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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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1,483 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 18
Gots: 118 | 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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Photo of ruckus232
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with a lot of sticky white head.

Smell: Earthy bitterness with a slight citrus smell.

Taste: Slightly dry in taste with a medium amount of bitterness that leaves quickly.

ruckus232, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of UnionMade
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper gold, topped with a mountain of white head. Takes a while to get the glass full because of the frothy eruption. Laces in big gobs of foam all over the glass. Terrific except for the labored pour.
Smells hoppy, as it should. Citrusy and pine. Toasty malt backbone. Pretty clean. Nicely balanced for an american style IPA, with a big, hoppy nose.
The flavor opens with soft, moderately sweet malt. The addition of wheat is a nice touch, mellowing things out and allowing the bright hop flavors to shine. The carbonation is maybe a little too jumpy for my taste, but the body is appropriately big and round. Hops finish things out with moderate bitterness and pleasant citrus and pine flavors.
Very good and very drinkable, but nothing way out of the ordinary. I like the softness from the wheat malt, but I'd have a hard time picking this out from a bunch of other good IPAs from across the US.

UnionMade, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of angrybabboon
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 10/13/11

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light golden orange, ridiculous head - huge, sticky, fluffy, leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Somewhat mild, but not bad - grapefruit, some pine, definitely floral - the malt profile is interesting - bready, wheaty, but also very pale

Taste: Nicely balanced - some grapefruit flesh, some citrus zest, some pine, some herbal qualities - the malts are notably unique - pale, grainy, and the wheat is a nice touch - slightly spicy and bready, but doesn't scream "wheat" - bitter, but definitely not extreme - in fact, definitely on the mild side

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp and dry, light-medium body, highly carbonated but not unpleasantly so

Overall: Somewhat unique, good

The addition of wheat to the grain bill separates this beer from the pack. While the hop profile is good, it's definitely nothing special. Fortunately, this beer has balance, and it helps. It's definitely worth a try.

angrybabboon, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of JCaweinstein
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold and a little cloudy but one of the best heads I have seen. It's very dense and creamy, lingers for quite some time, also leaves a nice lacing down the glass
Lemons and grass, hop resins
Bitter hop punch, very grapefruity bready notes after the hop punch, touch of malty sweetness
Medium bodied, big hop explosion then it Coates and leaves a lingering hop aftertaste, very enjoyable
This is a fantastic ops, it looks great and is very pungent with the hops, would be a staple if available in my area

JCaweinstein, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of KTCamm
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from twelve ounce bottle from the mix pack into a pint glass.

Pours hazy cloudy light to medium amber with a quarter inch of white fizzy foam. Some lacing. Some pine mixed with grapefruit in the nose. Lengthy bitter blended in a light malt with a light bitter close. Grapefruit taste. Good carbonation, drinkable flavorful IPA.

KTCamm, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of BeardedRiker
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Often times the problem with buying beer in Texas is that most of the places have a very poor selection of craft beer. This was the case today but I was in luck. They had Boulevard's Single-Wide IPA.

What an absolute lovely beer to pour out. Watch out when pouring this into your glass because the head grows quickly and doesn't like dying down. It grew very tall, creamy-frothy, and off-white. It had amazing retention to where it formed a bulge a couple of inches beyond the top of the glass and even after I drank the whole thing there was still some head left inside of the glass. The head looked like a fluffy pillow. It had some damn good lacing too. A lot of bubbles rose to the top of the amber/copper-ish beer. Tiny pieces of sediment swirled around to make it a bit murky. Awesome look.

The Single-Wide had a good smell. It's very hoppy with sweet and acidic lemon citrus, grassy earthiness, and floral.

There's some good bitterness from the hops but it's not too much. Orange and lemon citrus bring a tang and the acidity tingles the tongue. The malt brings out a graininess that balances things out. Tasty stuff.

Overall it's a smooth beer but the medium-high carbonation keeps it lively. Sweetness keeps it a bit syrupy and the finish is dry from the hops. Nothing to complain about here.

BeardedRiker, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of waldoiverson
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: pretty large, but large bubbled head, that hung around for a bit and left minor lacing. nice carbonation in a light caramel colored with a bit of cloudiness.

S: strong notes of yeast, green apple, the hop aroma is in between grassy and fresh citrus

T: Starts with a juicy green apple flavor then quickly transitions into a pretty strong pine bitterness, malts contribute a crackery quality

M: lively with carbonation and it remains good an juicy until a fairly dry finish. it pairs well with how the taste profile develops.

