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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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1,538 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,538
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 19
Gots: 126 | 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 Prostman81
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the lighter IPAs I've had, both in terms of color and ABV. Definitely not enough hop aroma for an IPA, would be OK for a regular APA though. Taste is very smooth, I like the body that this beer has, and gives a good impression of malt yet still retaining a level of dryness. Still a bit lacking on hop flavor for an IPA though, yet detectable levels of citrus are there from the C-hops. No pine character from what I could tell. I was decently happy with this beer, just think it should be better labeled as an Extra Pale Ale rather than an IPA, because I still think that it falls a bit short of what I consider to be a pretty well followed standard for IPAs. Would definitely drink again though.

Prostman81, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of eat
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a trade with rudge75 at Half Pints. Thanks Dave!

Hazy honey colour with a nice finger of off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. Looks quite a bit like the only other bottle-conditioned IPA I've tried.

Lychee, grapefruit, caramel, wheat, flowers and even a little weisse character come out in the nose. Nice.

The nose does not follow into the mouth. Not-totally balanced hops are lacking in character and the malt could be increased. A little mineral-y. There's a touch of sweet malt but this one is mostly an anonymous rind-y bitterness. Dry citrus rind finish. Not terrible but not too interesting either.

Medium body and a little on the foamy side.

Meh. Not bad but nothing I'd go looking for again. I've had too many great IPAs lately to be interested in something mediocre like this.

eat, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of squaremile
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange yellow with a very nice head with large bubbles. Smell is earthy hops and lemon zest. Taste is more of the same with subdued earthy hops, lemon, some tropical flavorsand a touch of sweetness. Minimal bitterness is present making for a very drinkable beer. After having this next to a Green Flash West Coast, this is way mellow and very easy drinking for an IPA.

squaremile, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of jar2574
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a small bottle. Orange color. Decent head, good lacing down the sides. Smell is excellent, a little hops, clover, fruit. Taste is very good. Smooth for an IPA but there is a little zest to it. Less hoppy than most, which I think is a nice change. Full mouthfeel, easy to drink. Good beer. One of my favorites from Boulevard.

jar2574, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Florida9, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

alleykatking, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of grittybrews
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

grittybrews, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Beerandraiderfan, May 26, 2010
Photo of thatguy3579
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

thatguy3579, May 26, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

drabmuh, May 25, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flagmantho, May 25, 2010
Photo of emmasdad
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

emmasdad, May 13, 2010
Photo of phillipzayas
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

phillipzayas, May 11, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

soju6, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Ryan011235, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of mkabull
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

mkabull, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of iuhophead87
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

iuhophead87, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of pmcadamis
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

pmcadamis, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

DavoleBomb, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of indiapaleale
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

indiapaleale, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of cameraman
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cameraman, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of FreshHawk
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

FreshHawk, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bump8628, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of Gehrig
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gehrig, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of Pusa
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Pusa, Feb 10, 2010
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,538 ratings.