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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
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1,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,315
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 17
Gots: 71 | 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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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

For what it's worth, I like the retro '50s design aesthetic of the label.

Pours a golden, slightly cloudy light amber topped by a rabidly frothy head. It laces nicely and the head retention is amongst the best I have ever encountered in an IPA, doubtless due to the protein from the addition of malted wheat.

The nose is mellow, with notes of pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and a faint dose of yeast and malt sweetness and an inoffensive hint of vegetal. If only it tasted like this.

This one's a bit of a tongue slapper, as a wave of bristling bitterness hits the front of the tongue and works its way back--it's much akin to the way Stone Ruination hits me. There's some biscuit and caramel malt lurking about sluggishly in the background as well as a straw like wheatiness, but this beer is all about piney bitterness, with little hop flavor or malt to make a dent.

The mouthfeel is full and really works to make the bitterness linger in the finish, which makes for a less than pleasant aftertaste.

This is essentially a very one-dimensional piney bitter IPA. I find the addition of malted wheat works to the overall detriment of the taste. It's not horrible but not worth repeating.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 23:20:31 | More by MeisterBurger
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CrellMoset

Virginia

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

Bottle courtesy of hooliganlife - many thanks! I'm a big fan of Boulevard Brewing - their Smokestack series has continuously impressed me, and their year round and seasonal offerings are very solid. This one was poured in to a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a lighter (on the IPA side of things) golden orange bodied brew, slightly hazy but more on the filtered side of things, in all likelihood. The pour took two half-attempts, given the explosive, frothy, seething mound of head that arose out of this one. Three-fingers initially, I stuck my face in to it to get it to recede enough that I could finish pouring the remaining inch or two in the bottle. The head is creamy, big, with great staying power: I would attribute this partially to the dry-hopping (which is very evident from the moment of the pour from the aroma), but also from the enormous amount of fast carbonation that this beer is teeming with. Though I like my IPAs a little on the darker side of the spectrum, this one is otherwise a very impressive looking brew.

Aroma: As mentioned above, the dry hopping is the most evident characteristic of the nose of the Single Wide (a name, by the way, which really brings me back home). Leafy, herbal, slightly vegetal, with a dash of citrus and a dash of spice. The maltiness of this one doesn't really come through in the nose, which leads me to believe it's probably well-balanced, well-integrated, and light on the roast.

Taste: And it is. A relatively tame IPA, in an enjoyable way. The roast on this one is very light, belied by the pale hue of the beer - the sweetness is thus lighter, biscuity, though it's still not terribly sweet. A nice mineral quality melds well with the semi-dry/semi-sweetness of the malt backbone. I suppose it's never a good thing when you talk about the malts in an IPA first, but oh well. The hops in this one are similarly understated but well done. A nice earthy vegetal quality smacks of dry hopping, though a few lighter citrus overtones and leafy, herbal qualities make themselves known as well. All in all, the hop notes in this one - all on the lighter end of the scale - work well with the lightness of the roast, which I respect even if it's not really my thing.

Despite the fact that I'm known as a huge lover of eye-watering, ball-busting bitter hop bombs, my biggest complaint about the taste of this one is that it's not quite bitter enough. Kick the alpha acid quotient on this one up a few notches and you'd have a real tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: As mentioned above, the carbonation in this one is huge - it's fast, bold, but melds fairly beautifully with the beer as a whole, making it not nearly as "assertive" as you'd imagine. What results is a really soft and even but also large and pillowy mouth. Works well. The word "creamy' comes to mind.

Drinkability: A good brew, and an enjoyable IPA. It's on the lighter end of things, a fact perhaps forced by the fact that that Boulevard's Double Wide (which preceded this beer, if I recall correctly) is in and of itself a relatively tame (though enjoyable) DIPA. Regardless, this one is decidedly east coast with English overtones even - that is, it's light, spicy, with an east coast hop boutique and a mild roast. At 5.7% abv it's also reasonably quaffable, and I could see myself having a sixer of this in my fridge easily. Kudos to the find folks at Boulevard Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 23:09:51 | More by CrellMoset
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky yellowish orange color with a nice sized white head that leaves a lot of lace. Aroma is fruity with a lot of citrusy hops.

