Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
very good
530 Reviews
Read the review
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

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 530 | Ratings: 1,916
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.

 609 characters

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.

 934 characters

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!

 1,392 characters

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

 492 characters

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.

 1,358 characters

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.

 628 characters

Photo of kojevergas
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.


 1,112 characters

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.

 557 characters

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic a hazy lighter amber shade with a a huge blooming white head that went over the sides even with a softer pour.Juicy grapefruit-like hops over top of some alcohol and biscuit malt,the alcohol was pretty large for a smaller beer.Grapefruit flavors along with fruity/gummy notes,it is a little sweet but the hops really burst out at ya.It's a little watery in the back end but it's a flavor packed ipa,again the alcohol to me seems bigger than what it is.

 472 characters

Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to redredwino (from Reddit) for this.

Pours a very large 3 finger head that billows just over the edge of the glass with a creamy and fluffy head that fades at a med pace, over hazy golden nectar orange color.

Nose brings quite a bit of hops, some candy chewy hops, earthy hops, slight citrus, bit of fruit hops, and slight sweet malts balancing it.

Taste starts a bit sweet with some malts to balance the coming hops, which bring some light earthy hops, touch floral, some light citrus but quite a bit of juicy fruit hops, and light spicy hops. The bitterness builds more and more as it goes. It eventually finishes fairly bitter, slightly drier, some lingering hop flavors with a hint of citrus and floral, then more bitter spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, decent hops but more bittering hops than aroma taste hops but it has its nice components.

 904 characters

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Sierra Nevada Tulip Pint Glass

Color is a golden is a clear light golden yellow. A ton of carbonation bubbles float to the top. Pours a huge 3 finger slight off white head. Great retention. Leaves a bunch of splattered lace. Looks a lot like an ipa which is good.

Aroma: a fairly low hop aroma-floral mainly. Pineapple, lemon citrus, fresh bread. This beer is kind of sugary sweet.

Taste: A ton of floral hops. Bittery sweet sugar. Lemon citrus. This is pretty much what a solid ipa should taste like to me.

Mouthfeel: The obvious bitterness. A little creamy. Medium-bodied. A good level of carbonation. Ends with the dry flowery aftertaste- typical for an ipa.

Overall, this beer is simply good. Everything works well for this beer, but it could use a little more hops up front on the nose. Drinkable and hoppy of course. This could be a session ipa if I were to choose one.

 892 characters

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.

 1,569 characters

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.


 744 characters

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright tangelo with honey colored trim. Swirling yeast slows to the suspended animation stage within seconds, adding a bit of visual interest. The bone colored cap looks pretty good and is sticky enough to coat the glass with a fair amount of lace. The second and final pour murks things up beautifully.

The aroma is classic for the American IPA style. It's primarily pale malted (caramel malt is barely appreciated, if at all) and delivers a pleasant shot of citrus fruity hops. The lineup includes Magnum, Centennial, Columbus, Summit, Cascade and Pallisade. Those first two are shared with Double-Wide IPA and the rest are unique to this ale.

Single-Wide IPA is similar to its bigger brother in that it's solid without being spectacular. More than a bottle rocket, less than a Roman candle. Although I'm still not 100% sold on the hop bill, it's an improvement over the varieties used in Double-Wide. Cascade may be overused, but I still love what they add to hoppy beer.

As suspected from the color and aroma, pale malt is dominant by far. There's enough of it to provide a pretty decent sugar cookie-like backdrop for the flavor and bitterness of the hops. In addition to white grapefruit and bitter orange, there's some grassiness and an herbal vibe as well. Complex hop flavor is rarely a bad thing.

Even though the ABV is on the low end (which allows Boulevard to distribute this brew to this state, thank goodness), the mouthfeel belongs on a slightly bigger beer. It won't win any awards, but it gets the job done with style.

It looks like I'll be buying more Single-Wide IPA than Double-Wide (D)IPA. This beer has a more delicious hop profile, is more drinkable and is less expensive when volume is taken into consideration. Given the state of craft beer in the state of Iowa, I'm grateful that Boulevard decided to brew a year-round IPA. And a tasty one at that.

 1,879 characters

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a large, expansive, white head.

Smell: Citrus hop scents and a touch of pine ahead of a humble pale malt backing.

