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Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,922
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
321
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 531 | Ratings: 1,922
Photo of BitterPachyderm
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

birthday bif thanks! 12 oz. bottle (best by 10/01/09) into my sweetwater pint glass...

four finger head of creamy off white foam...decent lacing and excellent retention, hazy golden body...

spicy hop nose with a good malt frame...some citrus coming through, more sweet than bitter. pretty mellow and peppery...

very different, but in a good way...a sharp hoppy sweetness leads into a strong bitter finish, some citrus is shown throughout. seems to lack a malt presence, but is good nonetheless.

sharp biting carbonation

great drinkability and an all around pretty darn good ipa

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Photo of John1985
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ale pours a huge head, almost over carbonated, but leaves a nice lace down the glass. Gold, cloudy appearance indicates the presence of yeast. Nice piney aroma, with a good bitter burst at the front, with a wonderful balance malt hop flavor and a little ting at the end. Almost too drinkable for an IPA and would be better classified as an APA. Very flavorable and sessionable and at only $6.99 (in TN) its a bargain that will be a definite repeat purchase. The best beer I've had from Boulevard.

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

I'm really liking this sampler pack from Boulevard Brewing Co. Each beer in it seems to be a dead on example of the style it represents. And a very well done version at that. Within the guidelines but not overboard and certainly not boring. Very well done. I think this would be a great sampler pack to show someone, 'this is a pale ale, this is an IPA'.

A - real nice sustaining head that leaves some nice lacing. Light gold color.

S - Nice lemony hop smell. Full profile of hop range too it seems, bitter, flavor and aroma well represented. Sweet malt in the background.

T - Very nice and balanced. Good amount of hops and bitterness but very drinkable.

M - foamy carbonation, clean finish

D - Quite drinkable! Plenty of interest and not too tongue splitting to be too much. Best with some food if you want more than one.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA

Clear, coppery color, big, boisterous foam on top.

Gorgeous nose, floral, lightly citric...pine...getting more lemon-y...

Nice bitter smack-up at the front, gracefully sliding back, citric sting maintains...very smooth and drinkable.
Light to medium bodied, for an IPA, this is juuust right. Bitterness never quits, hangs hard on the palate, tastiness keeps up pace. Lovely yeast flavor in this one, too.

I'm liking this lots.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from two 12oz bottles into two generic goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Best By 09/18/09

A: Pours a very hazy peach color with a bright-white, creamy, lace-leaving head on top. Very actively carbonated.

S: Aromas of grapefruit and lemon. Touch of toasty malt, caramel, and yeast.

T: See above. Loads of lemon and grapefruit with some dry/toasty malt. Floral hops.

M: Very dry and astringent with a peppery and bitter middle and finish. A fruity tang in the middle. Waaaay too carbonated.

D: Not bad, but the bitterness and carbonation were too over the top.

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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.

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Photo of KCHopHead
2.82/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I waited for this beer to came out the first news I caught of it and drooled the rest of the time. It finally came out and I had a 6 pack and was not impressed considering I really like the Double Wide. I tried it again over the weekend to see if it was the batch and nope, just not impressed.

A - Golden Light IPA color to prepare yourself for a light IPA, some haze.

S - Citrisy, Hoppy, not much else.

T - Just like it smells.

M - Here is where I slam this beer and one of my favorite breweries. The fizziness and aftertaste just don't sit well with me. The IPA is not smooth. There is a sharp taste from beginning to end.

D - I can down one or two, but would not drink anymore in one setting.

A little more malt, little less carbonation and maybe a change up in the bittering hops and this would be okay. Well that's pretty much a new brew isn't it?

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Photo of u2carew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A) Copper in color. Some chill haze - oops. Pours with a large and think head. Settles into big bubble lacing.
S) Cascade hop aroma - orange, just a touch of sweetness - maybe some caramel. Definitely earthy.
T) Very little malty sweetness. Heavier on the hoppiness. Hop bit in the end. Lingering hoppiness in the aftertaste.
M) Fizzy. Crisp. Some creaminess in the finish. Medium bodied.
D) Very delicious. Would have liked to see just a bit more balance between malty sweetness and hop bite.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle- pours straw golden, very light for the style with a thick two finger head. Nose- caramel sweetness, fragrant hops. Taste- good bitter grapefruit backbone from the hops- perceived bitterness is defintely more than the stated ibu's. Light flavour from the pale malts. Almost more of a hoppy pale ale than IPA. Chewy and sprtizy mouthfeel and dry finish.

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Photo of KI9A
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark gold, nice head. Nice lace rings.

S: Piney, some malts.

