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 | 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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,911
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
314
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 528 | Ratings: 1,911
Photo of Brenden
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A dark yellow-orange brew shines bright and displays complete clarity. The head is just off-white, moderately sized, with good retention and lace stretching out on the glass.
The aroma is lots of grapefruit with some lemon and grapefruit rind. Otherwise, there's a bit of dry malts and some flowery notes.
In the flavor, the hops are big on citrus, downright juicy in the middle, but with a touch of salty rind on the end. Bitterness makes a good show but lots of balance, and zest is this beer's main feature.
The body is medium, and it's got some nice bite. It runs medium dry and doesn't give up clean for smooth. It lingers with a nice bitter dryness.

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Photo of Czarkazm
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great looking IPA. Beautiful golden honey in color with a thick white head. For a two month old bottle, the smell and taste of the hops were moderate, yet pleasant. Very floral with some melon. Easy drinking, for sure.

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Photo of Mikus
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finger of fluffy white head on a golden amber body. Clear and carbonated. Spiegelau letting this one breathe and bubble. Super fresh too. Some lemon and generic bitterness on the nose, bit of a resiny, dank note. A savory note in there too. Nice and balanced on the palate, bitterness on the front, smooth, slightly spicy yeast note know background. Almost a lager like finish on this one. Smooth as can be. This is different. Mouthfeel is unbeatable. I could easily quaff more than one of these under the right circumstances.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with a modest head of white foam.
Aroma-Fruity, tropical hop note
Taste-Nice wave of tropical fruity hops, leading to a bitter ,white grapefruit finish. Solid IPA all around.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really well executed hop forward IPA. This one has minimal malt backbone in order to really let the hops shine.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of leantom
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Here goes:

A: Clear, yellow-orange with some solid particles floating in solution. Pours an OK head with good lacing.

S: Very simple and muted - just OK. Very grassy/floral.

T: Rather simple, but not bad. Some pine, but the majority of the hops are very herbally and floral. Very little malt.

F: Good - well carbonated, crisp and refreshing.

O: A solid beer.

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Photo of patpbr
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

l - Poured Amber with a foamy head with lots of bubbles.
S - Not noticing a lot a bit of hops.
T - Orange and a little lemon with some pine as well.
M - Medium to light body with a crisp and refreshing finish.
O - An easy drinking enjoyable IPA, most palates would enjoy it.

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Photo of orangemoustache
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite go to IPAs. Pours golden amber with a soft white head that retreats rapidly to a thin film of bubbles. Very balanced nose lending slightly to hops, but a good sweet malt undercurrent rounds out and invites a sip. Tastes are bold hops, citrus, but heavy pine notes take the heavy handed approach. The taste buds are assaulted gently in the way a good drinkable IPA should be.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Boulevard beer. Sixer acquired all were poured into pint glasses.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing strings about the glass.
The smell had a sharp crisp sweet citrus with a nice light back up of bitter pine to combine really nicely.
The taste is pure bittersweet bliss. How this combines is quite good to me. There's a light crisp sweet citrus aftertaste and a dry finish.
The mouthfeel had a light to medium bodied sessionability that finishes with a stellar carbonation running about pummeling my taste buds into submission.
Overall, hot damn, where did this come from? Are all Boulevard beers this good?

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, best by 06/07/2015. That's being generous. Bottled on 11/07/2014, just under a month old.

A: Clear golden body. 2 fingers of head when I poured it. OK retention.

S: Smells pretty nice. Not a huge hop bomb, but solid notes of citrus and pine. The dry-hop works wells.

T: Hop flavors are nice, not a ton of bitterness coming through. Light bready malt backbone that reminds me of Boulevard's other beers.

M: Good carbonation. Soft. This one is pretty low ABV for an IPA and the alcohol is undetectable.

O: I've always liked this beer. And it stands up pretty well. $6.99/sixer is an excellent price, and finding it fresh is always a plus.

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Photo of doublenaughtspy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

From a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a light, clear coppery-orange . A nice 1 finger head persists along with Boulevard's trademark carbonation that leads to bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is grassy and herbal with subtle hints of pine and citrus. Up front, there is plenty of excellent hop flavor composed predominantly of herbal/floral, pine, grapefruit, orange and lemon peel. Although any citrus is only hinted at the end. There is not much malt presence to speak of, and this really places this brew in the pale ale category. However, a slightly warming salty bread flavor presents itself briefly. The mouth feel overall is light and definitely not dry. This one reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale quite a bit, as both both are not known for malt presence. The difference being the hop profiles. SN is more pine while SW is herbal and floral. Very tasty!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Citrus, grass, herbs and fruit on the nose with traces of graham cracker. A creamy fruity palate somewhere between plum and melon is supported by a nutty graham cracker malt backbone lightly sweetened with caramel that finishes with a citrusy bitter hop finish. The yeast, malt and hop flavors are well balanced. Medium body with fine soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

Best by 03/14/15. Consumed 11/05/14 in a spiegelau ipa glass.

