Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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85
very good
1,941 Ratings
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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,941
Reviews:
533
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
328
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an ipa on the lighter side. nose is fresh fruity hops, with a resiny aroma. sweet like honey. flavor is very light and delicate, not at all what i was expecting from this american ipa. the hops are refreshingly tart, but not bitter. malt profile is very light, crystal to pale on the flavor spectrum, and very well balanced. feel is super light for the style, but pushing medium bodied. well carbonated but not explosively so. a great brew to enjoy outside in the spring. very fresh flavors went well with a couple of beer brats on the grill. very sessionable and may become a staple in my fridge this season.

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Photo of djrn2
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that took a long time to settle down and left webs of lacing down the sides of the glass
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy and floral hops in the nose. As the beer warms up, hints of pineapple also become evident.
T: The taste is quite citrusy and has flavors of grapefruit and oranges from the hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Some hints of passionfruit are also noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The bubbly nature of this beer seems to resemble a hefeweizen.
O: I liked this IPA because it had a nice amount of hop aromas and flavors without being too bitter and isn’t that heavy in body compared to other beers in the style. It is rather sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always looking forward to a good IPA at the end of these hot, humid days.

The beer begins with a froathy pour, somewhere between straw and golden color- obviously lighter than most IPA's. Very good head formation that eventually settles, leaving a lot of lacing behind. A good look.

A bright boldness of grapefruit hops hit the nose and doesn't let go. Only a timid pilsner malt crispness attempts to balance. Subtle in it's fruitiness, only a hint of pineapple and orange zest compliment the grapefruit.

Very crisp maltiness gives the everso slight malt complexion of sweetness and breadiness. This beer is all about the hops. Again, strong grapefruit flavors backed up by orange zest, lemongrass, and fresh cut herbs; giving this beer it's hop dominant flavor.

Those strong hops begin to settle in the mouthfeel, not dominating in bitter fashion as I expected from the aroma and taste. Still not exactly balanced, the maltiness gives a cracker-like or dry bread maltiness to accompany the bold bitterness. Hints of nail polish and bitter alcohols play into the bitey feel. Dry and hoppy bitter going into the finish and a long lingering grapefruit taste.

A very nice beer that might be a little bitey in the end. The 'all about hops' attitude sacrifices complexity for simplicity and boldness. I appreciate that but I wanted something more out of this beer.

Thanks again CosmoHopHead!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, procured in lovely Boise, Idaho. Given that it's International #IPADay (fucking Twitterese), I think I owe it to myself, and others in the hophead universe to have at least one of these offerings of the (insert preferable prefix) gods.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with an ever-lovin' truckload of thin, very puffy and bubbly off-white head, which (eventually) leaves a whole smattering of chunky car-crash detritus lace around the glass.

It smells of zingy citrus cream and pine oil, a touch of earthy yeast, and a mild caramel malt undertone. The taste is bitter pine resin and more or less subtle blood orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, a bit of edgy menthol, ethereal yeast, and some still duly neutered bready caramel malt, erm, sweetness.

The carbonation is quite sedate, barely a frothy ripple presiding, the body on the light side of medium weight, smooth enough, and perhaps airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, and a wee bit clingy, with the hops nosing it out over the increasingly feeble malt.

Final thoughts - the extra yeast added en bouteille, surely explains the gusher of a pour. Beyond that, everything else exhibits a decently-rendered example of American IPA goodness, if only a bit on the restrained side, perhaps mid-western aesthetics bearing heavily on the inherent hearts and minds.

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2.63/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. No visible best before or bottled on date.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with pretzels.

A: Pours a five finger head of little (if any cream), poor thickness, and great retention - though it does seem overcarbonated. No lacing. Body colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent. Fairly vibrant. Typical of the style.

Sm: Floral hops, hints of citrus, clean malts, wheat, and soap. Some zest. An average strength aroma. Pleasant.

T: Floral hops, clean malts, hop bitterness, vague citrus, and grapefruit. Imbalanced and badly built for the style. Rather mediocre. Lacks complexity and subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Carbonation is about right. A bit thin.

Dr: Drinkable but pedestrian. A disappointment from Boulevard. I wouldn't trifle with this again. A mundane IPA.

C-

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Photo of brentk56
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a small, but sturdy head that leaves an intricate webbed pattern of lacing behind

Smell: Wafts orange, grapefruit and toasted malt

Taste: The pale malt backbone provides a nice background on which the citrus flavors blossom from start to finish; just a touch of floral sweetness though the finish overall is rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A top tier IPA that contains all of the elements I seek out in the style

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Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BBD: 8/22/09

Last bottle from Memorial Day weekend 2009. Poured into a pint with two fingers of sticky, sturdy foam that puffed above the surface. Retention was great, the foam lasted the duration of the glass. Initial aroma was like orange candy, but it quickly mellowed into light pale malt and hop spice notes.

Bitter hop flavor, somewhat leafy with grapefruit pith and cut grass flavors. Slightly astringent, maybe a little aspirin chalkiness. Other than that, it was easy drinking, with a light and quenching feel. A 6-pack disappeared lightning fast over the holiday weekend. Would drink again, it's not a bad bbq beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, orange color with hints of gold. It had a a pillowy, foamy, white, three finger head that left sticky patches of intricate lace.

S - It smelled of tons of pine and citrus. It also had a light caramel malt aroma.

T - It started with a very sharp, bitter hop bite. A very piney and grassy hop character. It had a nice roasted malt flavor with a citrus kick.

M - It was sharp and crisp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied IPA.

D - An amazingly drinkable IPA. And at $7.89 a sixer, it'll be on hand quite often in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,941 ratings.
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