O: The nose on this wasn't too impressive, but it really did match well to bot the taste and feel, so I guess that is worth rewarding. It's a fine beer but somewhat unremarkable.

waldoiverson, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
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.

Scotchboy, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of Forb
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: Head is of a creamy thickness and off white in color.

Smell/Taste: The earthy hop, spice, and malt aromas are most prevalent in the nose while the citrus elements present themselves most in the taste paired minutely with a freshly cut grass sharpness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with plenty of carbonation to balance it out as crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A great IPA. One of my favorites from Boulevard.

Forb, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of Cummins9110
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off when I poured this the appearance was a brown/green/amber/cloudy mix which most American IPAs have, this is unfiltered obviously, but the head on this nearly overflowed from the 16oz glass, which means about 4oz of foam, I gotta say I'm impressed especially since the head last a while and is extremely fluffy and thick

The taste is very smooth and balanced, bitterness isn't overpowering while hop presence is very known, good floral/cirtus hops and a full body to back it up

Overall I got this beer as a joke since its a Single Wide name and actually I'm extremely impressed

Cummins9110, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Tballz420
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single-Wide IPA is a cloudy orange color beer, with a big, fluffy white head. A good amount of lace sticks to the glass.

The scent is pretty nice, with a lot of pale malt in front of some piney hops.

Starts with a nice, light malt front, just a bit of caramel but mostly pale malts. Following that is a wide-ranging array of hop flavors, but presented in a more subdued fashion than some IPAs. Nice citrus, floral, piney flavors transition into a mild but lasting bitter finish. The mouth is pretty full and gentle.

Tballz420, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of StLThrash
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Wow what a wonderful, fluffy white head on this beer. Even a careful pour elicited a very thick head of foam (at least 2 fingers). Significant fluffy lacing all the way down. Beer is slightly hazy yellowish-orange. Tons of bubbles - probably more than any beer I can remember - probably because of the added yeast for bottle conditioning.

S - Lots of citrus. Not a lot of pine which would be reminiscent of the west coast style. Some yeasty esters.

T & M - Better than the smell. Again, not overly bitter and definitely not a hop-heads IPA. Very light and refreshing, with good hop presence, but not quite as much as I would like. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall - A nice, fairly inexpensive (under $7 for a six pack) IPA. Not high in ABV or IBU's, so it's not for the hophead. I could definitely drink this as a session beer... as it's quite refreshing and not too strong.

StLThrash, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Standard IPA appearance with a bit less viscosity and head.

S: Weak. There are hops present, but they just don't attack the nasal passages the way they should.

T: Actually, a bit of an improvement over the smell. Grapefruit and fresh cut grass shine and are backed by a solid balance of malt sweetness.

D: Its on the lighter side for the style, but that's OK. A solid session strength that doesn't let its lower ABV equal less flavour.

Overall: Probably the best of Boulevard's variety pack, which is a little depressing. Its a slightly-above-average no-coast IPA that i wouldn't seek again, but certainly wouldn't refuse.

JohnnyChicago, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of cbarrett4
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.

cbarrett4, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of bugaboo416
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden Yellow to deep yellow in color , slight haze, small head that lasts a while, thick legs. The bottle says it's got some yeast in it for bottle conditioning. The head depends on pouring with urgent pours creating a thicker head.

S: Pineapple hoppy and slight malt

T: bitter grapefruit peel , slight malt throughout, low sweetness ending with some resin that lasts a while

M: light body, very bubbly, early spicy/prickly at the back of the palate, ending in dryness and lingering soft bitterness

O: A nice IPA that has been bottle conditioned and made with wheat, good evident ipa flavor but not overly strong . Not a standout but easily drinkable and sessionable.

bugaboo416, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. has a thick, creamy, off-white head and a hazy, orange-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and fine particulate matter floating about. The aroma is very heavy on citrus hops and water. Taste is mostly and heavily grape fruit, with some sweetness. Some slight malt is detected, but it’s very subtle. Mouthfeel is fluffy, and Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. finishes semi-dry and bitter. Overall, I quite enjoyed this and rate it highly.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Still workin' my way through the Boulevard mixed case. This offering pours a clear brass topped by a finger of staunch cream white foam. Plenty o' floaties hangin' 'round in there... The nose comprises heavy grapefruit zest, pine, lemon rind, and a touch of caramel dwindling in the background. The taste favors the pine and grapefruit peel, with some honeydew and caramel duking it out for third place in the back. As the flavors fade from the tongue, they become pretty bitter and resinous. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a good IPA, but not necessarily one I would seek out all that enthusiastically in the future. I wouldn't turn down a freebie, though...

