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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale

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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of Lemke10
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours a mostly clear, red orange color, with a slight light brown head. There is a scent of hops mixed with some sweet malt. The texture is kind of thin but yet it delivers a flavorful sweet grain flavor that finishes with a slightly dry finish with a little smokiness to it. Overall it’s kind of so-so. It’s more of a red lager with a pale ale finish than a full on pale ale.

Lemke10, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

shelby415, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't know this was in cans so it's a good thing I waited since bombers were like 7 bucks. Got the can for $1.75 and still paid too much. No canned date but a number "20712A2BA" on the side.

A - Holly carbonation! I am not sure if anyone else got a glass of foam but it took forever to settle. I know for a fact it wasn't shaken since the can wasn't bloated and I know how to tilt a glass. After it settled I was even a touch disappointed since it was quite a dark shade of amber brown, much darker than a pale ale should be. At least it had extreme lacing from such a bubbly pour.

S - Some piney resin, touch of pale malts, some biscuit malts. Not bad.

T - Well the taste was pretty good it wasn't too hoppy or malty, but it wasn't really that great. Forgettable.

M - Due to high carbonation it left the palate with a light beer taste as bubbly as champagne, again not great for a pale ale.

Overall not something I would track down again especially since I can get Mojo IPA for the same price which is 2x better. Be careful with these cans too they seem to be uber carbonated.

DrDemento456, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of skyisland
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

skyisland, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of alelover
3/5  rDev -10.2%

alelover, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of AntLeatherface
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of PrivateEquity
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orange tinged gold, finger and a half off-white head. Nice lacing down the glass. This is the best thing the beer has going for it.

S - Bready, caramel nose. Earthy hops. Nothing too spectacular.

T - Good taste. Nothing too spectacular. Little piney resin, grassy notes. Lacking sweetness. Flavor doesn't last long enough.

M - Dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O - Drinkable APA. No a go-to APA, but every once in a while is a good one to get. To be fair, though, on average I would usually prefer an IPA

PrivateEquity, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Nizzle913
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -10.2%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -10.2%

tfsimpkins, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Small but lasting, bar-pour head. Dark amber color and semi-cloudy (i.e. more than hazy). Leaves a thorough blanket of lace.

Good hop presence on the initial smell. The aroma is peppery with only a touch malt present.

Starts with a neutral, slightly toasted, pale malt flavor. This slides into a more dry malt taste as the hop bitterness kicks in. The finish is moderately hoppy. The body disappoints as it is very thin with an elevated level of carbonation.

smcolw, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ferrari29, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, bubbly mix of brass and copper hues. Nice head after the pour that leads to a strong foam for all twelve ounces.

Floral and fruity hop, malt, and yeast aroma mix. There's also some tinny aromas. I get some light tropical fruit and flower aromas here and there.

Toasted crackers and biscuits roll in with differing hop bitterness. Tropical fruit, earthy grass and flowers. The bitterness is slow in letting go of your palate.

This is an interesting APA that seems to seperate itself from the standard style lot. Glad I tried this beer.

scruffwhor, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of SurlyHotdog
3/5  rDev -10.2%

SurlyHotdog, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jheezee, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of ATMinBoulder
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

ATMinBoulder, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Brad7132
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Brad7132, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of sprucetip
3/5  rDev -10.2%

sprucetip, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +19.8%

bigbeers84, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin traces of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity with grapefruit and orange peel.

T - Sweet caramel with a bitter piney bite. Some mango, grapefruit and orange flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice sessionable APA in a can. I enjoyed it.

zeff80, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Number3red, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of One_Man_Gang
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

One_Man_Gang, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a slightly hazy dirty golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grass, earth, earth hop, and wet dog. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, spicy hop, spice, and grass. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. Nothing on the brew really stood out to me if I’m honest with the exception of the wet dog note I got on the nose. Phew! If you own/have owned a dog and smelled them after being out in the rain, you know what smell I’m talking about. I have no idea where this came from, but it was definitely distinctive. There was a ton of earthy notes going on throughout this one. Worth trying to say that you have ticked it, but I wouldn’t order a full pint without getting a small taste of it first.

thagr81us, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

lupercmda, Nov 19, 2012
Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.