Single-Wide IPA | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA
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Single-Wide IPASingle-Wide IPA

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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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Ratings: 1,960 |  Reviews: 540
Photo of BEER88
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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 Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev +4%
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 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Thanks to Jeff for sending this one my way.

A: The pour is a hazed golden-amber color with about a finger of white head.

S: There's a nice tangy citrus note to the nose. Lots of grapefruit with some tangerine and orange zest. The wheat comes through well and there is a pleasant bready character to the aroma. A touch of floral hops and a bit of pine.

T: Starts off with an almost orange-grapefruit juice flavor. Nice fresh citrus and a lot of citrus zest. Some floral and pine notes with a moderate bitterness. A decent sweetness from the wheat and bread flavors.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This was a pretty good IPA. Perhaps not quite to my "West Coast" preference, but still solid.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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 GreesyFizeek
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle brought back from Maryland by my girlfriend.

Pours a bright but rusty looking orange, opaque near the top of glass, but very clear and much lighter orange near the bottom. A one inch head forms, and descends quickly to an oily film, leaving a little bit of lacing.

Smells fairly bitter and dank, a little bit of citrus and a lot of pine.

The taste is similar. This is best by 8/20/13, but I'm fairly certain Boulevard dates their IPAs at a 9 month lifespan, so this is old. It's kept hop flavor fairly well, but it seems to have devolved into a non-complex bitterfest. Lots of pine, and grapefruit rind, with apparent juicy fruit flavor sort of faded away.

Medium bodied, a bit thicker than I'd expect from a single IPA. Very bitter, but still quite drinkable, with a medium amount of carbonation.

Not bad, but would like to try this one fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was somewhat hazy yet also slightly clear copper/orange body with a one finger white foamy that once it starts to die a super nice foamy lacing appears to grace the sides of the glass. The smell had subdued hops through some piney tones, slight maltiness comes out as the beer warms. The taste is sweet and smooth through the previously mentioned flavors, bittersweet aftertaste and finish. The palate is light, sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, pretty nice DIPA that took me a couple of bottles to try to actually warm up to on my own.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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 thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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 VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of imbibehour
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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 a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single-Wide IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,960 ratings