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Single-Wide IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

514 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

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Reviews: 514
Hads: 1,841
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 19
Gots: 284 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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: 514 | Hads: 1,841
Photo of BeenJammin
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a pale color with a decent cream color head. You can smell a ton of floral hops. It has a good balance of the citrus hop flavor and a light, sweet malt flavor. It has good bitterness as well. Light body and carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer.

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

I'm really liking this sampler pack from Boulevard Brewing Co. Each beer in it seems to be a dead on example of the style it represents. And a very well done version at that. Within the guidelines but not overboard and certainly not boring. Very well done. I think this would be a great sampler pack to show someone, 'this is a pale ale, this is an IPA'.

A - real nice sustaining head that leaves some nice lacing. Light gold color.

S - Nice lemony hop smell. Full profile of hop range too it seems, bitter, flavor and aroma well represented. Sweet malt in the background.

T - Very nice and balanced. Good amount of hops and bitterness but very drinkable.

M - foamy carbonation, clean finish

D - Quite drinkable! Plenty of interest and not too tongue splitting to be too much. Best with some food if you want more than one.

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Photo of mcsquint
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A - Golden in color, somewhat cloudy with a huge white head that diminishes rather quicklyleaving spotty lacing.
S - Grapefruit, pine, faint smell of golden malt.
T - More malt flavor than the aroma would suggest, followed by the freshest tasting citrusy grapefruit and piney hops I've ever tasted.
M - As with other Boulevard brews this is a bit over carbonated; however, it seems to work well with this. Very crisp and clean.
D - This is the first commercially available American IPA that I've liked. Most American IPA's totally obscure malt flavor in favor of an overpowering citrus hops. Boulevard has done an excellent job of balancing both and still having that "American" IPA flavor but with some malt in there as well. It is crisp, refreshing, and VERY drinkable.

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Photo of dakid618
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at iTap. Pours a golden amber color with a finger of frothy white head. Smell is mostly orange-like citrus. Taste is extremely well balanced with distinct citrus hops upfront followed by smooth biscuitlike malts. Light mouthfeel with a dry finish. This is extremely drinkable. When this comes out in bottles it will be a permanent fixture in my fridge.

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Photo of drunkmonk
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden straw color. Nice two finger head, lays down a firm sheet of lace. Nice floral and pine cone hop aromas. Hops are at the forefront here. Some lightly sweet caramel malts hide far beneath. Nice array of pine and citrus malts take center stage. Finishes a bit dry, with an aspirin like quality. Nice bitterness lingers on the tongue. This is a one sided match for sure, but who cares?
Hop heads will want to put this one on their to do list for sure. Pass the guacamole and chips please.

Thanks to Springdogg for the opportunity on this one.

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Photo of BgThang
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the saucer in austin tonight.
Poured in to a 22oz glass (happy hour!)
Was a nice cloudy looking IPA, the nose was cirusy, piney, and a hint of malts.

The taste was a slight bite on the tip of the tongue that mellowed out as it journeyed down the palate. This is a very well made IPA and pretty damn smooth. Reminds me alot of masala mama with a tad more bite to it/bittering going on.

I could drink this all damn night well actually thats what I did. several 22 ouncers later I find myself drinking water because it snuck up on me.

Be caustious when drinking this beer its that damn good and sessionable

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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 StLThrash
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Wow what a wonderful, fluffy white head on this beer. Even a careful pour elicited a very thick head of foam (at least 2 fingers). Significant fluffy lacing all the way down. Beer is slightly hazy yellowish-orange. Tons of bubbles - probably more than any beer I can remember - probably because of the added yeast for bottle conditioning.

S - Lots of citrus. Not a lot of pine which would be reminiscent of the west coast style. Some yeasty esters.

T & M - Better than the smell. Again, not overly bitter and definitely not a hop-heads IPA. Very light and refreshing, with good hop presence, but not quite as much as I would like. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall - A nice, fairly inexpensive (under $7 for a six pack) IPA. Not high in ABV or IBU's, so it's not for the hophead. I could definitely drink this as a session beer... as it's quite refreshing and not too strong.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

floral hoppy ipa.....This beer oddly smells great looks great and even tastes great! but on the other hand it doesnt taste like you are drinking anything special!

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Photo of rlshep
2.43/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Best by 3/13/2011

Aroma: Lots of grapefruit and pine.

Appearance: Over-carbonated, thought it was going to gush out. Pours thick chunky off-white half a pint glass of head. Orangeish amber color. Particulates floating in the beer. Don't think I poured the sediment in but could have.

