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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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1,569 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 136 | 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 HURTemHIZZY
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid ipa. Pours a bit lighter than I would like with a clear yellowy gold. Has a one and a half finger white head that takes a minute or so to dissipate and leaves slight lacing behind. Smell is big on citrus. Lemon mostly, with a bit of orange and a bit of tropicals. Tiny bit of pine, but the citrus is the star.

Taste is also big time citrus, but i wish there were a bit more pine here. Tropicals present again, and lemon is huge again. also get a bit of orange. No pine is noticeable. Nice crisp mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Overall this is on the lighter side for an ipa, but it is certainly tasty.

Photo of pilotgod
2.28/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Amber Yellow with a slight cloudy aspect from the yeast and carbonation. Presents well as an IPA. Laces well with an ok head about a finger thick, but that quickly goes away to just a very light head.

Smell: Not what I've come to expect from an IPA, almost no hops are apparent. I wasn't able to detect anything other than a slight wheat aroma. Not a bad smell, but not what I've come to expect from IPA's.

Taste: Just like the smell, the hops are barely distinguishable. This comes across a very weak IPA, not the strong hop presence typical of the type.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with good carbonation. Average for a lighter IPA, nothing spectacular, but not bad either.

Drinkability: I can't say it's bad, just very underwhelming. This feels like it could've been a good IPA, but was toned down to appeal to people not accustomed to IPA's. Like an entry level example of IPA's.

Photo of salvo
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Murky golden with floating particles of yeast. Head is a quarter inch of foam, etching the glass as is dissipates. Smell is sweet biscuit malt with some medicinal hops. There's a lingering chemistry-lab smell I cannot quite place.

The taste starts tart and ends bitter, with no very strong or dominant flavor. Rather flat, really, with some drying astringency at the end. Mild citrus peel at the end asserting itself over drying tea bitterness.

The mouthfeel is bigger than the flavor-- perhaps its strongest point. It's drinkable, but I'm rather indifferent to it really. Inoffensive, but not interesting.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Amber color, sudsy finger of head that retains nicely. nice suds of lace to boot. Nice look.

S: Strange for an IPA...Where are the hops? I am pretty sure this isn't old according to the label (Best by Feb 13). Smells of a weizen with yeast smell, almost like a lager instead of an ale. Wierd. Also, it's very faint. I'm not impressed at all.

T: Only some bittering hops come through as any kind of indication that this is an IPA. Tastes very dead. Only wheaty malt, pils or lager like clear flavors come through. Lemony zest. I'm confused on this one.

M: Nice and creamy, nice carbonation.

D: Easy to drink quick, but not a good beer in my opinion.

Photo of allengarvin
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a hazy peach color with an initially thick but quickly dissipating head. Citrus hoppiness dominates the nose, with a light sweetness to the aroma. Initial sweetness gives way rapidly to quite a bit of bitterness, very grassy and citrus in flavor. Malt is there if you look for it, but takes a back seat to hops, appropriately. Yeast character provides a pleasant fruitiness at the dry finish. Nice body, light but well-carbonated and filling.

Good beer, as a little brother to the excellent Double Wide.

Photo of alli4051
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a stubby brown bottle into a standard pint.

Pours a bright, cloudy orange with a white head. Head is foamy and hangs around for a bit, leaving some chunky lacing. Nose is some faint floral hops and faint pale malt, pretty subtle. Taste is odd, not bad, but kind of odd in my opinion. Some subtle lemon and grass hops up front with a definite hop bitterness, not the hop profile I was expecting. You can definitely taste the pale malt in the finish. Moutfeel is medium bodied and a bit sticky. Not my ideal IPA but one could definitely do worse. I would drink it again; however, wouldn't really go seek it out.

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

A - Light gold in color with a big fluffy head. Moderate retention and sticky lacing.

S - Barley and wheat malt are at the forefront of this brew. Hop aroma is extremely mild for an IPA. Slight citrus notes that are more lemon/lime than grapefruit.

T - As with the aroma I feel that this IPA is a little bit of a miss. Hops are there, but they are weak and overshadowed my the malts. On the back end there are some grapefruit notes that transform to bitterness rather quickly.

M - Medium in body and overall very well rounded. Smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

D - After being thoroughly impressed with the smokestack series I was really expecting this IPA to be great. It is good, but is missing some of the qualities I look for in a high end IPA.

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

Poured a yellowish cloudy color with a white head that dissipated quickly and head some larger size bubbles. Smell was primarily piney hops with a citrus backbone. Taste had some grainyness and the piney bitterness was present. Feel was lighter and crisp with a hint of oiliness from the hops. Overall a good drinkable India pale ale.

