Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by klaybie:
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
A: Pours a hazy orange with a good two finger head. Good lacing down the glass
N: Wow, when handed this beer I could smell the resins and piny hop aromas. I thought immediately that this was an AIPA.
T: A little lacking when compared with the nose, still solid. Flavors of grapefruit, bitterness are present and then knocked aside by malty, bread, yeast flavors.
M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good mouthfeel.
O: Pretty solid, I would get it again depending on the price. I was surprised to see this was an English IPA when as I noted for the nose but the flavor is more subdued as would be expected for an EIPA.
10-24-2012 19:46:31 | More by klaybie
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +5%
Poured into an impy pint glass a clear rich golden with a swirling tight one finger head that held good retention,milder English aromas quite floral and minty with a hint of toasty sweetness.Full on English malt and hop flavors starting out slightly toasted and biscuity with a noticeable caramel sweetness even a hard water-like note,the minty "green" hops come thru and linger nicely a bit of American grapefruit comes thru as you drink more as well.A nice quaffer it says high gravity on the label I would like to know how "big" it is,a nice beer just dont expect a big American hop smack.
07-23-2007 21:43:31 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +5%
Bottle with Oct 20 2010 stamped on it.
In a pint glass it was an amber color with a medium sized white head. There was a fair amount of lacing.
It had a sweet malt aroma, as well as a floral, lavender odor.
The taste was sweet and bready, with some good piney hops.
A little on the sweet side, still pretty balanced.
I know the ABV was on the high side, but this would be a good session beer.
10-05-2010 01:24:12 | More by lordofthewiens
2.83/5 rDev -25.7%
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper-orange with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film.
The aroma is fruity melon and metallic hops with a little pine. Some skunky notes come out on the second pour.
The flavor is caramel malt with a fruity (melon) and pine hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with low carbonation.
Overall, it tastes more like a subdued American IPA or Pale Ale than anything British. I was expecting more of something like Odell's old Cutthroat Pale Ale.
08-02-2007 03:21:37 | More by Beaver13
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
Bomber pours a clear copper color with a big two finger head. Aroma is sweet orange with some definite floral/pine. Taste is sweet malts followed by mild bitter hops that mirror the aroma. Stronger than your typical English bitter, but milder than an American IPA. Nice to drink one, but not a session candidate for me. Nice beer.
08-09-2007 20:02:20 | More by Duster72
4/5 rDev +5%
22 oz bottle, 7th in the Looking Glass series. Pours a hazy orange body with a one inch offwhite head. Some attractive patchy lacing. Aroma is malty toffee and caramel,floral and earthy hops, and some red apple esters. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Taste begins with toffee and caramel but the maltiness is quickly eclipsed by the bitter hops. Earthy, floral, even citrus notes edge into the hop profile. Well balanced, overall. Interesting, tasty, and quite drinkable, but definitely a style bender.
08-17-2007 13:42:57 | More by merlin48
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
12 ouncer, no freshness info, but plenty of info in tiny type on the side of the label. Pours, almost golden, almond amber, light tan head, showing tiny bubble, a slow melt to a film and nice looking, fine stringy lacing. Earthy, fruity nose, preceeds the pleasant flavors to follow. Bready malts, fruit filled hoppyness, and a smooth on the tongue mouthfeel all conspire to make this a balanced, worthy and thoroughly tasty sessioner. I also pick up notes of citrus, vanilla, light leather and even a hint of smoke. I like it, nice job here on this subtle yet complex take on the style.
09-20-2007 23:52:58 | More by Billolick
4.65/5 rDev +22%
This has become one of my favorite beers as of late. It has a great, hoppy flavor that doesn't completely destroy my tastebuds. When I'm down to drinking a beer for a session this, and other Boulder beers, does the trick.
Poured into a pilsner glass Cold HOp has a pretty, subdued gold with a decent whitish head that dissipates quickly, lacing the glass for the duration of the drink.
A nice, crisp aroma, even if it lacks any truly distinguishing characteristics.
Pours easily down the gullet, llight on the tongue, and tastes great a tad on the colder side (I'm guessing 36-38ish).
