Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
03-01-2009 20:25:29 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
07-23-2009 04:56:04 | More by feloniousmonk
4.38/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
05-25-2010 02:30:27 | More by drabmuh
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
07-28-2011 22:51:39 | More by jlindros
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
an ipa on the lighter side. nose is fresh fruity hops, with a resiny aroma. sweet like honey. flavor is very light and delicate, not at all what i was expecting from this american ipa. the hops are refreshingly tart, but not bitter. malt profile is very light, crystal to pale on the flavor spectrum, and very well balanced. feel is super light for the style, but pushing medium bodied. well carbonated but not explosively so. a great brew to enjoy outside in the spring. very fresh flavors went well with a couple of beer brats on the grill. very sessionable and may become a staple in my fridge this season.
03-28-2012 19:02:28 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +7%
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.
12-04-2010 00:48:12 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
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!
12-30-2009 15:04:51 | More by jwc215
3.51/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
10-11-2013 21:23:21 | More by Gavage
2.63/5 rDev -29.7%
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.
12-25-2012 06:30:41 | More by kojevergas
2.98/5 rDev -20.3%
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.
11-24-2011 22:32:15 | More by corby112
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
09-03-2009 03:55:03 | More by tempest
3.18/5 rDev -15%
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.
06-16-2009 03:02:20 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
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
08-08-2012 02:21:31 | More by Billolick
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
09-12-2010 21:22:15 | More by akorsak
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
08-09-2012 22:06:24 | More by dbrauneis
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
(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.
01-14-2010 14:39:14 | More by rhoadsrage
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
07-21-2009 02:41:19 | More by mothman
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
03-27-2009 01:43:48 | More by Wasatch
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
03-04-2009 19:43:04 | More by Mebuzzard
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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