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

A- Big, rocky white head. Tons of lacing. Semi hazy orange with rustic, amber shadows.

S- Mostly pine and lighter malts. Not as hoppy as I would have liked. Lots of grassiness.

T- slightly bitter pine balanced by sweet pale malts. A flash of orange comes before its all over.

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

Light, slightly hazy orange amber with off-white foamy/fluffy head with good retention and lacing.
Floral and English hop aroma with a splash of citrus. A concoction of a floral and citrus hops with a peppery and English IPA taste thrown in. A creamy yet sharp feel with a good lingering bitter bite.

This is a fantastic, distinctive IPA. Not your normal overhopped variety, a nice combination of hops leads to a complex and very drinkable IPA.

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, pilsener glass, best by 1/29/11.

Seemingly light for an IPA, in fact a deep rich gold that does not reach orange. The head is magnificent towering affair that seems thin but sticky. Many dollops of foam remain sticking to the glass.

Lemon, lime, and orange zest with husky grain and a tinge of alcohol.

Sharp lime and lemon peel flavors and bitterness greet the taste buds. The flavor profile is well put together, from that citrus front to a sweet-neutral husky, biscuit body and dry, lightly alcoholic finish. As a subtle interpretation of what we know as the American IPA, this is a well executed beer.

Hop oils are apparent and it is terry cloth dry.

While I prefer grapefruit and pine focused IPAs most of the time; this is just such a well put together brew that doesn't try to outrun itself that I will drink this more often.

Photo of champ103
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A one finger head forms, and recedes to leave some light lace behind.
S: A citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front. Some sweetness comes out as this warms to balance it out a bit.
S: Big citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front that overpowers most everything else. A syrupy piny flavor as well. A very light sweetness tries to balance everything out.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. I nice hoppy dryness, but just to much of a syrupy consistency for me. The bitterness takes over to much for me. A nice one time pint every once in a while, but not something I am coming back to again and again.

An average IPA overall. A lot of fruity bitterness and not much else. Hop heads enjoy, people looking for more balance should move on.

Photo of thagr81us
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to tr4nc3d for this extra in a recent trade. Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured a hazy yellow orange with a one finger off-white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt and a massive note of sweet hops. The flavor was of malt and a nice sweet hop that wasn't overpowering as you would think from the aroma. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was an excellent IPA. All of the flavor was of this one were nicely balanced with a very nice aroma as well. This one is a definite must try for any IPA fan. Definitely made me anxious to try my bottle of Double-Wide I have sitting around.

Photo of Snamnoum
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - gorgeous hazy orange hue with two fingers of think off-white head. Great retention and copious amounts of sticky lace.

Smell - fantastic floral hops, and toasted grains, with a touch of fresh baked bread smell

Taste - textbook ipa, very balanced malt and hop profiles. Creamy head and sweet toasted malt to start and a robust oily hop finish. Very astringent subtly tart finish

Mouthfeel - light/medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. A slightly rough chewy feel.

Drinkability - not to heavy and very well balanced this is an easy beer to drink. Good middle of the road IPA. Very adequately priced.

Photo of July2Nov
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange with a slight amount of lacing on top.

Smell: Buttery sweet caramel hops are right on the tip of my nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The sweet hops hit you at first, then it goes up a notch with a grainy bittersweet tongue covering of hops at the end. Has just a slight bit of carbonation midway through the beer, then mellows out.

Drinkability: A very refreshing IPA. Unusually thirst-quenching. Another great beer in Boulevard's solid lineup. Very impressed by this beer and this beer company. Cheers'.

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

on tap at Gingerman in Dallas

appearance: golden complexion, with some lacing and head rentention

smell: sublt citrus, no overwhelming

taste: decently balanced, some citrus

mouthfeel: medium bodied decent carbonation

drinkability: a decent IPA, just not awesome.

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

Thanks to hwwty4 for this one. Nice to try the original after partaking in the pairing colloquially referred to as Trailer 7. I guess that I'll have to crack Tank 7 next.

A: The IPA is a golden amber color, clear and bright. The glass is hazed over, as the bottle just came out of the refrigerator. A finger and a half of white head is nicely lacing around my glass.

S: Citrusy and pungent, the IPA seems to be on the right path. The grapefruit aromas are strong and fresh (always a plus). Underneath the hops, caramel malts hang out.

T: The IPA is nicely balanced, with both grapefruit and caramel making appearances in the first sip. The hops, oily, aren't overpowering. Instead, they are nicely integrated into the malts, adding a dose of spice into the bready mix. The citrusy hops return mid- to late-sip, more oils and sweet grapefruit. A mild finish, both malt and hop, leads to citrusy burps.