11-22-2007 13:11:52 | More by zook74
3.03/5 rDev -20.5%
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, hazy, orange/brown in color, moderate carbonation
Smell: citrus hops, bread, and caramel
Taste: bread throughout, citrus hops with some caramel
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium/low carbonation, slightly sweet with bitter backbone
Drinkability: To me this is average IPA. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would reach for again.
07-02-2010 16:05:29 | More by tigg924
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
Opened 22 fluid ounce bottle, poured into nonic glass.
Forms low head of 1/2" that quickly dissipates to a layer of lace across top of light copper colored brew.
Smell is of sweet malts with a grassyness. Taste is also pretty grassy with bits of barnyard and light hops. A little stronger than other traditional IPAs that I've tried, but not bad.
Has a nice presence in mouth, although there is a bit of an aftertaste. Very drinkable.
All in all, nothing major, but not a bad brew.
05-07-2008 07:56:37 | More by mattster
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a hazy orange color with a small one finger light yellow head that instantly gives in to some sticky lacing. Nose is fruity and fresh, it's got that distinct Boulder note that they all seem to have.
Taste is mellow and balanced, it's got a good maltiness to it but it leaves a nice sharp hop bite on the tip of your tongue. It's fairly refreshing and really easy drinking. Overall a solid EIPA.
09-26-2010 20:16:15 | More by kingcrowing
4.47/5 rDev +17.3%
A.- the appearance was a kinda cloudy amber with a weak head but decent retention on what little there was..good lacing as well.
S.-it has A very fruity and insanely hoppy aroma.
T.- The initial taste was delightfully hoppy with a after taste of fruit nectar...very good taste.
M.- very bubbly and crisp and slightly on the lighter viscosity for a ipa. very well balanced in the mouth
D.- drinkability is excellent i would recomend a six pack ..
very refreshing and well crafted overall..i would recomend this beer
09-27-2008 20:22:40 | More by deaconsmith
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
Had this on tap at Brews Cafe on my most recent visit. Hadn't heard of this one from Boulder Beer before. Thought I'd give it a try.
Appearance- Pours a darker amber golden with about a finger and a half of creamy white head. Head dies back to a ring around the edge, very mild amount of lacing left as well.
Smell- Nose is big and fruity, with lots of grapefruit rind and a bit of orange. Some sweet bready malt showing through as well, along with a whiff of alcohol.
Taste- Again, starts off with big and fruity hops that lean heavily on the side of grapefruit rind. However, a good dose of caramel and sweet bready malts show through thereafter. A bit of alcohol does in fact show through on the finish as well.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is nice and slick and despite the alcohol on the finish, I found this one to go down quite easy.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good take on an English IPA. Lots of fruity hops but also a solid amount of sweet malt. Quite drinkable as well.
06-17-2010 17:22:55 | More by boatshoes
4/5 rDev +5%
Hazy apricot colored with an off-white frothy head that doesn't rise up overly high, but sits back and slowly recedes, leaving some rings around the glass.
Low aroma of honey and ripe pear, some subtle citrus.
Flavor of toasted bread malt, cinnamon and toffee, overripe apple and pear, honey and orange rind bitters. A dry grass tannic note washes through the finish, and pine lingers.
Full and creamy mouthfeel, chewy but a bubbly flourish comes through in the finish.
Interesting beer, tasty and drinkable.
08-27-2009 03:29:55 | More by far333
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
Pours a dark yellow, light orange works its way in, a thin wispy head. Aroma, reminiscent to a degree with Stone's 14th, but not nearly as good.
Taste, a lot going on for a EIPA frankly, bitterness is one dimensional uk bitterness without much of a hop mouthfeel, but the alcohol warming gives this beer more of a personality. Excellently balanced.
A good beer, very ssssionable, but its taste is all over the place, aspects of all kinds of ipa, from all over the world. A hodgepodge.
