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

Single-Wide I.P.A.Single-Wide I.P.A.

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1,202 Ratings

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Ratings: 1202
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%

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

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Photo of ThomasMetal75


3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Orange/copper. Head is nice and thick, but dies to a rim around the glass. That being said, the head still is nice a foamy inside the glass. It's got slight haze from the sediment.

S-Floral hops and malt. In that order. Overall this beer smells clean and fresh.

T- It hits you with a whooping of floral hops. Finish is super fast, with a juicy grapefruit aftertaste. Very dry finish. Malts balance out the finish on your palate. The very dry finish makes you crave another sip of some SIngle-Wide IPA. Alcohol is not present.

M- This is what I'd like to call a sessionable IPA. It super easy drinking. It's light to meduim body, closer to medium. Carbonation sits a little heavy, but finishes light and refreshing.

Overall, this was a very nice beer. It's hoppy, yes, but finishes so clean that it won't wreck your palate for the rest of your beer drinking day. I'm having it with pizza, and it may be my new go to craft beer for pizza!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 23:54:34 | More by ThomasMetal75
Photo of RickS95


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

Comes out of the bottle a milky golden yellow. After a swirl and another pour, the haze starts to form in the glass giving it a dark wit look to it. The head is bright and white, and 100% IPA with its craterous look. It falls on the sides leaving a peak in the middle and a thick, sticky lace on the glass.

It's citrus like you'd expect, but it's got a pineapple smell that sets this beer apart. Faint pine in the background with some bready notes as well.

Tastes like it smells, and again, the pineapple flavors make it distinct. A bit more pine on the tongue with a leathery taste to it.

Acidic, citric, bitter, earthy. Resiny pine, kind of a sticky bitter finish.

Overall, a really drinkable beer. Has good, albeit unusual flavors. Goes down easy. Could use more alcohol, but extremely smooth for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 02:15:46 | More by RickS95
Photo of ryan1788a5


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

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Best by date of 12/29/12.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange. An abundance of small particles hang in suspension. Head formation and retention is excellent. A good three fingers of rocky, bone white froth cap the beer. Lacing is thick and clumpy, and it clings everywhere. The particles in suspension ruin the aesthetic. The beer looks great otherwise.

S: Honeydew melon, kiwi, slight passion fruit. Strawberry and tangerine. Orange and lemon peel. Wildflowers. Bread dough.

T: Grapefruit rind and pith. Some pine resin. Bitterness is moderate, but builds a little. All the juicy tropical fruit tastes start to come forward toward the middle. Honeydew melon, kiwi, tangerine. Lemon peel and lemonhead candy. Hops go leafy and weed-like for a bit. A touch yeasty. Doughy malt base provides a solid platform for the hops. Finishes with a mild citrus rind bitterness and a drying bready malt taste.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Creamy and very smooth. Moderate carbonation pricks at the tongue.

O: This is a very pleasant little IPA. As with Double Wide, the emphasis seems to be more on balance and hop flavor rather than bitterness and brute force. The smooth but light body further enhances its drinkability. This is one of those beers that seems innocent enough, until its charms render you helpless and you find yourself polishing off the whole six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 17:45:15 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of WanderingFool


3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single Wide IPA pours a hazy amber color with a big, frothy off-white head on top. The foam dissolves very slowly leaving behind a coating of netted lace on the glass.

The aroma has lots of orange and grapefruit citrus. However, the hoppy aroma fades fast and what remains are malty notes of caramel and pale malt.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy, with moderate carbonation. The flavor has some nice sweet caramel malt and fruity notes, but is dominated by orange and grapefruit citrus. It finishes bitter with lingering orange citrus and bitterness when gone.

This is an easy drinking, fairly well balanced beer that leans to the hoppy side.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 18:42:53 | More by WanderingFool
Photo of ubenumber2


3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For the price of this beer I think its really hard to beat for an IPA. The citrus smell and bitter flavor is really close to that of grapefruit , not sweet , dry and bitter , and the taste really kind of develop more as the taste goes on. Carbonation seems to be spot on and the the lacing is really where I expect it to be on a beer. All in all if you like IPA and want something different from West coast and India this is for you , the price is so cheap you almost cant afford not to enjoy it

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 14:09:07 | More by ubenumber2
Photo of Living816

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Outstanding IPA. It's not a stereotypical west coast IPA. It's not a British IPA. It's something different. It has an absolutely outstanding aroma of wonderful citrus, primarily grapefruit. Very bright, floral, and crisp.