T: Obvious malt/heavy hops. Citrusy, to point of being almost too bitter.

M: Creamier that I would have thought. Bitter finish not appealing to me.

D: Been trying to "like" IPA's, just not a bit heavy hop fan. Hopefully, I was able to rate this according to style, and not personal preferance. I've taken alot of advice from other BA's on what to try...so far, not much appealing outside of a regular pale ale. Anything hoppier, eh..

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

Pours a hazy yellow in color, with a thick, billowy white colored head that grows to a good 3 fingers in size, and slowly dissipates leaving pillows of bubbles on the glass.

Aroma is pretty crisp and clean, with a whole lot of zesty citrus notes. In fact that is really about all I pick up...citrus.

The flavor is also heavily citrus oriented, quite a lemony punch, with a great bitter finish, but not overpowering by any means. The malt character is very subdued in this IPA. If a beer could ever be considered juicy...this is it. Quite a pronounced bitterness towards the end, that lingers for a bit.

Not much body to this, as someone else mentioned more like a really hoppy pale ale. That said, I still find this to be quite a successful IPA the citrus flavors are really great and fresh tasting. Quite a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of alexgash
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy golden peach body with a thick, frothy, very lacy, off-white head. Sweet, sticky candy malt and tropical fruit on the nose with ample backing of pineapple, citrus, and pine hops. Nice. Citrus hop bitterness up front with a dash of toasted malt. Juicy grapefruit and orange hop flavor comes through. Some pineapple sweetness leads to a nice, sweetish biscuit malt backing. Resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Dry. Medium-bodied. A very sessionable, tasty IPA.

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Photo of markaberrant
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - clear w/ just a slight haze, light amber, white head, great retention, looks quite fizzy, tons of carbonation bubbles, and had to be careful on the pour

S - bright hops, tangerine, citrus, grapefruit, really nice blend, no pine, just ripe, juicy, sweet citrus, almost no malt, just hops,

T - tropical hops and malt sweetness to start, just a great juicy flavour, finish has some bready malt, and a quick hit of hop bitterness that quickly fades, though the hop flavour does linger

M - very creamy, med body, well carbonated, adds to the brightness and crispness of the beer, but maybe a little much, almost a bit of sting going down the throat, followed by warmth, don't get much hop resin or astringency

D - drinks more like a really hoppy pale, but so what?

Great hop nose and flavour, but comes up way short on the bitterness for an IPA, and it is overcarbonated. Definitely one of the best beers available in Minot, ND where I picked up this sixer. Rename it a pale ale, and watch the ratings soar!

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12floz bottle into my pint glass

Pours a very light murky/dirty copper color with a huge fluffy 4 inch white head. Good head retention with soapy scattered lacing left scattered on the sides of my glass.

Smell is of pine like hops with some grassy notes. Hay like smell with slight stale dried fruit. Yeast sediment smell can be picked up also.

Mild citrus hops with some bitterness added into it. Nice malt backbone balances out the bitterness a bit. Nice solid brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing exactly.

Good solid brew to have on hot summer days.

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Photo of whoneeds8
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow with a very nice thick white head that lasts all the way down the glass. Great lacing. Smell isn't very strong, but I'm not good at smelling things. Taste has a nice hop front, but really seems to be missing something on the back end of the flavor. The mouthfeel is ok until the end of the glass. Because of the great head that lasts all the way down the glass, you get a large amount of head on the last sip.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= pours a beautiful hazy golden yellowish orange color with a great three finger head that's got awesome retention and lacing. Really an impressive looking beer.
S= great pineapply hops. Grapefruit and citrus. Some more herbal notes come through. Makes my mouth water.
T= less pineapple than the smell would suggest. Great citrus taste. Quite a bit of pine comes through too and just a hint of grassyness. Very tasty but not too remarkable.
M= a little too high on the carbonation side for my liking but if it was lower carbonation the head would suffer so I guess its reasonable.
D= very nice. A really great ipa. The appearance was just swell but the taste wasn't as sweet and juicy as I would have liked yet still very good.

