Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

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Reviews: 542 | Ratings: 1,987
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber color with a large fluffy just off white head that lasts and lasts. In the nose, it is citrus and malt. In the mouth, it is more of the same. Nice!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single Wide IPA pours a copper color, with a huge, frothy and lacing head. Big aroma, lots of hops and lots of earth. Flavor is hoppy, pretty bitter, with lots of earth mixed in. Good body and feel. Overall, pretty big flavors, pretty good beer.

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Photo of McStagger
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: First thing, super overcarbonated. Nearly shot out of the neck of the bottle. Light orange color. Good carbonation rising to the surface at a medium clip. Two fingers head with good retention.

S: Smells like an IPA. Big hops; citrus, spruce tips, spicy floral notes, fruit esters, sweet smelling biscuit malt.

T: Tastes like an IPA. Malts presence lighter in taste, taking on a more pilsner aspect. Same fruit esters. Hops are citrus, pine/spruce, maybe a hint of grapefruit. Bitterness is present without being overwhelming. It sticks to the roof of your mouth but doesn't completely dry you out.

M: Fairly crisp for the style. The malt weighs on the palate a slight amount, but the carbonation does an adequate job of lifting it up. Low in alcohol for the style, this one doesn't run to syrupy as it warms, but does round out slightly.

O: Decent IPA. A session plus IPA, perhaps. A lot of flavor and body at 5.7%.

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Photo of vinicole
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Light amber/orange. Slight haze. Scum like head.
Fruity hop aroma. Clementine apparent.
Resinous flavour. Grapefruit. Distant toffee malt provides some balance. Astringent finish.
Medium body and carbonation.
Tried and likely to be forgotten.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was elated & an attendee a few years ago at the Press fete in PHL for the announcement that Boulevard B.C. beers of KC, MO would now be available in PA! My enthusiasm has not waned in the least, but I have a sufficient amount of their beers in the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody that I am conducting a Coup de Boule(vard) today for New Beer Sunday (Week 663). Hang on, it's going to be quite the ride!

From the bottle: "57 IBUs".

How is it that I have never reviewed this beer until now?!? It is nice to finally join the crowd. I began by Pop!ping the cap & performing a slow, gentle pour into my awaiting glass. It formed a modest head, but that was not enough to satisfy me, so I performed an in-glass swirl. This resulted in two fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with very good retention that created nice sticky lacing as it fell. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very citrusy, primarily grapefruit, but also some lemon and orange for good measure. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very juicy, more towards oranges than grapefruit, but with a light biscuitiness and a mellow overall tea-like quality. I really think that the earlier Extra Pale Ale was closer to an AIPA while this was closer to an APA. No big deal either way, but this beer might leave some hopheads disappointed. As for me, it is closing in on the end of another marathon NBS so this was a good penultimate (I think) beer. Finish was dry, but the bitterness was kind of low for the style. I liked it well enough, but it just lacked the kind of Oomph! that would cause me to recommend it to others.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear honey, looks filtered, with a medium head that dissipates relatively fast and leaves just spotty lace. Nose is quite mild with just a little orange and bread notes coming through. Bit disappointing so far. Taste is certainly bigger. Distinct canned mandarin orange along with a rather solid malt backbone that gives it very good balance. Bitterness is just the right amount to carry a long finish without leaving an astringent flavor. Overall, a mixed bag with a poor nose and great flavor.

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Photo of Shanex
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this one on the shelves here in northern France.

Poured into a neutral Teku,

Color is amber/orange with a thick head with great retention and leaving some laces.

Nice aroma with notes of lychees, fresh oranges, grapefruit, biscuit and caramel malt and mild pine.

Citrusy flavor with notes of grapefruit, spices, mandarin, slight toasted malts, 3C hops, tea leaves, orange peel, lemongrass and lime.
Dry and bitter aftertaste.

Light body with appropriate carbonation.

Pretty decent American IPA, although it is not that fresh still conserved well its characteristics.

