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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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1,638 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 186 | FT: 1
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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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.

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of cocogan
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Bookseeb
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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.

Photo of RJLarse
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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

Photo of Seanibus
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of stercomm
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
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

Photo of degerbah
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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.

Photo of HosP
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Photo of rawfish
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of GossageBrewery
2.7/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Photo of rlshep
2.43/5  rDev -35%
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.

Photo of leedorham
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Photo of MookieMoo
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of JMad
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a glass mug...

The beer is a cloudy golden color with a thick, white, bubbly head. It smells mostly of orange, peach and tangerine. The taste consists of lemon and wheat with an orange peel hop bite. This is a pretty light beer, still full of flavor though. It has lots of carbonation, but it's good carbonation. After you take a sip it leaves the mouth nice and dry. This is a highly drinkable beer, it's full of citrus flavors. I could drink a lot of these.

Photo of tito42
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, best by 06/17/2011 stamped on bottle.

Appearance: Light amber with a foamy white head. Nice retention and lacing. A light amber with lots of floating particulate.

Smell: Strong grapefruit aroma with some spice.

Taste: Piny hops come through to dominate the taste, with some citrus and pepper. Less citrus than the smell. The complexity of the flavor comes from a variety of hops. I could have used a bit more maltiness to balance the hops, but a hop-lover will enjoy this.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied but not watery. The hops lingers on the tongue but does not dry the mouth out over the duration.

Drinkability: A nice hops bite without drying the mouth out and without lingering too long. I could use a bit more malt personally, but I think this is still true to style.

Photo of midwestbrewers
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy looking golden color with a beautiful 2 1/2 finger pure white head.

S: Very citrus like. Grapefruits the most present. Some faint malts in the back but not much.

T: Same as the smell. Very citrusy and grapefruit essence with quite a bit of bite. Nice carbonation with a very bitter finish.

This was an average beer, not great but not bad. Out of the few IPA's I have ventured out on a limb to try, this was very bitter. The taste was also a little thin for me, not watery, just lacking some malty backbone to all the bitterness. Being that bitter with no substance hurts the drinkablilty, but still a good beer. Good brew Boulevard Brewing!!

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

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane (I think). According to the stamp on the neck, this is best by February 25th, so I'm apparently hitting this just in time.

Poured a very hazy orangey gold color with a huge, sudsy white head that went nowhere fast. Lots of lace.

Big grapefruit aroma up front. As it warms up, some bready malt notes perk up, but its the hops' show.

Sharp citrus flavors constitute most of the flavor, along with some mild maltiness in the background. Not the biggest flavor I've had from an IPA, but whats here melds together well.

Medium bodied, with a prickly mouthfeel.

A good, not great, IPA. I'm glad I tried it, but with so many great beers in the style that are available to me, I'm not sure I'll need to come back to it.

Photo of alabencki
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tumbler-style pint glass. It was interesting to see twist-off caps from a "micro-brew" craft-beer brewery.

Appearance was a hazy, unfiltered medium amber color with two and a half fingers width of head which left a very nice amount of lacing around the glass and showed very good head retention.

The aroma was a very floral, citrusy, hop smell, with a smell of pale malts and some two row barley scents as well.

The flavor starts at the tip of the tongue with a sweet flavor and gets more citrusy and bitter towards the finish. "Hop-heads" will likely like the amount of hops in this IPA.

Very fine beer all in all...

Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.