Single-Wide IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

497 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

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Reviews: 497
Hads: 1,751
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 20
Gots: 233 | 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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Reviews: 497 | Hads: 1,751
Photo of leantom
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Here goes:

A: Clear, yellow-orange with some solid particles floating in solution. Pours an OK head with good lacing.

S: Very simple and muted - just OK. Very grassy/floral.

T: Rather simple, but not bad. Some pine, but the majority of the hops are very herbally and floral. Very little malt.

F: Good - well carbonated, crisp and refreshing.

O: A solid beer. (372 characters)

Photo of patpbr
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

l - Poured Amber with a foamy head with lots of bubbles.
S - Not noticing a lot a bit of hops.
T - Orange and a little lemon with some pine as well.
M - Medium to light body with a crisp and refreshing finish.
O - An easy drinking enjoyable IPA, most palates would enjoy it. (275 characters)

Photo of orangemoustache
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite go to IPAs. Pours golden amber with a soft white head that retreats rapidly to a thin film of bubbles. Very balanced nose lending slightly to hops, but a good sweet malt undercurrent rounds out and invites a sip. Tastes are bold hops, citrus, but heavy pine notes take the heavy handed approach. The taste buds are assaulted gently in the way a good drinkable IPA should be. (393 characters)

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Boulevard beer. Sixer acquired all were poured into pint glasses.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing strings about the glass.
The smell had a sharp crisp sweet citrus with a nice light back up of bitter pine to combine really nicely.
The taste is pure bittersweet bliss. How this combines is quite good to me. There's a light crisp sweet citrus aftertaste and a dry finish.
The mouthfeel had a light to medium bodied sessionability that finishes with a stellar carbonation running about pummeling my taste buds into submission.
Overall, hot damn, where did this come from? Are all Boulevard beers this good? (724 characters)

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, best by 06/07/2015. That's being generous. Bottled on 11/07/2014, just under a month old.

A: Clear golden body. 2 fingers of head when I poured it. OK retention.

S: Smells pretty nice. Not a huge hop bomb, but solid notes of citrus and pine. The dry-hop works wells.

T: Hop flavors are nice, not a ton of bitterness coming through. Light bready malt backbone that reminds me of Boulevard's other beers.

M: Good carbonation. Soft. This one is pretty low ABV for an IPA and the alcohol is undetectable.

O: I've always liked this beer. And it stands up pretty well. $6.99/sixer is an excellent price, and finding it fresh is always a plus. (666 characters)

Photo of doublenaughtspy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

From a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a light, clear coppery-orange . A nice 1 finger head persists along with Boulevard's trademark carbonation that leads to bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is grassy and herbal with subtle hints of pine and citrus. Up front, there is plenty of excellent hop flavor composed predominantly of herbal/floral, pine, grapefruit, orange and lemon peel. Although any citrus is only hinted at the end. There is not much malt presence to speak of, and this really places this brew in the pale ale category. However, a slightly warming salty bread flavor presents itself briefly. The mouth feel overall is light and definitely not dry. This one reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale quite a bit, as both both are not known for malt presence. The difference being the hop profiles. SN is more pine while SW is herbal and floral. Very tasty! (903 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Citrus, grass, herbs and fruit on the nose with traces of graham cracker. A creamy fruity palate somewhere between plum and melon is supported by a nutty graham cracker malt backbone lightly sweetened with caramel that finishes with a citrusy bitter hop finish. The yeast, malt and hop flavors are well balanced. Medium body with fine soft carbonation. Very drinkable. (368 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Best by 03/14/15. Consumed 11/05/14 in a spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.65) A: Pale orange with a good clarity reveals a slow, steady rate of effervesce of medium density. A sloppy pour produced a monstrous 2 inch eggshell white colored head with a surprising rate of retention. Sloppy, spotty, soapy lace.

(3.40) S: Aroma was light in factor, dry pine orange, hard to get a good sense beneath the stubborn head.

(3.65) T: Flavor was dry citrus-whole wheat grain, dry pine hopping. Dry orange peel and grapefruit skin. Flowery with a good rate of dry hopping and warming flowery finish.

(3.60) M: Crisp carbonation and mouthful, doughy-wheat body.

