Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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

Added by kcillini77 on 12-15-2008

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +5.8%
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 -2.4%
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 -3.2%
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 -15.6%
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 -1.1%
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 -3.4%
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%
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 -0.8%
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 -0.3%
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 -10.1%
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 +6.3%
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 -1.1%
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 +6.6%
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 -6.1%
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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Photo of Jeffo
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this at the AH.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best by 23 Sept 2016

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, fluffy white head with god retention. Clear amber orange with almost no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full foamy cap. Faint wisp remains leaving some decent lacing down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Some pale malt, caramel notes, floral hops, light citrus notes and grassy hop aromas. Medium strength.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel and grassy flavors up front. Toffee notes as well, moving into a medium and lingering finish of caramel, pale malts, some floral bitterness and spicy grassy hops as well. A touch of citrus lingers as well. Okay and flavorful enough.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Good stuff. Nothing special for the style, but works fine on a warm day. Nice feel, though I would prefer more citrus and pine in my IPA's. Still, good stuff and a welcome addition to Holland's US beer stash.

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Photo of jmd1978
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light orange/golden color with a decent head. Floral notes with hops and bready nose. Bitter hoppy taste with notes of citrus and grass. Nice mouthfeel that lingers awhile. Overall it's an ok IPA but not great. I live close to KC so I get their beers a little fresher than other regions so I'm at an advantage. Good enough to buy more than once.

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Photo of Jdiggity
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into DT Tulip
A: golden, straw colored, good clarity, head is light and quickly dissipates, little lacing
S: fresh hay, biscuit, grass, hint of lemon
T: bitterness with no lemon or citrus I was picking up on the nose, very 1 dimensional. The malt is there is has a clean balance to it.
M:carbonation somewhat heavy to me, a bit rough of a feel to it but refreshing, hop bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue.
O: This is very much an English style IPA, not my style and not much going on with this one. The first batch of The Calling from Boulevard that came to FL was a wonderful; a light pineapple bomb that blew me away. I was hoping for a little brother to that beer here. I can see what they were after and I respect it for what it is, but not for me. My wife however really likes it and it is a well made brew. If you like the English IPA style this one may suit you.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355ml bottle from Beer52 website:
A really nice American IPA with the tropical fruits & citrus flavours I've come to expect from the style as well as a nice caramel & biscuit base. There was a good combination of apricot, mango & peach coming through that were balanced against the sweet malts & the beer went down easily as a result. Good stuff from Boulevard, hopefully I can find some more of their beers in the UK this year.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a honey golden color with huge head and tons of lace. It's right on course as a good IPA should be.

Comes out of the bottle smelling like a skunky mexican lager, but a closer whiff in the glass reveals balanced notes of pine and cracker respectively; a dash of onion/armpit, and a faint swish of rotted brown sugar.

Taste is rather bland, offering mineral water out front with hints of evergreen and washed out mandarin orange tin can; a bit of biscuit malt, finally wrapping up with an underwhelming honey infused seltzer.

Feel is a bit washed out, with a touch of carbonation to help the beer live a little bit, but no finish is granted except for a dusty, empty ending.

Overall, Single Wide was a total fail. It's a few days out of date (about 2 weeks) but shouldn't dilapidate in quality this fast. I'd be willing to give it another spin but I won't be expecting much.

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Photo of safaricook
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clearly a sub par ipa for me. I do not particularly like the aroma that is too vegetal for me to enjoy nor the aggressive bitterness it imparts on my palate. I expect much better from Founders

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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 OlaB
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Golden brown color , small top of head when i pour it in the glass that disappear rather quick, nice lacing

S: Fruity smell. Citrus fruits ,especially grapefruits , floral hops, pine

T: Much as it smell, Hops and citrus fruits ,spices is dominant, caramel malt comes at the finish. Bitterness is not balanced enough for the aftertaste i think and get a little to dominant.

F: Medium bodied, carbonation is good, hoppy bitterness in mouth

O: Is a decent and very drinkable IPA , but far from the best i have had.

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Photo of wanderingspirit
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Piney, subtle and citrusy. Not a heavy west coast style but a very nice variation of an English IPA ano the West Coast variety. Too strong to be truly sessionable, it bears its uniqueness very well. A favorite.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Hazy amber color. Leaves a nice lacing. Floral smell and taste. Not too bitter but leaves a lingering slightly bitter after taste.

Even though I have had better this is an overall a good IPA.

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