Overall this was pretty good but there are dozen better American IPAS to hunt these day's.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was somewhat hazy yet also slightly clear copper/orange body with a one finger white foamy that once it starts to die a super nice foamy lacing appears to grace the sides of the glass. The smell had subdued hops through some piney tones, slight maltiness comes out as the beer warms. The taste is sweet and smooth through the previously mentioned flavors, bittersweet aftertaste and finish. The palate is light, sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, pretty nice DIPA that took me a couple of bottles to try to actually warm up to on my own.

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Photo of Lu26
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A little cloudy amber beer. Not very foamy.
Fruity and hoppy smell.
Like most IPA, hoppy taste but still quite subtle.
A little astringency at the beginning and a bitter end mostly due to the hops.
Overall enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
2.81/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I am sure this is not a bad beer. It just tastes very bitter to me- like that old-style white grapefruit juice they used to sell in the little cans - only this is prettier and has fizz.
I like very rich porters and stouts, which are supposedly bitter. They do not taste bitter to me, but this does. Pairing it with various sweet or savory flavors did not help much. Was better out of a glass than the bottle.
I've rated it according to my taste for my future reference, not according to the quality of beer.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single poured into a pint glass. Nice amber color but with very little head. Smells more like a pale ale than IPA. Tastes like a good pale ale and has very little after taste. Overall good, but more of a pale ale in both IBU and ABV.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, M and S, Bristol - Pours clear golden with a medium white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - citrus to the fore - grapefruit, orange/mandarin. Taste - Same as aroma at the front, light malt feel leading to a crisp light bitter finish. Solid APA.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 11/27/16:

Orange-amber and semi-opaque, topped with biscuity-tan, foamy, creamy, chunky head of excellent retention with a tight latticework of lace. Aromas of resin, mango, sweet orange, caramel, candied fruit. Tastes like all of this and more, a blend of fruit and caramelized sugar and malt tartness with rind, resin, pine bitterness and spice around the edges, just enough to balance. Surprisingly bready aftertaste, but peppercorn retro-olfaction if you seek it out. Full-bodied, somewhat syrupy but sloshy with fine, abundant, dense carbonation, slightly astringent.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy dark straw color. Pretty good lacing.

S: Pine, citrus. Little bit of bready malt.

T: Some malt up front quickly followed by earthy and piney hops.

F: Moderate body, oily hops that let the aftertaste linger for awhile. A little bitterness in the finish but pretty wet for an IPA.

O: Pretty drinkable IPA. Nothing spectacular about it but sometimes it is nice to have an IPA that isn't overpowering or crazy bitter.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow colored beer, just like their hefeweizen but without the wheat haze. Aroma had a little bit of hops, non proprietary, and almost a lack of malt notes. If this has dry hopping, its very little.

Lots of bitter going on, 60 ibu level stuff, lots of carbonation, crystal malt. Wish there was more hop flavor. Sits in that level of supermarket long hop boil bitter ipa vibe. I'm pretty sure this recipe came out of the 90s. You've had some iteration of this beer many dozens of times if you've been drinking ipas for a time before the phrase new money came around.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a vibrant pale orange color with a rocky white head. Aroma citrus, orange, pine. Taste follows with pine, resin, orange, orange marmalade, slight citrus and earth. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, slight oily with a touch of prickly carbonation on the front. Overall, this is a very nice ipa, definitely west coast leaning, with some english ipa character.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep gold color with off-white head. Aroma is on the malty side with some light honey notes and some floral hops. Taste is also slightly malty but overall clean and the finish has a light hop bitterness with lingering orange flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Really straightforward, old school IPA.

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Photo of golf_sierra
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear medium amber, thick creamy long lasting head.
Aroma is nice but not prominent.
Taste is balanced but hoppy bitterness lingers on the aftertaste.
Medium slick feel, low carb.
Decent IPA but lacks the citrus bitterness that I like.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear amber red in color, with a large, coarse and persistent white head. Thin, scattered, broken lacing adorns the glass wall.

Aroma: Piney, though not tarry hops utterly dominate the aroma. Pale malt is noticed with some effort.

Taste: The taste begins with rather pronounced pine and grapefruit rind hops, though common tar flavors are largely absent. As the taste progresses, some orange rind flavors present. Pale malts are very subdued in the presence of a strong hop wave, though they remain discernible. As the taste draws to a close, the hops rule. Finishes with a grassy, piney herbal surge that lingers on and on.