(3.65) O: a good social ipa on par with the pop-up with a little more ummph and dry hopping that lingers a bit. (763 characters)

Photo of JRed
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Clear orange in body with bubbly white head that disappears. Aroma of grass, citrus, pine, mint, light malt kick. Tastes of juicy citrus, pine, mint, wet grass, and even bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Session able IPA that goes down easy. Slightly filling but nice. (285 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of hops (a pretty good amount), some bready malt, citrus (particularly orange), and a hint of pine. This is a pretty solid flavor, but doesn't jump out at you. Subtle and generally pretty tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a well done, likeable beer. Won't win points for originality, but is probably a good session beer. (600 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey yellow in color with a heavy haze and visibly aggressive carbonation. Poured with a huge, billowy, soapy white foam that slowly reduce to a thick, bubbly, sudsy cap. Bready malt, ripe citrus orange, a touch of mint and pine hop aromas. Smooth, slightly thin feel despite the active carbonation. Flavors follow the aromas with bready malt and ripe citrus up front transitioning to herbal mint and pine hop flavors through the middle. Herbal and pine hoppiness follows to the finish as this finished with a light minty, herbal and pine hop bitter aftertaste. (562 characters)

Photo of CraftyViki
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

I am surprised that the overall grade is less than 90. Maybe they have improved recently? I just tried Single-Wide this week and I think it is absolutely delicious : ) Very crisp and flavorful (196 characters)

Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a gold orange with a medium white lasting head. Aroma is some floral pine hops notes upfront slowly mellowing to a citrus orange fruity essence, caramel malt sweetness. Flavor same as aroma sweet caramel malt with moderate citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. A medium body, smooth, good carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a good caramel malt sweetness, there some orange marmalade like fruitiness, with a citrusy grapefruit bitterness for balance. Overall a tasty and pleasant drinking IPA. (501 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

This is a solid IPA that gave rise to some of Boulevard's newer offerings. It doesn't taste ridiculously hoppy, which is a good thing in my book, even though the IBUs are toward the upper limit of what I can handle. It's pretty smooth considering that, and if I was more into IPAs I'd probably experiment with the spinoffs of this beer as well. (346 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a large sturdy white head. Lots of foamy lacing.

S - Aromas of piney resinous hops, grapefruit, and orange.

T - The flavor has a nice mixture of piney hops and citrus (orange, grapefruit, anna lemon). The is a light malt backbone balancing out the flavors. The finish has some resinous hop bitterness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp prickly mouthfeel.

O - This was a decent IPA. Very crisp and easy drinking with a good mixture of hops and citrus. (509 characters)

Photo of StoneTSR
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best By: 2/14/15 - consumed 9/25/14

APPEARANCE: Bright orange with a fair amount of haze. The head is consists of the entire spectrum of bubbles from almost microscopic to the size of a nail head and it is stark white. The retention is also quite solid, as it is still intact and about a half-inch thick after three sips.

SMELL: A very nice floral aroma with mint and pine notes.

TASTE: Big grassy notes are cut by some sweeter, tropical fruit flavors up front, followed by more bitter citrus at the end. A hint of the mint is still noticeable on the palate as well.

MOUTHFEEL: Semi-sweet to start, very dry, crisp and clean finish. The Single-Wide is medium bodied, but leans towards the lighter side. Again, very clean finish.

OVERALL: The hops are not overly aggressive in this beer, which is a nice change of pace for an American IPA. This is a real easy drinker, and at 5.7%, knocking back a few at a time is no problem. Excellent porch beer. (968 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +5.5%

A well made IPA here.
A fluffy super tall head sits atop a golden colored beer.
Plenty of resiny oily hops in the aroma.
A taste that has a nice balance of hops and malts. It's mildly sweet and finishes semi dry and bitter. (224 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured into a straight edged chalice: color is copper, head is white, mixture of fine and small bubbles dissipates and laces the glass

Aroma is great on this ale, big fruity hop notes and crispy earthy flavors

taste is clean, fully fermented malts light toast and biscuit, and great citrus and earthy hop flavor mixture (322 characters)

Photo of jpro
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

A nice, easy drinking IPA. Not over the top hopped, pretty balanced. Has more English IPA character in that regard. Grapefruit rind and light pine resin are there, along with a scant malt backbone. Reminds me of Smutty's IPA. (231 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Dec. 7, 2014

Poured a honey, caramel semi-clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white heat. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, soapy notes, floral hops, earthy rye hops, citrus hops, caramel, lime and soapy pine.

