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

Added by kcillini77 on 12-15-2008

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Ratings: 1,960 |  Reviews: 540
Photo of whynot44
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color with a substantial dense white head that hangs around producing some decent lacing.

The aroma is citrus - grapefruit, hints of lemon and tangerine - with pine resin and some grassy notes over a subtle biscuity malt.

The taste is similiar with a very definite grapefruit note up front, followed by pine resin and biscuits. The finish is dry and heavy on the piney, grassy hops.

Medium bodied, with plenty of carbonation, easy to drink and not overpoweringly bitter. Altogether a very nice IPA for hop lovers.

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Photo of gatornation
2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

beer pours a huge head easily 4 inches way to much would not dissipate color is dark yellow.. the smell is lemon and yeast smells not too much going on here the taste is worse it was lemon sour taste a little hop and malt and citrus ... this tasted more like a wheat or a Belgian ale(not a good one cause i like Belgian ales).. mouthfeel was acidic and yeasty.. not a very drinkable brew.. i dont know maybe i got a bad bottle will try again..but for now the worst IPA ive reviewed

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

Served out of a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Bronze color with, holy smokes, the largest head I have ever seen out of any beer. I poured the second one ultra slow, and just a tremendous head of this beer. Stays throughout.

S: Smelled very hoppy, with no malt or sweetness.

T: Left much to be desired to be honest out of an IPA. It wasnt as malty as other IPAs, which left it unbalanced. As well, the hops were very singular in taste. It tasted like a 2 hop ale, leaving it uncomplex. It was more like, say, an Amber Ale with way more hops but no more complex in taste.

Mouthfeel: Good, not too carbonated, not too watery.

D: Very drinkable considering the non0complexity of this beer. I expected more from Boulevard on this, seeing as their Double Wide is so much better.

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy golden-yellow with a massive white head that lasted to the end.

Nice aroma of lemon and grassy hops along with a pinch of malts.

Opens with a hit of hoppy bitterness followed by caramel maltiness for balance.

Medium bodied, dry, and moderately carbonated.

A nice sessionable IPA from the folks at Boulevard. Enjoy one.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Falling Rock Tap House had this one as well as some other Boulevard brews. That's good to know.

The Single Wide is an AIPA, but almost tastes like a 2IPA. A nice looking beer. Cloudy golden with a dense head that just did not quit. It stayed at about one finger, a quick swirl even 3/4 of the way down produced a 2 finger head. Good lacing.
Hops are dominant. Some citrus and flower, but mostly resin and pine. Alcohol comes out, too.
Not a very balance IPA. Hops are strong. Again, citrus and pine. Grassy, like dry hay on a hot summer day. This is a darn fine beer, perhaps a bit heavy on the hops. Malt was not present.

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Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a large whit head that hung around for awhile. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass surface. I smell citrus and grassy aromas from the hops. Large hop aroma but nothing from the malt. The flavor is likewise dominated by the hops. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit is detected. Nothing from the malt. I would of liked to see some presence from the malt. A touch overcarbonated leading to a harsh finish. The body is on the lighter side. Nice low ABV and appealing if one likes nothing else getting in the way of the hop flavor.

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Photo of turamarth
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe.

Appearance: Pour a huge fluffy/rocky white head. That lingered for a bit leaving some nice lacing. Has a hazy light golden amber color.

Smell: Mmmm hops. This has lots in the nose. Some grassy notes, lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, some piney notes. There is a faint hint of some toasty malts underneath all the hops.

Taste: Taste mimics nose some what. Lots of piney notes, a very nice grapefruit like bitterness. Orange zest, lemon zest. Nice balance with some sweet/toasty maltyness. Very well balanced.

Mouth: Sort of thin in the mouth, a nice mild carbonation keeps it bright on the tongue. Leaves a nice mouth cleansing aftertaste.

Drink: This is going to be my go to hoppy beer. Drinks like a dream, one of my favorite IPAs. Very solid offering from Blvd.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these in MO on a recent trip. Best before August 22nd, 2009. Served in my Surly pint glass. I'm a little congested today, so I may be overly hard on smell/taste...

A - Three fingers of creamy off-white foam that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a pretty solid band of lacing. Murky golden color, with some visible suspended solids from the bottle conditioning. Good looking brew!

S - Plenty of hoppiness - very earthy, with lots of pine, grass, and floral notes. There's some lemon and grapefruit citrus, but it's further in the background. There's a little bit of biscuit-y malt but it's fairly subtle. Not a huge bouquet - and I don't think that's only because of my stuff nose.

T - I get the grass, lemon, and some sweet citrus on the tip of my tongue, but as it moves through my mouth it becomes significantly more bitter in character. Not much malt presence at all. It's nice, but largely neutral.

M - Crisp, dry, ample carbonation, It's got some solid viscosity and residual oily resins.

D - Pleasant taste, low ABV and bitterness - it'd be easy to put back a few of these before the carbonation got a bit to bloaty. If this were my local option I'd be OK with it, but the taste doesn't make me want to keep my fridge stocked like I try to do with Two-Hearted or Furious.

A few recipe changes away from being a contender.

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Photo of bfields4
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale golden hue with a nice frothy full head.

Hops hit the nose drowning out almost all else, but a faint lemon citrus zest.

The beer has a nice citrus up front more on the lemony side of things. A nice change from the usual cal-stlye IPA taste. Nice mellow flavors with a little herbalness in the back.

Very sessionable IPA from Boulevard everything I would expect from them and a bit more.

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

on draft at the stable

poured a bright light copper with fluffy white head and incredible lacing.

smell was citrus and dry, slight hidden malt

taste was dry, very dry, with bitter hop flavor from the swish around the mouth through the finish. light malts through out.

this was slightly carbonated a little too much for me. this added to the dryness overall by giving it some bite

overall, not bad. there was a ton of hype on it so i expected a hop bomb but it was more subtle than what i was hoping for. i will need to check out the bottled version. overall, good stuff.

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Photo of WilliamD
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Into my pint glass. A nice, yellow-amber color, with a rich, creamy, two inch head that eventually diminishes to an eighth-inch. Very nice.
Smells nice- pine, citrus, banana.
Taste is great. Well balance of hops and bitterness. Malty with a slight citrus flavor.
Mouthfeel is nice as well- crisp, refreshing. Slightly dry.
This to me is a session IPA. I could drink a bundle of these in a sitting.
Perhaps one of the most well-rounded IPAs I've had. And at the price ($6.50/6-pack), it's proof that great-tasting, quality beer can come relatively cheap.

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

Edited review in 2018: this has either improved since its introduction and my initial review 9 years ago, or my palette has become more forgiving. This was a good looking beer upon it's pour - huge head, nice hazy dark blond color. Good smell, pine and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is decent with some forward hop bitterness. Taste is good and moderately hopforward. This is a good IPA that could use a little more depth.

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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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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,960 ratings