Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,359 | Reviews: 453 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +7%
A: Hazy pale orange yellow in color. Pours with a huge 2" plus of rocky white head. Excellent retention and lacing.
S: A bit muted. Toasty grains. Grassy, earthy hops. Maybe some grapefruit.
T: Toasted grains followed by a bright citrus bitterness that sticks around for a while. Not a lot of hop flavor, but a pleasant blend of malt and bitterness.
M: Medium in body with appropriate carbonation.
D: A very good, easy drinking, more-or-less balanced everyday IPA.
06-23-2010 01:40:56 | More by Florida9
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured from 12oz bottle.
A- Poured a semi-hazy orangish color. Two finger off white head that has some amazing retention to be honest. Nice thick lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- The hops in this one are aggresive in the citrus realm mostly grapfruit. Some light pine overall but only in hints for me. Light malt undertones make this beer pretty good overall in the aroma. Nothing too over the top but nice smelling altogether.
T- Citrus hops come shining right off the bat with more tropical flavors in the inital burst. Some light caramel malts in the middle get shunned away with another hopping lightly of citrus with some bittering in the ends. The ending of this has some piney bittering to it. Nothing over the top but a light earthy hop taste.
M- Medium mouthfeel overall. Carbonation is good for the style. Hop flavors in the palate leave everything in a citrusy overload that lasts long into the aftertaste. One sided on the flavor but clean tasting overall.
T- A nice drinking IPA overall. Sixer of this was good and drank fast. Nice sessionable drink that didn't destroy the palate. Good beer from Boulevard that seems to go with all their beers.
06-22-2010 04:42:29 | More by alleykatking
3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured yellow-amber into a Duvel tulip with a finger of fluffy white head (good retention before fading to a thin film).
Nice but not overly assertive aroma, slight caramel sweetness and citrus mixed with vaguely soapy pine. Moderate carbonation and a full mouthfeel. Some citrus bitterness followed by creamy biscuit notes and more caramel. Twangy pine bitterness on the finish that grew more prominent as the beer warmed.
Note: better from the bottle than when I had this on tap.
06-13-2010 02:28:58 | More by grittybrews
3.31/5 rDev -11.5%
A little yellow colored. Meh. Aroma was fractured, small amount of hops and that macro corn aroma, despite knowing with all reasonable certainty that it isn't part of the recipe. Decent enough I guess.
A little bitterness in the taste, all hop boil, no dry hop taste quality. Taste bitter more than a hop quality. Too carbonated. Too much caramel, sweetness, not enough hops. You just taste bitter for the most part on the back 1/2, gets easier to drink, and the price is right, but
05-26-2010 22:20:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
A: A light orange color. This white head which clings to glass and dissipated fairly quickly. Reasonably clear.
S: Only moderately fragrant. Grass and oranges
T: Flavorful but not overbearing. Lots of pine. Some lemons. A little bitter, but enjoyable.
M: Medium body, medium to high carbonation.
D: Enjoyable, but I would not take more than one at a time.
05-26-2010 22:09:02 | More by thatguy3579
4.38/5 rDev +17.1%
Best by 10/23/10 -- done. Beer served in a shaker pint. Beer is yellow and really hazy. Forms an off white head that has some staying power. Carbonation is fine and moderate, tiny bubbles. The head leaves some lacing on the glass.
Aroma is nice and piny with good hops. A little one dimensional but still good.
Beer is really bitter. Some would probably say too much but not me, its really chewy bitter in the back. I like it a lot. It reminds me of my first attempt at a homebrew IPA. Yum.
Body is medium and there isn't a lot of sweetness in there. Just a lot of hop juices. Wow. I like this beer a lot.
05-25-2010 02:30:27 | More by drabmuh
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: hazy, murky medium-orange color with a solid finger of rocky ivory foam. Head retention is OK but not great.
Smell: light, sweet malt aroma with nice citrusy and floral hops greeting me. Underneath those are some slightly more earthy and funky tones; to me, this beer smells like optimism.
Taste: sweet, citrusy flavor. Here there's a bit of a cider characteristic which doesn't work as well for me in an IPA. I do like the idea of a sweetish IPA, but this one doesn't seem entirely right. Still, it's not bad.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice, well-integrated carbonation which I rather like; it's got a little cream to it.
