Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by crookedhalo:
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours up a clear light-copper color with a thick off-white head. Good retention and stickage in the nonick. Aromas of caramel malts, grassy hops and a good overall cereal aspect to it. I'm not entirely sure where the monicker "cold" comes into play, but this is a good interpretation of an American-brewed English IPA. It has a healthy dosage of 2-row malt paired with a decent hop bitterness that is by any strech over-the-top. It's hop character is subtle and complementary to the malt sweetness. A lightly lingering astringency is the predominant indicator of hops. Otherwise, it is just mostly malty sweetness with a light minerally background. Carbonation is mostly light and subtle, spot-on for the style they're going for. It may sound strange, but if I were to reproduce this beer, I'd go for a bit less west coast hop addition and up the American-cloned Euro low-alpha content. A nice beer, just my 2 shillings.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2007 01:09:25 | More by crookedhalo
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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 431 ratings.