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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
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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Photo of Shilt


3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-28-2011 21:51:14 | More by Shilt
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-20-2011 03:43:13 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of savagepm


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-19-2011 00:11:24 | More by savagepm
Photo of JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -9%

A: 1 finger slightly off white head. Caramel to slight amber color.

S: Citrus, slight pine and caramel malt.

T: Citrus bite, then malt hits with a slight lingering bitterness. Very non offensive.

M: Medium body. No alcohol punch.

O: The taste and aroma fails on this beer. Really average pale ale. I couldn't see anyone really going crazy for this beer. At best one could use as a stepping stone for non-craft beer drinkers.

12-07-2011 21:45:09 | More by JerseyKirk
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-03-2011 01:18:57 | More by shcufj
Photo of rab53


3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-25-2011 04:42:20 | More by rab53
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-21-2011 00:16:19 | More by cfinch2
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2011 02:55:52 | More by Mac19872
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-15-2011 15:14:03 | More by kkrez
Photo of JMWEB2

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Pale copper color, head dissipates, leaving thin retention, and some lacing.

S: Familiar citrus/ grassy or earthy scent give way to heavy dose of hops... very little malt in there.

T: Caramel malts dominate this for me... also a good deal of sweetness from the citrus. Finish is crisp.

M: Medium to light.. good deal of carbonation.

O: Its ok, crisp and hoppy for the style. Not a favorite, but just ok.

11-12-2011 23:29:03 | More by JMWEB2
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2.9/5  rDev -13.4%

22 oz bomber into a snifter...guess I was fooled by the bomber, because this is a pretty average pale ale...barely worth going into much detail...nothing stand-out about this...reasonably clean, decent hop profile, ok balance...nothing special, nothing too bad either...probably won't buy again because there are better pales for cheaper by the 6 or 12 pack, but was worth trying...I guess...

10-15-2011 05:05:38 | More by chicagoabbot
Photo of 1fastz28


3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a slightly burnt orange color with a big white head which laces quite a bit. Smell is nice and balanced a bit of a hop aroma but with a decent malt presence a little of both worlds. Taste is average, the beer seems watery above all unfortunately. It isn't nearly as good as other Pale Ales such as Goose Island or Schlafly in similar price ranges, but it isn't a bad beer. Mouthfeel is weak and not very impressive. Overall its an average beer

10-14-2011 00:02:42 | More by 1fastz28
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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%

Nice creamy 1 finger head clear blond golden orange color.

Nose big hops, candy hops, earthy, light citrus, bit floral, and plenty of sweet caramel malts.

Taste starts lighter than I expected for malts, light sweet reddish toasty malts. Floral flavors almost like chamomile flowers. Light floral hops, bit of citrus, fruity and candy hops, semi biter. Dry semi bitter floral hop finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing special, nice hops of many shapes and sizes, bit of a malt base.

09-27-2011 02:45:00 | More by jlindros
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.85/5  rDev +14.9%

Clear, coppery color…huge head, milky toned, leaving lace. Nice.

Soft, but lively, floral aromatics, loaded with citrus notes. I'm wondering if there's more than Glacier going on here, but I don't know as much about that one as I'd like.

Taste: Zesty, spicy malt mouthfeel. Is it crystal rye malt? This really reminds me of SurlyFest, and it's malt profile. Whatever, it's clean, fresh, bright, slightly sweet, and delicious. Mmmm, mmm, mmm. Lightly tingly hop profile, lays long on the palate. Utterly pleasant, perfectly pleasing. Hops bump happily against sweet malt. Great drinking, great tasting.

I'll drink this with a hippie any ol' day.

09-11-2011 09:39:21 | More by feloniousmonk
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2.93/5  rDev -12.5%

A: Pours a really pretty amber color with a frothy creamy cap. Retention is good

S: Bright citrusy and resinous hops, caramel, and lots of wheat coming through. Not bad at all

T: Eh, not sure if this is a little oxidized as we have sat on this growler for a week...but ther is a big resinous bitterness with some caramel accents

MF/D: Prickly carbonation, rough feel, resin finish. Overall, decent

09-09-2011 22:11:15 | More by scottyshades
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3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Hoopla Pale Ale 5.7% alcohol by Boulder Beer, Wilderness Pub. 22oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. Muticolored design caught my eye so I grabed it, not even knowing it was a pale... funny.

A- Mild pour produces a beautiful medium hued amber fluid with a nice half inch head that falls to a sticky froth leaving continuing rings of lacing not unlike a beer just served in a bar... very nice looking ale.

S- Smell is a consistant meld of overly ripe citrus and grassy hops. Secondary scents are composed of a dull sweet malt musk.

T-M- Taste upfront is a medium bitter bite of mostly lemon and light orange flavored hops with a backbone showing a more grapefruit and tangerine charactor. Barley there malts linger in the end as only a sweet note. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent with a smooth carbonation that lingers.

Overall this beer is a winner with the aspect of drinkablity and mildness. As it says a perfect festival beer. Cheers!

09-02-2011 01:40:05 | More by wesbrownyeah
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3.63/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, deep orange-toned body with a tall, frothy, near white head.