Mouth feel: Very soft and full, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very nice, a decent and drinkable example. While it is not outstanding, its certainly a good "middle of the road" beer, and one I wouldn't mind having again.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Single-Wide IPA in their variety pack at The Lager Mill. I've haven't had any Boulevard beers before and I'm happy to get the chance to try them now that they are in Michigan, so lets see see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a IPA glass.

A- Th label looks good, it had a nice design that goes with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a fairly clear golden amber color that took on more of a burnt orange color when held to the light with almost two fingers worth of creamy slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a slightly bit of doughy yeast being the first to show up and it goes right into the hops which impart a floral and citrus rind aroma with a little bit of a spicy and slightly soapy aromas coming through in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a pale malt, sweet malt and caramel malt aroma and towards the end comes a little more of those citrus hoppy aromas. This beer has a good aroma, it's just what I would expect from an IPA.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time more fruity flavors show up without much of that soapy hop aspect that I got in the aroma. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts with impart a grainy, pale malt and caramel malt like flavors with just a little bit of sweet malts in the background. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a nice hoppy citrus rind aftertaste. This is a good tasting IPA, it's just what I expect from the style.

M- Pretty smooth, slightly refreshing, crisp on the slightly lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good ber and it's a good example of an IPA, it's pretty much just what I would expect from the style and all the flavors and aromas worked well together with nothing ever seeming out of place. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the balance, it's just where it needs to be and it's very nice for the style. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything that sticks out as not being as good as the other aspects. I would buy this beer on it's own and I would recommend it to any IPA fan. All in all I liked this one and I thought it was just a good example of the style with no weak points. It made for a good first Impression for Boulevard and I'm interested in trying more of their beer, it's good example of an IPA. Good job guys, this is a good IPA, keep it up.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle (best by 12/09/15 Doh!) poured into a snifter.
Cloudy orange-ish body floats a 1/2in white head with some lacing.
Pine aroma reminiscent of mosquito repellant with citrus. Flavor matches.
Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and a clean finish.

Pretty good. I can only speculate that it is better before expiration. This was a Christmas gift, so it was already out of date, but I didn't look until after I tasted it.

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Photo of Spike
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml brown bottle with 3 months remaining of Best By date. Bottle conditioned.

Pours a cloudy, orange/gold with plenty of carbonation visible. White head is dense and persistent. Attractive lacing.

Nose is citrus, grass, pine.

Taste is oranges, straw and hop oils.

Medium body. Long, dry finish. Amped-up spicy bitterness.

Solid, drinkable, classic dry style, American IPA. Now available in Waitrose in the UK thanks to the acquisition of Boulevard Brewing by Duvel.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange, with a medium-thin white head. Head retention is moderate, with decent lacing. Dank and herbal hops create an easy going, yet hoppy, aroma. The flavor profile is dank, herbal, with a tinge of citrus. Feel is medium-thin, and a bit sticky. Overall, a pleasant IPA. It's easy going for sipping, but still flavorful.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Kazahkstan
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a glass.
Look: Pale orange-amber, nearly transparent. Thin head quickly dissipates with some lacing.
Smell: Citrus, pine, haygrass, and bold hop character.
Taste: Bright, slightly sweet grapefruit citrus, mild pine, undertones of wheatiness, and moderate bitterness.
Feel: Light, but the dry finish coats the palate with bitterness. Mildly carbonated and refreshing.
Overall: A solid IPA with great balance. Not too bitter, not too happy, not too earthy. One of my favorites for the price, and great for summer.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy dark gold with large head

low levels of american hoppyness - some tropical fruit and pine, pineapple. Sweetness.

Little in the way of malt flavour, juicy hops though and a reasonable bitterness. Fairly well carbed. Rather watery for its strength. Dry enough on the finish

It's enjoyable enough but I'm yet to be convinced by supermarkets selling american made IPAs in the uk - there are loads of breweries here who make good/excellent ones that would be two months fresher.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,987 ratings