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

Came across this quite by accident, but thanks to Big Top liquor and their monthly special that inspired me to look.
Pours with a somewhat excessive head which prevents a full pour from the bottle. Nice head density, off-white. Clear with an orange-gold color and lots of bubble action (in a Sam Adams glass).
Fresh hops with plenty of citrus, including orange. Also fresh grass and small shots of hoppy intensity which reminds me of bitterness. Little malt to speak of, although a sweetness is swimming around in there somewhere.
This gives an initial nice shot of bitterness, but it doesn't seem to overpowers or exceed expectations at any time. Hop flavors are much from the bitterness and less of the nice citrus flavors. However, there is a really nice sweetness up front, with a pleasing fruit taste. Malt also gives a tad grain quality. Bits of sourness sometimes round out the finish, which is typically long.
Very fine carbonation that is prickly sometimes, but at other times seems to envelop the smoothness and lend it's own flavors. Just heavy enough to move into moderate feel.
This drinks well. Even though it's not the best IPA in terms of overall flavor profile the work well together with the feel to leave me desiring another, especially in these hot humid days. Nice to have this one around.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a semi-cloudy pale orange color. The head is an impressive two and a half inches in height, and recedes very slowly into thick, chunky lacing. The aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, and hints of citrus. It is a nice aroma, but it is a little mild for the style. The taste has more citrus, and more grapefruit than the aroma. There is still are large pine notes. It is also a little more pronounced than the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I can thoroughly enjoy drink. I can see myself drinking this in the future.

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Photo of brdc
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks rlcnmeyer for this extra.
Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Bright, light yellow, nice white head, thick and foamy, good retention but not a lot of lacing.
It gets a little hazy if you pour the small amount of sediment.
Aroma is simple but effective, fresh citric hops, light caramel and bread.
Light to medium bodied, reasonably well balanced breadiness and light caramel sweetness, with a tendency towards bitter, piney and citric hoppiness.
A quite decent IPA, if not special.

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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 barleywinefiend
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy golden color with a large white head Nose is light smell citrus and grassy aromas from the hops. Taste is dominated by the hops, mainly citrus, floral and grassy notes. Nothing from the malt. Plenty of hops but no true malt backbone I thought. Pretty thin bodied but still tasty and very drinkable. However, this day and age you better be packin more than this to keep up.

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Photo of marcobrau
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Light amber hue. Quite foamy. Lace sticks to side of the glass. Big "C-hop" aroma which is echoed in the taste of this fine, sessionable IPA. Toasted and cracker-like malts complement the hops. Fairly dry finish and lower alcohol content than most IPAs enhances drinkability. This had a best before of of 6-1-09, but seemed just fine. The hop flavors might have been a bit too bright had this been very fresh.

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Photo of supercolter
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definately a very solid IPA. Appearance is nice with a copper color and small white head. Minimal lacing. Smell is very good, nice citrusy blast followed by floral hops and a biscuity malt to kill the back end. Taste is nearly identical but a bit weaker. Mouthfeel is good, oily and some carbonation. A very drinkable IPA, I think I would seek it out if I was in the mood.

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

Got this as an extra in a trade with stephens101. Thanks Lane!

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Big, fluffy, off-white (a little peachy) head explodes from cloudy, honey-colored body. (Actually had to suck off some of the head to prevent an overflow.) Head descends slowly, maintaining it's soft, pillowy look all the way down. Blanket-like lacing.

Smell: Thick layer of head and mild head cold are preventing me from getting a good whiff. Gimme a sec.... bread dough, grapefruit, lemon, and oily hops... melon, cantelope... [SNORT] and grass and wood. Smells quite pleasant.

Taste: This tastes familiar, kinda like a maltier (and probably bitterer) FW Pale 31. Yeah, I think that is it. Maybe they use the same hops? Very piney and grassy with a good dosage of lemon. Dry cracker-like malts form a sturdy backbone. Bitterness builds throughout the sesh (then again, maybe I'm just drinking this too fast). Pale 31 is a staple in the fridge around here. You're OK in my book, Mr. Single-Wide.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation needs to chill out a bit, but other than that I'm a fan. Oily feel; coats the mouth well. Becomes foamy with any sort of swish. Bitterness hangs around for a while. I'm diggin' the extra malts (comparing this to Pale 31 once again); nice balance.

Drinkability: That was pretty cool. This beer mimicked one of my favorite pale ales, and then outdid it. I know of many tastier IPAs out there, but this one struck a chord with me. I could surely sip on it for a long while. My biggest gripe is that the carbonation was a tad too high, but otherwise this hit the spot.

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

Pours light golden, with 2 finger white head. Smell is basically hop, but not a whole lot in the nose. Taste is bitter up front, then a little bit of malt sweetness in the middle, then that bitter finish. Nice flavorful hops though, 6 different hops in this one, so im not really sure what im tasting, or is any are dominate, but it is good.
Also doesnt have that lingering bitterness either. Moutfeel is about right, seems to be a bit high on the carbonation for me though, but i can deal with that.

Overall this is a really solid IPA, not an absolute hop assault, but pretty balanced, which is what I prefer.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,922 ratings.
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