Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
1,952 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#20,957
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
1,952
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
335
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,952 |  Reviews: 538
Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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 DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle dated BB 19 July 2013 served in a lager glass.
This bottle conditioned IPA pours with a towering, foamy/creamy, off-white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation.

The aroma is the only weak point of this beer, with a marginally pleasant mix of yeast, light malts and earthy/floral/herbal hops. The more intense flavor has a different balance, being more hoppy and less yeasty, and seems more complex. The use of 6 varieties of hops is more apparent here, with fruity, floral, earthy, herbal and spicy elements. Nonethelss, this is not a strongly hopped, highly bitter, or challenging ale. Has the ease of drinkability of a pale ale.

Exceptionally smooth and creamy mouthfeel for an IPA.

Recommended!

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some hints of orange/copper when held up to the light and some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a huge three finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a huge condensed cap in the center (about 1 and 1/2 fingers tall) and only about 50% of the cap around the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of caramel malts with a little sweetness and some citrus and tropical hop aromas - there are notes of orange peel, peach, and very light amounts of pineapple.

T: The beer has a pleasant caramel malt body that has very light amounts of sweetness but the dominant flavor is hops. I detect a number of different hops flavors including orange peel/citrus, pineapple/tropical, and light amounts of pine/resin. There is only a light amount of bitterness as the beer is well balanced.

M: Lighter than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: This beer is well balanced and enjoyable - easy to drink and sessionable. I would definitely have another of these as it was a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to redredwino (from Reddit) for this.

Pours a very large 3 finger head that billows just over the edge of the glass with a creamy and fluffy head that fades at a med pace, over hazy golden nectar orange color.

Nose brings quite a bit of hops, some candy chewy hops, earthy hops, slight citrus, bit of fruit hops, and slight sweet malts balancing it.

Taste starts a bit sweet with some malts to balance the coming hops, which bring some light earthy hops, touch floral, some light citrus but quite a bit of juicy fruit hops, and light spicy hops. The bitterness builds more and more as it goes. It eventually finishes fairly bitter, slightly drier, some lingering hop flavors with a hint of citrus and floral, then more bitter spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, decent hops but more bittering hops than aroma taste hops but it has its nice components.

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

Acquired via trade from a77cj7, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a grassy hops bitterness that isn't over-powering. Then some sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in along with a hearty but not too heavy malt character creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it's nothing spectacular but it's a solid IPA worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic a hazy lighter amber shade with a a huge blooming white head that went over the sides even with a softer pour.Juicy grapefruit-like hops over top of some alcohol and biscuit malt,the alcohol was pretty large for a smaller beer.Grapefruit flavors along with fruity/gummy notes,it is a little sweet but the hops really burst out at ya.It's a little watery in the back end but it's a flavor packed ipa,again the alcohol to me seems bigger than what it is.

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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep gold color with off-white head. Aroma is on the malty side with some light honey notes and some floral hops. Taste is also slightly malty but overall clean and the finish has a light hop bitterness with lingering orange flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Really straightforward, old school IPA.

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Photo of billab914
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Terrapin glass. It poured slightly hazy and amber in color with a thick, frothy head to it. It left some thick, rocky looking lacing on the edges of the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a citrusy hoppiness to it with some strong notes of grapefruit and orange peel to it. I get a some bready malts playing a support role as well.

The taste also shows a lot of grapefruit like citrus to it with a little bit of a brighter orange like flavor. I get a little more of a sweet, bready, maltiness to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being average. Overall it was a pretty good beer, but not a really outstanding one of the style. Pretty drinkable and nicely flavored overall though.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with a finger of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: lots of grassy & lemony hops

T: Grassy, lemony & some grapefruitty hops up front, plus a bit of grapefruit. Grassy & flowery hops are dominant as this warms along with slight breadyness. Finishes crisp with citrus hops & dryness, almost pulled 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation, plus nice balance

Drinks really easy, not the most exciting AIPA, but I predict I will be drinking loads of this once Summer hits

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a large, expansive, white head.

Smell: Citrus hop scents and a touch of pine ahead of a humble pale malt backing.

Taste: Pale malts with a light sweet and faint taste of caramel. Hop flavors of lemon zest, grapefruit pith, and pine needles. Medium-high hop bitterness that's no doubt accentuated by the endlessly crackling carbonation. Finishes dry, fizzy, and with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Alright already, Boulevard. Think we can ease up on the overly prickly carbonation now? Enough is enough. It's like the beer equivalent of Pop Rocks. Anyways, beyond the bubbles, it's a solid India Pale Ale.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Bright tangelo with honey colored trim. Swirling yeast slows to the suspended animation stage within seconds, adding a bit of visual interest. The bone colored cap looks pretty good and is sticky enough to coat the glass with a fair amount of lace. The second and final pour murks things up beautifully.

The aroma is classic for the American IPA style. It's primarily pale malted (caramel malt is barely appreciated, if at all) and delivers a pleasant shot of citrus fruity hops. The lineup includes Magnum, Centennial, Columbus, Summit, Cascade and Pallisade. Those first two are shared with Double-Wide IPA and the rest are unique to this ale.

Single-Wide IPA is similar to its bigger brother in that it's solid without being spectacular. More than a bottle rocket, less than a Roman candle. Although I'm still not 100% sold on the hop bill, it's an improvement over the varieties used in Double-Wide. Cascade may be overused, but I still love what they add to hoppy beer.

As suspected from the color and aroma, pale malt is dominant by far. There's enough of it to provide a pretty decent sugar cookie-like backdrop for the flavor and bitterness of the hops. In addition to white grapefruit and bitter orange, there's some grassiness and an herbal vibe as well. Complex hop flavor is rarely a bad thing.

Even though the ABV is on the low end (which allows Boulevard to distribute this brew to this state, thank goodness), the mouthfeel belongs on a slightly bigger beer. It won't win any awards, but it gets the job done with style.

It looks like I'll be buying more Single-Wide IPA than Double-Wide (D)IPA. This beer has a more delicious hop profile, is more drinkable and is less expensive when volume is taken into consideration. Given the state of craft beer in the state of Iowa, I'm grateful that Boulevard decided to brew a year-round IPA. And a tasty one at that.

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Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date

LOOK: Mildly hazed golden hue, good sudys lacing

SMELL: Piney, catty, tangerine, mango, doughy biscuits, nutty yeast, esters

TASTE: Crisp, wet, moderate body, oily hop, balanced bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, chalky, herbal, leafy, blonde tobacco, black tea, dry finish

Fresh, somewhat aggressive and quite drinkable. Bitterness is pretty high but is does not take over the palate, more than enough to let you know that it is an IPA.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

decent amber color, very clear with alot of carbonation. A smallish wite head formed but qucikly left leaving behind only a slight amount of lace. Nothing really spectacular here. Smell was light, some grapefruit and orange peel tones, a touch of sweetness, but it needed to be stronger to give more of a punch. The taste followed that up almost exactly. It had a smooth crisp, light feel. Good carbonation, not slick or oily and left a decent dry finish, but felt a tad thin to me. The flavors were all right, just nothing that was gonna make you stop and take notice of it.

Overall tis was ok. It just came off as a bit too light for me and thats why it doesnt get a better score. I would put it right above average, only because it is not bad, however needs to be juiced up a bit to have some of those flavors start to come out

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,952 ratings
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