Taste is slightly malty, but a light crunchy malt. No caramel crap going on. It has a pronounced bitterness but isn't an abuser of the mouth. You can actually enjoy it. Bitterness and flavor follow the grapefruit thing. It has a super fruity thing going on that would normally be crap. Here it's fantastic.

This is supreme session IPA. It's fresh, bright, flavorful. It has a very enjoyable character to it. It's by no means a challenging beer. It wasn't brewed with hot dogs, goldfish, guava, or whale blubber. It's just a nice take on a crowded field. I appreciate its candor.

Without question my never fail Go To IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 04:01:55 | More by Living816
Photo of trxxpaxxs

New York

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

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a really nice cloudy orange with about one and a half fingers of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving a thin topping across the beer.

S: The nose is citrus and mild malt. Orange is the predominate note, with a touch of lemon, and some mild malt sweetness.

T: This beer starts out pretty mild, with a good balance of orange and malt. The lemon notes come on a bit stronger in the middle, and the finish increases the hoppy bitters. It's light, flavorful, and easy to drink.

M: Light bodied beer. It's wet and refreshing to start with solid flavors and decent retention. It envelopes the palate but moves off fairly quickly. The finish is smooth, but the bitter come on strong. Solid bitterness in the back end.

O: This is a really nice, easy drinking IPA. It's not my favorite in the style, but it's decent enough that I'd return to this beer if I was in the mood for one.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 21:53:09 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of AndyAvalanche


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

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Liquid is straw yellow in color. There's a slight haze, but since it's so light, that it's pretty transparent. White foamy head after a reasonably hard pour and it sticks around, so you have to take your time pouring it into the glass. The head sticks around a little bit, but not much in the way of lacing, just a little around the rim.

Smell is good, a lot of citrus an and fruity flavored hops. Probably Cascade, centennial and a combination of others, but the citrus and zest is totally there. Sort of the classic American IPA aromas here, not tweeked too much.

Taste is good, on par with the smell, again not tweeked too much. Overall it's pretty mild. Slight caremel malts, but not too strong; just enough to provide some initial sweetness. After that there's a satisfactory amount of hops to make a decent enough IPA.

Mouthfeel is good. A little lighter than I expected, but I like my IPA's in the summer, so it's ok. Balance of sweetness to bitterness is good as well as a good carbonation level. Lite and crisp with a clean bitter finish. Not a bad beer at all. I'm the only one of my friends who really doesn't like Boulevard that much but this one is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 00:10:35 | More by AndyAvalanche
Photo of metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that took a long time to settle down and left webs of lacing down the sides of the glass
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy and floral hops in the nose. As the beer warms up, hints of pineapple also become evident.
T: The taste is quite citrusy and has flavors of grapefruit and oranges from the hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Some hints of passionfruit are also noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The bubbly nature of this beer seems to resemble a hefeweizen.
O: I liked this IPA because it had a nice amount of hop aromas and flavors without being too bitter and isn’t that heavy in body compared to other beers in the style. It is rather sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 20:09:48 | More by metter98
Photo of Chico1985


4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't a big fan of their Double Wide IPA, but reading some good things along with the price led me to buy the 6-pack.

Pours into a pint a pale orange with some haze. Explosive white head takes up most of the glass, eventually settles as a big puffy finger in size leaving thick lace, great appearance.

Scent is pleasant and subtle. Getting mostly pale+toasty malts, some sweetness, light fruity, grassy, herbal hops.

Taste is a vast improvement, hops are bigger and brighter while still maintaining the nice malt backbone. Hops seem to be mainly grassy and all around fruit - grapefruit, lemon, citrus, peach. Lots of warm bready+biscuit malt in the finish.

Light, slick mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

I could drink this all day. Lots of tasty hop complexity with a warm toasty finish, big flavor the low ABV. Definitely a great IPA for summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 17:57:32 | More by Chico1985
Photo of lwillitz


3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into small glass mug

A - huge off-white foamy head above a semi-cloudy body of golden yellow; nice lace

S - citrus, pine, grains, grass, floral hops

T - citrus and pine mingle on the tongue, hints of malt in the background, piney dry finish, nicely balanced

M - slick medium body, low carbonation

O - a mediocre IPA; worth a try at least

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 15:02:15 | More by lwillitz
Photo of rlee1390


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

Given by a friend who got the Boulevard mix pack but wasn't a fan of IPAs

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Citrus hops, orange, some grass as well.

