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Hoopla Pale Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale

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285 Ratings
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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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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12oz can, a souvenir from Denver Beer Week/GABF 2013.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and lazily bubbly ecru head, which leaves some patchwork land bridge lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of grapefruit and orange pith, further muddled tropical fruit, mild pine resin, bready, crackery pale and caramel malt, and some late-forming floral, grassy hops. The taste is more fairly astringent citrus rind, leafy pine needles, earthy hemp rope, toasted caramel and bready pale malts, and a mildly perfume-like floral essence.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, but in a reserved, easy-going manner, the body a decent medium weight, and a bit pithy and clammy in its heady attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt well parrying the lingering bitter floral, citrus, and earthy hops.

An agreeable enough APA, the multitude of flavours all eventually leading to a combined, enhanced, and almost isolated bitterness. Good, but I feel that my palate would quickly tire after only one more.

biboergosum, Oct 21, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +12%

12 oz can with hard to read enjoy by dating on the bottom

Pours hazed oily looking medium amber, Lifts a huge head initially, larger bubble, that recedes to a messy looking film and high thicker lacing.

Resiny hop nose.

More resin, some pine and whole wheat malts on the palate.

Nothing amazing going on here, just a respectable hopped up pale ale. Dry, hoppy and worth a try.

Always good to have more quality beer options in a can.

Billolick, Oct 12, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -12%

Poured from a 12oz can into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One finger cream-colored head with low retention rate. Nice white lacing about an inch above the body. Golden body with great clarity. Nice looking beer.

S- Tropical fruits, floral hops. Aromatic before tailing off into mellowness. Average.

T- Slight funk. Floral, sweet and fruity hops.

M- Super light feel that finishes gushingly wet. Carbonation is minimal.

O- Middling beer at best. Interesting aroma, mild flavor.

Murrhey, Oct 12, 2013
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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
77 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.