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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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1,468 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 114 | 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 jwinship83
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

jwinship83, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of beerdrifter
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

beerdrifter, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of afausser
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

afausser, May 30, 2011
Photo of kjc51478
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

kjc51478, May 30, 2011
Photo of drewba
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

drewba, May 30, 2011
Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

glid02, May 19, 2011
Photo of phenry
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

phenry, May 18, 2011
Photo of david131
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

david131, May 10, 2011
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

AmericanGothic, May 04, 2011
Photo of cocogan
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

cocogan, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

ForWhatAlesYou, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TurdFurgison, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of Bookseeb
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bookseeb, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of morehoppps
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

morehoppps, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of RJLarse
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

RJLarse, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of Seanibus
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Seanibus, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of stercomm
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle

A- Hazy golden honey in color, massive head, very frothy

S - Get lots of pine and citrus, hops are evident as well.

T - I really like this taste; getting the pine and citrus woven in nicely with a generous amount of hops, with the finish giving off some more pine.

M - light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Very nice

stercomm, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of degerbah
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale with very little head. I'm willing to forgive the lack of head because it came out if a growler and it might have had a bad seal. There is an incredible amount of hoppiness to th ebeer which I enjoy, especially at a lower abv for the style. As someone who likes to drink in quantity occassionally, I appreciate an IPA that isn't 7% or more.

degerbah, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. A really agressive pour will yield a huge head, much like the Double-Wide version. Slightly hazy straw-colored body.

Good hop aroma featuring floral and citrus notes. Does not seems to be leaning toward sweet. A touch of malt toward the end.

Solid hop bitter flavor. Citrus and pine, then some grapefruit. A touch of sweet, bready malt balance on the back end.

High level of carbonation, and a medium to light mouthfeel. Overall, I like this version, especially the overall flavor, a little better than the Double-Wide version. I think the flavors blend better.

FanofHefe, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of HosP
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A little pick six action instead of dollar macro's at the bar. First taste of Boulevard or any Missouri beer. 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A- Pours hazy but nice golden honey color. White fluffy head, recedes down to thin cap. Lacing sticks to glass and hugs the edges.

S- Hop heavy in the nose. Floral, citrusy, fruity notes all over the place here. A little bready malt aroma hinted at the end. This is much a much better smell than I have experienced with single wides!!

T- Very sharp, bitter, hoppy taste to this beer. Piney, citrus hops dominate the first and middle of this drink. Bitterness starts out big and fades to a smaller amount through the drink. Hard to get much of the malts here, which are needed to balance a little more of this beer.

M- Medium body, lots of carbonation, almost to much. Bitterness and dry in the mouth.

D- Very interesting IPA here. It has more hops than I expected, which I like a lot. The front end is great, however the ending needs work. The lack of malt balance brings it down. Seemed over carbonated at times too. I may pick up another and try it again at some point, but will hesitate to pick up another.

HosP, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of rawfish
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours deep gold hue with floating sediment. Small 1 finger white frothy head with good retention and sticky lacing. First time trying Boulevard, not sure how I feel about all the floaties.

S - Lighter than some IPAs I've tried but nice and floral, citrus up front that fades into a robust bready malt.

T - Citrus and pine to taste but not very strong, lots of focus on the malt, caramel and bready seems like the hops are playing back a bit, not what I like in an IPA. The bitterness is there, strong and drying.

M - Decent carbonation but rather thin even with the particles. No mouthcoating or resin feel which is good.

Well first experience with Boulevard, I will come back but this IPA seems somewhat underwhelming in terms of the great world of IPAs out there.

rawfish, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this IPA from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The color was orange and golden. The beer was a little hazy and had lots of particles in suspension. This is probably partly due to the yeast they add to their bottles for conditioning, however in their other beers the particles in suspension were not as prevalent. I think some of this must be from tannins in the hops but I cant say that for sure. For this i give this beer below average marks for appearance. The smell was stronger on grapefruit then it was hops. This is not to my liking for an IPA. The taste was very malty and watery upfront, it gives way to grapefruit as the dominant characteristic. The beer finishes with only a slight hop taste it mostly comes across after you have swallowed. This is a below average IPA. Nothing stands out about it. Sorry Boulevard- IPA Fail.

GossageBrewery, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of rlshep
2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Best by 3/13/2011

Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and pine.

Appearance: Over-carbonated, thought it was going to gush out. Pours thick chunky off-white half a pint glass of head. Orangeish amber color. Particulates floating in the beer. Don't think I poured the sediment in but could have.

Flavor: Major grapefruit up front, followed by some pine and tangerine. A weird solvently hair spray flavor lingering in aftertaste. Decent malt backbone. High bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Dry. Alcohol noticeable. Appropriate for style.

Overall: What is up with Boulevard beers and this soapy hair spray flavor? It was in 3 of the 4 beers my friend brought back from Missouri. Not going to finish this beer. Obviously, other people are not getting this in all beers so would try again cautiously.

rlshep, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of leedorham
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white hear. Decent head retention, keeps a thin layer of bubbles throughout.

S - Weak aroma. I do detect some citrusy hop character but it is much to faint for an IPA.

T - Some lime character, very dry and crisp with not a whole lot to back it up. Some fruity hop character to it. There is quite a bit of hop bitterness.

M - On the high end of carbonation. Light bodied.

D - Perhaps I would appreciate this offering more in warmer weather but I must admit I was rather disappointed. Not a bad beer, just a bit underwhelming.

leedorham, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of MookieMoo
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass

A: Very nice dark golden color

S: Light citrus and hoppy smell

T: Very tasty fruity and hoppy but too overwhelming on either

M: Crisp and a little bitter on my tongue

D: Easy to drink

Love the yeast in the bottom of the bottle

The logo on the bottle is very nice.

MookieMoo, Mar 03, 2011
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.