T-Lots of citrus and floral notes, mild bitterness. Good balanced.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, could have used slightly more.

O-A nice, easy drinking IPA, however there are much better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 21:46:58 | More by rlee1390
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some hints of orange/copper when held up to the light and some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a huge three finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a huge condensed cap in the center (about 1 and 1/2 fingers tall) and only about 50% of the cap around the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of caramel malts with a little sweetness and some citrus and tropical hop aromas - there are notes of orange peel, peach, and very light amounts of pineapple.

T: The beer has a pleasant caramel malt body that has very light amounts of sweetness but the dominant flavor is hops. I detect a number of different hops flavors including orange peel/citrus, pineapple/tropical, and light amounts of pine/resin. There is only a light amount of bitterness as the beer is well balanced.

M: Lighter than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: This beer is well balanced and enjoyable - easy to drink and sessionable. I would definitely have another of these as it was a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 22:06:24 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of donkeyrunner


4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nifty 12 pack style six pack. Best by 12/29/12.

Orangey gold with a thin white head. Hazy. No lace or retention from my first pour but subsequent bottles left a pleasing foamy aftermath. Bad pour on me I guess.

Grassy orange and grapefruit aroma. Like peeling an orange on a riding mower. Malt doesn't contribute much.

Very bright flavors. Smooth, grass and apricot hops with some sharper grapefruit for depth. Malt acts as a sweetener more and vessel more than anything. Juicy mouthfeel, the hops come across as oily. Enough hops not to be confused with a hoppy pale but not so much as to be un-sessionable.

I typically like breadier, drier IPAs but I'm pickin' up what Boulevard is layin' down. It's not outstanding in anyway except that it's really, really good in every way...which I guess makes it outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 00:20:35 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of Billolick

New York

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

12 ounce bottle, best before 12/29/12 etched onto the bottle.

Pours near clear, lighter amber. Large off white and loose head, that stays before going to a thicker collar and ample spotty lace.

Distinct note of cascades in the nose.

Well hopped and quite enjoyable IPA. Grapefruit hoppy notes, ample malts to provide some balance. Some lime soaked dryness in the finish. Nicely done...

Boulevard is on my short wish list of breweries I'd love to see distributing in the NY/CT/NJ tri state area

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 02:21:31 | More by Billolick
Photo of Ed_Johnson

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good simple IPA. Not overly hoppy. Not overly anything: hops, bitterness, alcohol.
The color was a pleasant middle amber.
I felt the carbonation was right on.
I got more pine than citrus, still the hoppiness as positive part of this beer. This is true to the IPA style.
I would order and drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 16:31:09 | More by Ed_Johnson
Photo of cbutova


4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pint glass pour with a slightly cloudy golden-orange body. Massive creamy white head forms on the beer and retains like it wants to prevent me from drinking the beer below. Massive cloud on the beer leaves probably the thickest lace I have ever seen. It almost looks like whipped cream going down the glass.

S- Citrus and orange peel lead off the aroma for me. Yeast bread and light caramel malt compliment it nicely for a balanced smell. Hops also lend peach and herbal hints.

T- Hops are the dominant factor here with nice notes of citrus peel, orange, pineapple/tropical fruit, pine and some floral. While the hops are big, it certainly isn't unbalanced. A good base yeast bread, caramel and cereal grain flavor adds a great feel to the nice hop profile.

MF- Creamy light end body that supports the large dose of hops. Bitterness rounds it all out cleanly.

West Coast in the Mid-West? Reminds me of many of the IPAs I had in San Diego (Alpine, Ballast, Stone) but holds it's own. Might have to pick up a six pack of this soon, while it is nice and fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:42:07 | More by cbutova
Photo of Jason


3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Mildly hazed golden hue, good sudys lacing

SMELL: Piney, catty, tangerine, mango, doughy biscuits, nutty yeast, esters

TASTE: Crisp, wet, moderate body, oily hop, balanced bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, chalky, herbal, leafy, blonde tobacco, black tea, dry finish

Fresh, somewhat aggressive and quite drinkable. Bitterness is pretty high but is does not take over the palate, more than enough to let you know that it is an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:05:33 | More by Jason
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange amber, nice white head and lacing. Bubbles stream up from the sides of the glass. Light grapefruit and hops throughout. A somewhat tame IPA but nicely made and pleasant to drink. Lack of complexity makes the bitterness at the end a little stark

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 22:54:55 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Flounder57


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced now to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a pale golden yellow with some haziness and visions of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: Faint citrus and grapefruit aroma with some bready and sweet malts in the background.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness. Really was expecting a more cleaner finish, but still alright. Good to see a nice citrus feel to the beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to high carbonation, full bodied, some lingering bitterness, and somewhat of a slightly dry finish to it.

