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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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1,539 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,539
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 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
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by stamp of 11/15/09, this is the last of a sixer I bought last October that I am just now getting around to reviewing. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold color with a huge and voluminous white foam that is 3x bigger than the beer, no matter how careful I pour. Foam is very long-lasting and leaves large chunks of lace on the glass.

Nose is tropical, fresh hoppiness with a hefty dose of kiwi, starfruit and grapefruit flesh. I am surprised it smells just as hoppy and fresh as it did a few months ago. Smells like the malt background is very light for the beer.

The taste is quite different than your standard IPA, not sure how to describe it but Single Wide has a tart, bitter hop bite and some sweet fruit flesh. Definitely overcarbonated straight out of the bottle, but that seems to work itself out after pouring with massive foam. The malt backbone is light graininess and slightly honeyed, kind of like a sugar coated sopapilla. I like it when the malts do not get in the way of letting the hops shine and this beer does that well. Hop fans should enjoy this one as a nice change-of-pace IPA that can cure a quick hop craving.

twiggamortis420, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A bit hazy; straw-yellow colored; thick foamy head with minimal lacing

S: Citrus and pine from the hops dominate; pretty fresh smelling but fairly subtle over all

T: Nice pine quality; fairly hoppy but not overwhelming; the pine bitterness is particularly present and pleasant in the back part of the mouth

F: Fairly carbonated but slightly thin

D: This is a simple, easy drinking IPA; obviously, not top tier but a fine and drinkable go-to IPA

dbossman, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of ghebel
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours slightly cloudy, gold/amber orange color with a heafty head that dissipates into a thick foam sheet that looks like it could support a ball bearing if you dropped one on it. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Piney and citrus hops with carmel malt. Aroma is not strong.

T - Hop flavor up front that matches the aroma profile followed by a noticeable bitterness. Mild sweet carmel malt in the background hiding behind the hops.

M - Carbonation bite on the tongue, tart sensation with lingering bitterness. Light to moderate body. Warming on the swallow.

D - Extremely drinkable.

Overall - Good IPA on the thin side. Definitely a stand by for when I'm in the mood for a lighter IPA that I can drink a few of.

ghebel, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber orange color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head that dissipated to a merangue-type dollup. Lace in thick rings. Lightly decanted.

S: Citrus and floral hops up front. Smooth, caramel malt follows. Not terribly intense.

T: Lightly tart orange hops dominate throughout, with some grassy/floral notes as well, and a noticable backbone of smoothly sweet caramel malt. Finishes with more of the citrus hops, leaving a slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Resiny on the tongue. Lingering bitter.

D: Flavorful, balanced, and with an ABV that doesn't preclude sessioning, this is definitely a drinkable IPA.

Haybeerman, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a slight hazy orange body with a soft meringue head that last for the full beer. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that glide to the surface.
S- This beer has a clean but green herbal hop note that is pleasant but a bit soft.
T- This beer has a juicy orange hops flavor with a pungent green finish that grows as the beer warms. There is a soft sweetness but no real defined malt qualities.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizz in the finish that adds a nice fullness to the mouthfeel.
D- This beer is a nice hoppy IPA with that malt flavor and hops aroma are hidden.

rhoadsrage, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 10/16/09 (a couple months ago, yes, but this is my third from a sixer, so I know it's drinking just fine) into a Duvel tulip.

A: Simply perfect. Slightly hazy, radiant orange body has a steady stream of bubbles rising form the tulip's nucleation site to reinforce the tan, fine, 1.5" head. The head recedes slowly and from the sides, leaving a chunky mound of foam in the middle and multiple rings of lace on the sides. This just might be the best-looking IPA I've ever seen. Amazing.

S: Citrus and floral hops come through right away, followed by some smooth, caramel malt. Balanced and inviting, if not terribly intense.

T: Lightly tart orange hops dominate throughout, with some grassy/floral notes as well, and a noticable (but not at all overbearing) backbone of smoothly sweet caramel malt. Finishes with more of the citrus hops, leaving a slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste. Excellent all around. 4.5

M: A little on the thin side, and with less-noticeable carbonation than the initial pour promised. Not bad at all, though.

