Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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

Added by kcillini77 on 12-15-2008

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Ratings: 1,949 |  Reviews: 537
Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of omahawk
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This was a good looking beer upon it's pour - huge head, nice hazy dark blond color. Decent smell, pine and citrus hops. Mouthfeel lost me, overly harsh and unredeeming. Taste was fine, upfront hop taste that I thought lacked some depth. It's not bad, but does not crack to the top of my IPA list.

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Photo of karst
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served with private tour given by tour guide Poncho (acomplished homebrewer)

With a million and half dollars of new brewing and bottling equipment you need good beer to pay off the investment.

Boulevard Single Wide was well brewed to style (I know - I spent the morning judging American Pale Ale and the mini-Best of Show group including Imperial IPAs and Eng Pale Ales.)

House yeast offers a nice clean character to go with the complex hop aroma and flavor. Base malts support the moderate hop dominated balance. Wonderful appearance even with some obvious dry hopping. Those 1st wort hop flavors are especially delicious and are making me wonder if the bottled versions are as flavorful and drinkable.

Amazingly the next day I found a hoppy APA on tap in Columbia MO that I liked a bit more and as a result have revised my point evaluations down 0.5 for aroma and drinkability. Red Ale and Stout were also served and sampled at the brewery. Amazing improvement in the Irish Red over the bottled versions that I have had in past years.

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Photo of hwwty4
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. This beer pours a hazy, amber gold with a huge rocky white head. This beer leaves a monstrous amount of sticky white lacing down the glass, probably the most lacing I've ever seen left on a glass. The aroma is a nice balance between piney and citrus hops. There is also a nice malty aroma and a subtle spiciness that runs through the nose. The flavor is much the same with piney and citrus hops dominating with a big malty backbone running through and a subtle spiciness, almost peppery, that runs through the base of the flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit light and finishes rather dry. This is another good beer by Boulevard. I'm glad to see them come out with an IPA but I wish they would have amped up the hops. It's definitely on the maltier side of IPA's.

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Photo of Packforever1976
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in my British pint.

A: Pours a hazy light amber with a one-finger off-white head with little retention.

S: Big hops in the nose, grapefruit and some pine. A nice bubblegum-type sweetness follows.

T: Not as bitter as the nose would indicate. The bitteness is there, but is mellowed by the bubblegum sweetness and malts. Slight hint of spice in the back.

M: Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation and thickness are where they should be.

D: I can't believe this is my first Boulevard. Not totally what I was looking for in an IPA, but was still tasty and quite refreshing. This will be a nice session IPA as we head into summer.

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Photo of Vancer
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best by 6/22/09 stubby bottle poured a hazy orange amber brew, firm and inviting white head resting snugly on top. Laying a sheet ring o' lace down in the Corsendonk tulip.

Crisp aroma of citrus and pine, and a hint of bubblegum. Quaff is both juicy fruit gum and a stinging pine finish. Quite the combination, but nicely done. Crisp grapefruit lingers after the swallow, tempting the next sip.

Wow, for only $7.50 a sixer, I predict big sales from the IPA fans. This is one to try and drink all summer long.

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Photo of Goliath
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ahazy pale orange color with a one inch off white head sitting on top. Good retention, but no real lacing.

The aroma is great. Big citrus and piney hops dominate the aroma. A bit of spice and some pale malt round out the beer.

The taste is pretty good. A nice burst of citrus and pine with a malty yet bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderately crisp carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. A good flavor profile somewhat leaning towards a west coast beer gives some dimension to the beer and makes for easy consumption. Not too bad.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottle conditioned. Poured a hazy gold with less than a finger of fine bubbled white head. Nice piney, citrusy hop aroma. Pretty good initial blast of citrus hop flavor. There is some bready malt to back it up. Maybe a little thin for an IPA. Drying hop finish. Fairly carbonated. Not a very big IPA, but very drinkable. A bargain for the price. A solid local beer tasted fresh, which is always a good thing.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from into a tulip

A-Very cloudy with very fine yeast floating all through it. Big nice sticky head

S-Classic IPA nice earthy hops and grapefruit/orange peel very piney

T-The nose tells all except of the hint of sweetness that the middle and finish bring and a big IPA bitter finish

M-Mouth is smooth and medium bodied very well balanced

D-All year new brew from boulevard and they knocked it out of the park

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Photo of yeastsipper
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beer pours a lighter color than the majority of the IPAs I have had. Not bad, just different. Huge, billowing white head.

Dominant smell is lemon zest. Much stronger than the fainter hop aroma. This is odd, but I swear I smell coca-cola.

Some mild hop bitterness, but not near the level of some of the hop bombs out there. There is a strong bready quality I find a bit strange in an IPA. The same cola like qualities I noticed in the nose I find in the taste as well. Something just seems a touch off for me. Not bad, but not spot on...

