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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

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mrbirmingham (38) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Boulevard Brewing Company Single Wide IPA Served on Draft at Old Chicago in Overland Park, KS beer was served in both pewter and glass mugs. Head retention was fuller in pewter mug. Aroma: Sweet, orange with some piney notes Appearance: Clear, golden with orange tones, medium head, which dissipated quickly, prominent lacing. Flavor: Full hop flavor, minimum malt flavors with dry finish. Mouth feel: Light with some carbonation Overall Impression: Very drinkable, malt back bone is not with in style guidelines. Strong hop flavor. Citricy Hop characteristics.

3.4
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at O’dowds. Was dark gold/slight amber with a white head. Left nice lacing. Aroma of grass, bubblegum, sweetness, and young hops. Flavor had a sweet start and sharp finish. Spicy and with citrus from the hops. Simle yet tasty. Probably the best Boulevard I’ve tasted.

3.6
drfabulous (9010) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2009
On draught at the brewery. Very smooth, IPA. Well balanced. Not a floral citrus IPA, though. I did drink this right outside the hop room. Wow. There were nice aromas coming out of that little room.

3.7
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pretty clear, slightly hazy, golden body with a thick and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and remains very lacy. The aroma was an abundance of citrus and sharp piney hops. Pretty nice and definitely a lot more than I was expecting. Flavor is similar, but not as sharp. Dominated by a moderate resiny hop bite throughout and not a whole lot of malt backing. Lots of grapefruit. Palate is light to medium and has a somewhat dry finish with a lot of lingering citrus bitterness. Overall, a very sessionable beer with a lot of flavor. I would prefer a little more malt backing, but this is definitely a beer I’m excited to see year round from here on out. Nice work.

3.8
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2009
On TAP at Barley’s, then in my basement. Exquisite aroma of hops jumps out while still filling the glass. Thick rich white head slowly dissolves leaving nice lacing. Flavor is smooth and refreshing, hops are milder than the aroma leads you to believe. Excellent finish, extremely drinkable.

3.7
mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Tap @ Barleys on Renner. Pours a hazy light golden with a one finger white head, great lacing and moderate retention. Aroma is citrus mingled with light pine. Flavor has a milder but nice hops bite with more citrus and pine. A very sessionable IPA and a great addition to the Boulevard lineup. I sure look forward to being able to find this around town on a regular basis.

3.9
theisti (4248) - Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Pint draft at Paddy O Quigleys in Leawood, Kansas. Pour is hazed golden orange yellow with a nice one inch white head that is quite lasting. Pretty lacing coats the glass as it falls. Aroma is fresh pine hoppiness, some nice juicy sweet fruit sweetness present behind that. Nice nose. Taste is the resinous bitter pine hops, with the sharpness of citrus fruit behind that. Decent malt backbone holds it together, though this one is mostly about the hops. Palate is a bit on the watery side, though this adds to the beers drinkability. This really is not a toned down version of Double Wide, really is its own beer. Thumbs up Boulevard, nice to have a nice local IPA.

3.8
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 Sampled again in bottles. Similar, but seemed to be slightly more hoppy. On tap across the street from the Lenexa Gomers. Thanks for the heads up, Nate. Hazy medium gold body with a bright white head. The aroma was the expected light grapefruit and bread crust. There was also a little bit of subtle pine. Other than a little more bready malt, it was very similar smelling to the Extra Pale Ale. The taste was strong grapefruit with some black pepper spice. The finish was sweet citrus. Nicely done, but certainly not mind blowing. About what you would expect from Boulevard.


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