D: Flavorful, balanced, and with an ABV that doesn't preclude sessioning, this is definitely a drinkable IPA.

Notes: Considering that this was over two months past its best-by date, I can only imagine what a fresh one could be like. The hops, while hardly overpowering, were in firm control of smell and taste alike, and deliciously so. I just wish I could get this all the time, since it's up there among my favorite balanced IPAs.


woosterbill, Jan 06, 2010
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper with orange highlights. Big frothy chunky offwhite head. Nice foamy "clouds" of lace.

Citrus oranges and lemon zest. Small caramelly biscuit backing. Aroma, esp hops, is mild and faint.

Zesty citrus, sharp fruity yeast esters. Slightly sour. Biscuit and caramel tastes from the malts. Bitter spicy herbal and piney aftertaste.

med body, above average carbonation, smooth and slightly astringent.

Good drinkable balanced IPA. Not one that I will seek out often, but better than many alternatives.

CHILLINDYLAN, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle picked up at Brewforia for $1.39... poured into my Delirium goblet.

1" head... nice cap and lace... careless pour made for a cloudy golden brew.

Nose shows a bunch of fruity hoppiness... citrus.. tropical fruits... etc... pleasant..

Flavor again has some nice fruity hops dominated by citrus... but I get a bit of pineapple too... lite pale malts help push the hops forward... good bitterness... finish is fairly dry and has a mineral element.

Body is on the light side for the style... and the carbonation may be a tad high.


JohnGalt1, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of 7thstreetbrewery
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My "go to" ale for several months now. Brought home in 12 oz bottles in the iconic Boulevard beer box! BLVD is our "hometown" brewery and are always coming out with new exciting ales and now even a lager.

It pours a light amber color somewhat cloudy, and if you use a Frosty Freezer mug like I always do, you'll get a massive foamy head on this stuff! YUM! Lots of citrus, nice bitter aftertaste lingers so the finish is not quite as "snappy" as I like even though the carbonation is relatively high. Also there is not as much hoppy aroma as other IPAs I've had. All that being said though this is one drinkable ale and when overwhelmed with all the choices our local store has, I'll usually pick up the Single Wide!

7thstreetbrewery, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of jwc215
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hwwty4 for this!

Best by 12/27/09 - had the following day (sorry)(Reviewed from notes, as usual)...

Pours slightly hazed golden amber with a thick, rich foamy head that descends, leaving some thin patchy lacing.

The smell is of grapefruit/pine, grassy herbal notes. Very nice hop aromatics (esp. considering bordering past freshness date). Robust - classic American IPA nose...

The taste is herbal, grapefruity a bit piney with just enough malt to keep the hops together and to keep from being overly puckering. It has a dry, somewhat asprin-ish finish.

A bit fizzier than expected, with a light-to-medium body. Hoppy aftertaste lingers.

Carbonation could be a bit lighter, but otherwise this is a very enjoyable, hoppy delight! An IPA that I would certainly get again if it were available in this area!

jwc215, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - pours a sunny golden color into a Christian Moerlein tall pils glass. A little too active (my fault), the head pushes up and over, requiring a quick mouthful of foam to prevent a mess. Light sediment on the bottom pour makes for a smooth cloudiness. Large bubbled lace as the head falls back, a solid cake maintaining in the center.

Aroma - good citrus and grapefruit aroma.

Taste - brief but good caramel malt beginning. Quick hoppy coverage, piny, grapefruit rind, a touch or tart/lemon. Very zesty flavor, helps to keep the bitterness from picking up too much of a medicinal edge. Nice balance, the finish is still fruity, spicy, and tasty, though a touch medicinal at length.

Mouthfeel - smooth and crisp, right on target.

Drinkability - intense for an IPA but quite tasty. Thanks to BGThang for sending this one along. Good stuff!

brewdlyhooked13, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of Squelch
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden colored. Slight head. Very carbinated

Smell: Nothing. Nothing at all. Not impressed

Taste: Hop forward. Slightly harsh bittering hops. To style but not the best example I've had.

