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

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1,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 18
Gots: 93 | 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 Wheelinb
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Stable in St Louis.

This is a great beer from the second largest brewery in Missouri.

Great citrus and a little pine in the aroma. A really well-balanced beer with nice hop and citrus flavors. This has just the right amount of body/carbonation that I like. It left pretty amazing lacing on the glass. I wish I had my camera. This is a great session beer.

Wheelinb, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of badmoon
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap.

A: Hazy light amber...slightly orange. Nice, big frothy head. All kinds of lacing as the head dissipates.

S: The nose offers up pine and citrus...am I detecting some lemon?

T: Very good. Nice hop bite and finishes quite clean. Pine notes are noticeable but overwhelming.

M: The feel is on the oily side. It has just the right amount of carbonation. Quite smooth for an IPA.

D: This is a very good beer. I could have several of these without thinking twice about it.

Overall: I'm impressed with this one as I wasn't expecting a lot. A bartender friend of mine brought this to me to try and I loved it. It had just been tapped a few minutes earlier and it was great! Try it if you get a chance.

badmoon, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of gpcollen1
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BBD 08.01.09 - thanks to Bort11...

Poured into my Troubador Tulip - big whipped egg white head settles quickly to a few blobs of meringue. Color is a dull dark orange. Aroma is dominated with citrusy hops - lots of lemon and tangerine. Hits the mouth with a twist of carbonation and bang of citrus along with a malty sweetness. Slowly fades and reveals a nicely bitter and eventual drying finish.

This one is pretty nice - maybe too much here and not enough there but if this were my local, I would be happy enough.

gpcollen1, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of prototypic
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to the ever generous Buckeyenation for this one.

Best by 8/1/09

Single Wide pours a hazy copper color with a distinct orange tint to it. It's capped with an off-white head that's a little over two fingers deep. It held up well and left sticky sheets of lace lining the glass. Pretty impressive.

The nose is primarily dominated by citrus fruit aromas attributable to the hops. It's a broad mix of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and pineapple. Pale and caramel malts are noted, though Pale smells like the stronger of the two. The caramel variety smells pretty well restrained. I like that. Pine emerges as the hops make further rounds. Toward the end it smells a little yeasty or biscuity. I'm not a huge fan of that in IPAs, but it's not substantial. No alcohol is noted. All around well done.

It's a little malty and sweet up front. There's definitely a mix of caramel and pale malts, but pale is stronger. There's just enough caramel to give it a solid backbone and a bit of balance. The hops are citric with a touch of pine. It is very fruit and features lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors. Nice mix. It has a nice bitter flavor, but it's pretty well balanced overall. Not bad at all. I prefer things skewed a little more in the hop direction, but this is good. It is a little yeasty on the tail. Alcohol is masked extremely well. It has a yeasty, bitter, and dry finish.

Single wide features a medium body that's nice and smooth. Carbonation is mid-range and doesn't distract. It's not quite smooth, but it's good. Given its size, it's impressive. Drinkability is very high. The flavor is good all-around, it goes down easy, and at 5.7% abv it's far from intimidating. This is about as sessionable as it gets for an American IPA.

This is my second experience with a Boulevard beer and it's impressive. It's not quite the stunner the Sixth Glass is, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Single Wide is a pretty well balanced, tasty IPA that doesn't have any glaring flaws. It's damn drinkable to boot. I could handle quite a few of these over a night. Wish it was on shelves here in Ohio. Easily recommended. Thanks, Brad. Much appreciated.

prototypic, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of mjl21
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth. Poured into a pint glass. No abv info is given.

A-Pours a very clear amber with a nice orangish hue. Has a one finger white head that stays around. Nice lacing is left on the glass.

S-Lots of citrusy hops hit the nose. This smelled more West Coast-y than I thought it would.

T-The citrus hops make themselves known by giving this one a nice lemon character. There are also some floral hops that are in play and distract some of the citrusy flavors. The swetness from the malt works well in balancing this one out. Not huge in the bitter department.

M-Medium bodied and very smooth thanks to the head that sticks around. Abv is well hidden.

D-Went down very easily. I did find the floral hops taking away from the great citrusy notes in this beer.

This is the first time I have had anything from Boulevard. I thought they did an overall good job. I was coming in expecting this to have more of an emphasis on sweet malt and less on citrusy hops and I was proven wrong.

mjl21, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of Beaver13
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, best by 8/1/09. Pours a glowing hazy golden with a thick creamy head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts and grassy hops with a little pine and fruit.

The flavor is a little subdued and watery. It's got some floral spicy tarry hops with a tinge of sweet fruity malts that leads to a kind of flavorless bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, this IPA is not up my alley. It seems like a lot of the nose and taste is washed out except for the tarry bitterness in the aftertaste.