Smell: Faintly toasty, mildly bready under the sharper hop notes of firm florals, citrus, and spice.

Taste: Pale malts, along with a taste of lightly toasty grains and saltless saltines. Low sweetness. Floral, snappy spices, and a portion of orange blossoms, maybe even a hint of tropical fruit. Moderately bitter. Slight oily resinous element. Drying, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: You can find maltier or hoppier renditions, but it's a decent, middle-of-the-road APA that glides over the tongue nicely.

08-28-2011 17:29:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.58/5  rDev -23%

A: Poured a deep orage with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Very weak nose but it did have some bread and perhaps some pine

T: Citrus, a little biterness, bread abd pretty weak tasting

M: Light to medium body, pretty boring, just bitterness on not much flavor on the palate

O: Pass

08-28-2011 14:54:50 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.58/5  rDev +6.9%

A: clear copper with a dense, creamy sustained head and gobs of lace.
S: caramel malts and fruity hops which I can't quite put my finger on; my first encounter with glacier hops that I am aware of. Some floral honey notes as well.
T: sweet caramel malts are well-balanced by a smooth hop bitterness. Finishes dry.
M: just over light bodied. Nicely carbonated and frothy.
O: I prefer a paler malt base to showcase a single hop, but still a nice apa.

08-28-2011 01:02:15 | More by MrMcGibblets
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC; pours hazy amber brown gold color with a creamy beige head that fades slowly, leaving excellent lacing coating the glass with rings as it goes down; a nice looking beer.

Smells of sweet malt, floral hops, flowers, grains, citrus hops, orange peel, caramel and some brown sugar; pretty mellow nose with a balance of hops and malts, but nothing exciting. The hops are a little more potent than the malt.

Tastes of sweet malt, floral hops, flowers, grains, citrus hops, orange peel, light grapefruit, caramel, brown sugar, toasted wheat, hay, grass and other earthy tones; a nice balance in the flavor as well, with malts, hops and grains giving a nice crisp sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with light crisp carbonaton, a medium body that's on the light side, and a smooth creamy feel on the tongue that slides down easy. A very refreshing beer that is easy to drink and a fine session beer. I recommend trying this one, it's tasty.

08-14-2011 04:04:36 | More by CHickman
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3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle poured into Goose Island Imperial pint glass. Best buy of Oct. 13 2011.

A- Slightly dark gold. Opaque. 2 fingers sticky white head.

S- Light piney hops. Almost a pilsener type bready malt profile. The smell is nice, but subtle.

T- Very light flavors up front, with a metallic tasting hop bitterness on the end. The metallic flavors wash away with some remaining bitterness.

M- Light, and a bit watery. I guess this is supposed to be an easy drinker for hot summer days, so I didn't knock it down as far as I might have. But at 5.7% this is a pretty big beer for hot summer days...

O- Not impressed much by this one. The metallic notes are just too much, and there really isn't anything redeeming to make up for that.

08-12-2011 23:20:31 | More by fsvan
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3.43/5  rDev +2.4%

In a pint glass this beer was a gold color with a small white head.

Aroma very timid. Faint notes of sweet malt, citrus, and flowers.

The taste was a little bit better than what the aroma promised. Sweet biscuit, pine, and some grapefruit. Still a bit on the meek side.

Medium-bodied, balanced.

There's a lot of better APAs out there.

07-31-2011 19:19:33 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

Reviewed on 6/7/11

Poured in to a pint glass. Clear, copper colored body. 1.5 finger, white, rocky head. Great lacing.

Smell was fairly malty and sweet. Some strong floral aromas. Good citrusy notes as well.

Taste was as of a nice, american styled pale ale. Lightly hoppy with some good floral notes in the middle. Finishes with some more floral and fruity hops. Nice maltiness backed with a lightly bready and caramelly note. Light resiny hop finish as well.

Mouthfeel was medium-light body and medium carbonation. Crish finish.

Overall it was nice. Could drink alot of these and the palate wouldnt feel overpowered.

07-24-2011 21:20:03 | More by riored4v
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours 1/2 finger of khaki white head. Decent retention leaving some lace. Color is an autumn gold.

Aroma: Bready/pale malts. Orange citrus. Some piney hops. Fruity.

Taste: Orange citrus and some lemon flavors. Pine hops. More of a hoppy profile here. Still has some bready/pale malts. A bit of hop resiny sickyness.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Kind of smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, a fairly average pale ale. A bit too malty for my liking. Not bad, just not impressive. Fairly decent drinking.

07-15-2011 01:03:46 | More by mothman
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3.28/5  rDev -2.1%

Bomber into a pint glass.

A - A nice clear orange color with some redness to it. Head was big but light and quickly died.

S - Nice hoppy aroma that has a good amount of citrus crisp notes mixed with an earthen background.

T & M & D - The beer is somewhat sweet and crisp with a decent citrus hop taste. The middle of the beer is strongly earthen and floral. The beer finishes a little dry and overall it is just average in taste. Nothing pops. Mouthfeel is a little dry and the body of the beer is medium to light bodied.

O - An average APA that doesn't do anything pourly but doesn't wow you either.


07-11-2011 14:04:17 | More by CuttDeez
Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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