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Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

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

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a slightly hazy very bubble and foamy light gold. I couldn't get to the smell before the taste as I kept on having to drink some of the foam down.

The smell is pretty one dimensional..it smells bitter. Mostly from lemon.

The taste starts of with that lemon followed by some grass and light pine but really, I can't get any malt flavour out of this at all. I'm a big fan of Boulevard so I'm a bit taken back at this offering.

It has a good medium mouthfeel but the carbonation is way over done, imho.

Drinkability? Not so good. I'll be glad when I'm done with the bottle and my other bottle....I'll probably try to see if I can trade it away. Other peeps *do* like it, it's just not a brew for me.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber orange color. Poured a 2 finger off-white head that dissipated to a merangue-type dollup. Lace in thick rings. Lightly decanted.

S: Citrus and floral hops up front. Smooth, caramel malt follows. Not terribly intense.

T: Lightly tart orange hops dominate throughout, with some grassy/floral notes as well, and a noticable backbone of smoothly sweet caramel malt. Finishes with more of the citrus hops, leaving a slightly sour bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Resiny on the tongue. Lingering bitter.

D: Flavorful, balanced, and with an ABV that doesn't preclude sessioning, this is definitely a drinkable IPA.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip a ways back (from notes)

A hazy orange liquid with plenty of bubbles, two fingers of foam has great retention slowly falling to an pencil top eraser looking island leaving partial rings deep down the glass, looks great

S mild tropical nose with some melon, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon, floral and a little spicy, smells good but could use just a little intensity

T a little pine and grapefruit I didn't really smell, not all the tropical fruit the nose had going for it and a little sweet malt in the background

M lighter side of medium, enough bubbles to give it some life, a little gritty on the palate, some lemon pith lingers

O pretty good IPA and lower ABV so it would work better in the summer heat than many hoppy brews I tend to drink

Its a solid brew but with such a hefty price tag here in Alberta I'm not sure how often I'm going to get to it

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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 VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy glowing honey color. Head starts out quite fluffy but it dies down to a concave layer of foam. It does lace heavily. Nice looking brew.

S-Lighter nose of clementine hops, florals and even some stone fruits. Malt is light and bready. Fairly subdued.

T-Flavor is also quite light. Clementine flesh and flower petals. Clean finish of caramel and graham crackers. Grainy. Finishes with light, grassy bitterness. Extremely clean for an IPA.

M-Very light. One of the most sessionable IPAs I remember having. Light, light dryness. Body is very airy and incredibly easy to put back.

O/D-It lacks assertiveness, hop complexity and a strong finish. Yet this beer's pros outweigh its cons. It is a stalwart of sessionability. A true session IPA with more than enough flavor to keep my interest. Well balanced and crisp. I enjoyed it considerably more than their Double Wide IPA. Just a nice beer, at a reasonable price that knows its place in the pecking order and fills its niche. Not a bad buy.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks go out to my parents for pickick up a six pack of this beer while they were in Arkansas.

Little bits of suspended sediment hang adrift in the copper and amber haze. The head retains a nice thick film of foam throughout all twelve ounces.

Citrus and exotic flower aromas coming from the hops nicely. The malt and yeast seem to give a caramel bread and some pineapple aromas as well.

The front of the tongue gets some nice toasted malt then the middle gets a bombardment of citrus hops bitterness. The finish has a softer lingering bitterness, but some biscuit malts show up as well for balance.

The mouthfeel is a little sticky and oily, but pretty good overall. Nice IPA Boulevard.

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

Floral, resiny, fairly dank, lightly citrusy/grapefruit hops dominate the aroma, with a soft caramel sweetness countering.

Flavor reveals more citrus punch upfront, finishing resiny and moderately bitter. The caramel malt backbone lends a mild sweetness that plays well with the citrus and bitterness.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Best By 08/07/14

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before making its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Piney, citrusy hop aroma with a bit of cereal grain sweetness and a faint booze fume.

T- Grassy hop character comes in followed by a bitterness that's relatively mild for the style which then gives way to a bready malt finish. The bitterness lingers but not for long as it's gone by the time I take a quick next sip. The malt is there merely to provide balance and does a decent job.

