Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.33/5 rDev +29.3%
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.
08-31-2012 05:24:06 | More by RblWthACoz
4.14/5 rDev +23.6%
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
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.
07-11-2013 14:40:44 | More by BierStein711
4/5 rDev +19.4%
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.
05-22-2011 16:11:35 | More by jimmy82063
3.98/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
08-19-2012 18:45:39 | More by morimech
3.98/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
07-08-2011 20:15:21 | More by Stinkypuss
Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.