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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

440 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 440
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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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

I noticed, after reading the reviews, that often the only thing mentioned when reviewing appearance is the head, and perhaps color. Only a few of the reviews for this beer mentioned haziness. When I poured mine, there were a lot of good-sized floaters in an amber body, with a half finger head that subsided to a thin film that left a tiny amount of lacing.

Aroma was of lightly floral hops, and somewhat biscuity, with hints of sweetness and a touch of citrus. Not grapefruit, more generic and not as pronounced.

Taste was pretty good, right on for style. Initially there was a bit of bitterness, followed immediately by caramel malts and biscuits. A light fruitiness was present, and the finish was oong, light hop resins. Not overly done.

Mouthfeel was good, a little syrupy, with moderate carbonation. A little oily.

Drinkability is pretty good as well. I think a sixer of this would go well while watching Wrestlemania XXV.

connecticutpoet, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of atsprings
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

12oz bottle into a Lucifer tulip pours a slightly hazy orange with a thin eggshell head that diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma is a nice kick of Earthy citrus hops with a touch of sweet malts. The taste is an odd blend of caramel and pale malts with an interesting hop flavor. The beer is medium bodied with decent carbonation. This is certainly an interesting beer, but not as good as their Mojo IPA.

atsprings, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of jackorain
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

Nice light copper color. Dense white head with decent retention. Really nice Jarlsberg cheese look to the lace with dense areas and medium size holes.

Nice citrus and spicy hop aroma, both American and noble here. Caramel and biscuit malt.

Very lemony citrus flavor kicks in off. The middle is caramel and simple syrup with a touch of biscuit. There is not a lot of bitterness, just a touch, but a lot of hop flavor on the finish spicy and floral.

Beer is medium bodied with a vibrant, fizzy carbonation. Hops oils coat the mouth and are then carried away by the fizz. Quite nice actually.

Very drinkable, I could have several of these. This is quite a nice offering from Boulder.

Thanks for Reading.

jackorain, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of 1fastz28
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

pours a great looking deep orange color into my sam adams glass, it really looks great with its big white head, it laces pretty well too. smell is good, has that classic slight sour, mildly hoppy aroma to it. taste is good, refreshing and easy to drink, its a very mild beer like alot of british beers its not an over powering ale, or a weak boring lager, just a good lively beer, no compromise. mouthfeel is good, not watery at all.

drinkability is good, its a good honest beer, just like many of the beers that boulder makes.

1fastz28, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of Deuane
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

A-Golden kissed copper with a medium off-white head that reduced to a thin cap. Left some decent webby lace behind.

S-Sweet caramel and biscuit malts with a nice undertone of lemon and grassy scented hops.

T-True English IPA flavou all the way with the healthy biscuit/malt bill dominating. Hop notes present themselves in the background with a sharp lemon rind and hay aroma becoming present.

M-Medium body with a smooth rounded profile. Mild lasting hop bitterness, rather soft in the finish.

D-A well done representation of an English style IPA. Enough flavour to keep you interested and the soft, silky feel you expect.

Deuane, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of BierFan
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

No freshness date is given on the label. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a nice-sized off white head. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Fairly hoppy. Citrus peels and pine.

Taste: More citrus peels in the taste and surprisingly malty. Little bit of caramel malt sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness.

BierFan, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev -10%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Poyred cloudy yellow with high foam and large bubbles. Creamy head with prominent lacing.

Grassy hop smell.

Starts with a hoppy bitter taste, which remains throughout, but is balanced nicely with some sweetness. The finish is relatively clean considering the bitter taste. There is a slight fruit taste as well.

I liked this beer - the hops were evident throughout, but never overpoweing - they were kept in check by the british-style malt.

Drinkable - I could have had more than 1.

KTCamm, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of remllof
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a bottle, poured a darker cloudy golden color with a decent head. The scent is not too strong but what there is, is light floral. Taste is a nice floral taste, then a decent bit of bitterness that lingers a bit. Mouth feel is decent no too thick but not on the watery side. Overall a decent beer when Im looking for somthing a little more on the bitter side.

remllof, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of Schwarz04
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

Appearance: Light orangy brown, little head, no lace.

Smell: Hoppy and a bit citrusy. Orange and lemon notes are present.

Taste: Quite bitter, hops defiantly dominant as the name would suggest. Slight citrus and some grassy hints are also present.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness lingers a bit, a touch of dryness present afterwards, not bad though. There seems to be a small touch of an undistinguishable spice as well.