Mouthfeel: Tingly. Best part of this beer. Medium light bodied

Drinkability: Pretty nice.

Squelch, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was a little bit milder than I had thought it would be. It wasn't over hoped. It was just right. I can't wait to try the Double Wide. It has a dark brass body with an orange hue. It has a wonderful fruity aroma. The taste is well hopped and not over boiled like some other IPA's. It has mild bitter taste that has great citrus, floral flavor and it has a little bite but it is not bad at all. There is a medium mouthfeel with just the right carbonation.

MTNboy, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Bierguy5
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, abv not listed on the bottle. Pours a cloudy gold color with maybe a slight orange hue. Great looking rocky, white head. Excellent retention and lace.

A nice citrusy, and slightly floal hop aroma. Some caramel malt as well. Pretty simple, but inviting nose.

Some cracker like malt, with a bit of caramel. Juicy citrusy hops jump out with ample bitterness.

Medium body. Carbonation seems a bit high. Good amount of bitterness without being overwhelming. Pretty nice beer here.

Bierguy5, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of Bounty628
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City, Missouri the Single Wide IPA is brewed in the traditional American IPA style and is a real winner of an IPA. As any good IPA should be able to boast, the Single Wide has a great hop complexity to it complete with Magnum, Columbus, Summit, Cascade, Centennial and Palisade hops just begging to be enjoyed in this offering. With a very smooth and even 5.7% ABV this IPA would make a brilliant session beer or could be enjoyed with just an individual dinner. Make sure you match it to something with a lot of spice and/or heat in order to allow the hops to really shine.

When poured, this IPA gives off a nice goldenrod color with some orange accents noticed when held to light. There is a nice pure white head to this offering that leaves about a one finger width of head at the top of the glass. The head gives way to a decent amount of lacing along the glass during the drinking of the Single Wide IPA.

The hops present in this IPA come through nicely in the smell of this beer as there is a rush of pine and citrus at work in the nose. You can tell through smelling the Single Wide IPA that you are destined to be confronted with a lot of hop character in the taste. Grapefruit and lemon is noted in the nose for the citrus portion of the smell.

There is a pleasant mouthfeel to this IPA that serves the offering well. There is a moderate amount of carbonation that allows the beer to be worked across the palate nicely. The hoppy nature of the Single Wide IPA gives the mouthfeel a bit of a bitter nature but certainly is not in a negative kind of way. Rather, it is a credit to the way that this offering is crafted that the mouthfeel comes across this way.

As can be expected based upon what has previously been written herein, the taste of this IPA is brilliantly focused on making sure the hops within the beer pack the most balanced punch possible. The hops really are noted in this IPA and the taste at times almost seems as though it might be more in line with some double IPAs but rest assured the folks at Boulevard have simply made just a dynamite IPA in the Single Wide. The taste is crisp and there is certainly a certain pine nature to the taste yet the citrus noted in the nose matches the pine nicely and provides a well rounded finished taste. The bitterness of the hops is worked into the taste in an ideal fashion but the bitterness is not too invasive so as to not enjoy the offering fully.

The Single Wide IPA has a good drinkability to it as the flavor is so well rounded with enough complexity to set it apart from other IPAs that might be available. The Single Wide IPA is one of those offerings that if it is available you should rush to enjoy it because it truly is a nice IPA to treat yourself to whenever possible.

Bounty628, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of natelocc787
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ugly, ugly label. Lots of piney, resiny hop notes in the nose with pineapple syrup and orange peel. The taste combines herbal and floral notes to the citrus creating a war on the palate for supremacy. Honey coated lemon wedges, freshly cut wild grass, orange and lemon peel and mild grapefruit flavors. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily while maintaing crispness and rolls over the tongue nicely, classic IPA feel.

natelocc787, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of deereless
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Tons of meringue-like head, billowy and cottony and with some serious staying power, sunset gold, crystal clear - 4.50, S: Earthy and citrusy, somewhat meek on the nose, I can smell the grains - a little toasty - 3.00, T: A medium bite on the palate, not just wood but flavors that remind me of bark - lots of pale malt, also signs of grass - 3.50, M: Medium to light bodied - 3.75, D: A very drinkable beer, pretty average IPA in my opinion - 3.50

deereless, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of mmva321
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a pint glass.

