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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

441 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JohnK17, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of klaybie
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

klaybie, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a British nonic. Slightly hazy apricot color. Forms a thick creamy stable head. Leaves sheets of lacing.
Aroma is nearly non existent, but what is there is cracker and toast, with just a hint of hops.
Taste is very mild. Light caramel malts, bread, toast. Very mild herbal hops.
Nice creamy mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness.
A decent beer, certainly better on nitro than from the bottle, but still a fairly average beer.

Florida9, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brenden, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of stewarbd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

stewarbd, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of vlodko62
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

vlodko62, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +5%

hayesjw, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -21.3%

WynnO, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +5%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out an orange-amber color with light haziness and a relatively stable half finger lid of foam that leaves behind some lacing. Medium body and carbonation level.

Smells mostly of pineapple, pine resin, honeyed floral perfume, and caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel, floral salad and apricots. Finish is semi-dry with herbal and tea-like hopping overtones.

A solidly-constructed English IPA.

WastingFreetime, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

netshark, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of slowdaddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of KevinTK
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of dickroop
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.

dickroop, May 28, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Chugs13, May 20, 2012
Photo of undeadozzy
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.

undeadozzy, May 11, 2012
Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

OleJohnnieAle, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

polishkaz, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.