Beaver13, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single Wide departs the bottle a hazy brass color with a thick ivory head that stains the glass as it slides down.
The nose is a bit of a shape-shifter. It's pine, with needles, and sap, and earthier cones. Then it's a flower garden with roses and lilacs. Then it's a fruit salad, full of honeydew melons, blood oranges, and kiwi. The bready, lighty toasty and more pervasively sweet malt is the single constant. Where's Desmond?
This malt, all bready, floury, with a hint of toast, manifests as the mouth's baseline as well. It immediately sweetens with a candy sugar (rock candy) note, which is a bit odd in an IPA, but not disagreeable. Hops are a complex lot here, if not downright engimatic. Pine sidles in first, with white grapefruit. Fairly standard, so far. The pine turns danker, and brings wet, humid spruce, and cones, and shit that needs to be lit on fire to reproduce. That goes away, then it all flowers, and powerfully so. Waves of lilac and rose petals, and veritable mounds of pollen. Fruit comes late, and overrides all the precedes its. Oranges, pineapples, pears, melons, and peaches. The melon and peach aspects ride long and strong into the finish, mingling with light, lingering floral bitterness, along with a more pronounced talc-like minerality.
It carries a low, lazy carbonation, and a just-short-of-medium body. All in all, the feel is a bit loose, but it's light enough to ensure a measure of quaffability.
This is a varied and complicated bastard, which surprised me a bit. I'd be interested in seeing the hop bill, 'cause there's a lot of depth here. And while that's an asset overall, it also leads to a general sense of unfocus. It's easy to like, but it's a bit harder to love.

cokes, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of OzarkElmo
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, hazy orange with moderate off-white head. Decent lacing throughout finish. Aroma of orange, pine, citrus with very subtle hint of caramel. More hoppy than malt as an IPA should be. Bitter yes, but only slight to moderate. Very well balanced through the finish. To me one of the better IPAs I've tasted, along with O'Dells. Cheers all around, a solid IPA and would definitely purchase again at $7 or so a six-pack.

OzarkElmo, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of Mdog
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Yellow, lots of particles, enormous head, Belgian-like.

Smell: Pithy citrus.

Taste: Balanced flavor, mild sweetness gives way to a very lemony dry citrus bitterness.

Drinkability: Pretty light feel and bargain price could make for a frequent visitor to my fridge.

This is a balanced IPA, bitter but with enough sweetness to mellow it out. This had a huge Belgian-like head to it, very uncommon for an IPA.

Mdog, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Onenote81
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received from monsterfat in a recent trade. Thanks!

Pours a deep gold with a massive white, foamy head on top, that retained as good as any I've seen. A nice inch-width head throughout the entire drink. Some nice sticky globs on the side. Rings absent.

Smelled of nice piney hops. Some spiciness was also noted. Mouthfeel was crisp yet slightly wet. Drinkability was decent. Flavor was a decent balance of bisuity malts and a nice hoppy bitter bite. I was a little underwhelmed though. Nothing that spectacular, but decent. No citrus player noted. Finished a tad spicy. Not a bad beer. Glad I got to try it.

Onenote81, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of tronester
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a big fluffy white head. Smells strongly of orange peel and baked bread. Taste is quite hoppy as an IPA should be, piney and citrusy, a nice combination. There is a good malt backbone to balance, with a nutty flavor. Bitterness levels are somewhat low for an IPA, but still quite nice, and balance out well. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, nice carbonation levels from the bottle conditioning. Super drinkable, for an IPA I could drink several of these. A great beer from Boulevard, I definitely plan on buying this again.

tronester, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of wardough
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Finally got Boulevard Sixers up in Madison. Thank you boys.

A: Huge head, very clean filtered look.
S: Citrusy, with a hint of bread.
T: Hoppy, sweet, bitter, sweet. I like the way that this one goes.
M: Tons of carbonation. Maybe just a little too much. Very light in body.
D: An easy going IPA.
I'm glad that I picked up this sixer. It's going to go down nice and easy!

wardough, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of stephens101
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mcnellie's in OKC. Yellow-orange in color with an off-white head. An excellent web of lacing exists all the way to the finish. Typical citrusy hops to the nose. More oily hops and grapefruit with some malt underneath going down. Perfect. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Spot on and excellent. Not much more to say.

stephens101, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a thick white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Nice aromas in this one, pine, grass, floral, rosemary aromas. Also has a very nice unique flavor to it. Unlike most IPAs, this one is dominated by a very nice toasty malt flavor up front. The inital malt flavors give way to a grassy, pine, herbal hop flavor. Not as strong of a hop bitterness as most IPAs today. Good light mouthfeel and a great clean, crisp, dry finish.

Kromes, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of natasharai
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with an amazing white frothy foamy head that stood 1inch over the rim of the glass that dissipated very slowly leaving a beautiful lacing all down my glass. The beer is slightly cloudy yellowish gold.

Smell: Nice lemon aroma, very refreshing smell. Small about of spice similar to clove and sweet malt.