Taste: Pale malts with a light sweet and faint taste of caramel. Hop flavors of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and pine needles. Medium-high hop bitterness that's no doubt accentuated by the endlessly crackling carbonation. Finishes dry, fizzy, and with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Alright already, Boulevard. Think we can ease up on the overly prickly carbonation now? Enough is enough. It's like the beer equivalent of Pop Rocks. Anyways, beyond the bubbles, it's a solid India Pale Ale.

 716 characters

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from a77cj7, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a grassy hops bitterness that isn't over-powering. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in along with a hearty but not too heavy malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it's nothing spectacular but it's a solid IPA worth drinking for a while.

 839 characters

Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

decent amber color, very clear with alot of carbonation. A smallish wite head formed but qucikly left leaving behind only a slight amount of lace. Nothing really spectacular here. Smell was light, some grapefruit and orange peel tones, a touch of sweetness, but it needed to be stronger to give more of a punch. The taste followed that up almost exactly. It had a smooth crisp, light feel. Good carbonation, not slick or oily and left a decent dry finish, but felt a tad thin to me. The flavors were all right, just nothing that was gonna make you stop and take notice of it.

Overall tis was ok. It just came off as a bit too light for me and thats why it doesnt get a better score. I would put it right above average, only because it is not bad, however needs to be juiced up a bit to have some of those flavors start to come out

 831 characters

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending this one my way.

A: The pour is a hazed golden-amber color with about a finger of white head.

S: There's a nice tangy citrus note to the nose. Lots of grapefruit with some tangerine and orange zest. The wheat comes through well and there is a pleasant bready character to the aroma. A touch of floral hops and a bit of pine.

T: Starts off with an almost orange-grapefruit juice flavor. Nice fresh citrus and a lot of citrus zest. Some floral and pine notes with a moderate bitterness. A decent sweetness from the wheat and bread flavors.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This was a pretty good IPA. Perhaps not quite to my "West Coast" preference, but still solid.

 720 characters

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with a finger of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: lots of grassy & lemony hops

T: Grassy, lemony & some grapefruitty hops up front, plus a bit of grapefruit. Grassy & flowery hops are dominant as this warms along with slight breadyness. Finishes crisp with citrus hops & dryness, almost pulled 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, plus nice balance

Drinks really easy, not the most exciting AIPA, but I predict I will be drinking loads of this once Summer hits

 516 characters

Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Mildly hazed golden hue, good sudys lacing

SMELL: Piney, catty, tangerine, mango, doughy biscuits, nutty yeast, esters

TASTE: Crisp, wet, moderate body, oily hop, balanced bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, chalky, herbal, leafy, blonde tobacco, black tea, dry finish

Fresh, somewhat aggressive and quite drinkable. Bitterness is pretty high but is does not take over the palate, more than enough to let you know that it is an IPA.

 484 characters

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some hints of orange/copper when held up to the light and some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a huge three finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a huge condensed cap in the center (about 1 and 1/2 fingers tall) and only about 50% of the cap around the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of caramel malts with a little sweetness and some citrus and tropical hop aromas - there are notes of orange peel, peach, and very light amounts of pineapple.

T: The beer has a pleasant caramel malt body that has very light amounts of sweetness but the dominant flavor is hops. I detect a number of different hops flavors including orange peel/citrus, pineapple/tropical, and light amounts of pine/resin. There is only a light amount of bitterness as the beer is well balanced.

M: Lighter than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: This beer is well balanced and enjoyable - easy to drink and sessionable. I would definitely have another of these as it was a very drinkable beer.

 1,171 characters

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Still workin' my way through the Boulevard mixed case. This offering pours a clear brass topped by a finger of staunch cream white foam. Plenty o' floaties hangin' 'round in there... The nose comprises heavy grapefruit zest, pine, lemon rind, and a touch of caramel dwindling in the background. The taste favors the pine and grapefruit peel, with some honeydew and caramel duking it out for third place in the back. As the flavors fade from the tongue, they become pretty bitter and resinous. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a good IPA, but not necessarily one I would seek out all that enthusiastically in the future. I wouldn't turn down a freebie, though...

 813 characters

Photo of billab914
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 746 characters

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.

 307 characters

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

 630 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,916 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!