Pass Time Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Pass Time Pale AlePass Time Pale Ale

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.96% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bditty187 on 08-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 125
Reviews by kdoc8:
Photo of kdoc8
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Search for Oregon Summer Beers:
I acquired this in a bottle from the Bier Stein, Eugene, OR. Pours out with a thin, long-lasting white frothy head and lots of lacing. The color is deep reddish-goldon and it's very effervescent. It smells sweet and floral, but not too strong. The taste was a bit of a disappointment, and was a bit weak and watered down, compared to the smell. It had a slight hops taste on the front and almost no aftertaste - not too much of the complexity came through.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
2.83/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear golden with a thin white head that dissapates pretty quickly leaving no lace behind,aromas are very faint just a passing buttery note maybe a touch of toasted grain but not much going on.Somewhat watery mouthfeel not much oomph flavor wise,diacytal butteriness dominates not much hop presence here at all.Lackluster in my opinion nothing going on for this beer thin and over diacytal I wont be revisiting this beer.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.56/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty, if pale, amber color. Thin but chunky off white head. Almost no scent. A bit of sweet malt here and a touch of citrus there. That’s all. Mild taste focused on sweet malts and a pinch of fruit. Subtle biscuit and caramel flavors but lacking overall. To dull to be drinkable. Light overly sweet mouthfeel. Big pass on this one.

Photo of Beaver13
2.23/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The Pass Time Pale pours and orange-amber with a fizzy white head that quickly goes down to a thin film.

Its nose is apricot, sweet malt and maybe a little yeastiness. It's a little too sweet and cloying for my taste.

It's flavor is pretty mild. Mostly citrus (apricot and apple) with a mild metallic taste. Surprisingly, there are no hops that I can discern. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a kind of harsh carbonation at first.

Overall, not at all what I was expecting from a Pale's more like a mild fruity beer. Too sweet, almost treacly, for me.

Photo of merlin48
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another bottle from the sampler box, Pass Time pours a hazy, apricot body with a small offwhite head that quickly falls into collar and patch lacing. Aroma is big on caramel malt with a faint note citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is actively carbonated with a light medium body. Taste is caramel malt with high carbonation. Very similar to their Sundance Amber, with very little hops character. Not my idea of a pale ale, but drinkable enough if you're in the mood for a low hopped, amber ale. Where are the hops?

Photo of ADR
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This may be a re-package of the Boulder Extra Pale Ale (much as they constantly do) but it had enough change to make it worth a rate...

Sub amber and clearish, nice and bright in the light. Average 1/4 inch pale yellow head, leaves lace that's simple but does cling. Aroma is far more hoppy than the Boulder Pale of yore, pithy and somewhat juicy. The flavor follows smell fairly closely, hops dominate but dry the finish a little too much. The nice caramel malt counterpart seems to be gone in this re-package/re-make, this is a much more unidimensional and average beer. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is decent, but this doesn't have the profile to stand out in a competitive field.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulder- Pass Time Pale Ale

A- Orange brown with a thick foamy head.
S- Sweet buttery malt, shortbread, and citrus.
T- Citrus hops (lemon and grapefruit) with an equally balanced dose of buttery toffe malt.
M- Very smooth and buttery sweet. Very easy to drink.

Overall- Good session beer, goes down quickly!

Photo of GilGarp
3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the third of 3 beers found in the sampler pack. I have to say I was disappointed that there was not a 4th special beer like the packaging said it "may contain". Either it does or it doesn't but don't get say it might. That just leaves room for disappointment.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. It's a shade paler than the amber but still has the perfect clarity and ample head, something this brewery seems to have perfected.

Aroma is every so slightly hoppy but nothing to get excited about. It could use a bit more dry hopping.

Taste is basically an unremarkable pale ale. It's somewhat balanced and clean but there's nothing memorable about it. Unusally fruity with apples and pears, it has sweetness but no hops.

Mouthfeel is fine for the style. Medium-light bodied and medium carbonation level.

