Cold Hop British-Style Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
09-05-2012 00:06:53 | More by WastingFreetime
2.4/5 rDev -37%
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.
05-28-2012 21:57:31 | More by dickroop
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
05-11-2012 04:07:47 | More by undeadozzy
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.