Drinkability: rather refreshing. Flavor is light and bright; so, while it may not epitomize the IPA for me, it's still a right quaffable brew.
05-25-2010 01:28:24 | More by flagmantho
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
Extremely carbonated, this one pours a hazy golden amber color, with a huge three inches of rocky white foam. Somewhat floral aroma here, grapefruit, pine and freshly mown grass. Flavors of caramel malt and the aforementioned hops. The heavy carbonation makes for a weird mouthfeel, which drastically reduces my enjoyment of this beer. OK, but nothing more.
05-13-2010 01:33:52 | More by emmasdad
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
I am normally a double IPA fan, so the single is really not my thing. But this was a really nice surprise.
Nice appearance. Darker side of the IPA range but good. Nice head retention.
Smell was good. A bit more piny/woody then what I expect from a single IPA.
The taste was very nice with hints of heavier style hops. Nothing really citrus or sweeter flavored. No malt flavor.
Mouthfeel was good. It was nice and balanced. Good carbonation.had the full body that you expect with an ale.
Overall I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a regular IPA with some good flavor. I realized while opening the first one that the beer had actually expired and was sold past its best before date. So maybe that makes a big difference.
05-10-2010 23:53:22 | More by phillipzayas
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a good billowy head. The aroma is that of citrus and pine. the taste started with a light citrus and continued to a slight bitterness. It has a nice medium body with a nice balanced feel with a dry finish. This brew is much better than I expected. Another solid brew from Boulevard.
04-30-2010 11:40:18 | More by soju6
4/5 rDev +7%
Poured into a snifter on 12/18/09
Best by 12/27/09
Cloudy tangerine with highlights of orange & gold. A billowy two finger head dissipates slowly, leaving patchy rings of lace on the inside of the glass. Very good retention & lacing throughout.
Big citrus hop aromas cut through the remaining foam with notes of grapefruit, tangerine & orange. Floral hints with undertones of pine. There isn't too much in the way of malt, just some toasted bread hidden in the back.
Spicy hop bitterness greets the tongue; pine is more appreciable than in the nose. Dense citrus flavors follow - grapefruit, orange, tangerine & a touch of lemon zest. Hints of yeast are pervasive. Similar to the nose, the malts play third-string role: just a dry toastiness is to be found, though as the beer warms it appears there are a few faint notions of caramel.
Medium body with ample carbonation. The bottle conditioning seems to have made it quite lively. Surprisingly, few residuals linger on the finish.
Drinkability is quite good. While I prefer the Double-wide, as a counterpart Single-wide is well conceived & executed. How I wish Boulevard distributed to Ohio. Definitely worth a shot.
04-28-2010 03:03:56 | More by Ryan011235
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
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
04-23-2010 02:35:58 | More by mkabull
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- a cloudy orange color with absolutely no head. Tiny bubbles rise to the surface from the bottom of the glass. Murky sediment is equally dispersed throughout the beer. I'm not sure if this is how this beer normally looks, but with no head and lots of sediment, I wonder if this is the bottom of the batch.
S- Smells just like an American IPA should. Roasty malts with lots of grapefruit/pine hops. A hint of lemon can also be found when the glass is swirled.
T- Not as malty as the aroma would suggest! The grapefruit hop flavor is the dominant trait of this beer. A little lemon and pine is also detected. Single-Wide is a very dry and bitter beer and not for those trying their first IPA. A good flavor in my opinion, but I've tasted more balanced IPAs before.
MF- Lots of carbonation! You can almost feel the bubbles popping on your tongue.
D- A good IPA and well worth the price. With its low ABV this could be a great session beer if you can handle all of the carbonation.
04-18-2010 22:51:54 | More by iuhophead87
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
A - Golden colored brew with a small but long-lasting white head. Nice lace on the glass.
S - Big fruity hops with a hint of pine. This one is one of the most fruit oriented noses on an IPA I've had (without that fruit being grapefruit, although that is there too).
T - Bitter hops with an astringent sour note that is almost too much for me. Lemon, orange rind, and the most sour of unripe grapefruits. Individuality is good, and this is quite unique, but it strays a bit far from the standard IPA formula IMO.
M - Medium bodied, bready, and slightly toasty. This one is causing me to pucker up and make a "sour" face. Not bad sour, but not quite that exquisite super-hop pucker either.