M- Slightly sharp and oily from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Enjoyable across the board. Appropriately drinkable while still being plenty flavorful.

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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 Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little yellow colored. Meh. Aroma was fractured, small amount of hops and that macro corn aroma, despite knowing with all reasonable certainty that it isn't part of the recipe. Decent enough I guess.

A little bitterness in the taste, all hop boil, no dry hop taste quality. Taste bitter more than a hop quality. Too carbonated. Too much caramel, sweetness, not enough hops. You just taste bitter for the most part on the back 1/2, gets easier to drink, and the price is right, but

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect Pint Glass

Appearance: high carbonation, orange-gold in color, 3/4 inch head, clear

Smell: citrus hops--oranges and lemons

Taste: citrus--tangerine orange, grapefruit with some pine hops and caramel

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, bitter with some sweetness in the middle and a more bitter/dry end--bitter but never mouth puckeringly so

Overall: Bitter and clean. This would be an IPA that I would reach for if I wanted an IPA. A nice sipper.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz squat bottle, dated best by 09/04/11. This pours a clear copper color, maybe just a hint of haze, with an enormous rocky foam. It took 3-4 pours to get all the liquid into my glass.

Nice aroma, especially given the 5.7% ABV. More herbal and grassy than citrus, but a little bit of everything seems to be there. Maybe this uses a lot of Saaz, at least that's how it smells to me.

It tastes more citrusy than it smells, with a slightly bitter aftertaste that leaves a feel of children's chewable aspirin, just a little. Some pale malts give a little balance but not much.

Lightly carbonated, easy quaffer. I'll definitely pick it up next time I head west to visit family.

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

Great American style IPA! Poured with an off-white head that's big and foamy with a little texture. HUGE fresh hop aroma. Flavor is dominated by the hop qualities. And just enough balanced by the malt to make it a very enjoyable beer. Hops are more on the earthy side without too much, if any, fruitiness. Body is where the malt is present and helps to make the beer quaffable. Decent finish and about a session beer.

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Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle via trade with GCurlow – thanks!

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of light citrus and earthy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Moderately dry pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by citrus and light herbal hops. Midway through the sip the flavor profile turns bitter with the addition of heavier earthy hops. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass however I’m not sure about another.

Overall I remember enjoying Double Wide quite a bit and was let down by the smaller version. Not a bad beer but one not worth seeking.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a decent off-white head. Aromas were floral hops with orange and grapefruit - pleasant. Tastes were also floral hops, orange, and grapefruit with hints of pineapple - some Belgian notes also? Finishes somewhat bitter, but crisp and balanced. Overall, not a bad IPA, not a great IPA. Pretty good representation of the style - but on the milder side.

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Photo of champ103
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A one finger head forms, and recedes to leave some light lace behind.
S: A citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front. Some sweetness comes out as this warms to balance it out a bit.
S: Big citrus and grapefruit bitterness up front that overpowers most everything else. A syrupy piny flavor as well. A very light sweetness tries to balance everything out.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. I nice hoppy dryness, but just to much of a syrupy consistency for me. The bitterness takes over to much for me. A nice one time pint every once in a while, but not something I am coming back to again and again.

An average IPA overall. A lot of fruity bitterness and not much else. Hop heads enjoy, people looking for more balance should move on.

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Photo of cbutova
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pint glass pour with a slightly cloudy golden-orange body. Massive creamy white head forms on the beer and retains like it wants to prevent me from drinking the beer below. Massive cloud on the beer leaves probably the thickest lace I have ever seen. It almost looks like whipped cream going down the glass.

S- Citrus and orange peel lead off the aroma for me. Yeast bread and light caramel malt compliment it nicely for a balanced smell. Hops also lend peach and herbal hints.

T- Hops are the dominant factor here with nice notes of citrus peel, orange, pineapple/tropical fruit, pine and some floral. While the hops are big, it certainly isn't unbalanced. A good base yeast bread, caramel and cereal grain flavor adds a great feel to the nice hop profile.

MF- Creamy light end body that supports the large dose of hops. Bitterness rounds it all out cleanly.

West Coast in the Mid-West? Reminds me of many of the IPAs I had in San Diego (Alpine, Ballast, Stone) but holds it's own. Might have to pick up a six pack of this soon, while it is nice and fresh.

