Single-Wide I.P.A. - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.59/5 rDev -4%
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.
01-29-2013 01:13:21 | More by smakawhat
3.76/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
02-09-2013 01:48:23 | More by tdm168
3.31/5 rDev -11.5%
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
05-26-2010 22:20:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
03-09-2012 00:25:25 | More by billab914
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
12 oz bottle dated BB 19 July 2013 served in a lager glass.
This bottle conditioned IPA pours with a towering, foamy/creamy, off-white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation.
The aroma is the only weak point of this beer, with a marginally pleasant mix of yeast, light malts and earthy/floral/herbal hops. The more intense flavor has a different balance, being more hoppy and less yeasty, and seems more complex. The use of 6 varieties of hops is more apparent here, with fruity, floral, earthy, herbal and spicy elements. Nonethelss, this is not a strongly hopped, highly bitter, or challenging ale. Has the ease of drinkability of a pale ale.
Exceptionally smooth and creamy mouthfeel for an IPA.
06-09-2013 23:55:43 | More by chinchill
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-03-2010 02:53:28 | More by JohnGalt1
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
03-21-2009 02:41:25 | More by Tone
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
Bottle via trade with GCurlow – thanks!
Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of light citrus and earthy hops.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by citrus and light herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile turns bitter with the addition of heavier earthy hops. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is OK. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass however I’m not sure about another.
Overall I remember enjoying Double Wide quite a bit and was let down by the smaller version. Not a bad beer but one not worth seeking.
05-19-2011 14:46:05 | More by glid02
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
01-22-2011 06:53:23 | More by beertunes
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
12oz squat bottle, dated best by 09/04/11. This pours a clear copper color, maybe just a hint of haze, with an enormous rocky foam. It took 3-4 pours to get all the liquid into my glass.
Nice aroma, especially given the 5.7% ABV. More herbal and grassy than citrus, but a little bit of everything seems to be there. Maybe this uses a lot of Saaz, at least that's how it smells to me.
It tastes more citrusy than it smells, with a slightly bitter aftertaste that leaves a feel of children's chewable aspirin, just a little. Some pale malts give a little balance but not much.
Lightly carbonated, easy quaffer. I'll definitely pick it up next time I head west to visit family.
04-21-2011 20:32:51 | More by TurdFurgison
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Thanks go out to my parents for pickick up a six pack of this beer while they were in Arkansas.
Little bits of suspended sediment hang adrift in the copper and amber haze. The head retains a nice thick film of foam throughout all twelve ounces.
Citrus and exotic flower aromas coming from the hops nicely. The malt and yeast seem to give a caramel bread and some pineapple aromas as well.
The front of the tongue gets some nice toasted malt then the middle gets a bombardment of citrus hops bitterness. The finish has a softer lingering bitterness, but some biscuit malts show up as well for balance.
The mouthfeel is a little sticky and oily, but pretty good overall. Nice IPA Boulevard.
08-22-2010 19:03:28 | More by scruffwhor
3.89/5 rDev +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.
06-21-2013 02:42:28 | More by Alieniloquium
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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
08-02-2012 22:54:55 | More by LiquidAmber
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
05-25-2010 01:28:24 | More by flagmantho
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
This pours a slightly hazy very bubble and foamy light gold. I couldn't get to the smell before the taste as I kept on having to drink some of the foam down.
The smell is pretty one dimensional..it smells bitter. Mostly from lemon.
The taste starts of with that lemon followed by some grass and light pine but really, I can't get any malt flavour out of this at all. I'm a big fan of Boulevard so I'm a bit taken back at this offering.
It has a good medium mouthfeel but the carbonation is way over done, imho.
Drinkability? Not so good. I'll be glad when I'm done with the bottle and my other bottle....I'll probably try to see if I can trade it away. Other peeps *do* like it, it's just not a brew for me.
03-15-2009 23:43:52 | More by Bitterbill
Single-Wide I.P.A. from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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