Drinkability: Quite pleasant to drink, the bitterness is strong at first taste but doesn't linger or leave an overly dry taste...will buy again!

Schwarz04, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of mothman
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into pint glass.

Color is a thin white head that fizzles down to a thin layer that drifts over the beer.

Aroma is a lot of floral hops. There is a malty smell also, but I can't put my finger on it.

Taste is of heavy floral hops with bread-like malts. Some zest to it as well.

Mouthfeel is bitter, but also smooth. Leaves a slight dry aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall this beer reminds me of a regular IPA, except with some twists. Decent beer, however there is really nothing to special about it.

mothman, Jan 31, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev +1%

Thanks goes out to pokesbeerdude for this one.

Poured into a tulip a cloudy orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy/foamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy/malty, some citrus/pines. The taste is hoppy, with some nice sweet malty notes, nice tone of citrus, slight piney. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a nice EIPA.

Wasatch, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of Grandwazoo
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours an attractive hazy yellow brown with a nice foamy head

Mild sweet nose of fresh grains and caramel with some floral/apple scents

Nice creamy feel. Great balance of flavor...mild malts, subtle apple, some lemon and floral tones, and enough hops to balance it out and provide a nice bitter end, but not so much that it overwhelms the flavor. Probably the best offering I've had from Boulder Beer

Grandwazoo, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of gabeerfan
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a clear amber with a nice head that falls to a very thin ring.
Fairly hoppy aroma with grapefruit and pine. Sweet malts with some toasted bread and lots of brown sugar.
Flavors mirror the aromas pretty well. Lots of hops with the grapefruit and pine flavors. The malts almost seem sweeter in the taste. Bready, biscuity and sugary. There are even some iced tea flavors near the end.
Medium bodied. A little syrupy, but not cloying.
Pretty drinkable. I could see having more of these at home or out at a bar.
Decent beer that can get easly lost in the plethora of IPA's out there. Worth trying, but stick with your favorite.

gabeerfan, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of ncvbc
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%

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

ncvbc, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev +5%

Hazy orange color with a medium sized head and lace.
An aroma full of hops,grapefruit and citrus.

The taste of hops,citrus notes,malts and of course grapefruit.

The feel was easy to drink and just slightly bitter. Medium carbonation and body.
A well balanced beer.


Notes: Textbook,but very appealing in that this went down well and could almost be a session beer.

Lexluthor33, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of CHSLBrew
3.85/5  rDev +1%

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Slightly hazy, light amber beer topped with a bright, orange-white head. As the head slowly receded, a slight rockiness emerged with some chunky lacing.

S-Earth and piney hops, quite floral with a slight grapefruit. Overall, a very hoppy aroma with only a slight grainy malt presence.

T-Bright, floral, and perfumy hop, slightly fruity at times. These flavors are complimented by a confident hop bitterness. A bit of nutty and biscuity malt helps create a well-rounded beer. Finishes dry and hoppy.

M-Medium-high carbonation, this beer has a pleasant, moderate body, thought the carbonation is perhaps a bit too high.

D-A quite drinkable brew. Enough hops to keep me on my toes and a firm malt foundation that's able to pull everything together.

CHSLBrew, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

01/15/09- Purchased at Total Wine in Roseville, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Clouded darker golden colored pour. Very white sparkling head of about one inch. Left some decent lace trails and some very light patchwork behind.

Smell- Note of english grassy hay, some fresh fruited hops and a bit of earthyness.

Taste- Taste was definite english IPA flavor with a sprouted grain like taste, mid range malt base and a somewhat sharp pith-like fruit flavor. Also had a kind of sour note to the beer which kinda of threw it off a bit.

Mouthfeel- Medium to a bit higher carbonation level with a light bitter aftertaste. A bit sour in the aftermath as well.

Drinkability- Could have done without the sourness, but overall a pretty good job that could have been great.

GClarkage, Jan 16, 2009
Photo of beveritt
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is simply the words Cold Hop, seemingly breaking through a pane of glass or maybe some ice. Write of the origins, but not method, on the side. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of nearly white head. This settles slowly, essentially collapsing to about half its original height. very nice lacing. The beer itself is light orange, with a medium chill haze. Some sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Very low aroma, hard to discern anything specific. Hops, for certain. Citrusy, with a little vegetal note. As it warms, becomes almost holly like.

