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Pass Time Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Pass Time Pale AlePass Time Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bditty187 on 08-21-2003)
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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by manahansf:
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manahansf

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber color with a clear body and visible carbonation. Slight piney hop aroma. Smooth light body with nice carbonation levels. Earthy hop bitterness flavor well balanced with supporting malt flavors. Finishes with a subtle piney hop flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2010 01:09:43 | More by manahansf
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2013 05:09:21 | More by BillRoth
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

11-18-2013 18:58:04 | More by LXIXME
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-28-2013 02:03:41 | More by jaydoc
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

09-19-2013 23:08:35 | More by ejimhof
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2013 09:37:50 | More by beernads
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -7.7%

03-13-2013 15:38:50 | More by harpus
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netshark

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-02-2012 03:48:32 | More by netshark
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2012 20:29:48 | More by DrFunkenstein
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-09-2011 23:24:11 | More by nmann08
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-14-2011 16:25:15 | More by bpfrush
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ectomorph

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle just past the date by a couple of weeks (mostly my fault), so this may not be the best sample. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Amber and copper body, brilliant clarity, and the once large white head fades fast to leave a ring against the side..

S - Aroma is faint caramel malt goodness with a bubblegum fruitiness in the back. No real hop aroma noted.

T - Medium bitterness leads into a slightly sweet bread body. The bubblegum is still there and the fruit reminds me of green apple and pears. Maybe apricot is a better descriptor here. No citrus (ok), and the bite is fairly mild.

M - Medium to light bodied and a bot slick for my tastes. The carbonation is adequate but the feel is oily as it clears.

D - moderate to low. Only so much fruity bubblegum one man can stand.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 21:31:01 | More by ectomorph
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eclaycamp

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 21:28:56 | More by eclaycamp
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airohead2001

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 00:44:16 | More by airohead2001
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

2.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle poured into my pint glass

The appearance is that of a pretty dark copper color with a nice sized two inch slightly off-white head. Great head retention that last above average and as it subsides leaves scattered spiderweb lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma mainly consisted of malts and had barely any hop aroma. The malts consisted of caramel and pale malt, toffee notes, barley. I did get the slightest bit of some kind of noble hop(?).

Taste upfront and throughout the beer is all malt. I get upfront sweet taste of caramel that leads way into a toffee flavor. Thats about it folks.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with slightly above medium carbonation

Really disappointed with this beer and even though it might just be old, I still wish I had at least sop hop flavor in it. I would pass this up. Pretty much the flavor profile for this beer could pass for a "Czech Pilsner" rather than a "Pale Ale"

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 06:26:42 | More by tr4nc3d
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jdklks

Nevada

3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, slightly amber body with an off white head that has zero retention. The smell is decent. Some apricot with some sweeter malts, but not a lot of hops like I like from my APAs.

Extremely light beer. Not a lot of flavor at all. Watered down apricot with a hint of hops and no alcohol content whatsoever. A weird, woody, earthy taste that doesn't mix well with the sweeter malts (I'm thinking brown sugar) that dominate the beer. Not so great.

The mouthfeel is light, as previously mentioned. Decently carbonated though. The drinkability is just fine for a light PA.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 04:57:45 | More by jdklks
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bheilman

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking, great smelling, fantastic taste. Sweeter than most pale ales and slightly less tolerable because of that, but definitely one of the most smooth and drinkable pale ales I've ever had. Great beer to introduce to a non-beer snob. Best average pale ale I've had in a long while.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 00:12:53 | More by bheilman
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

June 29 09 stamped on bottle.

It pours a clear bright gold with a 1 finger head of foam. There's some decent lacing.

Smell wise, I'm getting some good hoppy notes, mostly on the lemonish side, and some notes of bread. A pretty good nose over all.

The taste isn't like the nose at all. The hops didn't make the trip at all, ok, just a bit of some lemon bitterness but it's so light, I could easily have missed it. The bready malt does come through but I'd rather that it had not. I'd prefer some nice caramel malt sweetness and a much more assertive hop presence, given it is an American Pale Ale, but this falls way short. A very dull brew.

Medium bodied with good carbonation...no complaints on the mouthfeel.

Drinkability? It goes down easy enough, due in part to the mouthfeel, but this isn't something I'd enjoy drinking multiple bottles of at a sitting. I find it way too ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 18:18:06 | More by Bitterbill
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pass Time Pale Ale achieves a balance of malt and hop flavors that I think is very good. It pours with little head, and a little lacing. This beer is surprisingly dark for a pale ale, and I would almost call it and amber if not for the title. Fruity and nicely textured hops characterized the mouthfeel and initial taste, followed by a toasted nut and malty aftertaste. In my opinion, neither the hops nor the malts are out of proportion. It is not over acidic or sweet. This is not the best APA out there, but it is a very good one.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 19:29:28 | More by allforbetterbeer
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birchstick

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark golden appearance with a small head

S - sweet caramel malts with some citrus and grassy hops

T - taste follows the nose. Sweet malts are slightly balanced by some grassy hops. There are also hints of citrus.

M - full and smooth

D - this is a pretty decent pale ale. Kind of sweet, not a whole lot of complexity, but this is decently sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 02:13:17 | More by birchstick
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smanders

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle states this beer contains no more than 4% ABV.

Appearance - clear yellow with a thin head.

Smell - more malt than anything. I don't smell any hops from this APA.

Taste - not your typical APA but very smooth nonetheless. I'd probably call this an Early Spring Beer in a blind taste test.

Drinkability - this would be a good session beer that I would think the majority of beer snobs and BMC drinkers can both enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 17:52:37 | More by smanders
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MisterClean

California

3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From total wine

A - Pours orange with a 1 fingered off-white head. Dissipates moderately with little lacing.

S/T - Lots of honey, with a light tea-like flavor, and some aroma citrus hops.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, and almost overwhelmingly sweet.

D - This would be a great introduction beer for someone who wants to get into the microbrewery scene. For the more experienced micro drinker, it is fairly tame for a pale ale and one may expect a hoppier resolve.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 18:10:05 | More by MisterClean
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, tea citrus and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste pretty decently balanced with flavors of caramel, citrus and tea up front. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild for the style but works well for this beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty in its simplicity, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there's nothing outstanding about this beer but it's very solid overall and I found it to bee surprisingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 16:26:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Tone

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper/golden color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of a general sweetness, hops, earthy malt, and slight raisin aroma. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There's a strong dryness associated with this brew. Tastes of hops up front (English style - dry), earthy malt background, and some slight banana flavor. Overall, nothing special as an American Pale Ale, but a decent English Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 03:29:28 | More by Tone
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schellsbeer

Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Got in a mixed pack from Boulder Beer. My very least favorite Boulder Beer to date. Wow...is there anything positive to write about this beer? Not really. The only medium or average grade it gets is a 2.5 on appearance. Thats it. They say that they are Colorado's First Microbrewery....well they need to back to school because the times have changed since they went into business. Up the standard. Give me most macro brews before this one.

Musty. Funky aftertaste. Pass Time is the name....boy they aren't kidding. This beer's time passed about 2 decades ago. Lets catch up to the modern scene shall we?

On a positive note, I really do like the Planet Porter. Here is a beer that Boulder does an ok job at. This one...yeah, not so much.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 03:22:46 | More by schellsbeer
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Pass Time Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
75 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.