copper color with particles floating around and large fluffy beige head. Very sticky lacy head.

A- Orange citrusy hops.

T- Initially very bitter. Not too much of a malt profile, this leads it to taste sort of watery. Very light amount of sweetness.

M- Medium body with moderate-high carbonation.

D- Not my favorite IPA as I'm fond of a bit more malt backing. It is nice to get some IPA from the midwest though.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 01:20:07 | More by gpogo
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climax

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a beauty, a wall of orange that I could barely see light through. The head was massive and left that sticky IPA lace on the slow recession.

Nose had heavy orange and citrus flavors, a bit grassy and floral. The malt was quite subtle, especially when the beer was still cold.

Upon entry, the hops blasted in like they should have; still very citrus and a bit soapier than the nose with a dash of sweetness.

Feel was good and sharp. Carbonation was spot on and the bitterness pinched the cheeks. It finished nice and dry leaving the mouth awaiting another sip.

I was pleased and quite impressed with this one. It had enough oomph to make it a real IPA. The ABV is relatively tame so you could enjoy several, and the hops hit nicely without ripping your tongue outta your throat.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 22:04:02 | More by climax
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy golden-amber with a thick creamy head that provides sheets of lacing.

Aroma is citrus hop, and a mildly musty pale and caramel malt.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Citrus hop up front, brings grapefruit bitterness. Malt has more of a pale aspect than caramel. Finish is crisp and clean, but maintains the musty notes from the nose.

Mouthfeel initially holds some diacetyl butteryness, but then turns dry and powdery.

An average APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 23:16:09 | More by Blakaeris
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bashiba

Iowa

2.23/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy amber with a big sticky off white head, good lacing.

The smell is very light for an IPA with just a hint of lemony hops.

The flavor has a very light bit of bready malts with a strong minty hop flavor with a touch of pine and grass. Slightly sweet initially with a strong bitterness quickly taking over and dominating the flavor.

The mouthfeel is light and a bit slick.

A very substandard IPA with a one dimensional harsh hop flavor, to many better versions out there to enjoy for me to ever add this to my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 23:10:40 | More by bashiba
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am now well into my Boulevard sampler 12 pack and enjoying it. Especially as compared to other samplers, this isn't bad. There was a pale ale that had very little character, but this IPA is interesting and unique.

The live yeast in the bottle give this a killer head. It bubbles all the way down. The brew is almost yellow like their wheat. It's bitter like the style should be.

It is missing the home run pop, but that keeps it from being offensive. Another good one.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 17:50:11 | More by schoolboy
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AustinBeerLvr

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle w/a a best buy freshness date of "10/16/09."

A: Amber yellow body, with a pretty good amount of head and little lacing. About what would be expected for a good IPA.

S: Berries and grapefruit along with a hint of alcohol and sweetness hit the nose.

T&M: Starts off with slight sweetness from the malt, followed by lemon, grapefruit, and an underlying berry flavor that is a bit astringent. Oddly enough, the berry flavors first seem to accompany the bitterness, but then become somewhat cloying sweet, especially as this brew warms a bit. Hint of alcohol along with some citrus esters, finishes a bit dry with some lingering bitterness that seems a bit brash. Mouthfeel is good, but for an IPA, I personally prefer more body.

D&Notes: This brew has actually gotten better as it has it has aged a bit. This an interesting effort, but to me, it's an average "IPA" at best, and at only 5.7% ABV, it really is just more of a pale ale with a lot of different hops. Not a bad beer, but some weird flavors seem to get in the way, and with so many IPAs in the craft beer universe, I think I'll pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 00:57:36 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an extra from a trade. i've lost track of who it was. please notify me if you know.

12oz bottle w a smudged best by date which i think is 08/16/09. tasted in late may/early june 2009.

golden straw color w orange honey tint. clear if decanted 1cm. big 3-finger near-white head, fades to constant meringue. puffy, loose but consistent rings of lace.

aroma: pine and citrus zest and rind, plus fresh grapefruit juice and rind. faint toasted malt and apple esters underneath. (also pineapple? peach?)

taste: pine and citrus remain upfront, but fresh, plus apple and peach. malt underneath helps to balance, but only just enough. moderate to bold bitterness, crisp and resinous. finishes w fruity tones from both yeast and hops, but semi-dry.

medium body, smooth w light resins in finish. mildly tingly carbonation is moderate and persistent, and can help with increasing body.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 23:19:43 | More by tai4ji2x
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a huge billowy white head that sticks around for a while, good lacing. Aroma is light, sweet malts, a little bit of yeast, a good amount of citrus hops, orange mainly with a touch of earthiness. Flavor is caramel malts, citrus and flowery hops, orange, grapefruit, and a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a touch of creaminess, dry finish. Good beer, well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 01:57:04 | More by mtstatebeer
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy orange w/ an ivory 2 finger head and notable retention

S - fruity and hoppy, plenty of juicy citrus and grapefruit. this is gonna be good....