M: The mouthfeel is restrained, allowing the hops to gradually come through. By the end of the bottle, the flavor is strong. I will say, though, the Tank7 yeast and Sorachi really takes this beer to the next level.

D: A nice IPA to work my way through. Boulevard has been raising the bar over the past few years; Single Wide fills an accessibility niche for them.

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

Review from notes.

good pour yields 3 fingers head that lingers for a long time, beautiful head really. Color is a light gold. Smells are hops, some citrus and slight malts. Taste is hops, then sweet, then yeast with a nice hop finish. This beer is really, really good, especially for the price. Mouthfeel is medium with a lot of carbonation, drinkability is great with this one. Damn this beer is underrated, one of the best session beers I think I've had.

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

A - pours a lighter shade of orange with a bready head

S - smells of grapefruit / citrus and pine hops - more citrus than pine; there is also some caramel malt present in the background

T - As the nose suggested, this starts off with piney hops that fade to some sweet citrus flavors, that are then overtaken by a sweet, caramel malt finish. On the sweeter side of the taste spectrum; it isn't very bitter given the style. Nice IPA.

M - creamy and smooth as it goes down

D - this is a very solid IPA. Nothing flashy going on here - well balanced and not over-the-top. Makes for a very sessionable IPA. This is a very good addition to Boulevard's regular offerings. I feel like their traditional beers leave something to be desired and they focus more on their Smokestack series. That belief was changed with this beer.

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle tried 10 Jul 2009. Courtesy of A's folks, thanks!

Served in an Abita shaker pint glass. Extra large tight yellowish head. Moderate carbonation. Cloudy peachy yellow color. Aroma of resin, pineapple, grapefruit. Caramel beginning quickly becomes grapefruity biter, resin, fresh green grass. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste vacillates between a nice hop bite and a light sticky sweetness.

Nicely done.

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

Thanks go out to my parents for pickick up a six pack of this beer while they were in Arkansas.

Little bits of suspended sediment hang adrift in the copper and amber haze. The head retains a nice thick film of foam throughout all twelve ounces.

Citrus and exotic flower aromas coming from the hops nicely. The malt and yeast seem to give a caramel bread and some pineapple aromas as well.

The front of the tongue gets some nice toasted malt then the middle gets a bombardment of citrus hops bitterness. The finish has a softer lingering bitterness, but some biscuit malts show up as well for balance.

The mouthfeel is a little sticky and oily, but pretty good overall. Nice IPA Boulevard.

Photo of bnes09
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange in color with a thick off-white head. Also, some yeast floating around in the brew. Not much lacing on the glass.

Bitter hop aroma of pine and citrus lure me in for a sip.

Hops are robust, citrusy, soapy and delicious. Just a touch of caramel sweetness in the malt. Surprisingly smooth for an IPA, the flavors are well blended.

Sturdy medium-body and adequately carbonated, drying on the palate.

A hop-lover's dream. Very drinkable and balanced despite the tons of flavor.

Photo of PantherLightning
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a recent trip into indiana.

Pours golden and slightly hazy with a twinge of orange and a two fingered white head that dissipates slowly. The smell is all citrus and amarillo hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit oily, but balanced well with the carbonation. You definitely taste the amarillo hops upfront, but they vanish very quickly and you are left with a floral, fruity taste. It's almost like the beer is an IPA in your mouth, then *poof* it turns into a wheat beer finish once you you swallow. It's a lighter IPA, but I think it's an interesting and solid beer. As you drink longer, the hops become more present after you've taken a sip and sat for a while. It's almost like the hop aroma builds up on your breath as you drink and you taste it more and more as you drink.

It's not what a hop-head would be looking for, but if you want something really drinkable for the summer that isn't a wheat or hefe, this is a quality beer.

Photo of bsp77
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy light orange with nice foamy white head and slight lacing.

Smell: Light citrus and sweet toasted pale malt - not too much aroma.

Taste: Bitter throughout, with some orange and toasted malt upfront, and then turns more spicy and herbal, with a hint of pine. While not overly bitter, there is not a lot of flavor beyond that.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, very dry finish.

Drinkability: Quite refreshing and even enjoyable, but I just wish there was a little more complexity to the taste and certainly the aroma.

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

Pours a dark gold with a solid, lace-leaving, head. The nose suggests a very hoppy IPA with a huge citrus fruit nose. The taste is similar, although we have hints of a malt backbone that is rather quickly overwhelmed by the citrusy hops. Hop bitterness finishes. Body is medium with fair carbonation.

This is one of my staples; it is a solid, economical, and highly sessionable IPA that tastes delicious. There are certainly better IPAs out there, but you can't go wrong with this one.

Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,569 ratings.