Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
3.86/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I was a little surprised that I liked this one since it is a fairly common and inexpensive beer. It poured a hazy orange color with a slight white head. A nice malty aroma topped this one off. No real hint of the hops was detectable in the aroma. In the initial taste, one gets peach skin notes mingling with the hops. A smooth malty backbone makes this a nice easy drinker. The hops are not too abrasive in this IPA, but are well balanced with the fruit and malts. In the aftertaste, the malt smooths the peach skin into a more modest fruit flavor. A surprisingly potent 6.8% ABV allows a mild warming sensation to be part of the aftertaste. The carbonation was not overly aggressive, making the aftertaste linger. This would be a nice IPA to have with a meal since it is not too complex. The food would not cause you to miss certain nuances of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 15:23:21 | More by JohnnyHopps
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
03/04/14 On tap. Very nice stuff. This shows how a well behaved member of the hop family of brews can please and I am very pleased. Wonderful balance. Smells hoppier than it tastes. Good cold. Doesn't look like I'll get try it at room temp. At 6.5% this should be monitored carefully as it very deceptive & delicious.
***Note: Not sure why I dis'sed the nitro experience last year (see below). It may be that the nitro addition of more fizz let the temperature raise & open up too much hoppiness. Note the mention of "good cold". I tend to forgive the author as he's usually drinking on the job. Jul'14
08/20/13 On nitro tap. Let me start by saying that I'm not a hops fan, but this is beer reinforce that. This is the first time I've ever truly regret not having had a taste first. I've spent the money & will drink it down, as not to fret the bar, but this should have a warning label. IMO this is way off base & I see the Rate Beer give it an 88 rating? A jaundiced view, no doubt.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 17:56:12 | More by seedyone
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.