Flavor: Major grapefruit up front, followed by some pine and tangerine. A weird solvently hair spray flavor lingering in aftertaste. Decent malt backbone. High bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. Dry. Alcohol noticeable. Appropriate for style.

Overall: What is up with Boulevard beers and this soapy hair spray flavor? It was in 3 of the 4 beers my friend brought back from Missouri. Not going to finish this beer. Obviously, other people are not getting this in all beers so would try again cautiously.

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Photo of wardough
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Finally got Boulevard Sixers up in Madison. Thank you boys.

A: Huge head, very clean filtered look.
S: Citrusy, with a hint of bread.
T: Hoppy, sweet, bitter, sweet. I like the way that this one goes.
M: Tons of carbonation. Maybe just a little too much. Very light in body.
D: An easy going IPA.
I'm glad that I picked up this sixer. It's going to go down nice and easy!

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Photo of Flatlands
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I get tired of paying $10 a 4 pack for most higher end brews, this is a good alternative. It is a great drinking IPA. I agree somewhat that the single wide is a better drinking beer then the double in that when I am in the mood for 2-3 beers, then I go the single-wide route. The double-wide is more of a one beer experience.
A-love the orange color of this beer when poured
S-hops but not crazy strong, some floral
T-a mild IPA that does not overpower, again, this is one that I drink when I plan on downing 2-3 washing the car or something
M-It's a Boulevard, their normal beers are balanced while the smokestack series are big. T
O-This is one I rotate and drink at least monthly, a solid value in an IPA. I would love this one in a can!

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is just on the hoppy side of life. It is crisp with some short lived bitterness. It has a citrus a pine nose and tastes of barley, honey, straw, citrus and pine. It pours a sparkling golden hue with a large slightly off-white head.

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Photo of yeastsipper
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beer pours a lighter color than the majority of the IPAs I have had. Not bad, just different. Huge, billowing white head.

Dominant smell is lemon zest. Much stronger than the fainter hop aroma. This is odd, but I swear I smell coca-cola.

Some mild hop bitterness, but not near the level of some of the hop bombs out there. There is a strong bready quality I find a bit strange in an IPA. The same cola like qualities I noticed in the nose I find in the taste as well. Something just seems a touch off for me. Not bad, but not spot on...

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Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed December 16, 2011. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A: This appears as a nice mix of Amber and Selective Yellow. It poured a glorious 1 1/2 fingered head. There is some nice carbonation that rises as well, this makes the lacing nicely apparent.

S: A nice solid citrus presents here. The hops that present itself here are nicely blended with some honey.

T: The hops here are quite strange. They are not to strong, but they definitely pop at you. What lingers as bitterness almost has a sweetness to it. The citrus definitely feels like a light grapefruit, not to strong.

M: The body is nice and active with carbonation with even a nice medium body.

O: This was a decent IPA, but nothing spectacular. There are better IPAs than this, but this does come in a 6-pack if you were hoping for just a quick IPA.

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Photo of midwestbrewers
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy looking golden color with a beautiful 2 1/2 finger pure white head.

S: Very citrus like. Grapefruits the most present. Some faint malts in the back but not much.

T: Same as the smell. Very citrusy and grapefruit essence with quite a bit of bite. Nice carbonation with a very bitter finish.

This was an average beer, not great but not bad. Out of the few IPA's I have ventured out on a limb to try, this was very bitter. The taste was also a little thin for me, not watery, just lacking some malty backbone to all the bitterness. Being that bitter with no substance hurts the drinkablilty, but still a good beer. Good brew Boulevard Brewing!!

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Photo of ELS
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much going on with this IPA. The look is pretty good but not much head retention. Smells a bit citrusy but not very strong on the nose. Taste is underwhelming. I like my IPAs to to have a strong citrus, pine or some dank. This is just a subtle bitter that just doesn't shine. Goes down ok but nothing special. No need to have this beer again unless it's the only IPA on the tap list at a second rate restaurant. Guess what? That's exactly why I'm drinking it.

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Photo of jlb307
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this an a extra from beerdavis (thanks, Jason)
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Interesting hazy gold color. Plenty of sediment from the yeast added for the bottle conditioning. Took forever to pour because the head was so thick. Fluffy and white and sticky, it looked like whipped cream on top of a sundae. Left great big gobs of lacing all over the glass.

