Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
After really enjoying what Boulder has put out, I am looking forward to this beer.
The beer pours a hazy, murky, orange body with an off white two finger head that sticks around leaving copious amounts of lacing. Unfiltered. There's plenty of yeast floating about along with some atop the head.
Aromas are strong and sweet bready marris otter maltiness along with a floral hop character that imparts dried apricots.
The first sip is surprisly smooth bodied with plenty of malt character that is matched well with just enough hop character. The malt shines rather well in this beer with the hops playing second fiddle. Light carbonation and a smooth body make this very much English in the mouthfeel department. With warmth the hop character actually comes out a bit more. Saaz, willamette, hallertauer, and hercules make for a very English IPA. Grassy and floral rather than fruity and bright.
Thanks to atsprings for the bottle (acquired the same evening after splitting Westy 12).
07-13-2009 17:42:04 | More by rtratzlaff
3.98/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a hazy/translucent straw/copper color with a ~1 inch off-white head that reduces to a full lacing. No sediment and carbonation is readily visible.
The aroma is a nice combination of citrus/pine hops and earthy notes with some pleasant floral and sweetness that follows.
The taste also has some of the citrus/pine notes mixed with a floral and earthy component. Mild malty sweetness in the background.
The mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with a an adequate amount of carbonation. It is fairly smooth and not overly crisp. Minimal dryness at the finish.
Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. The floral components make it interesting when mixed with the citrus hops. Overall, it is worth having although I would not search it out.
06-07-2009 21:07:47 | More by SykDoc
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
A - Poured a slightly cloudy orange/amber color. Big head of white foam and good lacing.
S - Slightly malty. Very floral with a huge pine aroma.
T - Malty and biscuity up front, followed by a good amount of hoppy bitterness. Finishes off dry.
MF&D - Overall a pretty good beer, tasty and easily sessioned. I'd drink this one again
10-30-2008 19:53:26 | More by nasty15108
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
The ale pours brilliantly clear deep golden color with copper highlights and a clingy white head. The aroma is moderately hoppy, floral, spicy and a bit of citrus. There is a medium-low malt aroma as well, a bit like crackers and slightly sweet. The flavor is moderately hoppy upfront with a bit of malt and hint of esters toward the swallow. The finish is a bit prickly with medium-high hop bitterness lingering. The carbonation is medium-high and body medium. Overall a fairly balanced ale with a nice hop flavor. Solid.
02-13-2010 01:26:36 | More by uwmgdman
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
Pours a amberish orange with a nice creamy light tan head that leaves some spotty lace. The nose is mildly fruity with some assertive hops. Slightly bitter with a nice healthy amount of green tasting hops. A good amount of grapefruit,buttered toast and subtle caramel malt flavors. Great creamy mouthfeel,medium bodied and refreshing for such a hoppy brew.
11-05-2008 00:10:57 | More by orangemoustache
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
Pale gold hazy but slightly translucent. A very thin head.
Can smell the noble hops. Very fuggle herbal, but there is a nice citrus compliment.
Hmm the flavor takes on a slightly different turn. The herbal hops and earthy flavors are still present, and there is a bite not quite the citrus kind of bite. Somewhat sweet pale malt brings balance.
Nice light carbonation and a smooth body. A good take on the british ipa would like to try this on cask.
09-04-2009 02:21:40 | More by bfields4
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
A nice frothy white head tops this brew as I pour it into my pint. I like the creamy white head, but am turned off by the color. This beer looks a bit too light for an English IPA. The carbonation seems a bit too intense as well. The good thing is that the aroma knocks me out. Beautiful maltiness with strong, earthy hops. The malty aroma is almost bready in nature. The hops smell earthy and floral, however there is a faint citrus aroma. The flavor of this beer is pretty rock solid as well. You definitely get a strong biscut-bready malt flavor that is reminiscent of a good English ale. The hops are there, but not in full force. To me this beer seems a bit more pale aleish than IPA. I do like the maltiness quite a bit however. The mouthfeel is pretty spot on. Maybe a little to carbonated for this style.
Overall, a pretty damn good beer. Definitely quite sessionable. The strong points are the flavorful malts and the quintessential English ale aromas. The low points are the slight lack of hops and the overcarbonation. I would love to find this beer on cask somewhere. In the meantime, I will definitely be buying more of this. It may be one of the more complex easy drinking beers I've had in recent times.
11-14-2008 23:50:09 | More by brewdoc75
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
clear amber, good cap and some lace
floral hoppiness. sweet and earthy flowers. smells a bit like lagunitas ipa.
the sweet earthy flowers are up front in the taste and linger. mid-glass a citrusy quality develops on the sides.
barely medium body, low to moderate carbonation.
very nice. the aroma and flavor outweigh the moderate bitterness, but it's dangerously downable and can knock you flat on your back.
09-20-2008 20:27:08 | More by brewmudgeon
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Light amber color, mild carbonation and a moderate, off-white head.
Aroma is very toasty with bready malts and earthy hops.
Taste is malty with nice hoppy flavor and an earhty bitter finish that's rather dry.
Medium bodied, mild carbonation is good for the style. Solid, pretty tasty brew.
10-31-2007 01:54:06 | More by AaronHomoya
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
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
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into 16oz. Tulip glass.
Appearance - Dark Orange/Rust color with some slight haze, with brighter shades of orange towards the bottom. Leaves a finger sized head that stays around for about a minute or so and leaves some good lacing.
Smell - It has a grassy smell combined with that of a fruity/bread aroma with a slight pine scent.
Taste - Sweet and Tangy with a fruity/grapefruit taste. It becomes a bitter grapefruit/citrus flavor at the very end. Hop characteristics are very subtle here and it has a subtle citrus aftertaste to it.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation was slight but perfect. It felt heavy on the palette and it had a thicker feel to it than most IPA's I've tried out.
Overall - A solid IPA that's able to distingush itself without forgetting that it's an IPA. It's not as strong as other IPAs I've had but it's still a very enjoyable beer to drink
10-19-2011 16:38:54 | More by NuclearDolphin
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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