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Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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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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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Photo of drunkmonk
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden straw color. Nice two finger head, lays down a firm sheet of lace. Nice floral and pine cone hop aromas. Hops are at the forefront here. Some lightly sweet caramel malts hide far beneath. Nice array of pine and citrus malts take center stage. Finishes a bit dry, with an aspirin like quality. Nice bitterness lingers on the tongue. This is a one sided match for sure, but who cares?
Hop heads will want to put this one on their to do list for sure. Pass the guacamole and chips please.

Thanks to Springdogg for the opportunity on this one.

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Photo of abar22
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a snifter

Frothy white 3 finger head that settled into a nice solid cap with minimal lacing.
Fresh citrus and pine nose. While it is there and refreshing it is not as aggressive as I would prefer.
The front, middle and end of each sip brings with it a hop bitterness but also a slight malt backbone. Citrus peel, California grapefruit dominate the hoppy flavors with a slight hint of pine in the finish.
Medium body, never watery, nice carbonation and a nice hop resin makes the mouthfeel superb.
Drinkability may not be as good as a Bud Light(insert gagging sound) but for an IPA it is deliciously drinkable. One of my favorite IPAs and will become a fridge staple.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic.

Pours a medium straw, with a nice ample head that leaves tons of spotty lace all around.

Aroma is of bitter hops. Earthy and piney, the hops are well represented on the nose. Malt is there, but subdued.

Flavor opens with malt but then yields to the hops. Hops are piney and earthy with a piney twang. Not much here on the malt side. Malt is dusty and slightly bready. Hops in the middle are piney and resinous the malt is is slightly present. Finishes dry and bitter with hardly any swetness, booze is present on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is to style, nice. Minus the booze and add more maltiness and it would be a great beer.

Overall a little light on the malt, and slightly boozey

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pulled out of a nice sampler pack which cost $14. Clear gold-yellow with a frothy white head. It smells like its bitter and has a distinct lemon-citrus aroma, not bad. More lemon on the taste but to be honest the flavor profile on this makes me think of pale ale much more than an IPA. Mouthfeel is fine and this is quite easy to drink but again only the bitterness makes me think IPA.

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

Great American style IPA! Poured with an off-white head that's big and foamy with a little texture. HUGE fresh hop aroma. Flavor is dominated by the hop qualities. And just enough balanced by the malt to make it a very enjoyable beer. Hops are more on the earthy side without too much, if any, fruitiness. Body is where the malt is present and helps to make the beer quaffable. Decent finish and about a session beer.

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Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow. Head is supper fluffy, and over followed my glass, had great retentin and left some tremendous lacing.

S- Smells of citrus peel, orange rind and grapefruit, very very fruity but a touch of malty sweetness is in there as well. Could also pick up some nice piney smells as well.

T- Taste is piney but a good amount of fruit still here. A very nice IPA.

M- Medium in body and good carbonation.

D- Very solid brew. I enjoyed drinking this one.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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