Sunday, March 16, 2014
Boulevard Brewing Company Single-Wide IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company Single-Wide IPA. I had the opportunity to drink this at the brewery recently and brought this bottle back with me for review.
From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with a large white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Pine, citrus and floral hop aromas blended well with caramel malts.
Taste: Citrus and pine hop bitterness upfront balanced with caramel malt flavor.
Overall: A very drinkable and approachable IPA, Boulevard Brewing Company Single-Wide IPA is easy drinkin’. At 5.7% ABV this beer is solid and worth a try for fans of the style. Not over-the-top hoppy this may be a good beginner IPA for hop shy drinkers. I enjoyed it as it presents a nice alternative to the hop bombs I’m accustomed to.
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