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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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1,660 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,660
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kcillini77 on 12-15-2008

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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Ratings: 1,660 | Reviews: 490
Photo of csiewert
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden amber color with two fingers of foamy white head that retains amazingly and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus hop notes. The flavor starts with the citrusy hops and then becomes strongly bitter and finishes with a hint of bready malt. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and leaves a very lingering bitterness. Overall a good ipa.

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

12 oz. Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange with a 3 finger fluffy head that slowly dissapates. Some thin lines of lacing.

S- Mangos, mandarine, grapefruit, pineapple some bready malt.

T- Lots of sweet malt, grass, pine and some citrus hops as well as faint tropical notes.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Finishes dry with a citrus hop bitterness that lingers on.

O- A good ipa but nothing really makes this stand out. A decent offering from boulevard.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the bars on the loop in St Louis had multiple boulevard beers on tap for three buck a pop! Great stuff!

Lightly orange and slightly cloudy, the pour didn't leave much head but some decent lacing was present.

Smelled and tasted nicely hoppy, crisp and tangy, with an ample malt balance, and some nice floral and citrus notes. The body was medium and obviously the beer was quite fresh.

Overall just about anything boulevard is bound to be good, and I liked this one on tap more than I do in the bottles.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

best by 10.30.11
A: hazy orange. super thick and creamy off white 1" head lasted the entirety of the 30-45 minutes it took to finish the glass. a thick blanket of lace with no clear spots on every sip. just an amazing head.
S: citrus, pine, and honeyed bready malt. nice and fresh smelling. i like the use of relatively pale malts here. noticeable yeast character.
T: lightly sweet bready malts are washed out by a smooth and slightly juicy hop bitterness. finishes dry with lingering hops. yeasty. just a touch thin.
M: nice and frothy. light to medium body. lively, natural Co2. great job on the bottle conditioning.
O: a very pleasant surprise, as other offerings i've had from boulevard have been underwhelming. i also like that this is under 6% abv...will definitely buy this again. also props for the 6 pack enclosed box which precludes any light from getting in prior to purchase.

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

Thanks to Jeff for sending this one my way.

A: The pour is a hazed golden-amber color with about a finger of white head.

S: There's a nice tangy citrus note to the nose. Lots of grapefruit with some tangerine and orange zest. The wheat comes through well and there is a pleasant bready character to the aroma. A touch of floral hops and a bit of pine.

T: Starts off with an almost orange-grapefruit juice flavor. Nice fresh citrus and a lot of citrus zest. Some floral and pine notes with a moderate bitterness. A decent sweetness from the wheat and bread flavors.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This was a pretty good IPA. Perhaps not quite to my "West Coast" preference, but still solid.

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

Tried this tonight as was only IPA on tap - generally disappointing - looked/smelled better than tasted - but did have second pint! Initial reaction was good coloration and small but well formed lacy head! String citrus nose - but not followed in the moth - aftertaste somewhat unpleasant! Not my fav ipa

Photo of brentk56
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a small, but sturdy head that leaves an intricate webbed pattern of lacing behind

Smell: Wafts orange, grapefruit and toasted malt

Taste: The pale malt backbone provides a nice background on which the citrus flavors blossom from start to finish; just a touch of floral sweetness though the finish overall is rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A top tier IPA that contains all of the elements I seek out in the style

Photo of jbphoto88
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pale looking IPA from the first drop out of the bottle. The beer is slightly hazed (possibly from some stirred up sediment) and golden wheat colored. The head is egg white and sticky, lacing the glass as I drink. Not ugly but a little light for my taste.

Nose is a step in a much better direction. Sweet with an underlying bitter scent made up of a citrus malt mix. Nice for an IPA but still a little muted for my taste.

Speaking of taste the nose is lying to me because the flavor is nonexistent. Not that single wide is without taste it's just not what the scent hints at. The hops are weak with barely a citrus note while the malts make up most of the flavor. It's a tasty beer but way off from the nose and not in the IPA family if you ask me. I've had some pale ales that have more of a hop profiles then this one.

Mouthfeel is simple and pleasant. Not to bitter and lightly carbonated making a light to medium bodied beverage. A simple and tasty brew but off the mark for an IPA. I've enjoyed it but think it should be more... more hop, more character, more flavor. However it is an extremely drinkable beer but not one I'd come back to.

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

12oz bottle, best by Oct 31, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy orange with a three finger foamy white head that leaves clumpy rings of lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral and grassy, some yeast, a hint of pine. Good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, a bit of a bready malt backbone that lends some sweetness to balance against good bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy with good carbonation.