Middle of the road is the best way to describe it. It's not a bad beer but it's in no way special.

That makes Planet Porter the best of 3 from the variety box.

Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from the inventory at Rock Bottom.Kind of off-aroma. Looks like apple juice, with a little white foam and lace. Taste is apple juice and ome hops. Overall OK, carbonation a bit fizy. Glorified apple cider, serviceable hoppiness. Passable beer.

Photo of pmcadamis
1.59/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Crystal clear light copper brew with a one finger head of bubbly foam and lots of really nice white lace.

S - Sweet and mild nose that smells like subdued malt and although I'm sure that they don't use adjuncts, I actually a bit of corny adjunct-like aroma.

T - Bitter up front and very salty. A confusing array of flavors goes in all different directions and causes my tongue to lose focus. Coppery, metallic, salty, and very strange. I don't like this at all. Blah.

M - Thin, acrid, and metallic. Like sucking on a penny, or a battery.

D - Poor. This is pretty horrible stuff. I'm begining to wonder if this one is ruined somehow. It doesn't really taste skunked, but the overbearing metallic flavors surely can't be there intentionally.

Photo of cjgator3
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a copper amber color with a thin fizzy white head. There is some hops in the nose but the aroma is largely dominated by caramel, malt and biscuits. The taste much like the aroma is largely biscuity and malty with a decent hop profile. Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp due to the carbonation. Overall, I find this to be an average brew that I probably wouldn't purchase again. Certainly not bad, but it is just lacking a little something in nearly every category.

Photo of russpowell
2.66/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours honey colored with a 1.5" head that drops off very fast to a thin film that covers the top of the beer. Bubbles pull up from the midle/bottom with every pull. Head retention below average and some lacing on the bottom of my glass

Smell: Some hops and malt hide behind the off putting vegtal smell

Taste: Light fruitiness, some grain notes and alcohol. Fruitiness/honey and dryness in the finish

MF: Prickly, a little thin and slighty overcarbonated

Almost easy to drink depsite some fairly big flaws, pretty mediocre for the style, pass next time!

Photo of bditty187
3.99/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear coppery-bronze hue, smallish off-white head that quickly faded to a soapy collar, no lace was produced. Lovely nose, toasty malt and caramel currents too, minimal influence of hops… good potency. The palate is frontloaded with caramel malt, slight toastiness… towards the finish the hops are noticeable, which adds a fair amount of bitterness (a little piney flavor too). The carbonation is moderately firm, medium body… nice mouthfeel. This English-style Pale Ale is very enjoyable to quaff, I’d pass the time with this one any day. The low abv makes this a great session beer… recommended.

Photo of bashiba
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured amber in color with an inch of white head that disapeared quickly.

Smell was light, but had hints of caramel malts and a touch of floral hops.

Taste is light with a toasted malty buscuit flavor, a touch of grassy hops round it out.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall a pretty average, but drinkable beer.

Photo of morimech
2.74/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer looks like a good APA but that is where it ends. Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head that is slow to disipate.

The smell is strange for an APA, sweet and buttery.

The flavor is dominated by the sweet malt that leaves a buttery taste in the mouth and no hop bitterness to offset all the sweetness. Not a well balanced beer with the heavy diacetyl taste. The carbonation is good and it is not heavy so it is not hard to drink if you can get past the sweetness. I would recommend a pass on the beer.

Photo of edchicma
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper amber apppearance with little to no head. Smell is malty and buttery. Taste is a bit on the sweet side with a very light hop presnece on the finish. Mouthfeel is initially a tad dry, but ends a tad oily...nothing special. Mouthfeel and swetness lessened teh drinkability profile.

Photo of LPorter33
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's

Appearance = Clear golden brown-amber, very little head, nice bubbles. Very typical looking APA.

Smell = nice...very stong malt and hop scents. Tangy sourness with toasted grains mixed in. Smells like it has a ton of flavor.