T - bitter grapefruit and floral characteristic against a malty wheat bread backround. This beer excells in balance. not overly bitter(enough to satisfy)

MF - i love unfiltered brews! feel is full and chewy on a medium sized body w/ moderate carbonation.

D - what a sleeper IPA1 why does this beer not get mentioned along w/ 60 min, Alpha King, Furious and 2 Hearted? This is a beer that shows amazing balance, nice feel, and great flavor. exceptionaly built brew. I could drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 01:38:24 | More by bonsreeb85
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bryanbrick

California

4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First review in a while gonna ease back into it slowly. Going the ASTMD route. Poured from a bottle dated "Best Before 10/16/09" into a curved Bass pint glass.

A-Pale gold with lighter straw notes at the edges of the glass. Big frothy, cloud-like head sits firmly on top of this beer through most of the 12oz experience

S-Very nice stuff with very floral notes and a sort of apple like fruitiness. Very clean and focused

T-The continuation of the floral hops really comes through on the palate. Again this has no excess and comes across very direct and no-nonsense. No over the top hops here just perfect flavors of Granny Smith apple backed by grapefruit and the slightest bitterness.

M-Heavily carbonated but in my book I like that from my IPAs. Still this is clean with out the asprin like residue or the stick malt so many IPAs leave behind. A rare find in this style.

D-As my buddy would say "Off the Badger," it is that good. If local this would always be fresh in the fridge. Not "EXTREME" beer just F'n good beer. Get some fresh and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 04:04:24 | More by bryanbrick
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

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

A- Tangerine-orange colored, hazy body with a big, bubbly, pillowy head. Lacing is decent, foamy

S- The smell is phenomenal with a distinct yeast/grain flavor typical to rising bread. Of course there are loads of American, citrus-flavored hops.

T- Flavor is mellow besides the glowing hop profile of stingy bitters.

M- Relatively light with foamy carbonation.

D- A damn good, bottle-conditioned beer from Boulevard, probably the best from their regular line-up. I have a great respect for the bottle-conditioned beer that can tame the yeast monster.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 23:12:25 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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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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Cresant

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. Best by date: 11/15/09. The body was golden-amber. There was a slight haze. A puffy off-white head left symmetrical lacing.

Smell was citrus and floral. Hard candy and earth.

Taste was bright clean bitterness. Oranges! Not overwhelming but flavorful.

Mouthfeel had a nice zesty prickle. Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 17:02:49 | More by Cresant
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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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HoustonTX

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single-Wide IPA

Gorgeous pour on this beauty. Nice pale yellow body, with swirls of light orange mixed in. Amazingly tall, billowing suds of white head and everlasting lacing, one of the best heads I've seen on any IPA. Very lively carbonation streams, sticking to the glass etching with perfection. Just a really beautiful beer to look at.

Aroma is great, there is a lovely bubblegum ester right off the bat. A touch of banana, clove, and light white pepper. Along with great citrusy zest, hints of orange and sour lemon. Effervescent pale malt backbone holds the flavors together well.

Taste is once again, very nice. Upfront has a nice zing to it, with lots of juicy citrus hop complexity to it. Tangy white grapefruit, sweet oranges, and zesty lemon peel. Bubblegum esters add to juiciness and add some sweetness. Finishes with a touch of peppery dryness, along with some grassy/floral hops
to balance everything out.

Gotta love this beer, it trumps the Double Wide on certain aspects. The complexity and arrangement of the hops are beautifully done, and in amazing harmony. This is what I'm talking about!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 01:06:27 | More by HoustonTX
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jbro434

Switzerland

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

A bit cloudy due to the yeast added, but a big creamy head and medium carbonation. Lacing persists through the whole experience. Very well balanced upfront with enough citrus zest in the hops and malt to even it out. Mouthfeel was somewhat dry due to the wheat, nice and hoppy, very clean.
Finish was more of the same, dry, flavorful and worthy of trying another.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 13:57:11 | More by jbro434
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.