Good, above-average IPA that I’m glad to have had the chance to try since it is not available around here.

Photo of jsprain1
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a golden-orange. Fluffy white head lasts pretty well.
S- Smell is pine, with some citrus notes. Pretty basic and hop forward.
T- Initially is quite hoppy, with pine and just a bit of a pineapple flavor, before a bit of pale malt flavor comes in and balances it out through the finish.
M- Light bodied, light carbonation.
O- This was a tasty, easy drinking IPA, but when I got to the bottom, I can't honestly call it much better than the average IPA put out. Worth a try, but it's not worth searching out too much.

Photo of northaustin
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark gold/amber with a few fat fingers of relatively even white head. short retention, heavy spotted and stringy lacing.

smell: subtle honey/granola mixing with a very easy touch of pine.

taste: caramely water backed by a grassy bitterness and a floral and piney finish.

mouthfeel: silky goin in and leaves an oily coat of satisfaction.

Photo of colt45n
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very nice dark golden color, lighter orange hue with a thin white head.

S: Light citrus coming out at first also getting a good amount of pine.

T: Mostly bitter pine/grapefruit flavors in the mouthful, liitle if any sweetness.

Overall a decent offering from boulevard, great on a hot summer day

Photo of OttoBomb
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz (355m l) bottle into a conical pint glass (June 17, 2010). "BEST BY 10/30/2011" is stamped on the glass neck.

Eyes: Pours a bright, orange color. The yeast creates a haze which is suspended in the glass, almost without moving. Massive white head that requires a measured pour, but dissipates fairly quickly.

Nose: A bright fruity, citrus/grassy aroma. Sweet but not overwhelming.

Tongue: Dry orange rind and some grassy notes. At the end the profile is sharp, bitter, and tart.

Mouth: Well carbonated and light, the yeast particulate isn't heavy.

Libation: A good drinkable IPA, which does well up front but is a bit too dry and too sharply bitter in the aftertaste.

Photo of nicocorea
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Cloudy (expected from a bottle-conditioned beer) amber color with lots of bubbles. Half finger width head lasted most of the time I drank it. I'm not good at describing aromas, so I'll just say I like the nose of this beer. My wife, who is sitting next to me as I drink it, even commented that it smells good. Taste is where this beer really falls flat for me. Decent bitterness, very grapefruity, but not much else. It isn't well rounded, and seems to me like something is missing. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy. Overall, I'm not impressed, and will not be buying more of it.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in a pint glass.

Gotta be quick-- wife wants to leave.
Bright, clear, orangey gold color with a two finger white head. Spotty lacing and average retention.
Pretty mild nose, but notes of citrusy hops seem at the forefront.
The taste has a little malt, crackery and dry, and some citrusy grapefruit hops.
A mild bitterness helps keep it dry and clean on the finish.
The body is highly carbed which helps it feel light and bubbly.
This drinks pretty easily. It isn't super complex or flavorful, but just drinks nice. An enjoyable little daily drinker.

Photo of vkv822
2.83/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head.

What I can pick up in the nose is enjoyable with citric hops light breaded malts, but unfortunately it is pretty subdued overall which keeps me from giving it a higher score here.

The taste is decent, but not quite as good as the nose led me to expect. There are citric notes upfront which are quickly followed by quite a lot of breaded and biscuity malts.

The mouthfeel is full bodied for the style, with subtle carbonation.

This was a decent IPA, but nothing memorable overall. The hops were pretty subdued, with the malt coming through a bit too much in the taste.

Photo of JLeege
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle- poured into a pint
Best by: 10/31/11

Appearance- Pours a golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smell- Loads of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit. Slightly floral as well.

Taste- Citrus up front again, but not nearly as pronounced as the aroma would suggest. More floral in taste, with a distinct grassiness in the middle. Some dry cracker like flavor, turning to a quick bite of sweeter malts towards the finish. Fairly bitter, but it is pretty tame. Decent lingering hops on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, a little juicy, very smooth.

Overall- A nice ipa, not necessarily a stand out at all, but it gets the job done. Doesn’t have the overall a bitterness a hop head may be looking for, but it would be a nice transition into the style; solid hop flavor, without an overwhelming bitterness for a newer drinker.

Photo of jwinship83
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of afausser
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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.

Photo of drewba
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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.

Photo of phenry
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of david131
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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