Nicely hopped flavor as the smell would suggest. There is some bitter grapefruit along with some orange. Slightly sweet pale malt is in the background. Nice level of bitterness but not too much, which makes it an easy drinker. This is one of my go to beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 03:48:39 | More by hckyfn9999
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kirkpjr

Alabama

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

Pour: into a pint glass with about 1 finger of head, lots of lacing left on the glass

Color: a nice golden amber

Smell: pine hops, not overbearing but nice

Taste: the pine hops again, a little citrus; nice malty backbone that lingers after the initial hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: the sweet malts linger making you want to keep drinking

Drinkability: definitely a session beer, a little bitter upfront, but refreshing

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 23:46:46 | More by kirkpjr
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OlRasputin989

Arkansas

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

A: A honey blonde brew with a billowy fluffy white head. leaves bubbly patches of lacing

S: honey toast and and a peachy-grapefruit hop aroma

T: spicy peach and grapefruit hop flavors with a s sprucey bitter fade

M: medium body that has a fizzy entry with a resiny crisp and dry fade

Overall, This was alot bolder than I expected it too be. Still, I feel that it lacks the complexity to be considered a exceptional brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 04:02:57 | More by OlRasputin989
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maximum12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This thing billows madly even on a gentle pour, & I can see the carbonation doing the NASCAR up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of sediment which remains strangely stirred up by the carbonation. Doesn't smell like much, faintly malty & with a whiff of hefe-type grassiness.

Not much in the way of hops in this one, which is the way I like my IPAs. A razor's edge of bitterness, again with the malt & wheaty grass. <shrugs>. The over-carbonation works against it.

Boulevard makes some good shtick, but their IPAs aren't much to sing about. Average all around, extraordinarily ordinary brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 01:58:58 | More by maximum12
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Docer

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couple bottles sent in a recent trade.. It's nice being able to try this after having the Double-Wide as well. Best by 10/16/09.

- Nice mostly clear copper-penny color.. thick white head.. down to a pillow-top of lace maker...

- Big piney hop notes.. little bit of spice, and some floral to blend... balanced with a roasted-like caramel malt.. slightly burnt and/or crisped. Little bit of alcohol and pepper.

- Bit of a peppery roasted caramel flavor balanced very well with a fruit salad of malts... almost like a grainy and or walnut ridden waldorphs salad... some interesting spices and bittering hop..

- Bit oily and chewy.. but not bad... crisp bite.

- Kind of potent, bit of an alcohol flavor and burn.. but overall very well balanced.... hard for me because I am so used to fresh northwest grown hops... more pine and bitterness in these.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 21:42:52 | More by Docer
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SeanRedd

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My kinda IPA....though midwestern, this is an East Coast stlye India. Straight 2 row, bottle conditioned, fluffy bubbly head, light spicy scent. Hops show up in the nose light and brief but definitely make an appearance. The body is foggy dirty yella, classic. The taste is spot on and traditional. No fruit punch, no pinapple or guava crap...light base malt, spicy conservative hops with a lingering clean bitterness. Touch of citrus on the bitter ride. Great IPA! Holds onto old roots and avoids the fruit bowl that has plagued the majority of American IPAs. Thumbs up!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 20:39:56 | More by SeanRedd
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TexIndy

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 8/16/09 lasered on the neck. It was a cloudy golden honey color with plenty of yeast bits floating around. Moderate carb streams and good lacing. Had a huge foamy white head that very slowly settled into a constant white foam.

The aroma was excellent. Citric hops with some floral hops built around a sweet malt base. Classic Am IPA aroma. The taste was also outstanding. Good sweet malt start with a long hop buildup to a moderate hop bite finish. Had a sweeter finish than most Am IPA's but I found it be refreshing. An easy drinker that would be for a session beer. Goes down smooth on a hot Texas day. Mouthfeel would have benefited from a little more of a hop bite finish.

Overall, an excellent Am IPA and another solid winner from Boulevard. High recommend. This should make it into the hop rotation.

[hopTR; tap]

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 01:58:29 | More by TexIndy
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BitterPachyderm

Indiana

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

birthday bif thanks! 12 oz. bottle (best by 10/01/09) into my sweetwater pint glass...

four finger head of creamy off white foam...decent lacing and excellent retention, hazy golden body...

spicy hop nose with a good malt frame...some citrus coming through, more sweet than bitter. pretty mellow and peppery...

very different, but in a good way...a sharp hoppy sweetness leads into a strong bitter finish, some citrus is shown throughout. seems to lack a malt presence, but is good nonetheless.

sharp biting carbonation

great drinkability and an all around pretty darn good ipa

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 08:53:00 | More by BitterPachyderm
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John1985

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ale pours a huge head, almost over carbonated, but leaves a nice lace down the glass. Gold, cloudy appearance indicates the presence of yeast. Nice piney aroma, with a good bitter burst at the front, with a wonderful balance malt hop flavor and a little ting at the end. Almost too drinkable for an IPA and would be better classified as an APA. Very flavorable and sessionable and at only $6.99 (in TN) its a bargain that will be a definite repeat purchase. The best beer I've had from Boulevard.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 01:53:41 | More by John1985
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HeroJH

Colorado

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

I'm really liking this sampler pack from Boulevard Brewing Co. Each beer in it seems to be a dead on example of the style it represents. And a very well done version at that. Within the guidelines but not overboard and certainly not boring. Very well done. I think this would be a great sampler pack to show someone, 'this is a pale ale, this is an IPA'.