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Photo of mjryan
4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy orange colour, with a huge head! Nice retention and lace. Aroma is floral and citrusy and quite intense. Flavour is all citrus hops with a nuetral malt character. Bitterness is very smooth. Carbonation is rather high, which hurts the drinability of the beer a bit, but really not much of an issue because the rest of the beer is so good. Great beer, something I plan on buying again and again.

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Photo of CMW
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Stable

A - Golden amber with a puffy white head that leaves a god amount of lacing. Carbonation is also very present with groups of bubbles splashing to the top of the glass.

S - Very citrusy with some hints on pine and malt. Grapefruit appears to be the main aroma.

T - Grapefruit washes through your mouth in the front then slowly gives way to a small amount of sweet malt. There is a nice amount of bitterness in the finish to round out the taste.

M - Smooth and just enough carbonation to make you remember what you are drinking.

D - Quite drinkable and at $4 a pint at the Stable, somewhat cost effective.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip, best by 8/22/09

golden with a 2 inch off white head, very active carbonation bubbles are constantly rushing up to the surface

hops...more earthy smelling than other IPAs i've had...woody...maybe cedar like...and pine, grapefruit, and orange...lots of orange

more grapefruit up front, some sweet malts, finishes dry and woody...more dry than the smell would suggest...

carbonation level is decent, the hops leave a nice "stain" on the palate

good drinkability, this is easily one of Boulevard's best 6 pack beers, I had tried this on tap and I am pleasantly surprised that it is still nearly as good from the bottle

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Photo of mcsquint
4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A - Golden in color, somewhat cloudy with a huge white head that diminishes rather quicklyleaving spotty lacing.
S - Grapefruit, pine, faint smell of golden malt.
T - More malt flavor than the aroma would suggest, followed by the freshest tasting citrusy grapefruit and piney hops I've ever tasted.
M - As with other Boulevard brews this is a bit over carbonated; however, it seems to work well with this. Very crisp and clean.
D - This is the first commercially available American IPA that I've liked. Most American IPA's totally obscure malt flavor in favor of an overpowering citrus hops. Boulevard has done an excellent job of balancing both and still having that "American" IPA flavor but with some malt in there as well. It is crisp, refreshing, and VERY drinkable.

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Photo of dakid618
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at iTap. Pours a golden amber color with a finger of frothy white head. Smell is mostly orange-like citrus. Taste is extremely well balanced with distinct citrus hops upfront followed by smooth biscuitlike malts. Light mouthfeel with a dry finish. This is extremely drinkable. When this comes out in bottles it will be a permanent fixture in my fridge.

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Photo of surfnebr
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden amber with a translucent foggy texture. Light head retention, this may be due to the glass I used, but the style generally isn't very heady. Nice legs, looks to be full bodied from the rim around the glass.

The nose is quite floral. Hops and citrus (orange, grapefruit) and sweet sugar up front with a refreshing note of Spring. I apologize for the cheesy description. I got smells of a light rain on grass, track season to me.

This was a much drier IPA than I was expecting from the nose. This comes about in the finish and it is quite a final impression. Sweet upfront, crisp and hop filled. Full in the mouth, yeasty, but not so filling as to turn off a second bottle.

I anxiously await this beer on tap. Very enjoyable, thank you Boulevard.

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Photo of bort11
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. The first bottle of the night had a huge meringue-like head. Slow to recede and leaves a ring of sticky lace on the glass. Color is a golden apricot with a hazy suspension of fine yeast sediment.

Smell has a very complex hops aroma, much more subtle than the Boulevard Pale Ale which is straight forward citrus. This is more dry resin and leafy bitterness. There is some grapefruit rind. Taste is also on the dry side. More white grapefruit and a little pine resin. Slightly spicy yeast.

Carbonation creates a crisp and scrubbing mouthfeel. Finishes dry and clean. This is a great addition to the Boulevard line up, and I just love the name. Cracks me up.
Blipped "Murder Tonight in the Trailer Park" by Cowboy Junkies

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Photo of Birmingham
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Brewing Company Single Wide IPA

Served on Draft at Old Chicago in Overland Park, KS beer was served in both pewter and glass mugs. Head retention was fuller in pewter mug.

Aroma: Sweet, orange with some piney notes

Appearance: Clear, golden with orange tones, medium head, which dissipated quickly, prominent lacing.

Flavor: Full hop flavor, minimum malt flavors with dry finish.