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

Big thanks to FTowne for this bottle...

A: Pours a really nice cloudy orange with about one and a half fingers of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, leaving a thin topping across the beer.

S: The nose is citrus and mild malt. Orange is the predominate note, with a touch of lemon, and some mild malt sweetness.

T: This beer starts out pretty mild, with a good balance of orange and malt. The lemon notes come on a bit stronger in the middle, and the finish increases the hoppy bitters. It's light, flavorful, and easy to drink.

M: Light bodied beer. It's wet and refreshing to start with solid flavors and decent retention. It envelopes the palate but moves off fairly quickly. The finish is smooth, but the bitter come on strong. Solid bitterness in the back end.

O: This is a really nice, easy drinking IPA. It's not my favorite in the style, but it's decent enough that I'd return to this beer if I was in the mood for one.

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Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This thing billows madly even on a gentle pour, & I can see the carbonation doing the NASCAR up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of sediment which remains strangely stirred up by the carbonation. Doesn't smell like much, faintly malty & with a whiff of hefe-type grassiness.

Not much in the way of hops in this one, which is the way I like my IPAs. A razor's edge of bitterness, again with the malt & wheaty grass. <shrugs>. The over-carbonation works against it.

Boulevard makes some good shtick, but their IPAs aren't much to sing about. Average all around, extraordinarily ordinary brew.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at Valhalla. From notes. Reviewed 7 October 2015.
Effervescent gold with light head.
Smells hoppy and citrusy and dry. A touch of juicer fruit sneaks in through the lemon. Yum!
Initially soft and surprisingly fruity, there is a bitter, needly-prickly dryness for a moment before the malty smooth-sweet finish. Aftertaste has just enough residual hoppiness to remind you that this is an IPA.
Rather light, but very drinkable. Great beer!

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pulled out of a nice sampler pack which cost $14. Clear gold-yellow with a frothy white head. It smells like its bitter and has a distinct lemon-citrus aroma, not bad. More lemon on the taste but to be honest the flavor profile on this makes me think of pale ale much more than an IPA. Mouthfeel is fine and this is quite easy to drink but again only the bitterness makes me think IPA.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by stamp of 11/15/09, this is the last of a sixer I bought last October that I am just now getting around to reviewing. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold color with a huge and voluminous white foam that is 3x bigger than the beer, no matter how careful I pour. Foam is very long-lasting and leaves large chunks of lace on the glass.

Nose is tropical, fresh hoppiness with a hefty dose of kiwi, starfruit and grapefruit flesh. I am surprised it smells just as hoppy and fresh as it did a few months ago. Smells like the malt background is very light for the beer.

The taste is quite different than your standard IPA, not sure how to describe it but Single Wide has a tart, bitter hop bite and some sweet fruit flesh. Definitely overcarbonated straight out of the bottle, but that seems to work itself out after pouring with massive foam. The malt backbone is light graininess and slightly honeyed, kind of like a sugar coated sopapilla. I like it when the malts do not get in the way of letting the hops shine and this beer does that well. Hop fans should enjoy this one as a nice change-of-pace IPA that can cure a quick hop craving.

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Photo of Suds
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a cloudy, hazy, orange-golden brew. The head is white and thin, and the smell is very hoppy. Spice, pine, and a little citrus. The taste is dryish, with some fruit and lots of hops. Bitterness comes in the foretaste, with a little malt to balance. Medium in body and fairly drinkable.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Given by a friend who got the Boulevard mix pack but wasn't a fan of IPAs

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Citrus hops, orange, some grass as well.

T-Lots of citrus and floral notes, mild bitterness. Good balanced.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, could have used slightly more.

O-A nice, easy drinking IPA, however there are much better IPAs out there.

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Photo of FLima
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Nice aroma with notes of lychees, fresh oranges, grapefruit, biscuit and caramel malt and mild pine.
Citrusy flavor with notes of grapefruit, spices, mandarin, slight toasted malts, 3C hops, tea leaves, orange peel, lemongrass and lime. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Pretty decent American IPA, although it is not that fresh still conserved well its characteristics. Standard preferred recipe, cannot go wrong.

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Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.
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