Overall: Interesting. I have had the Double Wide several times and was expecting a toned down version of it. Slightly dissapointed, but still an a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:59:58 | More by Flounder57
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy glowing honey color. Head starts out quite fluffy but it dies down to a concave layer of foam. It does lace heavily. Nice looking brew.

S-Lighter nose of clementine hops, florals and even some stone fruits. Malt is light and bready. Fairly subdued.

T-Flavor is also quite light. Clementine flesh and flower petals. Clean finish of caramel and graham crackers. Grainy. Finishes with light, grassy bitterness. Extremely clean for an IPA.

M-Very light. One of the most sessionable IPAs I remember having. Light, light dryness. Body is very airy and incredibly easy to put back.

O/D-It lacks assertiveness, hop complexity and a strong finish. Yet this beer's pros outweigh its cons. It is a stalwart of sessionability. A true session IPA with more than enough flavor to keep my interest. Well balanced and crisp. I enjoyed it considerably more than their Double Wide IPA. Just a nice beer, at a reasonable price that knows its place in the pecking order and fills its niche. Not a bad buy.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:19:35 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of tylerprince


3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a month-old bottle into a pint glass. What a strange beer.

Pours a slightly hazy straw with a foamy white head, 2 fingers but settling quickly. Nice rings of lacing.

Smells pretty interesting. For one, the citrus is quite strong and overpowering, typical of an American IPA. Belgian yeasts and honey kick in pretty strong at the end with a hint of...saffron? as it drinks. Smells great nonetheless.

Tastes like it smells, although with more emphasis on the honey. Hits the palate with both sweet malts and citrus, transitioning into honey and ending with a pleasant bitterness - combination of citrus and a small amount of pine and lavender. I'd like to see more hop or malt profile and less honey here. Smaller sips result in less bitter finish with considerably more balanced bready/ricy malt at end.

MF is pretty typical. On the lighter side in body. Ever-so-slightly overcarbonated. Slight (pleasant) alcohol sensation.

Overall, not a bad beer from a brewery I had never heard of. I wouldn't seek it out - I'd rather have a Belgian IPA if I'm looking for a twist on my favorite style - but I'd definitely try it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 01:56:04 | More by tylerprince
Photo of BigCheese


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

A: Slightly Hazy Orange Honey light amber, bit fluffy head. Great webbing, head stays, Boulevard has the best lacing.

S: Bright Grapefruit/tropical sweetness, slight honey maltiness.

T: Grapefruit citrus lime hop flavors up front, honey/caramel sweetness in middle, finish is more pine/floral. Pretty crisp, a tad mild.

M: High Carbonation, light in body/thin. More of a session IPA.

O: A bit underwhelming but a decent session brew. Nice hop flavors, not a real hop fix but a good summer ipa or introduction for macro drinkers. Boulevard crushes lacing.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:29:22 | More by BigCheese
Photo of pops28078

North Carolina

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

Used tulip glass. Pours 1.5-2.0 finger off-white head.

Body color is hazy amber-orange. Nice lacing.

Aroma has earthy tones plus malt/baked bread plus a little citrus. Mostly earthy aroma w/some grass.

Taste of mouthful starts out hoppy, then comes the malt and after taste changes between hops and malt. I did not catch citrus taste until 3-4 mouthfuls and then it was up front and not very strong.

Body is medium to light. Has more taste than most ales that are on the lighter side.

Overall, not a bad choice if you are out for a "light" tasting IPA reasonably priced. Not in the class of a top IPA but close. At 5.7 ABV, this one shouldn't sneak up on you!!!! Very drinkable. I'll have it again when I can find it since it's not available locally.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 11:36:51 | More by pops28078
Photo of jsulko


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large white foamy head.

Smell is earthy almost grassy with a malty sweetness to it.

Taste is sweet with the grassy overtones with a slight piney hoppyness to the finish.

A decent IPA, better ones available locally

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 03:32:23 | More by jsulko
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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