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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

436 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

02-15-2009 00:18:48 | More by Deuane
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BierFan

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

02-11-2009 00:46:55 | More by BierFan
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

02-10-2009 02:55:59 | More by KTCamm
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remllof

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev 0%

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.

02-10-2009 02:09:10 | More by remllof
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Schwarz04

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

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!

01-31-2009 21:50:31 | More by Schwarz04
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

01-31-2009 21:49:18 | More by mothman
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Wasatch

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

01-27-2009 23:45:15 | More by Wasatch
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Grandwazoo

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%

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

01-18-2009 14:30:55 | More by Grandwazoo
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gabeerfan

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

01-17-2009 19:40:36 | More by gabeerfan
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ncvbc

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -19.7%

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

01-17-2009 04:54:04 | More by ncvbc
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Lexluthor33

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

01-17-2009 00:50:14 | More by Lexluthor33
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

01-16-2009 19:43:21 | More by CHSLBrew
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GClarkage

California

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

01-16-2009 01:10:44 | More by GClarkage
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beveritt

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

01-13-2009 00:18:26 | More by beveritt
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

01-10-2009 00:50:31 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Spikester

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

01-09-2009 07:25:34 | More by Spikester
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

01-07-2009 02:06:01 | More by mikesgroove
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Rainintheface

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

01-05-2009 19:06:30 | More by Rainintheface
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

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

01-02-2009 05:45:35 | More by Magpie14
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -23.7%

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.

12-26-2008 20:02:30 | More by scruffwhor
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froghop

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

12-20-2008 00:19:11 | More by froghop
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Serving type: 22oz bottle.

Poured a darker and slightly hazy orange color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, biscuit, caramel, and slightly earthy. Tastes of earthiness, caramel, pine, and toasted grains.

Notes from: 12/08/07.

12-17-2008 19:12:14 | More by hopdog
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a bright, clear golden-amber with a scant slightly off-white head, which fades fairly quickly but leaves behind decent rings of lace on the glass.

Full of citrus and pine notes in the nose; vibrant in aroma, with a slight floral nature.

Disappointingly light and somewhat watery in mouthfeel, but nice flavors of hops--grapefruit notes dominate, with a slight salinity--and a soft, subdued malt presence combine to form a balanced palate, leaving behind a citrusy, fruity and dry finish urging for more.

Drinkable, yet not overly desireable. Lacking in appearance and mouthfeel, but the palate is full of that nice, not-over-the-top British character that makes for a quenching and sessionable brew.

12-15-2008 05:52:04 | More by superdedooperboy
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +20.5%

Interesting and enjoyable beer that reminds me of an ESB/English IPA/American IPA hybrid.

Some toffee and mineral water notes on the nose along with a nice fragrant hop aroma. Hops impart a floral impression first and then a bit of a sweeter citrus fruit note.

This is 6.5% but drinks like a mild almost. Never feels thin but very easy drinking. There is an underlying sweet toffee maltiness that complements the floral hoppiness perfectly. Not particularly bitter but there seems to be a small portion of west coast IPA style hops that lend a citrus note (think sweet mandarin oranges). The predominant hop feel though is english..perhaps east kent?....Then there is a unique hop taste that reminds me of something along the lines of Summit (the hop not the beer)...

Drinks like a 5.0 ABV beer....really slides down easily and with a lot of flavor....hard to keep this one in the glass.

A real interesting, tasty beer that will allows have a place in my refrigerator.

12-15-2008 02:05:14 | More by ZAP
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a light, brownish-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A malty, sugary aroma, with traces of hops.

T: Here's where the wheels came off - for me at least. For an IPA (even an English one) this beer had way too much much malt. It gave the beer a funky, dull taste. It was difficult to drink.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While this beer had its strong points, the taste was just not to my liking. Very off-putting.

12-12-2008 13:54:54 | More by avalon07
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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