11-20-2010 04:51:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
In an English style Boddington's pub glass, appears a slight hazed bright copper amber hue forming a large orange tinted sandy head with a dimpled dough like cloud texture. Thick formation at least two fingers worth even thin lace is left behind after the slow dwindle. Aromatics contain nice citrus tea with funky and grassy herbal qualities upfront, malts edge their way in with doughy caramel sweetness but overall a really pungent distinctive hop aroma that is hard to compare to any other brew of recent memory. What's up with Colorado why does the beer have to be so cold? Now we have the coldest tasting hops out there. Flavor has a sharp assertive hop bitterness with funky biscuit caramel malts, an aggressive American brew with some English ale twang to it. A lot of earthy herbal tea flavors with mild citrus peel hop tones raw and raucous to the core. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a strange slightly oily, yet a tad prickly with citrus peel bitterness sticking to the palate. Carbonation is dead on, not the complaint here just something weird about the feel this brew had to offer. Drinkability is nice but isn't too sessionable the pungent hops and English funk become too much after a couple, high quality offering it's just not something I want to drink during the football game.
10-23-2007 13:50:28 | More by WVbeergeek
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
A rusty orange-red in color with a deep haze all the way through, this beer looks the part and more, showing a depth and substance in the form of a nice, tight, creamy but firm head over a finger tall with very nice retention. The lacing left behind falls in heavy drooping curtains all the way to the bottom of the glass.
The smell is pungent with floral and piney bitterness but with a bit of something like apricot almost leaning toward American. Malts are not quite crackery dry and not quite bready, more like bread crust but working well in this earthier brew. It has a bit of fruity sweetness to it but remains British nonetheless.
I look forward to trying this in the bottle; as it is, some is lost off the nose, including a bit of the fruitiness (though some remains). It's not that it goes anywhere; in the flavor, though, I get a lot more dryness and earthiness. The bitterness becomes more pithy, more akin to dandelion; not abrasive, but a little chalky and woody. Not harsh, but hard, for lack of a better way to describe it.
There's nothing wrong with the feel. It's moderately both crisp and smooth, with active but stable carbonation in a solid medium body.
10-18-2012 19:13:47 | More by Brenden
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
Poured into my favorite pint glass
A - Beer pours a cloudy copper color and leaves a healthy one finger of off white colored head in the glass which slowly dissipates. Some light lacing accumulates around the glass.
S - Pleasant light hoppy aroma with grassy floral tones and a sweet grainy malt flavors in the air.
T - This beer has a nice balance of citrus, pine and spicy hops and a caramel malt, freshly baked bread flavor. There is a very nice bitter hoppy finish to this beer.
M - Medium carbonation and light to medium body which is quite easy to drink.
D - Nice beer and one that brings a lot of balance. This is something that would be perfect for a session beer selection. I enjoy the interplay between the aggressive hops and malt profile.
07-06-2010 11:57:15 | More by racer2k
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
a: pours about a 3/4 inch head, dissipates quickly. some light lacing. amber color.
s: hops. very earthy hops. not that that is a bad thing, i love a good ipa.
t: what i like about this is that it is not overwhelmingly hoppy. some ipas will just have a hoppy flavor just for the sake of having it to please the hop heads but this is pretty well balanced. it does not really have that bittersweetness, more the bitter, but it has a bite too.
m: fairly smooth, good amount of carbonation.
d: i could drink a few of these, its not really a sipper.
06-26-2007 03:15:43 | More by stevemcqueenjr
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
Pours a nice hazy orange with a medium 1/2 inch head that settles into a cap
Aroma of malt and bitter hops
Taste is upfront bitter in a good way, as the beer warms up the maltiness comes on strong, overall very balanced.
Some breadiness with a dry finish, good quaffer, easy drinking.
I'd drink this anytime, Cheers!
12-01-2009 01:23:00 | More by mudbug
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
Boulder- Cold Hop
Appearance- Light copper with a thick meringue head.
Smell- Smokey pine and malt.
Taste- Smooth creamy malt with smokey/ woodsy pine hop flavor.
Mouthfeel- Smooth with low carbonation (flatter feel) and a light dry bitter finish.
Overall- Not bad. Easily drank a 6er of this and would do so again.
09-04-2007 20:45:02 | More by NJpadreFan
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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