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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 05-22-2011)
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SteveGathje

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +41.8%

08-19-2012 19:05:50 | More by SteveGathje
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

08-16-2012 20:04:49 | More by JottaGibboo
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ooh, a new Boulder beer. Always down for that.

This is an easy drinking ale. Plenty of interesting character on it, but nice and steady and in no ways obnoxious. Hops bring out a perfect balance of character. I like this ale a lot. It could easily be a regular beer. Very well made.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 05:24:06 | More by RblWthACoz
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ATMinBoulder


4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

12-08-2012 02:03:29 | More by ATMinBoulder
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

03-25-2013 00:52:53 | More by notdriving
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

08-17-2012 20:57:42 | More by wertschy
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

11-13-2013 06:53:01 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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BierStein711

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draught into shaker pint, two finger off-white head, amber color, mild carbonation

Smells: Pine, grain, hops, wet leaves, light grass

Taste: Pine, floral hop, sharp finish

Mouthfeel: mild

Overall, this is not too bad of a beer, highly sessionable. My second sortie to explore this brewery. If I wasn't pleased with other offerings I'd go for this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 14:40:44 | More by BierStein711
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2011 02:55:52 | More by Mac19872
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-15-2011 15:14:03 | More by kkrez
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed for a Music Festival in Colorado, release dated May to September 2011 so I was very surprised to find this in New Haven, Connecticut. This pours a nice amber color, two finger head. Hops are slight and bitter, mostly malty taste.

Nice beer to kick off a Sunday....could see myself going back to this over the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 16:11:35 | More by jimmy82063
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-03-2012 05:43:09 | More by bigbeers84
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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-28-2013 19:04:20 | More by Jameswoody
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protton

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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shcufj

Vermont

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-03-2011 01:18:57 | More by shcufj
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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UnoMasBelgian

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Mild_Bill

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-25-2013 00:16:41 | More by brheuer
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morimech

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can. Clear amber color with just over one finger of head. The head quickly settles to a thin film. Quite a bit of lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma and flavor reminds me of a smaller Sand Creek's Wild Ride IPA or even Masala Mama. Has a toasted, musty malt base that I absolutely love in my pale ales. I get pine and earthiness from the hops in the flavor. More floral in the aroma. To this drinker, it works. Bitterness is moderate but seems high because of the lack of sweetness from the malt.

A little undercarbonated but nothing unfavorable. Good sized body for an APA.

This beer works for me. I only bought it because it was in cans but glad I did.

Serving type: can

08-19-2012 18:45:39 | More by morimech
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boulder : Hoopla Pale Ale

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a large mug. A clear light copper in color, huge pillowy head and lacing. Aroma of floral hops and some pine. In the flavor, nice hop bitterness, a bit earthy, light herbal notes. Faint pine with a pale malt backing and English ale yeast. Mouthfeel is light bodied. Overall, a pretty tasty little pale ale that is close to IPA territory.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 20:15:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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