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Single-Wide IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

508 Reviews

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Reviews: 508
Hads: 1,817
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 19
Gots: 271 | 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: 508 | Hads: 1,817
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

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Photo of jpro
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
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...

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Photo of sanzenapocalypz
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- poured out of a bottle, this beer pours a fairly thick inch head that subsides after a couple minutes, I see both large and small bubbles; makes you think that this one's got some serious ingredients in it. No visible lacing. It has an unfiltered deep orange glow to it. The color makes you think grapefruits and oranges.

Smell- Smells just like you would expect and IPA to smell. maybe a hint of lightly roasted malts, but the hop smell is VERY present here. Notes of orange, grapefruit, generally a fairly sweet tropical scent to it. I get hints of a floral scent as well.

Taste- the hops jump out at you right away, like any good IPA will do. Tastes like someone mashed up a concoction of hops, grapefuit and oranges, maybe a bit of pineapple, with a bit of a bread taste somewhere in the middle. Maybe a hint of a pine flavor in there.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, maybe a TAD on the heavier side. You definitely get that wonderfully bitter IPA aftertaste from this beer, however not as powerful as other IPAs after drinking them. Definitely a bit sticky aftertaste as well.

Overall- This is a solid IPA! Not too complex, but it gives you everything you want from an IPA. It is not too heavy bodied, which would make it easy to drink, but the bitterness is not too overwhelming where others might make you want to switch to a less hoppy beer.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Best By 08/07/14

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before making its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Piney, citrusy hop aroma with a bit of cereal grain sweetness and a faint booze fume.

T- Grassy hop character comes in followed by a bitterness that's relatively mild for the style which then gives way to a bready malt finish. The bitterness lingers but not for long as it's gone by the time I take a quick next sip. The malt is there merely to provide balance and does a decent job.

M- Slightly sharp and oily from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Enjoyable across the board. Appropriately drinkable while still being plenty flavorful.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange copper color, Clear although bottle conditioned, but very fresh less then 3 weeks out the brewery, nice lacing, 2 fingers white head

Smell is a ton of orange, mango, tangerine... nice floral notes, pine, biscuit, almost a orange jelly aroma on toast, lemon, grapefruit, bread, caramel

Taste is well very impressive for the ABV... Orange on bread is the first thing that comes to mind. Pineapple, biscuit, toffee, mango, bread, tangerine, pine needle and a hint of grapefruit bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium light, high carbonation, dry finish, lingering bitterness

I LOVE this beer, low ABV sessionable and flavorable.... I do not understand the need for a session IPA when beers like this are around at 5.7 and this kind of flavor... At 10.99 a 12 pack I do not know why I do not grab this more.... if I find it this fresh I will that is for sure!

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was poured from the bottle into our Hop City pint glasses. It shows a farmy goldenrod coloring, sporting a two and a half finger tall head of foamy, soapy bubbles, showing nice retention into spotted, honeycomb lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears in discrete streams of bubbles throughout the liquid. The aroma is fresh, with notes of aloe vera, raw honey grit, hops of herbal, grapefruity, and grassy varietals, white sugar, agave cloy, bitter lemon rind, vanilla and almond extracts, plastic phenols, pale toasty malts, nutmeg, and ground garlic powder spice. With warmth comes a deeper, dirtier earthen hop, bubblegum esters, light adjuncty white flour graininess, and lemon house cleaner. Our first impression is that this is a clean and easy drinking brew, with bright-enough hoppy freshness to keep us interested throughout. The taste begins with lemon, grapefruit, and orange rind and juiciness, herbal freshness of fern stalk and leaf, coppery metallics, phenolic plastics, wet cheesecloth, and pale toasty grain. The middle hits with maple and white sugars, citric and grassy hop bite, light essence of cinnamon and black breakfast tea tannins, watered vanilla sweetness, and powdery strawberry wafers. The end comes washing through with mineral water, resiny hop oils of grapefruit and herb, torched caramel and pale malts, vegetal zucchini and herbal fresh leafiness, and a crumbling waxy dryness. The aftertaste breathes of caramel, pale, and raw barley maltiness, board chalk, granite and slate, cheddar cheese musk, dust, strawberry and light plum fruitiness, perfumed phenols, and clean grassy hops. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. Cream and froth are okay, while slurp, smack, and pop are much more decent. The mouth is left wet and satiated, with a tight astringent pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back rather quickly.

Overall, the best thing about this brew is its taste. For a “single” beer this guy sure packs the flavoring into every corner of the sip. In this sense it keeps up with many of its competitors, as your standard IPA, these days, is as big and bold as ever, hiding nothing in the way of oily, hoppy bitterness. This really helps to hold the rest of the fabric of the beer together, keeping the aroma in check, and actively justifying a lighter mouthfeel. If we had the time and the fortitude we could sip back on these all day, and will certainly be wishing Boulevard fell within our home state’s distribution net come the spring and summer months.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (3/20/14)

A: Copper, lots of tiny bubbly effervescence. Decent lacing with a pencil head.

S: Some interesting floral, citrus hops, with this odd smell that I can't place but also comes through in the taste, but I can't place it there as well.

T: Weird hop flavors here, which might be because it's on its last legs for an IPA. Kind of low-key with the hops, kind of like grass. 'Balanced' with a weird malt body.

