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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
77
okay

285 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
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ATMinBoulder, Dec 08, 2012
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4.14/5  rDev +24%
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.

BierStein711, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

jimmy82063, May 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

bigbeers84, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

morimech, Aug 19, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jul 08, 2011
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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.