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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,539 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 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.

Jason, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from a77cj7, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a grassy hops bitterness that isn't over-powering. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in along with a hearty but not too heavy malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it's nothing spectacular but it's a solid IPA worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

nickfl, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to redredwino (from Reddit) for this.

Pours a very large 3 finger head that billows just over the edge of the glass with a creamy and fluffy head that fades at a med pace, over hazy golden nectar orange color.

Nose brings quite a bit of hops, some candy chewy hops, earthy hops, slight citrus, bit of fruit hops, and slight sweet malts balancing it.

Taste starts a bit sweet with some malts to balance the coming hops, which bring some light earthy hops, touch floral, some light citrus but quite a bit of juicy fruit hops, and light spicy hops. The bitterness builds more and more as it goes. It eventually finishes fairly bitter, slightly drier, some lingering hop flavors with a hint of citrus and floral, then more bitter spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, decent hops but more bittering hops than aroma taste hops but it has its nice components.

jlindros, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with a finger of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: lots of grassy & lemony hops

T: Grassy, lemony & some grapefruitty hops up front, plus a bit of grapefruit. Grassy & flowery hops are dominant as this warms along with slight breadyness. Finishes crisp with citrus hops & dryness, almost pulled 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, plus nice balance

Drinks really easy, not the most exciting AIPA, but I predict I will be drinking loads of this once Summer hits

russpowell, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these in MO on a recent trip. Best before August 22nd, 2009. Served in my Surly pint glass. I'm a little congested today, so I may be overly hard on smell/taste...

A - Three fingers of creamy off-white foam that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a pretty solid band of lacing. Murky golden color, with some visible suspended solids from the bottle conditioning. Good looking brew!

S - Plenty of hoppiness - very earthy, with lots of pine, grass, and floral notes. There's some lemon and grapefruit citrus, but it's further in the background. There's a little bit of biscuit-y malt but it's fairly subtle. Not a huge bouquet - and I don't think that's only because of my stuff nose.

T - I get the grass, lemon, and some sweet citrus on the tip of my tongue, but as it moves through my mouth it becomes significantly more bitter in character. Not much malt presence at all. It's nice, but largely neutral.

M - Crisp, dry, ample carbonation, It's got some solid viscosity and residual oily resins.

D - Pleasant taste, low ABV and bitterness - it'd be easy to put back a few of these before the carbonation got a bit to bloaty. If this were my local option I'd be OK with it, but the taste doesn't make me want to keep my fridge stocked like I try to do with Two-Hearted or Furious.

A few recipe changes away from being a contender.

MasterSki, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 10/23/10 -- done. Beer served in a shaker pint. Beer is yellow and really hazy. Forms an off white head that has some staying power. Carbonation is fine and moderate, tiny bubbles. The head leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is nice and piny with good hops. A little one dimensional but still good.

Beer is really bitter. Some would probably say too much but not me, its really chewy bitter in the back. I like it a lot. It reminds me of my first attempt at a homebrew IPA. Yum.

Body is medium and there isn't a lot of sweetness in there. Just a lot of hop juices. Wow. I like this beer a lot.

drabmuh, May 25, 2010
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA

Clear, coppery color, big, boisterous foam on top.

Gorgeous nose, floral, lightly citric...pine...getting more lemon-y...

Nice bitter smack-up at the front, gracefully sliding back, citric sting maintains...very smooth and drinkable.
Light to medium bodied, for an IPA, this is juuust right. Bitterness never quits, hangs hard on the palate, tastiness keeps up pace. Lovely yeast flavor in this one, too.

I'm liking this lots.

feloniousmonk, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MarkyMOD, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a white head. The aroma is orange and pine hops. The flavor is orange and lemon hops as well as some bready and caramel malt. There is a nice grassy character to the flavor as well. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice, easy drinking IPA.

Mora2000, Dec 04, 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 Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

oriolesfan4, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. No visible best before or bottled on date.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with pretzels.

A: Pours a five finger head of little (if any cream), poor thickness, and great retention - though it does seem overcarbonated. No lacing. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent. Fairly vibrant. Typical of the style.

Sm: Floral hops, hints of citrus, clean malts, wheat, and soap. Some zest. An average strength aroma. Pleasant.

T: Floral hops, clean malts, hop bitterness, vague citrus, and grapefruit. Imbalanced and badly built for the style. Rather mediocre. Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Carbonation is about right. A bit thin.

Dr: Drinkable but pedestrian. A disappointment from Boulevard. I wouldn't trifle with this again. A mundane IPA.

C-

kojevergas, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a two finger head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Some lace develops.

Smell: caramel, orange, and some hop presence comes through softly to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, some pear, a hint of earthiness, and a floral bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry late.

Overall: a mellow flavored IPA is decent. Easy to drink but not as satisfying compared to some other IPAs.

Gavage, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of corby112
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden yellowish-orange color with a frothy two finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Pleasant citrus hop aroma with some bready yeast, zesty spice and light fruit. Hints of orange peel and pepper alon with some pale malt.

Medium bodied but on the thinner side with some zesty citrus flavor but not much hop bitterness. Spicy with hints of pepper and corriander followed by bready yeast and citrus rind. Faint malt backbone with caramel and biscuit notes. Dry finish. Tastes more like a hoppy wheat beer than an IPA. Mediocre.

corby112, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Billolick
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

Billolick, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at West Mountain Brewing Company in Fayetteville, AR. Appears a clear amber with a tall white head. Man, this is a ripping IPA. There's big grapefruit and orange peel hops with a hint of grainy malt in the aroma. The citrus digs in and turns peppery in the aftertaste and really hangs on the back of your tongue. Delicious and drinkable, this is a classic example of a great American IPA.

tempest, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy golden color with a large white head Nose is light smell citrus and grassy aromas from the hops. Taste is dominated by the hops, mainly citrus, floral and grassy notes. Nothing from the malt. Plenty of hops but no true malt backbone I thought. Pretty thin bodied but still tasty and very drinkable. However, this day and age you better be packin more than this to keep up.

barleywinefiend, Jun 16, 2009
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,539 ratings.