(3.65) A: Pale orange with a good clarity reveals a slow, steady rate of effervesce of medium density. A sloppy pour produced a monstrous 2 inch eggshell white colored head with a surprising rate of retention. Sloppy, spotty, soapy lace.

(3.40) S: Aroma was light in factor, dry pine orange, hard to get a good sense beneath the stubborn head.

(3.65) T: Flavor was dry citrus-whole wheat grain, dry pine hopping. Dry orange peel and grapefruit skin. Flowery with a good rate of dry hopping and warming flowery finish.

(3.60) M: Crisp carbonation and mouthful, doughy-wheat body.

(3.65) O: a good social ipa on par with the pop-up with a little more ummph and dry hopping that lingers a bit.

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Photo of JRed
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Clear orange in body with bubbly white head that disappears. Aroma of grass, citrus, pine, mint, light malt kick. Tastes of juicy citrus, pine, mint, wet grass, and even bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Session able IPA that goes down easy. Slightly filling but nice.

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Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of hops (a pretty good amount), some bready malt, citrus (particularly orange), and a hint of pine. This is a pretty solid flavor, but doesn't jump out at you. Subtle and generally pretty tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a well done, likeable beer. Won't win points for originality, but is probably a good session beer.

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Photo of IronLover
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey yellow in color with a heavy haze and visibly aggressive carbonation. Poured with a huge, billowy, soapy white foam that slowly reduce to a thick, bubbly, sudsy cap. Bready malt, ripe citrus orange, a touch of mint and pine hop aromas. Smooth, slightly thin feel despite the active carbonation. Flavors follow the aromas with bready malt and ripe citrus up front transitioning to herbal mint and pine hop flavors through the middle. Herbal and pine hoppiness follows to the finish as this finished with a light minty, herbal and pine hop bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of CraftyViki
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

I am surprised that the overall grade is less than 90. Maybe they have improved recently? I just tried Single-Wide this week and I think it is absolutely delicious : ) Very crisp and flavorful

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Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a gold orange with a medium white lasting head. Aroma is some floral pine hops notes upfront slowly mellowing to a citrus orange fruity essence, caramel malt sweetness. Flavor same as aroma sweet caramel malt with moderate citrus grapefruit hops bitterness. A medium body, smooth, good carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a good caramel malt sweetness, there some orange marmalade like fruitiness, with a citrusy grapefruit bitterness for balance. Overall a tasty and pleasant drinking IPA.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

This is a solid IPA that gave rise to some of Boulevard's newer offerings. It doesn't taste ridiculously hoppy, which is a good thing in my book, even though the IBUs are toward the upper limit of what I can handle. It's pretty smooth considering that, and if I was more into IPAs I'd probably experiment with the spinoffs of this beer as well.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a large sturdy white head. Lots of foamy lacing.

S - Aromas of piney resinous hops, grapefruit, and orange.

T - The flavor has a nice mixture of piney hops and citrus (orange, grapefruit, anna lemon). The is a light malt backbone balancing out the flavors. The finish has some resinous hop bitterness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp prickly mouthfeel.

O - This was a decent IPA. Very crisp and easy drinking with a good mixture of hops and citrus.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best By: 2/14/15 - consumed 9/25/14

APPEARANCE: Bright orange with a fair amount of haze. The head is consists of the entire spectrum of bubbles from almost microscopic to the size of a nail head and it is stark white. The retention is also quite solid, as it is still intact and about a half-inch thick after three sips.

SMELL: A very nice floral aroma with mint and pine notes.

TASTE: Big grassy notes are cut by some sweeter, tropical fruit flavors up front, followed by more bitter citrus at the end. A hint of the mint is still noticeable on the palate as well.

MOUTHFEEL: Semi-sweet to start, very dry, crisp and clean finish. The Single-Wide is medium bodied, but leans towards the lighter side. Again, very clean finish.

OVERALL: The hops are not overly aggressive in this beer, which is a nice change of pace for an American IPA. This is a real easy drinker, and at 5.7%, knocking back a few at a time is no problem. Excellent porch beer.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +5.8%

A well made IPA here.
A fluffy super tall head sits atop a golden colored beer.
Plenty of resiny oily hops in the aroma.
A taste that has a nice balance of hops and malts. It's mildly sweet and finishes semi dry and bitter.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured into a straight edged chalice: color is copper, head is white, mixture of fine and small bubbles dissipates and laces the glass

Aroma is great on this ale, big fruity hop notes and crispy earthy flavors

taste is clean, fully fermented malts light toast and biscuit, and great citrus and earthy hop flavor mixture

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Photo of jpro
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

A nice, easy drinking IPA. Not over the top hopped, pretty balanced. Has more English IPA character in that regard. Grapefruit rind and light pine resin are there, along with a scant malt backbone. Reminds me of Smutty's IPA.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Dec. 7, 2014

Poured a honey, caramel semi-clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white heat. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, soapy notes, floral hops, earthy rye hops, citrus hops, caramel, lime and soapy pine.

Tasted wet Cascade hops, soapy pine, floral hops, citrus hops, Centennial hops and caramel malts.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not as good as I was hoping, but OK.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,911 ratings.
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