Taste: Spicy hops upfront with a very solid malt backbone. Hops are slightly citrusy, but no single flavor jumps to the front. Medium level of bitterness starts int he forefront, and lingers well into the finish and beyond. Malt is caramelly and biscuity, with a little sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lower than average carbonation level, as expected for the style. Body is incredible.

Drinkability: In a world of so many, how-many-hops-can-you-put-in-here beers, this is a well balanced ale, with good hop profile and a solid malt body.

beveritt, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

Picked up a six pack of this at Northridge in Laramie, WY. About $7.

A: Poured a nice orange/gold color, slightly hazy and with an off white head about half an inch thick that reduced down to a film with some clumps of loose lacing on the edge.

S: big time earthy hop character, nice caramel, candy sugar aspect too, quite sweet underneath the initial hop bite, hops are quite piney, and earthy. very aromatic.

T: earthy hops really take over the whole mouth on this one, nice caramel sweetness underneath, but the hops dominate this one, excellent bitterness. lots of earthy undertones. this one is tasty.

M: pretty thin, nice carbonation, and a relatively clean finish, a little lingering bitterness.

D: this is a great session beer, smooth, and tasty, and really goes down easy, another great beer from Boulder.

pokesbeerdude, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of Spikester
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Full amber color with a two finger head and very good lacings. Aroma is floral, earthy hops and some caramel malts. Taste is bitter earthy hops, resins, sweet rich malts.
Mouthfeel is average with a little too much carbonation.
Drinkability would be better at about 5% abv.
Nice beer.

Spikester, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +15%

Another one I picked up as part of a mixed pack the other night. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I enjoyed this one with dinner tonight. Consumed on 01/06/2009.

The pour was quite nice. A light amber in color with good clarity to it. Nice carbonation could be scene bubbling up from the bottom of the glass throughout the session, with a very nice head of white across the top.

The aroma was loaded down with fresh hops. Rich notes of citrus just coming up out of the glass. I did not think this one would be this rich. Really very well done. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit in here as well. Light sweetness to it really wrapped it together quite well, as I leaned in for the first sip I was very suprised by ust how hoppy this one was. Crisp, clean, and definitely impressive. Light floral hops ruled the day here, with a lingering bitterness long into the finish and a delicate grapefruit flavor that would not quite. Easily sessionable I had no issue with throwing this one down and then looking for more.

Overall a very solid and very underated IPA. I would love to try this one on tap. It was as solid an IPA as I have had recently and was a pleasure to drink.

mikesgroove, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of Rainintheface
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

A: golden with a 1 finger white head and much carbonation

S: very floral on the nose. fruity, faint whiff of gum and hints of caramel

T: caramel sweetness up front. a little toasted character, earthy and oranges

M: crisp, dry, medium bodied brew.

D: nicely done. very drinkable.

Rainintheface, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of Magpie14
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

A: apple cider in color with a touch of cloudiness. Wonderful head retention and chunks of lace hugging the glass. Rather pleasant overall in the glass

S: bitter and yet a sweet fruitiness around the edges and rather strong in the nose with hops

T: big and husky flavors that are hard to gather at times. Malt presence is sweet at times with a touch of toasted characteristics. Hops push through and help round things out but yet retain a sweeter side. I would say it is not as bitter and hoppy as America PA's but a bit huskier and sweet

M: nice smooth body and leaning towards creamy and a touch acidic

D: I guess it hangs onto English brew style...large and in charge and not as much hops as an American APA. Not bad but not great

Magpie14, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

About a one finger frothy head that wallows away to a nice. Beneath the foam, there is a copper amber with highlights of gold and symetrical bubbling. Theres also some nice Brussels lace as well. The aroma is an oily hop and medium toasted Caramel and Crystal malt bread. When I mean oily, I mean oil. The taste is an earthy, somewhat fruity hop. The toasted, biscuit malts taste a bit stale. Makes me think of a bitter, toasted egg bagel. Oily palte that feels muc better han the smell. This beer has sessionable written all over it, minus the oily smell and stale malt.

scruffwhor, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of froghop
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

pours a semi-clear amber-orange with a small white head, and good lacing.

smell is faint, caramel, hops, and some malt.

taste is a bit watery, malt, hops, touch of citrus, grass, and a touch of caramel, ends a little bitter.

overall a very nice bitter.

froghop, Dec 20, 2008
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.