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Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Cold Hop British-Style AleCold Hop British-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

429 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-22-2007)
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4/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2012 20:12:51 | More by t0rin0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-21-2012 17:38:43 | More by slowdaddy
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-19-2012 00:03:52 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

05-30-2012 15:33:20 | More by KevinTK
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dickroop

Maryland

2.4/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours honey-golden with a medium, ivory head and good coarse lacing. Beer is hazy to cloudy with lots of bubbly carbonation apparent. Nose is generally lacking.

My real complaints come when I sip. This ale is WAY too sweet. The Brits love their bitters, and bitter this beer just ain't! The taste is almost sickeningly sweet, generally fruit and honey flavors, with a faint hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel is cloying and sticky, slightly conteracted by the carbonation.

Overall, this beer may turn out to be a down-the-drainer, while I return to the fridge for a hop fix. As far as I'm concerned, this is not true to style and a huge, barely drinkable disappointment. Perhaps the six-pack I bought was a bad batch or was somehow mis-treated.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 21:57:31 | More by dickroop
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-20-2012 01:51:41 | More by Chugs13
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The color of this brew is spectacular, a beautiful hazy amber gold, with a thick creamy head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Looks like a classic beer.

S - It might just be me, but it honestly doesn't smell like very much at all. Maybe a little hint of hops here or there, but for the most part I can't pick up on anything.

T - I sure am glad it doesn't taste how it smells! This beer tastes wonderful, like an IPA mixed with a thick lager. Lots of hops, lots of citrus, and some pound cake maybe at the very end. Also picked up on ritz bitz cracker maybe? The aftertaste i very pleasant as well.

M - Nice and thick, unlike some other IPAs. Not too thick, but a lot more character than I'm generally used to for the style, and that's not a bad thing.

O - Having only recently being introduced to Boulder, I must say that so far I am very impressed by their beers. All of them are very flavorful and full and are perfect examples of their respective styles. This beer is no different, and is a great example of a British style ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 04:07:47 | More by undeadozzy
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Pennsylvania

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-24-2012 18:59:45 | More by sweisel80
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Massachusetts

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-20-2012 20:14:42 | More by ninner00
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Ohio

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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-19-2012 18:28:49 | More by kiki3drt292
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-16-2012 03:22:41 | More by tclapper
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-16-2012 03:03:33 | More by whartontallboy
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hoptualBrew

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange in color & realizing this is my first EIPA. Frothy pillow-like off white head leaves thick lacing down the mug. Malt heavy in the nose with an excellent dose of fruity & spicy hop presence in the backdrop. Malty goodness on the tongue - bready fresh malt sweetness meets slightly spicy & citrus fruit hops. Almost peppery in the finish combined with the sweet tang from the malt and hops works nicely. Well balanced beer here, I would drink this all day long. Time to get a few more of these, and I highly reccomend you do as well!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 03:42:20 | More by hoptualBrew
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smithmd4

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

12-31-2011 07:09:24 | More by smithmd4
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A British-style Ale brewed with Maris Otter malt and hops from New Zealand & The Czech Republic.
Pours a pale gold with light white head that provides good lacing throughout. Combination citrus, piney, and fruity nose, with slight breadyness notes. The mouthfeel is medium with a similar level of carbonation. The Maris Otter malt is pronounced upfront, then followed by a well balanced citrus and spicy hop flavor, with the the malt lingering just a little longer. And let it linger we will, as we have heard that this may be the last brewing of this amazing beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 22:42:04 | More by phishsihq
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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