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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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very good

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
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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Photo of rolltide8425


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2012 17:52:05 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of Ricochet


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Good lace, sticky, no head, pale ale orange amber. About right. Smells like a standard bottled pale ale with not much to define it. A little fruit and a little of the malt, about average. Creamy swallow with odd rye component on the aftertaste and a tea-like tar overtone, but there is bitter at the end that has a little punch. Unusual and extra credit for the rye. Flavor? Because this is an English style, I knew this was going to be subdued, and while the taste is mellow, the hop sting at the end makes this surprising. Tarry hops, slightly bitter at the start, but not overpowering. Rye note in the flavor, more on the aftertaste. Candy like in the center, also not overpowering. Malt is subdued, leaving hops and water as the main components. Well, this is odd, tasty, blends well and has that hops burn at the end. Not bad at all.

10-05-2008 17:08:02 | More by Ricochet
Photo of rodlavers


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-21-2014 19:15:56 | More by rodlavers
Photo of JJStorm


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-22-2013 22:37:46 | More by JJStorm
Photo of surfrogue1


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-25-2013 03:03:49 | More by surfrogue1
Photo of jaymo18


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-17-2014 20:12:26 | More by jaymo18
Photo of oriolesfan4


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-26-2013 04:33:15 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of DrFunkenstein


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-22-2012 20:27:47 | More by DrFunkenstein
Photo of MrDarcy


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-22-2013 18:05:48 | More by MrDarcy
Photo of Dizzy242


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-22-2013 01:35:28 | More by Dizzy242
Photo of SkinniePost


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-05-2014 04:02:33 | More by SkinniePost
Photo of dgherm


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-21-2013 15:01:09 | More by dgherm
Photo of Duster72


3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Bomber pours a clear copper color with a big two finger head. Aroma is sweet orange with some definite floral/pine. Taste is sweet malts followed by mild bitter hops that mirror the aroma. Stronger than your typical English bitter, but milder than an American IPA. Nice to drink one, but not a session candidate for me. Nice beer.

08-09-2007 20:02:20 | More by Duster72
Photo of Cresant


3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date on the label. The body was cloudy amber/honey colored. Some sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle. Minimal head faded to a small ring.

Smell was sweet maltiness. Perfumy. Hard candy. One does not guess that there will be a large amount of bitterness in the flavor.

Taste was acrid hops. Fruity, rich. Sweet but equally bitter, well balanced big flavors. Long bittering finish.

Mouthfeel was medium to full in body.

05-27-2008 15:47:16 | More by Cresant
Photo of flexabull


3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a cloudy orange color with a faint head.

Aromas are yeasty, spicy, dusty, and with some faint citrus.

Taste is nice, some good hop flavors, citrus like and floral. Malts lend a creamy, sweet and earthy flavor. Finish is crisp. Nice tasty beer, that isn't overpowering at all.

Mouthfeel is good, full and smooth.

Drinkability is good as well. Not the prettiest beer to look at, but it tastes good, and would be a decent session choice.

03-18-2008 02:21:04 | More by flexabull
Photo of Blakaeris


3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours clear golden-amber in color with brilliant highlights. Head is initially full and lingers awhile.

Aroma is malty and fruity with a pleasant toasted quality. Hops are floral and pungent. Together they create an earthy biscuit character that is mild overall.

Taste is similar to the nose, but the toasted biscuit flavor is much more pronounced. Grainy with hints of leather, along with plenty of herbal tea. Finish is clean with a mild hop spice bite and a bit of a metallic sting.

Mouthfeel is medium-full.

I enjoyed this American take on the British style. It is certainly more aggressively hopped; but it still maintains an overall balance and subtlety. The toasted malt character is full flavored. I would consider this an interesting session beer.

08-10-2008 21:28:40 | More by Blakaeris
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Clear, amber in color with a white head full of small bubbles, that linger for some time and then subside to a substantial 1/8" cover. Sweet fruity aroma with earthy notes. Earthy taste, some sweetness, a bit of dryness and bitterness at the end. To me it seems slightly unbalanced, yet it is very drinkable.