A - real nice sustaining head that leaves some nice lacing. Light gold color.

S - Nice lemony hop smell. Full profile of hop range too it seems, bitter, flavor and aroma well represented. Sweet malt in the background.

T - Very nice and balanced. Good amount of hops and bitterness but very drinkable.

M - foamy carbonation, clean finish

D - Quite drinkable! Plenty of interest and not too tongue splitting to be too much. Best with some food if you want more than one.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 21:11:49 | More by HeroJH
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA

Clear, coppery color, big, boisterous foam on top.

Gorgeous nose, floral, lightly citric...pine...getting more lemon-y...

Nice bitter smack-up at the front, gracefully sliding back, citric sting maintains...very smooth and drinkable.
Light to medium bodied, for an IPA, this is juuust right. Bitterness never quits, hangs hard on the palate, tastiness keeps up pace. Lovely yeast flavor in this one, too.

I'm liking this lots.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 04:56:04 | More by feloniousmonk
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from two 12oz bottles into two generic goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best By 09/18/09

A: Pours a very hazy peach color with a bright-white, creamy, lace-leaving head on top. Very actively carbonated.

S: Aromas of grapefruit and lemon. Touch of toasty malt, caramel, and yeast.

T: See above. Loads of lemon and grapefruit with some dry/toasty malt. Floral hops.

M: Very dry and astringent with a peppery and bitter middle and finish. A fruity tang in the middle. Waaaay too carbonated.

D: Not bad, but the bitterness and carbonation were too over the top.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 23:56:04 | More by GbVDave
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sierra Nevada Tulip Pint Glass

Color is a golden is a clear light golden yellow. A ton of carbonation bubbles float to the top. Pours a huge 3 finger slight off white head. Great retention. Leaves a bunch of splattered lace. Looks a lot like an ipa which is good.

Aroma: a fairly low hop aroma-floral mainly. Pineapple, lemon citrus, fresh bread. This beer is kind of sugary sweet.

Taste: A ton of floral hops. Bittery sweet sugar. Lemon citrus. This is pretty much what a solid ipa should taste like to me.

Mouthfeel: The obvious bitterness. A little creamy. Medium-bodied. A good level of carbonation. Ends with the dry flowery aftertaste- typical for an ipa.

Overall, this beer is simply good. Everything works well for this beer, but it could use a little more hops up front on the nose. Drinkable and hoppy of course. This could be a session ipa if I were to choose one.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 02:41:19 | More by mothman
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KCHopHead

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I waited for this beer to came out the first news I caught of it and drooled the rest of the time. It finally came out and I had a 6 pack and was not impressed considering I really like the Double Wide. I tried it again over the weekend to see if it was the batch and nope, just not impressed.

A - Golden Light IPA color to prepare yourself for a light IPA, some haze.

S - Citrisy, Hoppy, not much else.

T - Just like it smells.

M - Here is where I slam this beer and one of my favorite breweries. The fizziness and aftertaste just don't sit well with me. The IPA is not smooth. There is a sharp taste from beginning to end.

D - I can down one or two, but would not drink anymore in one setting.

A little more malt, little less carbonation and maybe a change up in the bittering hops and this would be okay. Well that's pretty much a new brew isn't it?

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 15:55:02 | More by KCHopHead
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u2carew

Massachusetts

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

A) Copper in color. Some chill haze - oops. Pours with a large and think head. Settles into big bubble lacing.
S) Cascade hop aroma - orange, just a touch of sweetness - maybe some caramel. Definitely earthy.
T) Very little malty sweetness. Heavier on the hoppiness. Hop bit in the end. Lingering hoppiness in the aftertaste.
M) Fizzy. Crisp. Some creaminess in the finish. Medium bodied.
D) Very delicious. Would have liked to see just a bit more balance between malty sweetness and hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 00:45:45 | More by u2carew
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle- pours straw golden, very light for the style with a thick two finger head. Nose- caramel sweetness, fragrant hops. Taste- good bitter grapefruit backbone from the hops- perceived bitterness is defintely more than the stated ibu's. Light flavour from the pale malts. Almost more of a hoppy pale ale than IPA. Chewy and sprtizy mouthfeel and dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 23:45:05 | More by oakbluff
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KI9A

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark gold, nice head. Nice lace rings.