Mouth feel: Light with some carbonation

Overall Impression: Very drinkable, malt back bone is not with in style guidelines. Strong hop flavor. Citricy Hop characteristics.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Barley's Brewhaus on Jan. 3, 2008

Golden orange, clear, moderate head that left lacing the whole way down

The aroma is the best aspect of this beer--herbal, big and pungent!

Taste & Mouthfeel
Lots of bitterness kicks this beer off, but the end seems to come too quickly and there's just not much left. Body is low to medium, and I would have liked a bit more. The flavor itself is really striking (not sure what hops were used, but I liked them--both floral and sharp) and there's enough malt to keep the hops from running wild.

Note: Magnum, Columbus, Summit, Cascade, Centennial & Pallisade hops were used in this. I'm guessing the Pallisade hops gave it the unique flavor I was getting.

At the end of the glass, I was left wishing this would replace their standard pale ale and their Double Wide would become their new year-round IPA. It's just a bit too small of an IPA for me.

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Photo of mdcrouser
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on-tap at the brewery during an event their this evening.

White, frothy head provided a sturdy cap atop the mildly hazy golden pour.

Definitively a Boulevard to the nose, with the yeast shining through. Floral notes, and a bit of lemongrass, with a strong hoppiness.

The taste is really enjoyable, pulling through the strong hops characteristics, but not so much that it's overwhelming. Floral, a little piney. It ends with a hint of an odd bitterness though - mildly leathery.

I remember thinking, "Wow, I could really session this beer." I enjoyed this as much, if not more, than any other Boulevard year-round - this town's ready for a good IPA. Maybe my new favorite.

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Photo of jokelahoma
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Old Chicago in Olathe, KS.

Pours a lovely, cloudy burnished gold color, with a decent head that falls at a moderate rate.

Aroma is very hop forward, with a good orange peel/tangerine scent dominating. Little malt in the nose, yet the Boulevard yeast aroma shines through. And that's not a bad thing.

Taste is quite balanced, and not overwhelmingly bitter. It's citrusy, and tart, but not way too bitter. Malt backbone is just barely there, but has enough to keep this on the drinkable side. Aftertaste is citrus fruit through and through. Very nice flavor -- hop centric without being too much.

Moithfeel is light enough to make it extremely drinkable without being too thin to matter. Good stuff.

Overall, this is quite good. One of Boulevard's best regular offerings. Fantastic, and well worth trying when it hits general availability in March.

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Photo of ryanismean
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying a pint at Harry's on Christmas Eve...

Pour is a nice golden, seems lighter in color than their APA, with half a finger of fluffy head that recedes a bit without disappearing entirely. Leaves just a wispy touch of lace down the sides.

Aroma is dominated by hops, a nice citrus explosion with a touch of yeasty pizza dough on the back side. Flavor is IPA all the way, on point style-wise, astringent bitterness up front giving way to orange blossoms and faint sweet roll malt in the back.

Definitely one of Boulevard's best efforts to date. Significantly better than the Double Wide.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served on-tap into a pint glass at Flying Saucer

Single Wide poured a golden yellow, sort of the same color as Bell's Two Hearted Ale, with a nice two-finger head. The head on this pour was so creamy looking that I thought it came from a nitro-tap. Decent lacing notches lines in the glass as you drink.

Hops hit you front and center in the aroma dept. Lots of pine resin and flowers in the nose. A hint of caramel type malt, but mostly just piney hops. Its not balanced, but its darn enticing.

On the tongue, Single Wide is not nearly as one-sided as the aromas would suggest (kind of like Double Wide in this respect). Hop bitterness hits first along with grapefruit and maybe green tea, then the malt sweetness washes over your mouth. In the malt's wake, however, is a bitter aftertaste, slightly drying, leaving you desirous of another drink. Not complex, but balanced and delicious.

This is an easy to drink IPA. I feels perhaps a tad thin in the mouth, but nothing that would be unpleasant or distracting in any way. The alcohol plays no role positively or negatively, making this a great session choice come March when it comes out in bottles.

Single Wide is far from the best IPA I've had, but it is darn good. I suspect that this will be an absolute go-to beer for me when six packs hit shelves in March. Its balanced, refreshing and tasty, which is more than I can say about a lot of beers.

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Photo of kcillini77
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Scheduled for wide release in March. Had on tap tonight at Barley's in Shawnee.

Appearance is typical golden color IPA with good head and lacing.

Smell is piney hops and not much else. That's not a bad thing.

Taste is well balanced but very hoppy. Mouthfeel is a tad harsh due to high carbonation but that's not too noticeable.

Drinkability is high at 5.7% ABV. This will probably be a go-to beer for me when available in bottles. I hope it becomes as widely available as the Pale Ale, but I doubt it will catch on in the types of bars that stick mostly to BMC and Boulevard Wheat.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 61.3% out of 100 with 1,949 ratings
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