Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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85
very good
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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
Ratings:
1,941
Reviews:
533
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
329
For Trade:
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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Still workin' my way through the Boulevard mixed case. This offering pours a clear brass topped by a finger of staunch cream white foam. Plenty o' floaties hangin' 'round in there... The nose comprises heavy grapefruit zest, pine, lemon rind, and a touch of caramel dwindling in the background. The taste favors the pine and grapefruit peel, with some honeydew and caramel duking it out for third place in the back. As the flavors fade from the tongue, they become pretty bitter and resinous. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a good IPA, but not necessarily one I would seek out all that enthusiastically in the future. I wouldn't turn down a freebie, though...

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Mostly clear orange body. Slightest haze to it. Medium white head. Sticky lacing inside the glass and a thick collar with surface foam.

Smell - Citrus hop. Orange. Doughy malts hint at what could be a sweet malt backbone.

Taste - But it isn't sweet at all. Grapefruit more distinct from the hops. Much more grainy than the nose implied. Finishes a bit piney with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Low ABV and flavorful. Not an aggressive IPA at all. These days, this is practically a pale ale, but it's quite good.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 tdm168
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - golden orange with a huge, pillowy, soft, white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, herbal, spicy, peppery

T - light bread malt, a mellow hop character that is herbal, spicy, citrusy, and bitter

M - light bodied, well carbonated

This is an OK IPA. The flavor is nice but subdued. If the hops where more bright and forward this would probably be excellent. The mouthfeel is a bit light as well. It's thin at times. Overall, this is an easy to drink beer with decent flavor, but there are far bolder IPAs out there.

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Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of smakawhat
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Ale house glass.

A faint apricot amber, with hints of orange color, quite a bit hazy and a little dull. Head forms real nice and evenly with light tan color, almost white, and easily four fingers deep. Clumps with big aggressive chunks and lacing. Not too bad.

Nose is store brought grapefruit juice hop angle. Quite wet smelling, with a light airy sense. Not sweet or big, but pretty solid fruit hop feeling. A little bit of toasty bread and grains kick in also.

Palate hits with quite a bit of wet body. Mid palate doesn't bring much flavor, however on the swallow is where all the notes hit. Instant peeled grapefruit and skin, with a little bit of minor caramel sensations. Quite a big front tip tongue little tiny fizz sting. Palate though is really fleeting, with all the senses hitting in the back. Wet body doesn't quite let it carry much.

Overall it's very light and drinkable, but this just doesn't remind me of the good stuff that Boulevard does, this is one of their weaker creations I think.

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Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, best before 12/29/12 etched onto the bottle.

Pours near clear, lighter amber. Large off white and loose head, that stays before going to a thicker collar and ample spotty lace.

Distinct note of cascades in the nose.

Well hopped and quite enjoyable IPA. Grapefruit hoppy notes, ample malts to provide some balance. Some lime soaked dryness in the finish. Nicely done...

Boulevard is on my short wish list of breweries I'd love to see distributing in the NY/CT/NJ tri state area

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hwwty4 for this!

Best by 12/27/09 - had the following day (sorry)(Reviewed from notes, as usual)...

Pours slightly hazed golden amber with a thick, rich foamy head that descends, leaving some thin patchy lacing.

The smell is of grapefruit/pine, grassy herbal notes. Very nice hop aromatics (esp. considering bordering past freshness date). Robust - classic American IPA nose...

The taste is herbal, grapefruity a bit piney with just enough malt to keep the hops together and to keep from being overly puckering. It has a dry, somewhat asprin-ish finish.

A bit fizzier than expected, with a light-to-medium body. Hoppy aftertaste lingers.

Carbonation could be a bit lighter, but otherwise this is a very enjoyable, hoppy delight! An IPA that I would certainly get again if it were available in this area!

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Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Duff27
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big two inch white fluffy head on a yeast sediment laced dull orange body. Head sticks around like a champ. Above average spotty lacing.

S- Soft citrus notes, oranges. Some yeasty qualities.

T- Lemon zest at the forefront of the citrusy hop profile. Bananas? Leaves a bitter taste in the mouth after each sip.

M- Crisp carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- A solid middle-of-the-road IPA. Very drinkable/sessionable. Agree with others in stating this is like an IPA mixed with a witbier. Worth a try for American Pale Wheat Ale fans.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Single-Wide IPA

Clear, coppery color, big, boisterous foam on top.

Gorgeous nose, floral, lightly citric...pine...getting more lemon-y...

Nice bitter smack-up at the front, gracefully sliding back, citric sting maintains...very smooth and drinkable.
Light to medium bodied, for an IPA, this is juuust right. Bitterness never quits, hangs hard on the palate, tastiness keeps up pace. Lovely yeast flavor in this one, too.

I'm liking this lots.

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Photo of BEER88
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MasterSki
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few of these in MO on a recent trip. Best before August 22nd, 2009. Served in my Surly pint glass. I'm a little congested today, so I may be overly hard on smell/taste...

A - Three fingers of creamy off-white foam that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a pretty solid band of lacing. Murky golden color, with some visible suspended solids from the bottle conditioning. Good looking brew!

S - Plenty of hoppiness - very earthy, with lots of pine, grass, and floral notes. There's some lemon and grapefruit citrus, but it's further in the background. There's a little bit of biscuit-y malt but it's fairly subtle. Not a huge bouquet - and I don't think that's only because of my stuff nose.

T - I get the grass, lemon, and some sweet citrus on the tip of my tongue, but as it moves through my mouth it becomes significantly more bitter in character. Not much malt presence at all. It's nice, but largely neutral.

M - Crisp, dry, ample carbonation, It's got some solid viscosity and residual oily resins.

D - Pleasant taste, low ABV and bitterness - it'd be easy to put back a few of these before the carbonation got a bit to bloaty. If this were my local option I'd be OK with it, but the taste doesn't make me want to keep my fridge stocked like I try to do with Two-Hearted or Furious.

A few recipe changes away from being a contender.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,941 ratings.
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