Two things that I've been somewhat ambivalent to in the past (Boulevard and the I.P.A.) converge. Here's hoping...

A: This is one of the better looking IPAs I've seen. Some frothy head and delicate lacing are nice, but I really like the orange tint to the beer. It makes the beer look more appealing and unique to IPAs, which I usually associate with a simple murky yellow color.

S: Hopsy, with some citurs and pine. About the standard for an IPA, though I found that pine scent to be a nice addition. However, it's a little too subdued and faint.

Hmmm... a swirl and another smell later and I'm really getting the auroma. +.5

T: Way too hopsy! I was all set to love this, but I get very little of the citrus from the scent and really none of the pine, which I was really looking forward to; unless you count the fact that this drink may be like jamming pine needles in your mouth. It also leaves a very bitter aftertaste.

M: I really have to try hard to base this simply on the feel. A nice consistency; not as thin as I feared it could be but not too thick. It's a good robustness for the beer.

D: Well, the taste ruins this. What I'm left with after the drink this is a bitter taste on my tounge and a harsh dryness in my throat that's causing me to gag as I write this.

mmva321, Nov 20, 2009
Photo of SFLpunk
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown glass twist-top squatty bottle. Neck stamped BB 01-14-10.

Quick review:
Beautiful golden amber and hazy. Thin sticky bone-white head. Nose is full of mixed sour citrus and some sticky pine resin. Palate has a strong bitterness but that doesn't close out all of the flavors. Light malt presence and accentuated with tons of orange and lime flavor plus bitter pine nettles.

Notes: A seriously tasty single IPA. Highly recommend.

SFLpunk, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of rtepiak
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well hopped and brighter american ipa. yellow gold in color. nice head with a lot of lace. nose of citrus and grass. clean and not heavy in body. crisp simple but not something i would test the longevity of. there was a character of a consistent ipa but the hop malt quality in its freshest was pretty simple. good but simple.

rtepiak, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in astandard pint glass.

Cloudy yellow/orange color with a fluffy white head that wouldn't quit, nice chunks of lacing.
Piney and earthy aroma.
Taste is floral/pine hop juices balanced out with malty sweetness before finishing a little bitter and dry.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy feel.
It's drinkable but it wouldn't be my 1st choice for the style.

JoeyBeerBelly, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of vdread
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA
bottle to glass

orange with peach edges and a medium sized, foamy, off white head. smell of cascade hops is strong. taste is mostly of the grapefruity hops on a solid bready, caramel malt background. mildly bitter.

flat, but for the most part, enjoyable. not every beer has to be three dimensional. not much to say, except: grapefruit!

mouthfeel is carbonated and smooth. easily

+ good, hoppy, bitter, grapefruity beer.

= not much besides that.

vdread, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of ajmoody76
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one off twelve ounce bottle pours cloudy yellow with a one finger white head. nice lacing. looks like it has some flavor.

smells like citrus hops. no off odors. smells good.

good bitter hop taste. good sweetness also. balanced for style.

mid body beer. good carbonation. good beer. hard to disappoint me with an ipa. i will try this again.

ajmoody76, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of koopa
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade from a nice BA thanks!

Appearance: Very attractive honey orange slightly hazy body with a sexy 3 finger off white crown composed of densely packed small carbonation bubbles that show loads of retention and lace!

Smell: Really nice herbal / grassy hop profile over a toffee malt foundation.

Taste: Wow what a let down.... First off its too sweet and second off it has this bad citric (lemon like chemical sour finish)

Mouthfeel: a touch thin

Drinkability: its just too awkward tasting to be drinkable

koopa, Oct 28, 2009
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,539 ratings.