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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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77
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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jimmy82063 on 05-22-2011

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Ratings: 309 | Reviews: 89
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

This beer had great presentation. Poured a great honey color with a good amount of head. Picturesque in a clear pint glass. Upon drinking, for me, this was a "just ok" offering. It had most of the characteristics you'd expect from APA but it was not transcendent in any category. Body: Good. Balance: Good. Some citrus notes from the hops, very sessionable. I think this would be a great pick if I planned to sit and drink a slew of them in one sitting but on a "one beer" night it's marginal.

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3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

a lighter, dank take on the pale ale, this to me is what would happen if Heineken and SNPA had a baby, not exactly bad, easy enough to knock back on a hot day, but not something i would buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Pours from the can a beautiful honey colored, clear liquid with an almost creamy, off-white head as thick as your little finger. Retention is extremely good and the lacing left behind is formidable, lasting until it dries in place.
Smell is a bit weak overall with some wood, some hops, some malt. Balanced well, but hard to suss out details.
Taste is better presented, much like an English pale ale, more muted than the American style. Notes of citrus hops, malt, wood, faint floral/herbal. Balance is good.
A drying finish, warming slightly after the swallow. A resinous aftertaste lingers gently long afterwards. Overall, a pretty good example in my estimation. Not overly hopped like most American pale ales, very drinkable.

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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.