TMoney2591, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

decent amber color, very clear with alot of carbonation. A smallish wite head formed but qucikly left leaving behind only a slight amount of lace. Nothing really spectacular here. Smell was light, some grapefruit and orange peel tones, a touch of sweetness, but it needed to be stronger to give more of a punch. The taste followed that up almost exactly. It had a smooth crisp, light feel. Good carbonation, not slick or oily and left a decent dry finish, but felt a tad thin to me. The flavors were all right, just nothing that was gonna make you stop and take notice of it.

Overall tis was ok. It just came off as a bit too light for me and thats why it doesnt get a better score. I would put it right above average, only because it is not bad, however needs to be juiced up a bit to have some of those flavors start to come out

mikesgroove, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of homebrew311
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: appearance is bright, clear, with a dull yellow gold color, 2 fingers of dense white head, heavy lacing

S: nose features rich earthy hop character with some sprucy undertones, orange comes through in the middle with some caramel malt coming in at the end

T: tastes starts bitter and resinous and mellows out to be floral and citric in the middle, the finish is crisp and clean, nice balance. This IPA has a unique combination of fruit and resinous hop character.

MF: light body, medium to high carbonation

O: this is a nice and drinkable IPA from Boulevard.

homebrew311, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of jcartamdg
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my ccb pint glass. Golden color with moderate carbonation, a paper thin head and a little lacing. Aroma of mild hops and malts to balance out. Taste is solid, good hop and malt balance, more citrus than pine. The beat part of this beer is how drinkable it is. Smooth and not overpowering, great beer after yard work or anytime you want one!

jcartamdg, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, procured in lovely Boise, Idaho. Given that it's International #IPADay (fucking Twitterese...), I think I owe it to myself, and others in the hophead universe to have a least one of these offerings of the (insert preferable prefix) gods...

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden hue, with an ever-lovin' truckload of thin, very puffy off-white head, which (eventually) leaves a whole smattering of chunky car-crash lace around the glass. It smells of citrus cream and pine oil, with a mild caramel malt undertone. The taste is bitter pine and subtle citrus hops, a bit of menthol, and neutered bready caramel malt. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body on the light side, smooth enough, and airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, a wee bit clingy, with the hops nosing it out over the increasingly feeble malt.

The extra yeast added en bouteille, surely explains the gusher of a pour. Everything else is just a decently-rendered example of American IPA goodness, if only a bit on the restrained side, perhaps mid-western aesthetics bearing strong.

biboergosum, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to redredwino (from Reddit) for this.

Pours a very large 3 finger head that billows just over the edge of the glass with a creamy and fluffy head that fades at a med pace, over hazy golden nectar orange color.

Nose brings quite a bit of hops, some candy chewy hops, earthy hops, slight citrus, bit of fruit hops, and slight sweet malts balancing it.

Taste starts a bit sweet with some malts to balance the coming hops, which bring some light earthy hops, touch floral, some light citrus but quite a bit of juicy fruit hops, and light spicy hops. The bitterness builds more and more as it goes. It eventually finishes fairly bitter, slightly drier, some lingering hop flavors with a hint of citrus and floral, then more bitter spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, decent hops but more bittering hops than aroma taste hops but it has its nice components.

jlindros, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of EricCioe
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a hazy copper with a small white head rising and falling into a ring with little lace. On the nose there is pale malt with some toasted caramel mixed in, with some citrusy notes a bit further back. In the mouth the pale malt sits comfortably around with some citrus much further up. There is a serious disconnect here for me. The malt provides this comfortable bottom note but the citrus is a couple of octaves above, if you follow, almost with this spritzy, airy quality. There is no midrange here, and the flavors don't meld very well. It's not bad so much as incomplete. The body is light with a long finish, the high end citrus tinkling about for a while. The malt hangs on for longer.

Overall, this is a beer that just did not sit very well with me. It wasn't a balance problem, more a frequency one, like an orchestra with the tympani, double basses, and low brass all playing unison, with a doofy flute melody on top of it, and nothing in the middle. It had potential but for me it just fell apart in the mouth.

EricCioe, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of csiewert
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.

csiewert, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of iadler
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange with a 3 finger fluffy head that slowly dissapates. Some thin lines of lacing.

S- Mangos, mandarine, grapefruit, pineapple some bready malt.

T- Lots of sweet malt, grass, pine and some citrus hops as well as faint tropical notes.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Finishes dry with a citrus hop bitterness that lingers on.

O- A good ipa but nothing really makes this stand out. A decent offering from boulevard.

iadler, Jul 10, 2011
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.