Taste: Very nice flowery and citrus hops, fresh grassy flavor, sweet malt, and small bitter towards end.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied, then leaves mouth pretty dry and clean

Overall: Really good drinkability, very refreshing. Nice and balanced, the hops are not overpowering. Very delicious well crafted IPA!! All aspects are able to be tasted and does not damage palate.

natasharai, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of corbey
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This showed up in the Chicken Fried Nation a few weeks ago, and it's quickly become one of my favorites. I've been a big fan of the Boulevard Smokestack Double-Wide IPA for awhile now, and this beer makes a fine "little brother" to it.

Like most Boulevard beers, it has a hefty malt base that adds body and just a touch of sweetness. The hops make their presence known through plenty of floral and grapefruit notes, without being overly bitter.

The over carbonation that some have complained about may result from the fact that Single Wide is a bottle conditioned ale. It is more carbonated than many IPAs, but for me that doesn't detract from its allure.

corbey, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as a fine extra from bort11. Thanks, Tim!

A-A West Coast IPA-style golden, with a fluffy white head that has great retention. Lots of fine bubble carbonation, even ten minutes after the pour.

S-Nice burst of citrus aroma. Grapefruit blending into lemon.

T-Very nice taste. A bit of malt sweetness is quickly overpowered by bitter grapefruit hops, which flows all the wat through the finish.

M-Moderately overcarbonated, as you would suspect by looking at it, but still pleasantly medium bodied with lingering bitterness.

D-Lots of flavor for the ABV, which is a bit on the low side for the style. Very nice.


sholland119, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of jdubjacket
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this last weekend after moving. Pours a coppery color. LOTS of head on this one and lots of carbonation. Smell is orange rind and hop character. Taste is bitter up front and becomes citrusy and slightly malty toward the end. Beer is a little too carbonated for me though. Good interpretation of an IPA.

jdubjacket, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of mreusch. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow-orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus (particularly orange) and passion fruit. Flavor is sweet initially with lots of citrus and sweet fruits. Very nice, very drinkable.
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of Oxymoron
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recent addition to the tap rotation. Arrives a mostly hazy straw yellow color with a light lemony hue throughout. A soft white head with ok retention but good lacing.

The nose is a moderately hopped IPA. More of a east coast style IPA with balance between malt and hops. The hops come out nicely with more of a lemon grass and herbal aroma. The malt has more of a biscuit and bready smell that lingers. Some minor yeast and a light estery/plum aroma that is very distinct. Mostly clean though

The taste is similar. The hops come out a bit more then the malt relative to the nose. Some citrus notes with orange and grapefruit blend nicely with a herbal, grassy and lemon note. Some sudsy in the finish but not over the top. The bready notes are there with a slight flour like finish to them. Leaves a dry finish but also enhances the bready notes. Some yeast notes that are a bit of a deterrent in the finish.

The body is moderate but a bit dry in the finish. Carbonation is a bit low. Overall a good IPA, very easy to drink, but some yeast issues and bready issue really leave me wanting more.

Oxymoron, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of Fatduck
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super solid IPA, shocking right? A good no frills beer from Boulevard.

Pours a nice orange hazy color with a big stiff head. Smells like C-hops, very American. Taste is a bit sweeter than I expected, but it balances well with the hops. Overall a nice example of style.

Mouth is full bodied and well carbonated, pretty much perfect.

Fatduck, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of daledeee
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this on special. It was outdated. I was not worried since the hops would be a good preservative.

I poured this and got a nice fluffy head on a lighter than normal(for an IPA) color. Color was gold with a tinge of orange and some carbonation bubbles. The nose was nice and citrus. The taste is mostly citrus with nice hop profile. Not much malt in this one but it is very appealing to drink and has a nice mouthfeel. The ABV is not as high but beer is still slightly warming. A very good offering for the style.

daledeee, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with a finger of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: lots of grassy & lemony hops

T: Grassy, lemony & some grapefruitty hops up front, plus a bit of grapefruit. Grassy & flowery hops are dominant as this warms along with slight breadyness. Finishes crisp with citrus hops & dryness, almost pulled 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, plus nice balance

Drinks really easy, not the most exciting AIPA, but I predict I will be drinking loads of this once Summer hits

russpowell, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to bort11 for this one.

Best By: 08/22/09

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger foamy white head, with lots of sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, citrus/pines. The taste is hoppy, nice little malt balance, nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, no Double Wide, but still pretty tasty.

Wasatch, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a large, expansive, white head.

Smell: Citrus hop scents and a touch of pine ahead of a humble pale malt backing.

Taste: Pale malts with a light sweet and faint taste of caramel. Hop flavors of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and pine needles. Medium-high hop bitterness that's no doubt accentuated by the endlessly crackling carbonation. Finishes dry, fizzy, and with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Alright already, Boulevard. Think we can ease up on the overly prickly carbonation now? Enough is enough. It's like the beer equivalent of Pop Rocks. Anyways, beyond the bubbles, it's a solid India Pale Ale.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 25, 2009
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.