Taste = Starts off with a ton of promise, a nice sour burst of well balanced hops but 1/2 way through tails off with blandness, ends with an almost fruit like aftertaste that I'm not too fond of.

Overall = Very average tasting APA. I wouldn't turn one down but won't go out and buy one on my own power.

Photo of peabody
2.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a nice clear amber color with two fingers of white suds leaving lots of nice lacing.
Smell is subtle yeast and fruit. Mabey a grapefruit.
The taste is a little sweet with a clove hint but very little else.
The beer looks better than it actually is. Watery at best.
The drinkability might be high if it actually tasted better.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Slightly hazy and copper in color. An off-white fluffy head trickles to a thin layer very quickly.

Floral and citrusy hop aroma, with some caramel, candy and fruity notes. Aroma leans troward the candy, malt area rather than hops.

A lot of bready, fruity flavors. Hints of oranges, bananas, and caramel covered apples. Very sweet malt character. Not much hop character at all. What was present seemed to be a bit floral. This was certainly not what I expected.

Medium body, and pretty easy to drink, but I did not care for the fruity sweetness.

Overall, certainly not what I thought it would be. Not for hop heads, but if you are a malt person, this could be a good session beer.

Photo of SixpointJMH
2.96/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one is fairly bland and average overall.

It pours a nice crisp copper colour with a mildly sticky head that dissolves rather rapidly but is still nice overall.

The aroma is faintly sweet and moreseo malty than hoppy and even has a hint of sulfur in the mix. Hints of fruit notes can be found here and there as well. Unspectacular overall.

Flavour is more of the same : semi-sweet from caramel and a bit of fruit, semi-malty, uber-boring. It's not bad but there's just nothing going on here. What gives? Mouthfeel is light bodied but a touch undercarbonated overall.

This is simply a very average, boring brew and is just very much middle of the road. It's going to get a marginal thumbs up from me by the numbers because of the nice appearance, but I can't say that I would recommend this one...

Photo of eclaycamp
3.72/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright burnt orange. Head is minimal and unremarkable. Sweet nose of caramel malt and some hops. Sweet toffee taste with minimal bitterness in the finish. Grassy and earthy hops come through the more you drink the beer, but it's the malts that are the real star. If it had more hops going on, this thing could be astronomical. As it is, it's simply quite good. That's not a bad thing.

Photo of scooter231
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found a few singles lying around at my local grocery store, and figured I'd try one out. Pours an amber color with a nice amount of head. Smells malty and a bit bitter, and a little floral.

Taste is very malty, a little bitter, and has some caramel notes going on. A little fuller than the nose. And leaves very little to no aftertaste. The bitter hops really balance out any sweetness.

Mouthfeel is decent, and as for drinkability, well, one goes pretty quickly. I can see this as a nice thirst quencher on a hot day, or a decent beer to have with a burger and fries. Not an awful brew at all.

Photo of Brent
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A surprising degree of maltyness vied with the hops in this beer. A bit to the sweet side, with pronounced orchard fruit notes in the hops - peach and apricot. Sturdy malt base, with the hops bittering going a bit rough at the very end, coating the back of the tongue. A little disconcerting wateryness invaded the mouthfeel at the finish. Adequate.

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color on the pour a transpicuous copper color, the head modest and it evaporates quickly, the lace left behind a patchy sheet, color and off white. The nose is malt sweet, crisp and clean with the start sweet and malt-laden, and the top skeletal in its feel. Finish is mildly acidic with the hops bite minimal and the aftertaste dry, another average beer much as I expected, but I always hold out hope they will produce a winner.

Photo of airohead2001
3.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass courtesy of FluffyFactor.

A - Decent appearance for a sessionable pale ale - large off white head, light copper appearance. No legs, little head retention.

S - Hops, wheat, corn, and dried caramel. Nice.

T - Light hops up front with a light malt background to finish. A little bit of alcohol heat as it warms up.

M - Perfect for a sessionable beer - real smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.

D - Just about as drinkable as it gets. A perfect summer session or BBQ beer.

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Pass Time Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
75 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.