Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
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3.75/5
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1,963 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:
#24,106
Reviews:
540
Ratings:
1,963
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
340
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,963 |  Reviews: 540
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 DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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 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 vfgccp
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 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 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 nickfl
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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 olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Photo of REVZEB
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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 woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was elated & an attendee a few years ago at the Press fete in PHL for the announcement that Boulevard B.C. beers of KC, MO would now be available in PA! My enthusiasm has not waned in the least, but I have a sufficient amount of their beers in the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody that I am conducting a Coup de Boule(vard) today for New Beer Sunday (Week 663). Hang on, it's going to be quite the ride!

From the bottle: "57 IBUs".

How is it that I have never reviewed this beer until now?!? It is nice to finally join the crowd. I began by Pop!ping the cap & performing a slow, gentle pour into my awaiting glass. It formed a modest head, but that was not enough to satisfy me, so I performed an in-glass swirl. This resulted in two fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with very good retention that created nice sticky lacing as it fell. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very citrusy, primarily grapefruit, but also some lemon and orange for good measure. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very juicy, more towards oranges than grapefruit, but with a light biscuitiness and a mellow overall tea-like quality. I really think that the earlier Extra Pale Ale was closer to an AIPA while this was closer to an APA. No big deal either way, but this beer might leave some hopheads disappointed. As for me, it is closing in on the end of another marathon NBS so this was a good penultimate (I think) beer. Finish was dry, but the bitterness was kind of low for the style. I liked it well enough, but it just lacked the kind of Oomph! that would cause me to recommend it to others.

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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 WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden amber color with two fingers of foamy white head that retains amazingly and leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus hop notes. The flavor starts with the citrusy hops and then becomes strongly bitter and finishes with a hint of bready malt. The mouthfeel is overcarbonated and leaves a very lingering bitterness. Overall a good ipa.

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Photo of BEER88
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,963 ratings