D - This is a very assertive brew that will put fear in the hearts of hop-haters everywhere. I love the hops, and it's almost too acrid for me... not in a super-hopped way... there is something else here adding some sourness. It's almost brett-ish in a way, although I seriously doubt that brett is actually used for this one. I'm kinda torn on this one.
04-02-2010 00:33:34 | More by pmcadamis
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured into a pint glass.
5.0 A: Hazy bottled-conditioned medium orange color. Two fingers of incredibly creamy and dense off-white head with sickeningly wonderful retention and tons of sticky lacing. I can't find a reason not to give this a 5.
3.5 S: Citrusy and herbal hops with the most prominent aroma being grapefruit. Neutral malt base. Alright, but not really doing it for me.
3.5 T: Nice balance between flavor and bittering hops. The bitterness isn't too harsh and complements mandarin orange and grapefruit hops. Malts are again pretty neutral, with just a touch of crystal to balance.
4.5 M: Lighter medium body, but actually quite creamy. Good carbonation and smooth, with a pleasant bitter aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not bad, but sort of boring. There are plenty of other low octane brews that keep my tastebuds better entertained.
03-17-2010 04:19:49 | More by DavoleBomb
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
Reading other reviews make me think my bottle was not so super fresh...
Pour - orange and yellow, quite nice looking in the glass with a big frothy head. Some nice bubble streams heading north.
Aroma - slight citrus, a little malt sweetness, a bit of grassiness and some slightly sour notes.
Taste - the biggest thing I get from this IPA is bitterness. A tongue lashing comes without a lot of malt backbone nor is it accompanied by a lot of hop flavor. Its rather one-sided, or to put it another way, its not all that complex. I am left wanting more citrus and pine flavors and even a little more sweetness to balance it out.
Overall - not one of my favorite IPAs to date but one that I do plan on giving another shot when I am sitting at the Boulevard Brewing Company's bar in Kansas City in a couple months.
Would I buy more of it? - well, I actually didn't buy this bottle but if I could buy this I actually probably would pass it up for something I know is a little more hoppy and balanced.
03-05-2010 02:46:36 | More by indiapaleale
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
A light amber color is poured in the glass, with traces of yellow along the bottom. A white, rocky head forms on top about a half inch high head. The aroma starts with a light lemony and citrus fragrance, with a slight bit of grassiness at the end. A mild bread flavor at the front, with a bit of cracked grain, this flavor lingers on the palate. Then at the midway point, the hops begin to come forward, with strong citrus flavors. The flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple are the combination that pounds the palate. It all finishes with grassy and earthy flavors on the backend. A very consistent texture, medium bodied all the way through. The back of the palate is left with mild dryness that stays with you for some time. A very drinkable IPA, a very balanced flavor, with a very nice aroma, a very consistent mouthfeel, though the look was a little lackluster, still it is a very good IPA.
02-23-2010 04:07:49 | More by cameraman
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
A - Hazy auburn orange color. A prominent fluffy white head.
S - Citrus and pine hop smell and slight floral smell too. Has a slight pale malt.
T - A good measure of hops upfront. The flavors of the hops are mostly citrus (grapefruit and lemon) as well as pine. There is also a slight floral and grassy flavor. The base is pale malt that gives it a slight bread flavor and sweetness.
M - Medium to low body but well carbonated.
D - Good drinkability, the hops a certainly the dominant flavor, but they aren't really overpowering. The malt provides a balance.
Notes: Not strong in hops, but certainly provides a nice hop flavor (so no to being a hop bomb). Good offering from Boulevard for a fairly light hop flavored beer.
02-16-2010 13:31:34 | More by FreshHawk
4/5 rDev +7%
Pours a hazy gold with a copper tint around the edge of the glass. Foam is abundant and sticks very well thanks to the hops.
Single-wide offers a nice spectrum of hop character from bolder American citrus and pine to a softer, fruity and earthy Continental character. Malt steps aside to let the hops do the talking, but it still shows enough support that it remains balanced, drinkable, and sessionable.
This beer isn't what comes to mind when I'm craving an ultra-hoppy American IPA, but everytime I drink it I'm pleasantly surprised by its fresh hoppiness, and the lower ABV makes it reasonable to have several in a sitting.
