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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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 221 | 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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Ratings: 1,731 | Reviews: 509
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.

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sierra Nevada Tulip Pint Glass

Color is a golden is a clear light golden yellow. A ton of carbonation bubbles float to the top. Pours a huge 3 finger slight off white head. Great retention. Leaves a bunch of splattered lace. Looks a lot like an ipa which is good.

Aroma: a fairly low hop aroma-floral mainly. Pineapple, lemon citrus, fresh bread. This beer is kind of sugary sweet.

Taste: A ton of floral hops. Bittery sweet sugar. Lemon citrus. This is pretty much what a solid ipa should taste like to me.

Mouthfeel: The obvious bitterness. A little creamy. Medium-bodied. A good level of carbonation. Ends with the dry flowery aftertaste- typical for an ipa.

Overall, this beer is simply good. Everything works well for this beer, but it could use a little more hops up front on the nose. Drinkable and hoppy of course. This could be a session ipa if I were to choose one.

Photo of Gavage
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - golden orange with a huge, pillowy, soft, white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, herbal, spicy, peppery

T - light bread malt, a mellow hop character that is herbal, spicy, citrusy, and bitter

M - light bodied, well carbonated

This is an OK IPA. The flavor is nice but subdued. If the hops where more bright and forward this would probably be excellent. The mouthfeel is a bit light as well. It's thin at times. Overall, this is an easy to drink beer with decent flavor, but there are far bolder IPAs out there.

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
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

Photo of billab914
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Terrapin glass. It poured slightly hazy and amber in color with a thick, frothy head to it. It left some thick, rocky looking lacing on the edges of the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a citrusy hoppiness to it with some strong notes of grapefruit and orange peel to it. I get a some bready malts playing a support role as well.

The taste also shows a lot of grapefruit like citrus to it with a little bit of a brighter orange like flavor. I get a little more of a sweet, bready, maltiness to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being average. Overall it was a pretty good beer, but not a really outstanding one of the style. Pretty drinkable and nicely flavored overall though.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Falling Rock Tap House had this one as well as some other Boulevard brews. That's good to know.

The Single Wide is an AIPA, but almost tastes like a 2IPA. A nice looking beer. Cloudy golden with a dense head that just did not quit. It stayed at about one finger, a quick swirl even 3/4 of the way down produced a 2 finger head. Good lacing.
Hops are dominant. Some citrus and flower, but mostly resin and pine. Alcohol comes out, too.
Not a very balance IPA. Hops are strong. Again, citrus and pine. Grassy, like dry hay on a hot summer day. This is a darn fine beer, perhaps a bit heavy on the hops. Malt was not present.

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Ale house glass.

A faint apricot amber, with hints of orange color, quite a bit hazy and a little dull. Head forms real nice and evenly with light tan color, almost white, and easily four fingers deep. Clumps with big aggressive chunks and lacing. Not too bad.

Nose is store brought grapefruit juice hop angle. Quite wet smelling, with a light airy sense. Not sweet or big, but pretty solid fruit hop feeling. A little bit of toasty bread and grains kick in also.

Palate hits with quite a bit of wet body. Mid palate doesn't bring much flavor, however on the swallow is where all the notes hit. Instant peeled grapefruit and skin, with a little bit of minor caramel sensations. Quite a big front tip tongue little tiny fizz sting. Palate though is really fleeting, with all the senses hitting in the back. Wet body doesn't quite let it carry much.

Overall it's very light and drinkable, but this just doesn't remind me of the good stuff that Boulevard does, this is one of their weaker creations I think.

Photo of corby112
3.03/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Mostly clear orange body. Slightest haze to it. Medium white head. Sticky lacing inside the glass and a thick collar with surface foam.

Smell - Citrus hop. Orange. Doughy malts hint at what could be a sweet malt backbone.

Taste - But it isn't sweet at all. Grapefruit more distinct from the hops. Much more grainy than the nose implied. Finishes a bit piney with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Low ABV and flavorful. Not an aggressive IPA at all. These days, this is practically a pale ale, but it's quite good.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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

Thanks to hwwty4 for this one. Nice to try the original after partaking in the pairing colloquially referred to as Trailer 7. I guess that I'll have to crack Tank 7 next.

