Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.03/5 rDev -20.3%
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
3.03/5 rDev -20.3%
12oz bottle poured into a pint
Clear, copper body with a huge, foamy head that threatened to overflow. However, it does dwindle rather quickly and leaves some spider web lacing on its way down. The nose was overly earthy with pine and grapefruit rounding out the hop side of the equation while toasted malt lays down the foundation. The flavor profile follows the nose. Earthy, herbal hops with just a touch of grapefruit and pine in the finish while toasted malt grabs the taste buds through the middle. Bitterness comes in a quick punch and fades even quicker. Medium body with a smooth feel. Carbonation is on point. Overall I found this to be lacking and pretty average in every way.
06-17-2011 19:18:23 | More by ColForbinBC
3.05/5 rDev -19.7%
Fairly pale in color, more golden straw with shades of amber. A thick, white cap atop it that has very good retention and leaves some rings of lacing down the glass. Kind of fruity pebbles smelling and floral. Earthy hops and a hint of biscuity bread but artificial flavor, or something. Pineapple and weird grapefruit but out of place. Very sugary malt. Same thing with the flavor. I think the hop profile is good but the malt kills it, giving it no chance to come to the forefront. Mouthfeel is solid. Creamy and smooth at first with a bitterness that soon meets it and rides out to a moderately dry finish. Something about this one just doesn't work for me. I'll probably try it again down the road but
01-17-2009 04:54:04 | More by ncvbc
3.05/5 rDev -19.7%
*did not mind would not buy*
app:copper cute little head the color could be more magical
smell: nice hop aroma some citrus little bit of pine. nice sneaky malts in the background.
taste: not as good as the smell. more sharp citrus back of the mouth acidic hop taste. lacks the full bouquet. mild malts and the flavor of soda water.
mf: dry and acidic
drinkable?: kinda, have had much better balanced hoppy beers
10-04-2007 02:09:41 | More by AndoBrew
3.08/5 rDev -18.9%
Gotta say...some of the Boulder Beers are winners and others are in that other category....they just plain stink. This one is on the winner side.
A - Red Golden Brown Ale with white bubbles escaping to the top. Some minor lacing but really doesn't do anything for me. Not cloudy at all. Crystal clear.
S - At first I didn't know if I liked the smell but after giving it several chances, the smell grew on me. I love hops and they are there but there is a sweet side that I just don't really care for. The hops are not that present either. It smells like a little pine tree got planted in a wildflower garden. Just kind of strange. Ok but different.
T - I do like the hops but again, it is very mild hops. It also has a sweet taste that I could really do without. I like hops so if I am going to drink a hop beer, let there be hops. Please don't sweeten it down with sugar flavoring. Kind of funky the warmer it sits. This beer needs to be consummed AS COLD AS IT CAN GET. Let is sit and it will turn into a drain pour. I better hurry this review because as my beer gets warmer, I want to lower the scores...and quite a bit too.
M - Syrup meets Bitter. Strange. This again was not what I was expecting. Didn't care for it too much either.
D - Drinkability is higher the colder this beer is drank at. It quickly becomes not so nice the warmer it becomes. Not for sitting out on a lazy afternoon after cutting the grass drinking a beer beer. Would get too warm and you would throw it away.
Again, DRINK COLD!!!! Warm....yeah, not so good. Can you say skunk?
04-25-2009 03:36:31 | More by schellsbeer
3.1/5 rDev -18.4%
On tap at Bodega, a server's suggestion to start the night, not a great one...A dark but clearish gold, orange highlights, light head, not much retention or lacing...Aroma is sweet caramel to start, light citrus and some hops but not much...The taste is malty to start then a lot of bad hops, harsh, metallic, boring. nothing special.
09-18-2010 16:36:59 | More by jrallen34
3.13/5 rDev -17.6%
22oz bottle poured a hazy cooper-orange with an off white ½ inch head that quickly dissipated into more of a film. The laces where apparent early on but nothing to write home about.
The nose seemed mild, with slight citrus, pine and floral notes.
The taste was not what I expected. It was more of a pear, bready thing going on with slight lemon citrus. The finish was dry and the malt tones rise with the temperature of the beer.
Both the mouth and carbonation where slightly under medium.
I was not all that impressed with this beer. It was drinkable but with so many other options out there I would not buy it again.
It is possible that this beer was old. Was purchased at a quick mart and have not seen this beer local in some time.
01-24-2010 22:18:25 | More by HOPFENKOPF
3.18/5 rDev -16.3%
22 oz bomber
found this in the Fishkill Beer store, used to be great store, now so so.
Pours a nice white head, amber color, some lace stuck to the glass. Malty aroma, some hops. Taste is a little bitter, some malt, some sweetness. Nice after taste.
A decent drinkable beer
11-04-2007 02:21:25 | More by kennyo
3.18/5 rDev -16.3%
Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Belgian tulip.
Appearance- Beer pours two fingers deep a clear golden amber. Porous carbonation, ample lacing. Dissipates slowly and splotchy on the sides of the glass to a thin wisp over the top of the beer.
Smell- A malty background of Maris Otter, hopped well with Cascade grapefruit goodness. None of that sulfur note that I sometimes smell on English style IPA.
Taste- Nice medium roast maltiness with a good noble hop backbone. Bittering hops are a little much on the palate with lingering bitterness. Grainy and drying on the tongue as well. For as many good things that I have heard about this beer, I don't really know where they are based.
Mouthfeel- Drying and medium bodied, Highly carbonated and a bit of motor oil slickness on the swallow. The hops are too astringent for my tastes. Not warming.
Drinkability- Medium drinkability overall as well on this beer. Not memorable by any stretch of the imagination. Give me an English English IPA any day. The American imitation just isn't cutting the mustard.
03-05-2008 15:32:28 | More by blakesell
3.2/5 rDev -15.8%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a small head. Smell is heavy of hops. Taste like it smells, very hoppy, a tad bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this makes for a fairly decent brew.
03-22-2010 00:47:32 | More by tone77
3.2/5 rDev -15.8%
Pours a light golden color with a very nice inch of pillowy white head. Smell is subtle hops. Taste is mellow hops, with a bit of mild bitterness. This is a decent beer, just doesn't seem to come together. Really smooth and seems quite sessionable, but at 6.5% this one will catch up with you. Decent, but nothing extraordinary.
10-23-2008 13:40:17 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.23/5 rDev -15%
Yellow/orange in color with a white head that settles leaving some lace.
The smell is bright, crisp Pine and apricot.
Hops take the attack and continue to dominate this beer. More malt would be appreciated to balance the structure.
Light/medium bodied and dry.
06-20-2010 02:31:41 | More by WhiteOak
3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
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
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.