02-14-2010 19:34:30 | More by bump8628
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
Clear copper body with one and one-half fingers of off-white foam; decent duration and nice lacing on my right hand man, the Duvel tulip. Good hopped-up nose, plenty of the C-hops--Centennial, Cascade, and Columbus--to offer a fine, citrusy nose. Good taste as well--orange peel, grapefruit--smooth with decent hop grit. Little malt presence, with a hint of caramel. Easy to consume, a steady, delicious IPA.
As with the brilliant Founders Curmudgeon, I thought I had tried this before but realized I hadn't after all. I'm glad I got around to it. The word to me that best describes Single-Wide is sturdy. It's a solid, well-hopped, accessible, and delicious IPA, not spectacular, but certainly good, one I'll return to again and again.
02-13-2010 21:43:18 | More by Gehrig
3.23/5 rDev -13.6%
Pours a hazy gold with about an inch of foam into a clear glass mug. Bubbles cascade up and the foam holds.
It has a green hoppy smell that makes it just too bitter with a slight sweet edge.
It tastes bitter with a slight sweet orange flavor. The orange taste brings out an orange smell. Its aftertaste is bitter and hoppy but without distinguish.
It fills the mouth with a smooth carbonation that lets you know its there.
Overall it is a decent IPA, but nothing to write home about.
02-10-2010 06:18:39 | More by Pusa
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
12 oz bottle with a best by stamp of 11/15/09, this is the last of a sixer I bought last October that I am just now getting around to reviewing. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold color with a huge and voluminous white foam that is 3x bigger than the beer, no matter how careful I pour. Foam is very long-lasting and leaves large chunks of lace on the glass.
Nose is tropical, fresh hoppiness with a hefty dose of kiwi, starfruit and grapefruit flesh. I am surprised it smells just as hoppy and fresh as it did a few months ago. Smells like the malt background is very light for the beer.
The taste is quite different than your standard IPA, not sure how to describe it but Single Wide has a tart, bitter hop bite and some sweet fruit flesh. Definitely overcarbonated straight out of the bottle, but that seems to work itself out after pouring with massive foam. The malt backbone is light graininess and slightly honeyed, kind of like a sugar coated sopapilla. I like it when the malts do not get in the way of letting the hops shine and this beer does that well. Hop fans should enjoy this one as a nice change-of-pace IPA that can cure a quick hop craving.
02-04-2010 00:15:49 | More by twiggamortis420
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
A: A bit hazy; straw-yellow colored; thick foamy head with minimal lacing
S: Citrus and pine from the hops dominate; pretty fresh smelling but fairly subtle over all
T: Nice pine quality; fairly hoppy but not overwhelming; the pine bitterness is particularly present and pleasant in the back part of the mouth
F: Fairly carbonated but slightly thin
D: This is a simple, easy drinking IPA; obviously, not top tier but a fine and drinkable go-to IPA
01-25-2010 02:47:47 | More by dbossman
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
A - Pours slightly cloudy, gold/amber orange color with a heafty head that dissipates into a thick foam sheet that looks like it could support a ball bearing if you dropped one on it. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.
S - Piney and citrus hops with carmel malt. Aroma is not strong.
T - Hop flavor up front that matches the aroma profile followed by a noticeable bitterness. Mild sweet carmel malt in the background hiding behind the hops.
M - Carbonation bite on the tongue, tart sensation with lingering bitterness. Light to moderate body. Warming on the swallow.
D - Extremely drinkable.
Overall - Good IPA on the thin side. Definitely a stand by for when I'm in the mood for a lighter IPA that I can drink a few of.
01-25-2010 01:57:36 | More by ghebel
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
A: Clear amber orange color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head that dissipated to a merangue-type dollup. Lace in thick rings. Lightly decanted.
S: Citrus and floral hops up front. Smooth, caramel malt follows. Not terribly intense.
T: Lightly tart orange hops dominate throughout, with some grassy/floral notes as well, and a noticable backbone of smoothly sweet caramel malt. Finishes with more of the citrus hops, leaving a slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste.
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Resiny on the tongue. Lingering bitter.
D: Flavorful, balanced, and with an ABV that doesn't preclude sessioning, this is definitely a drinkable IPA.
01-17-2010 23:15:54 | More by Haybeerman
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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