A: The IPA is a golden amber color, clear and bright. The glass is hazed over, as the bottle just came out of the refrigerator. A finger and a half of white head is nicely lacing around my glass.

S: Citrusy and pungent, the IPA seems to be on the right path. The grapefruit aromas are strong and fresh (always a plus). Underneath the hops, caramel malts hang out.

T: The IPA is nicely balanced, with both grapefruit and caramel making appearances in the first sip. The hops, oily, aren't overpowering. Instead, they are nicely integrated into the malts, adding a dose of spice into the bready mix. The citrusy hops return mid- to late-sip, more oils and sweet grapefruit. A mild finish, both malt and hop, leads to citrusy burps.

M: The mouthfeel is restrained, allowing the hops to gradually come through. By the end of the bottle, the flavor is strong. I will say, though, the Tank7 yeast and Sorachi really takes this beer to the next level.

D: A nice IPA to work my way through. Boulevard has been raising the bar over the past few years; Single Wide fills an accessibility niche for them.

Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to bort11 for this one.

Best By: 08/22/09

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger foamy white head, with lots of sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, citrus/pines. The taste is hoppy, nice little malt balance, nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, no Double Wide, but still pretty tasty.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.73/5  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.

4/3.5/4/3.5/3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden amber color with two fingers of foamy white head that retains amazingly and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus hop notes. The flavor starts with the citrusy hops and then becomes strongly bitter and finishes with a hint of bready malt. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and leaves a very lingering bitterness. Overall a good ipa.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear golden yellow with about an inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was mostly pine and floral hops, with just a bit of grain in the background. The flavors were very similar, no surprises, just solid hop goodness and a bit of grainy malt.

The body was fairly typical, crisp and clean. Drinkability was pretty good, I could have a couple of these. Actually, if it were on tap consistently around me I could see it being my go-to IPA.

Overall, a very nice brew, certainly worth checking out.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  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

Photo of Duff27
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big two inch white fluffy head on a yeast sediment laced dull orange body. Head sticks around like a champ. Above average spotty lacing.

S- Soft citrus notes, oranges. Some yeasty qualities.

T- Lemon zest at the forefront of the citrusy hop profile. Bananas? Leaves a bitter taste in the mouth after each sip.

M- Crisp carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- A solid middle-of-the-road IPA. Very drinkable/sessionable. Agree with others in stating this is like an IPA mixed with a witbier. Worth a try for American Pale Wheat Ale fans.

Photo of Tone
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color. 1 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells strongly of hops and some earthy malt in the background. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level and a strong bitterness. Tastes of strong hops up front, slight lemon flavors in the background, a slight earthy malt flavor, a slight sweetness, and another hops flavor in the finish. Overall, a little better than an average IPA, but one of my favorite Boulevard's now - worth a try. One of the most drinkable IPA's I've had.

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy, murky medium-orange color with a solid finger of rocky ivory foam. Head retention is OK but not great.

Smell: light, sweet malt aroma with nice citrusy and floral hops greeting me. Underneath those are some slightly more earthy and funky tones; to me, this beer smells like optimism.

Taste: sweet, citrusy flavor. Here there's a bit of a cider characteristic which doesn't work as well for me in an IPA. I do like the idea of a sweetish IPA, but this one doesn't seem entirely right. Still, it's not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice, well-integrated carbonation which I rather like; it's got a little cream to it.

Drinkability: rather refreshing. Flavor is light and bright; so, while it may not epitomize the IPA for me, it's still a right quaffable brew.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color with a medium tall yellowish head that leaves nice lacings.

S: Caramell malt, semi-sweet. Bitter hops as well as floral, rather citric.

T: Bitter hops dominates, the caramell malt feels a bit mild.

M: Thin body, short bitter aftertaste and rich carbonation.

O: If they had put more malt in it, maybe the balance would have been better.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little yellow colored. Meh. Aroma was fractured, small amount of hops and that macro corn aroma, despite knowing with all reasonable certainty that it isn't part of the recipe. Decent enough I guess.

A little bitterness in the taste, all hop boil, no dry hop taste quality. Taste bitter more than a hop quality. Too carbonated. Too much caramel, sweetness, not enough hops. You just taste bitter for the most part on the back 1/2, gets easier to drink, and the price is right, but

Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,731 ratings.