S: Piney, some malts.

T: Obvious malt/heavy hops. Citrusy, to point of being almost too bitter.

M: Creamier that I would have thought. Bitter finish not appealing to me.

D: Been trying to "like" IPA's, just not a bit heavy hop fan. Hopefully, I was able to rate this according to style, and not personal preferance. I've taken alot of advice from other BA's on what to try...so far, not much appealing outside of a regular pale ale. Anything hoppier, eh..

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 00:09:58 | More by KI9A
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow in color, with a thick, billowy white colored head that grows to a good 3 fingers in size, and slowly dissipates leaving pillows of bubbles on the glass.

Aroma is pretty crisp and clean, with a whole lot of zesty citrus notes. In fact that is really about all I pick up...citrus.

The flavor is also heavily citrus oriented, quite a lemony punch, with a great bitter finish, but not overpowering by any means. The malt character is very subdued in this IPA. If a beer could ever be considered juicy...this is it. Quite a pronounced bitterness towards the end, that lingers for a bit.

Not much body to this, as someone else mentioned more like a really hoppy pale ale. That said, I still find this to be quite a successful IPA the citrus flavors are really great and fresh tasting. Quite a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 02:01:20 | More by Soneast
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy golden peach body with a thick, frothy, very lacy, off-white head. Sweet, sticky candy malt and tropical fruit on the nose with ample backing of pineapple, citrus, and pine hops. Nice. Citrus hop bitterness up front with a dash of toasted malt. Juicy grapefruit and orange hop flavor comes through. Some pineapple sweetness leads to a nice, sweetish biscuit malt backing. Resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Dry. Medium-bodied. A very sessionable, tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 01:48:16 | More by alexgash
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - clear w/ just a slight haze, light amber, white head, great retention, looks quite fizzy, tons of carbonation bubbles, and had to be careful on the pour

S - bright hops, tangerine, citrus, grapefruit, really nice blend, no pine, just ripe, juicy, sweet citrus, almost no malt, just hops,

T - tropical hops and malt sweetness to start, just a great juicy flavour, finish has some bready malt, and a quick hit of hop bitterness that quickly fades, though the hop flavour does linger

M - very creamy, med body, well carbonated, adds to the brightness and crispness of the beer, but maybe a little much, almost a bit of sting going down the throat, followed by warmth, don't get much hop resin or astringency

D - drinks more like a really hoppy pale, but so what?

Great hop nose and flavour, but comes up way short on the bitterness for an IPA, and it is overcarbonated. Definitely one of the best beers available in Minot, ND where I picked up this sixer. Rename it a pale ale, and watch the ratings soar!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 00:03:30 | More by markaberrant
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12floz bottle into my pint glass

Pours a very light murky/dirty copper color with a huge fluffy 4 inch white head. Good head retention with soapy scattered lacing left scattered on the sides of my glass.

Smell is of pine like hops with some grassy notes. Hay like smell with slight stale dried fruit. Yeast sediment smell can be picked up also.

Mild citrus hops with some bitterness added into it. Nice malt backbone balances out the bitterness a bit. Nice solid brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing exactly.

Good solid brew to have on hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 20:01:49 | More by tr4nc3d
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow with a very nice thick white head that lasts all the way down the glass. Great lacing. Smell isn't very strong, but I'm not good at smelling things. Taste has a nice hop front, but really seems to be missing something on the back end of the flavor. The mouthfeel is ok until the end of the glass. Because of the great head that lasts all the way down the glass, you get a large amount of head on the last sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 03:04:06 | More by whoneeds8
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jjanega08

Minnesota

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

A= pours a beautiful hazy golden yellowish orange color with a great three finger head that's got awesome retention and lacing. Really an impressive looking beer.
S= great pineapply hops. Grapefruit and citrus. Some more herbal notes come through. Makes my mouth water.
T= less pineapple than the smell would suggest. Great citrus taste. Quite a bit of pine comes through too and just a hint of grassyness. Very tasty but not too remarkable.
M= a little too high on the carbonation side for my liking but if it was lower carbonation the head would suffer so I guess its reasonable.
D= very nice. A really great ipa. The appearance was just swell but the taste wasn't as sweet and juicy as I would have liked yet still very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 01:26:47 | More by jjanega08
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,315 ratings.