M: Smooth, with just some coarse bubbles. Even a bit foamy.

O: I haven't had the Double Wide, but I've had the Pop-Up and Reboot. I can see this as being a step up from the Pop-Up. With such a big market for IPAs, this one falls short.

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Photo of Bierwolf
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker yellow to copper in color with 1 1/2 fingers of white rocky foam that reduces but leaves a thin froth covering the top of the beer. Dark but is transparent and clear. Nice carbonation rinsing up in the glass.

Smell: Dank wet pine needles, citrus and herbal aromas

Taste: First thing you get are the hops and they medium to medium high in your mouth. Latter the beer warms a little bit the malt notes catch up and they balance this beer nicely.

Mouth Feel: Mdium bodied and dry with a crisp long finish.

Overall: This is a preferred style for me and this particular beer is a good representation of the style. Crisp and dry makes it a perfect beer to just kick back and enjoy. This isn't a beer for "slammin' "after working in the sun all afternoon. Instead save it for later when it is relaxing time.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Lures poured into pint

A-The color is a slightly hazy orange with a large white head. Great lacing.

S-The aroma blends caramel malts with resin and floral hop scents.

T-The taste is a blend of pine and citrus hops with a caramel malt.

M-The mouthfeel gives the palate that fuses a somewhat sticky texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish.

O-Overall a great sessional IPA by Boulevard need to try the double-wide.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber appearance with great clarity. A good half inch of tightly packed foam caps it off. Brussels lace on the glass. I smell a prominent pine like hop aroma. The taste is initially a moderate bitterness that is very well balanced with a light malt backbone. The fade gives you more of the bitterness. Mouth is slightly sticky,but dry and pretty easy going.

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Photo of kennymule
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden straw color with plenty of carbonation. One finger head that leaves decent lacing on the glass.
S - The nose is faint, but consists of light citrus notes.
T - A decent hop bite up front, followed by slight malty bread middle, finishing crisp and semi-dry.
M -Medium body and decent mouth feel.
O - A really solid session beer that satisfies my hop jones without dulling my motivation if you know what I mean. I pick this up anytime I visit family in Missouri and maybe someday the Spec's in the Houston area will stock more of the Boulevard offerings.
Serving type: bottle

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Photo of schematix
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper. Micro yeast chunks floating all around. I am not a big fan of floaties in my beer so I subtracted points for that.

S: Dominated by citrus and pine. Not picking up much grain.

T: The bitterness is up front. The citrus and resiny pine flavors pop right onto the palate but are relatively short lived. Not getting much grain flavor. This is beer is show casing the hops.

M: The body is thin and the carbonation is heavy. This beer is confused as to what it wants to be.

O: It's a decent brew. I wouldn't avoid it but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Overall it doesn't present anything unique. I'd like to see a touch more body from the malt to bring better balance to the beer.

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Photo of macher0
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to dogfish head goblet.

A. Medium golden color. Poured healthy 1 finger head that retains nicely. Nice lacing.

S. Light fragrance. A combination of light citrus, grapefruit, and resin. A nice balance.

T. Resiny hops dominant the flavor profile. Light malts. A little spicy/peppery.

M. This ale has a very nice bite which leaves it moderately smooth. High carbonation, light to moderate body, and average viscosity.

O. Not a bad at all. I love the spicy bite that comes with a fresh ipa. Moderately hoppy, especially for a single ipa. I would drink this again but would likely not keep this around 24/7, even if I was in it's distribution. range.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Best by date of 5/9/14.

My new house beer. Very quaffable. Well balanced between malty sweet and resin/grapefruit hoppiness. An excellent representation of the style in my opinion. 4.5

A – Pours a clear light golden with a dense off-white two-finger head that dissipates quickly. Very little lacing. 4

S – Fruity, sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, citric. 4.75

T – Slightly sweet, malty, balanced with an excellent profile of both resiny and citric hop flavors. 4.5

MF – Crisp, medium bodied, medium dry finish. 4.5

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Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a slightly hazy gold with significant visible carbonation. The head retains forever and leaves nice consistent lacing on the glass. Pretty beer.

S - Smell is mild, but present. I get a good combination of bready/toasty malts and a bit of citrus.

T - Well balanced beer in my opinion. The characteristic bitterness is present throughout, but the flavor changes subtly between the bready malt and what presents itself as a slightly grapefruity hop flavor. There is also a hint of pine.

M - Medium-full bodied with a refreshing finish. Clean.

O - Nice beer. It doesn't stand out in a crowd, and I can find better value for my money, but if someone hosting a party had this on hand I would be pretty happy about it.

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Photo of Beejay
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow in color, with a nice full white head. The body is a bit hazy, but I am guessing from bottle carbonation.

S: Lemongrass, orange peel, some tropical fruit, and perhaps a little grass in there as well. Not a lot from the grain, but the aroma rounds out with a nice hit of grapefruit peel.

T: Sharp hoppiness comes out, grapefruit and lemongrass come out right away, behind that there is a little bit of an almost tartness to it. The finish is more fruit flavors from the hops, and a little lingering bitterness. I wish there was a little more of the malt character present.

M: Fairly high carbonation, fine in texture. A touch of carbonic bite, and a little thin on the mouth-feel.

O: Overall it is pretty decent, although I wish there was a little more complexity to the flavor as well as a little more body.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.