S: Very citrusy sweet. Tangy like a grapefruit, but with very faint smells typical to an IPA. Very little pine and hop bitterness.

T: Pretty consistent with the smell, but the sweetness gets replaced with more and more bitterness as you drink it. A little bready, and could use a little more balance.

M: Very smooth and well balanced with the carbonation. Only a little sticky and doesn't "feel" like your typical IPA, but still very good.

D: This was a very easy to drink beer, and would be a big hit for anyone who likes a basic, no-frills kind of pale ale experience.

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Photo of BitterPachyderm
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

birthday bif thanks! 12 oz. bottle (best by 10/01/09) into my sweetwater pint glass...

four finger head of creamy off white foam...decent lacing and excellent retention, hazy golden body...

spicy hop nose with a good malt frame...some citrus coming through, more sweet than bitter. pretty mellow and peppery...

very different, but in a good way...a sharp hoppy sweetness leads into a strong bitter finish, some citrus is shown throughout. seems to lack a malt presence, but is good nonetheless.

sharp biting carbonation

great drinkability and an all around pretty darn good ipa

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Photo of iuhophead87
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- a cloudy orange color with absolutely no head. Tiny bubbles rise to the surface from the bottom of the glass. Murky sediment is equally dispersed throughout the beer. I'm not sure if this is how this beer normally looks, but with no head and lots of sediment, I wonder if this is the bottom of the batch.

S- Smells just like an American IPA should. Roasty malts with lots of grapefruit/pine hops. A hint of lemon can also be found when the glass is swirled.

T- Not as malty as the aroma would suggest! The grapefruit hop flavor is the dominant trait of this beer. A little lemon and pine is also detected. Single-Wide is a very dry and bitter beer and not for those trying their first IPA. A good flavor in my opinion, but I've tasted more balanced IPAs before.

MF- Lots of carbonation! You can almost feel the bubbles popping on your tongue.

D- A good IPA and well worth the price. With its low ABV this could be a great session beer if you can handle all of the carbonation.

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Photo of PhillyJ
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I feel this is a perfect session Ipa even tho sessions are generally around the 4%abv this kicks it up slightly but it's very flavorful for what it is,what can you really expect with such a low abv it's balanced and bitter. Though it lacks the complexity and fruitiness of a higher abv ale, this is the perfect go to session in the cooler for an all day drinking event, the bottle conditioning yeast adds that same flavor present in Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. Great session ipa in my opinion that won't have you regretting your actions lmao

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Photo of kcillini77
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Scheduled for wide release in March. Had on tap tonight at Barley's in Shawnee.

Appearance is typical golden color IPA with good head and lacing.

Smell is piney hops and not much else. That's not a bad thing.

Taste is well balanced but very hoppy. Mouthfeel is a tad harsh due to high carbonation but that's not too noticeable.

Drinkability is high at 5.7% ABV. This will probably be a go-to beer for me when available in bottles. I hope it becomes as widely available as the Pale Ale, but I doubt it will catch on in the types of bars that stick mostly to BMC and Boulevard Wheat.

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Photo of Prostman81
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the lighter IPAs I've had, both in terms of color and ABV. Definitely not enough hop aroma for an IPA, would be OK for a regular APA though. Taste is very smooth, I like the body that this beer has, and gives a good impression of malt yet still retaining a level of dryness. Still a bit lacking on hop flavor for an IPA though, yet detectable levels of citrus are there from the C-hops. No pine character from what I could tell. I was decently happy with this beer, just think it should be better labeled as an Extra Pale Ale rather than an IPA, because I still think that it falls a bit short of what I consider to be a pretty well followed standard for IPAs. Would definitely drink again though.

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Photo of WilliamD
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Into my pint glass. A nice, yellow-amber color, with a rich, creamy, two inch head that eventually diminishes to an eighth-inch. Very nice.
Smells nice- pine, citrus, banana.
Taste is great. Well balance of hops and bitterness. Malty with a slight citrus flavor.
Mouthfeel is nice as well- crisp, refreshing. Slightly dry.
This to me is a session IPA. I could drink a bundle of these in a sitting.
Perhaps one of the most well-rounded IPAs I've had. And at the price ($6.50/6-pack), it's proof that great-tasting, quality beer can come relatively cheap.

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Photo of nbrio85
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA from opening sip to the last drop. Golden and slightly hazey look. Clean taste with a semi citrus finish. Somewhat of a lighter feel than that of its brethren. Great IPA to start with for newbies to the hop centric style.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.