Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
BA SCORE
61.4%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 1,951 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:
#20,542
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
1,951
Liked:
1,197
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
10.93%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
334
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,951 |  Reviews: 538
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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 brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as a fine extra from bort11. Thanks, Tim!

A-A West Coast IPA-style golden, with a fluffy white head that has great retention. Lots of fine bubble carbonation, even ten minutes after the pour.

S-Nice burst of citrus aroma. Grapefruit blending into lemon.

T-Very nice taste. A bit of malt sweetness is quickly overpowered by bitter grapefruit hops, which flows all the wat through the finish.

M-Moderately overcarbonated, as you would suspect by looking at it, but still pleasantly medium bodied with lingering bitterness.

D-Lots of flavor for the ABV, which is a bit on the low side for the style. Very nice.

HV

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft at the stable

poured a bright light copper with fluffy white head and incredible lacing.

smell was citrus and dry, slight hidden malt

taste was dry, very dry, with bitter hop flavor from the swish around the mouth through the finish. light malts through out.

this was slightly carbonated a little too much for me. this added to the dryness overall by giving it some bite

overall, not bad. there was a ton of hype on it so i expected a hop bomb but it was more subtle than what i was hoping for. i will need to check out the bottled version. overall, good stuff.

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Photo of Spikester
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 10/13/11

Appearance: Slightly hazy, light golden orange, ridiculous head - huge, sticky, fluffy, leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Somewhat mild, but not bad - grapefruit, some pine, definitely floral - the malt profile is interesting - bready, wheaty, but also very pale

Taste: Nicely balanced - some grapefruit flesh, some citrus zest, some pine, some herbal qualities - the malts are notably unique - pale, grainy, and the wheat is a nice touch - slightly spicy and bready, but doesn't scream "wheat" - bitter, but definitely not extreme - in fact, definitely on the mild side

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp and dry, light-medium body, highly carbonated but not unpleasantly so

Overall: Somewhat unique, good

The addition of wheat to the grain bill separates this beer from the pack. While the hop profile is good, it's definitely nothing special. Fortunately, this beer has balance, and it helps. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the bars on the loop in St Louis had multiple boulevard beers on tap for three buck a pop! Great stuff!

Lightly orange and slightly cloudy, the pour didn't leave much head but some decent lacing was present.

Smelled and tasted nicely hoppy, crisp and tangy, with an ample malt balance, and some nice floral and citrus notes. The body was medium and obviously the beer was quite fresh.

Overall just about anything boulevard is bound to be good, and I liked this one on tap more than I do in the bottles.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a hazy muted peach-amber color. A frothy foamy white head has great retention and sheets of sticky lacing coat the glass. The nose is sweet apricot, muted caramel malt, and piny hops. The taste is a good shadow of the aroma with sweet malts coming before a nice blend of black pepper, apricot fruitiness, and piny grapefruit rinds. A nice medium and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, just a delicious well-balanced beer.

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Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Gingerman in Dallas

appearance: golden complexion, with some lacing and head rentention

smell: sublt citrus, no overwhelming

taste: decently balanced, some citrus

mouthfeel: medium bodied decent carbonation

drinkability: a decent IPA, just not awesome.

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

Had 8.10.09
This beer pours a hazy lighter copper color with a one finger of nice frothy off white head. Head retention is nice leaving ample sticky lacing on the glass. Nose is mostly of floral hops, touch of pine, and a nice solid undertone of malt. Taste is a nice burst of floral hops up front, touch of pine in there, moving in to a well balanced malt flavoring, finish has a bit of citrusy hops in it. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp feel with a sticky finish to it. This is a beer that I could sit with for a LONG time *sigh* if only they distributed to MA....

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was poured from the bottle into our Hop City pint glasses. It shows a farmy goldenrod coloring, sporting a two and a half finger tall head of foamy, soapy bubbles, showing nice retention into spotted, honeycomb lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears in discrete streams of bubbles throughout the liquid. The aroma is fresh, with notes of aloe vera, raw honey grit, hops of herbal, grapefruity, and grassy varietals, white sugar, agave cloy, bitter lemon rind, vanilla and almond extracts, plastic phenols, pale toasty malts, nutmeg, and ground garlic powder spice. With warmth comes a deeper, dirtier earthen hop, bubblegum esters, light adjuncty white flour graininess, and lemon house cleaner. Our first impression is that this is a clean and easy drinking brew, with bright-enough hoppy freshness to keep us interested throughout. The taste begins with lemon, grapefruit, and orange rind and juiciness, herbal freshness of fern stalk and leaf, coppery metallics, phenolic plastics, wet cheesecloth, and pale toasty grain. The middle hits with maple and white sugars, citric and grassy hop bite, light essence of cinnamon and black breakfast tea tannins, watered vanilla sweetness, and powdery strawberry wafers. The end comes washing through with mineral water, resiny hop oils of grapefruit and herb, torched caramel and pale malts, vegetal zucchini and herbal fresh leafiness, and a crumbling waxy dryness. The aftertaste breathes of caramel, pale, and raw barley maltiness, board chalk, granite and slate, cheddar cheese musk, dust, strawberry and light plum fruitiness, perfumed phenols, and clean grassy hops. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium. Cream and froth are okay, while slurp, smack, and pop are much more decent. The mouth is left wet and satiated, with a tight astringent pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back rather quickly.

Overall, the best thing about this brew is its taste. For a “single” beer this guy sure packs the flavoring into every corner of the sip. In this sense it keeps up with many of its competitors, as your standard IPA, these days, is as big and bold as ever, hiding nothing in the way of oily, hoppy bitterness. This really helps to hold the rest of the fabric of the beer together, keeping the aroma in check, and actively justifying a lighter mouthfeel. If we had the time and the fortitude we could sip back on these all day, and will certainly be wishing Boulevard fell within our home state’s distribution net come the spring and summer months.

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

Golden-orange hazy body with a tight fluffy white head. Good lacing.

Grassy and perfume hop smell. Slightly bready malt.

Grassy, floral, and a bit of pine with a good malt backbone. Moderately bitter.

Clean and light mouthfeel. Low carbonatin.

This is a pretty good ipa and quenches a hop fix, but doesn't stand up to many of the top notch ipas out there.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 61.4% out of 100 with 1,951 ratings
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