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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 Darkmagus82
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in an imperial pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an orange amber colored brew with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the body of the beer. Floating atop the beer was a one finger pure white and foamy head that faded rather fast. Once largely faded, there was a persistent film and a good deal of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet of a citrus smell with lots of tangerine and orange and a nice sweet tropical fruit and apricot smell as well. Mixed with these aromas is a little bit of a malty smell as well as some piney and floral aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker taste mixed with a moderate dose of caramel sweetness. As the taste moves forward the sweeter taste profile changes becoming less caramel like, but more sweet fruit like with flavors of tangerine and pineapple dominating. Mixed with the bready flavors that are initially present is a light citrus hop taste of a grapefruit nature which creates a base for the brew. While the hop is light at first overall, toward the end it gets quite a bit more intense as the grapefruit is joined by other hop flavors of a floral and earthy nature. The transitions of the sweet flavors and the presence of the more potent earthy hop flavor that develops on the tongue at the finish, ends up leaving a moderately earthy bitter and smoother malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is, as would have been expected from the appearance, composed of tiny carbonation bubbles. Overall the medium bodied nature mixed with the moderate but peppery carbonation were nice for maintaining a more refreshing and easy drinking brew all the while still allowing all the nice hoppy flavors time to be fully appreciated by the tongue.

Overall – A rather tasty and smooth tasting brew with a very nice but still quite drinkable level of hop. Overall it is a rather balanced brew and a treat to drink.

Darkmagus82, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ChrisMon02, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

InspectorBob, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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surfrogue1, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Kunstman, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was a little surprised that I liked this one since it is a fairly common and inexpensive beer. It poured a hazy orange color with a slight white head. A nice malty aroma topped this one off. No real hint of the hops was detectable in the aroma. In the initial taste, one gets peach skin notes mingling with the hops. A smooth malty backbone makes this a nice easy drinker. The hops are not too abrasive in this IPA, but are well balanced with the fruit and malts. In the aftertaste, the malt smooths the peach skin into a more modest fruit flavor. A surprisingly potent 6.8% ABV allows a mild warming sensation to be part of the aftertaste. The carbonation was not overly aggressive, making the aftertaste linger. This would be a nice IPA to have with a meal since it is not too complex. The food would not cause you to miss certain nuances of the beer.

JohnnyHopps, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JohnK17, Nov 20, 2012
Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.