03-10-2008 01:31:34 | More by ikats
Photo of mchoffman


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

The Cold Hop was recommended to me because I like hoppy beer, but I don't find this beer to be that hoppy. It is fairly tasty though. It first is tastes like a pale ale, then kind of hoppy and like an IPA, and it leaves a stout-like taste in my mouth. It is good, but with all the beers out there, I don't think I will purchase it again.

10-27-2010 00:22:59 | More by mchoffman
Photo of bluegrassbrew


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear brownish amber with a nice white marshmallowy head. Leaves good lacing.

Smell is a bit subtle. Light, yet sharp hops and some sweet malt.

Tastes is pale English malt and some florally hops. Not nearly as bold as the American version of IPA.

Well balanced.

Overall, a tasty, easy drinking IPA. Much more than an English Pale Ale, but much less than an American IPA. Worth a try for sure.

07-06-2007 02:18:17 | More by bluegrassbrew
Photo of alpinebryant


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a hazy copper with a decent head.

Smelled Piney off the top with some citrus

Tastes nice and bitter, Not quite as bitter as a Sierra Nevada, but it is very good. floral hops for aroma with lots of piney hop flavor also some toasty flavored malt

Mouthfeel is very good - not watery, but there are some carbs in this beer that added to the cloudiness of the beer.

Drinkability is great, a true deal at the price point compared to some of the more "popular' beers which are charging a clear $2 more than this sixer.

04-09-2009 03:12:59 | More by alpinebryant
Photo of Rayek


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Pale gold with somewhat active carbonation and good clarity. Fluffy cream had has pretty good retention and leaves a nice amount of lace.

S: Heavy on the citrus hops, plus a sweet and toasted caramel note.

T: More citrus, but not over the top. Bitterness level is high, but appropriate for the style. There is some malt sweetness in the background. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body is somewhat slick and oily. Carbonation level is about right.

D: Citrus grapefruit flavor makes this taste to me like more of an American than English IPA. It's a decent beer overall, however. I'd happily drink this again.

11-29-2008 15:31:14 | More by Rayek
Photo of meatyard


3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance is a slightly hazy golden, amber with a 2" head from a hard pour. The head falls fairly quickly leaving good lacing.
The smell is of mild, sweet hops with a bit of pineapple.
The taste is mildly sweet hops with a bitterness at the end. A bit of grapefruit as well.
Mouthfeel is medium to thin.
Drinkability is good.

A mostly pleasant drinking beer, slightly different and more subtle than most hopped beers. A nice one to try.

10-06-2007 19:07:17 | More by meatyard


3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Body pours to a honey orange amber hosting a inch and a half of fuzzy light tan head with nice staying power. Leaves slight scattered lace. Hops on the nose are very creamy and slightly piney with a sweet tart candy like buzz. Enters the mouth with sharp tangy grassy hop presence. The hop feel is very woodsy and raw leafy like. a different experience hop wise as this beer is very green. Makes me want to hug a tree. There is a bit of balance mid palate with some malt presence. A bit of citrus does come through as the beer warms. Nicely drinkable with a unique hop feel. Mouthfeel has a welcomed hop bitter thickness.

02-29-2008 15:32:54 | More by SPLITGRIN
Photo of begforme4484


3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a wheat color amber, a tad on the darker side of the spectrum. 2 fingers width head with ample lacing.

Smells somewhat earthy. Hint of malts with some grassy hops there too.

Taste is right on par for an english IPA. Some pale malts floating around encompassed by grassy and earthy hops. Not very bitter, but still has enough bite.

Medium bodied and carbonation. Nice and dry.

Could drink a few in a sitting with the relatively low abv for an IPA.

09-06-2010 01:21:49 | More by begforme4484
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

From 12/31/10 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a nice transparent amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, fruity malts, and floral notes.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, floral notes, and very light pine hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy.

d - A nice English IPA. I got this as part of my beer of the month club and it's one of the better beers I've received from them. Would have again.

01-03-2011 23:41:29 | More by mdfb79
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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