Tasted wet Cascade hops, soapy pine, floral hops, citrus hops, Centennial hops and caramel malts.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not as good as I was hoping, but OK. (740 characters)

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours hazy, yellow/amber, two finger head with good retention that eventually dissipated to a thin unbroken layer of small off-white bubbles that remained throughout, lighter carbonation but appropriate for the style, significant lacing.

SMELL: piney resin, citrus, flowers, biscuit.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet, biscuits and then a piney hop blast that lingers nicely, not too overpowering but pleasantly hoppy.

PALATE: lighter carbonation, creamy and chewy, medium body.

OVERALL: I have not had a beer yet from this brewer that I did not enjoy, this is a very good IPA that is a little different than most because it is bottle conditioned and I think that adds to the taste, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the IPA style. (831 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle brought back from Maryland by my girlfriend.

Pours a bright but rusty looking orange, opaque near the top of glass, but very clear and much lighter orange near the bottom. A one inch head forms, and descends quickly to an oily film, leaving a little bit of lacing.

Smells fairly bitter and dank, a little bit of citrus and a lot of pine.

The taste is similar. This is best by 8/20/13, but I'm fairly certain Boulevard dates their IPAs at a 9 month lifespan, so this is old. It's kept hop flavor fairly well, but it seems to have devolved into a non-complex bitterfest. Lots of pine, and grapefruit rind, with apparent juicy fruit flavor sort of faded away.

Medium bodied, a bit thicker than I'd expect from a single IPA. Very bitter, but still quite drinkable, with a medium amount of carbonation.

Not bad, but would like to try this one fresh. (856 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Red Lyon in Lawrence, KS. Served in a standard 16 oz tumbler glass.

Appearance - Pours a brassy orange-brown hued body with just a touch of haziness, but is mostly translucent, allowing me to see through the glass to the other side. Atop the body sits a one finger head with a slightly tan shade to it. Retention is moderate, with the foam sticking around for a minute or two before dissipating to show an alternating mix of film and clusters of thicker suds along the surface of the liquid. Lacing is visible and sticky on the sides of the glass as I drink it down.

Smell - A nice blend of hops provide for notes of citrus fruit and some tropical notes, as well as a more gentle floral component to the overall aroma. Beneath the mix of pineapple, orange zest and flowers is a healthy base from the malt, imparting a nice rustic biscuity profile to the aroma. The smells blend well together, giving an undeniable impression of balance.

Taste - Picks up right where the nose left off, with nice characteristics of orange and citrus zest, with just a hint of the more pungent grapefruit pith giving a pleasant bit of bitterness. There is still a nectar-like floral component here, but it is far in the background, giving way to the fruit, and now, the crackery pale malts that give this beer a nice backbone for the hops. In a day and age when IPAs are climbing over one another in a rush to make the fruitiest, juiciest IPA, this one provides a level of balance that is refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a slightly chewy feel on the tongue.

Overall, an IPA that is just solid. I can find nothing about which to complain, but it's also not the type of IPA that screams to be purchased every time you see it on a shelf. Part of that is due to it's availability, but part of it is also due to it being just a good brew. That said, it likely exceeds the options on most non-craft bar/bottle shop tap lists, so I actually drink it a fair amount. (1,998 characters)

Photo of richj1970
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on draft in KC.

A: Golden yellow with Two finger fluffy head leaving medium lacing.

S: Piney hops and light citrus mixed with baked bread.

T: Grassy hops and baked bread. A toch of sweet malts. Was hoping for it to be more hop forward.

M: Medium body and fairly carbonated.

O: Decent IPA but nothing special here. I would probably pass on this in the future in favor of other IPAs. (393 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice deep orange-amber color with an appropriate head. Taste has a small amount of citrus and just the right amount of IBUS to make this a favorite beer. Boulevard Brewing is putting out great beers and I strongly suggest trying them all. Nice finish and good flavor. The single wide and double wide ipas are worth trying, again...and again... (345 characters)

Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.