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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

1,569 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 136 | 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 SFLpunk
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown glass twist-top squatty bottle. Neck stamped BB 01-14-10.

Quick review:
Beautiful golden amber and hazy. Thin sticky bone-white head. Nose is full of mixed sour citrus and some sticky pine resin. Palate has a strong bitterness but that doesn't close out all of the flavors. Light malt presence and accentuated with tons of orange and lime flavor plus bitter pine nettles.

Notes: A seriously tasty single IPA. Highly recommend.

Photo of Camjmorton
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Lemke10
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binny’s in Downer’s Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a cloudy, copper color with a thick, fluffy head. Lacing clings to the side of the glass as you take in a mild scent of bitter hops. The taste is rather bold and bitter. Texture is smooth and very drinkable. Full of citrus, wheat, and yeast. Carbonation continues to shoot up during the drinking process. A very well made beer.

Photo of jjd315
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra in a trade with stephens101. Thanks Lane!

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Big, fluffy, off-white (a little peachy) head explodes from cloudy, honey-colored body. (Actually had to suck off some of the head to prevent an overflow.) Head descends slowly, maintaining it's soft, pillowy look all the way down. Blanket-like lacing.

Smell: Thick layer of head and mild head cold are preventing me from getting a good whiff. Gimme a sec.... bread dough, grapefruit, lemon, and oily hops... melon, cantelope... [SNORT] and grass and wood. Smells quite pleasant.

Taste: This tastes familiar, kinda like a maltier (and probably bitterer) FW Pale 31. Yeah, I think that is it. Maybe they use the same hops? Very piney and grassy with a good dosage of lemon. Dry cracker-like malts form a sturdy backbone. Bitterness builds throughout the sesh (then again, maybe I'm just drinking this too fast). Pale 31 is a staple in the fridge around here. You're OK in my book, Mr. Single-Wide.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation needs to chill out a bit, but other than that I'm a fan. Oily feel; coats the mouth well. Becomes foamy with any sort of swish. Bitterness hangs around for a while. I'm diggin' the extra malts (comparing this to Pale 31 once again); nice balance.

Drinkability: That was pretty cool. This beer mimicked one of my favorite pale ales, and then outdid it. I know of many tastier IPAs out there, but this one struck a chord with me. I could surely sip on it for a long while. My biggest gripe is that the carbonation was a tad too high, but otherwise this hit the spot.

Photo of u2carew
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A) Copper in color. Some chill haze - oops. Pours with a large and think head. Settles into big bubble lacing.
S) Cascade hop aroma - orange, just a touch of sweetness - maybe some caramel. Definitely earthy.
T) Very little malty sweetness. Heavier on the hoppiness. Hop bit in the end. Lingering hoppiness in the aftertaste.
M) Fizzy. Crisp. Some creaminess in the finish. Medium bodied.
D) Very delicious. Would have liked to see just a bit more balance between malty sweetness and hop bite.

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of bort11
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. The first bottle of the night had a huge meringue-like head. Slow to recede and leaves a ring of sticky lace on the glass. Color is a golden apricot with a hazy suspension of fine yeast sediment.

Smell has a very complex hops aroma, much more subtle than the Boulevard Pale Ale which is straight forward citrus. This is more dry resin and leafy bitterness. There is some grapefruit rind. Taste is also on the dry side. More white grapefruit and a little pine resin. Slightly spicy yeast.

Carbonation creates a crisp and scrubbing mouthfeel. Finishes dry and clean. This is a great addition to the Boulevard line up, and I just love the name. Cracks me up.
Blipped "Murder Tonight in the Trailer Park" by Cowboy Junkies

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of FreshZ
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bnes09
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange in color with a thick off-white head. Also, some yeast floating around in the brew. Not much lacing on the glass.

Bitter hop aroma of pine and citrus lure me in for a sip.

Hops are robust, citrusy, soapy and delicious. Just a touch of caramel sweetness in the malt. Surprisingly smooth for an IPA, the flavors are well blended.

Sturdy medium-body and adequately carbonated, drying on the palate.

A hop-lover's dream. Very drinkable and balanced despite the tons of flavor.

Photo of rrski198
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow/browish colored ale. Nice white head. Little lacing.

S: Nice fresh hops smell, however, something unpleasent is there as well. Old sponge smell?

T: Good standard IPA. Nothing flashy or overwhleming. Nice piney citrusy hops, solid malt backbone.

M: This is a light bodied beer. Very clean, not oily or thick. The hops stick around (thank god). Average to high carbonation.

D: I could put down quite a few of these in one sitting. Solid effort, however, there are so many quality, regular, IPAs out there with a little something extra.

Photo of colts9016
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this trailer trash, uh I mean beer from homebrewhawk thanks for the beer.

Poured into a pint glass at 46 degrees.

Appearance: There is a light amber color with an orangish hue . There is a monster 3 finger head that is foamy and bubbly. The head is white and the retention is lacking a bit. There is ton of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is hazy but some light does penetrate. The head clings to the side of the glass like spit wads on the ceiling.

Nose: A ripe grapefruit and lemons with a nice floral esters. The malts are there in the beer with a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Okay the ripe grapefruit and lemon degrade to a slightly overripe. The hops are in the beer, but the backbone is slightly week.

Overall: The mouth feel is astringent and carbonated. The body of the beer is medium and the bitter finish linger for a moment. Boulevard making an IPA is a bit out of the ordinary for me. Most of Boulevard beer are mediocre to okay. This beer is mediocre. I just wish the nose meshed with the taste it would have been a great IPA.

Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper shade of amber with a million tiny suspended particles and a rocky white head that leaves some scaps of lace on the glass. Nice floral and citric C-hop nose with mild caramel malt notes. Well balanced between pale and caramel malt and citrus fruity hops. The flavors aren't extreme but are well balanced. Medium bodied thanks to the ample malt base with prickly carbonation. A really nice session IPA that feels a little bigger than it's ABV.

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of deereless
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Tons of meringue-like head, billowy and cottony and with some serious staying power, sunset gold, crystal clear - 4.50, S: Earthy and citrusy, somewhat meek on the nose, I can smell the grains - a little toasty - 3.00, T: A medium bite on the palate, not just wood but flavors that remind me of bark - lots of pale malt, also signs of grass - 3.50, M: Medium to light bodied - 3.75, D: A very drinkable beer, pretty average IPA in my opinion - 3.50

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +7%

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

Photo of BUNZILLA
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

12oz bottle, best by Oct 31, 2011. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy orange with a three finger foamy white head that leaves clumpy rings of lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is lemon and grapefruit citrus, floral and grassy, some yeast, a hint of pine. Good strength.

Flavor is lemon citrus, some orange and grapefruit, a bit of a bready malt backbone that lends some sweetness to balance against good bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit creamy with good carbonation.

Good, above-average IPA that I’m glad to have had the chance to try since it is not available around here.

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cosmonick
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,569 ratings.