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Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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891 Ratings
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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts impart a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001)
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Ratings: 891 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Shultzerdugen:
Photo of Shultzerdugen
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle with best before date on bottle of 5/22/06.

Clear, rich copper/orange colored liquid topped with a large white head that clings and laces its way down the sides of the glass.

Citrus, herbs, and sweet bready malts in the nose.

Medium-light bodied with a moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Spicy citric and herbal hops pair up with a substantial malt body in a nice balance. Neither aspect seems to dominate, which is both refreshing and super easy drinking.

Drink local.

Shultzerdugen, Apr 20, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +25%

mojohawk21, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a slightly hazed mid-orange. Very generous, sudsy white head is slow to go and leaves thick lacing. Lively carbonation is evident. Smell is faint floral hops.

Taste is plain and simple but quite refreshing. This is crisp, dry, restrained pale ale with moderate bitterness coming from herbal / floral hops. Citrus is there, but barely. This is a great change of pace from so many pales where citrus beats you over the head. I would love to know what kind of hops these are.

Mouthfeel is a tad thin and stingy from the carbonation, but otherwise I would say this is a textbook pale.

JudgeRoughneck, Jan 26, 2006
Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of skybluewater
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky golden color. Modest amount of lace. Smells yeasty with a bit of lemon. Taste is quite nice, rather citrusy (lemon), leaning towards the hop end of the scale. As such, the mouthfeel's a bit thin.

Very refreshing pale here. Not really what I'm looking for in a session pale, but this one goes down pretty easy (I can imagine it will go down easier during the warmer months).

skybluewater, Nov 30, 2004
Photo of blitz134
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Vancer in 2MBBIF...thanks...

Slightly hazy apricot orange body. Nice white head on the pour. Finished with a solid 1/4" thick cap. Lots of carbonation bubbles rise to the top. Pretty typical.

Floral and citrus hops dominate the nose. Straw hop notes come underneath. A touch of caramel sweetness. Clean aroma overall.

Very balanced taste. Solid maltiness with a solid breadiness. Floral hops are really the forefront in this. Some herbalness comes in as well. Mildly bitter finish lingers.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Lots of carbonation add an over the top crispness.

Overall easy to put down, just isn't anything ground breaking, good nonetheless. Would make a good session pale.

blitz134, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of Beaver13
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, best by 10/10/09. Pours a hazy golden amber with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity caramel malts with some subdued hops.

The flavor is bready caramel malts, tea, and some fruits with a pretty mild bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with creamy carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good pale ale. It's a bit mild in the hops for me.

Beaver13, Oct 04, 2009
Photo of lionnusmb
4.5/5  rDev +25%

lionnusmb, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of tjthresh
1.8/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Best Before 10/02/05. Yellow gold with continual CO2 rising woth a off white, longstanding head. Very thinck lacing. Some hazy. Grainy straw and horsey aromas. Very little hops aroma. Maybe some spice. Estery. Estersy come thru in the flavor also. Bready. Mild hop flavor. Med-full bodied and prickly carb. Flavor does not linger. BLVD Pale Ale used to be so much better before they started brewing for dollars.

tjthresh, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of merlin48
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Stubby, 12 oz bottle with an attractive label. Pours a clear, amber gold body with active carbonation displayed by herds of tiny bubbles. Small, offwhite head leaves minimal patch lace.
Aroma jacks this ale up a notch, with grassy, citrus, and pinecone hoppiness and a note of yeast, atop a solid caramel malt spine.
Mouthfeel is just right, with a medium body and even carbonation.
Taste is nice, with delicate hopping yielding a spruce and pink grapefruit profile that blends into the toffee and caramel malts without effort. Fruity Valencia orange notes jump into the finish, producing a soft and pleasing aftertaste that is only mildly bitter.
A very well contructed APA, from Kansas City. I could session a few of these. Many thanks to babydoc for this nice midwest ale.

merlin48, Jan 04, 2005
Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by dating found on a 12 ounce bottle. sixer came in a sturdy cardboard box with brew and brewery info, so give 'em some packaging points. Pours light amber, somewhat cloudy. Yeasty, resiny hop nose. Medium malt center, so so hop finish. I would put this in the decent, but Middle of the road P.A. category. Decent balanced sessioner, but nothing overly exciting to my hop monster craving taste buds.

Billolick, Mar 15, 2005
Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is somewhat faint, but what I do get is orange hops and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same with a lot of biscuit malt as well as some various hop flavor components such as orange, pine and grass. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squat amber bottle. Best before date of 6/14/04. Bottle-conditioned.

Color is dull copper and clear. Tight, off-white head died quickly and left little lacing. Nose is a mixture of citrus/floral, with an undercurrent of malty biscuit. Flavor is tasty, with a well-balanced blend of subtle hops and malt sweetness. Finishes on the dry side, with a distinct note of honey at the very end. Surprisingly smooth on the palate. This one screams session brew. Give me this on a hand pump and I'd be set for the night.

OldFrothingSlosh, May 31, 2004
Photo of 1Adam12
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours burnt orange with a 2 and a half inch white fluffy head. Not much nose. Maybe alittle grass on the nose, some citrus, but not very strong. Tastes about the same as it smells, very light, not overly hoppy. Everything about this beer is light and mellow, however it works and is very drinkable.

1Adam12, May 18, 2011
Photo of bsp77
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear burnt orange with foamy off-white head and some nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet orange, grapefruit and spice with some light caramel.

Taste: Light grainy and caramel malts with citrusy and spicy American hops. Mild bitterness on the finish. Typical but light APA.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, fairly thin body, semi-dry finish.

Drinkabiility: Easy to drink but it's really just a standard APA and it's too light on flavor and body. I bumped the score up slightly because it is pretty refreshing if drank quickly.

bsp77, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of Hugh37
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Hugh37, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mkrass, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Kraken
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 08/08/09

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a smallish water glass. Firm pour calls fourth a 1/4 inch of white head. Head falls quickly and leaves a nice lace. Color is a deep caramel.

Nose- Slightly citric lemon and orange zest. Lots of intense caramel notes.

Pallate- Very nice, lots of citric hops, orange, lemon, nice floral notes. Balanced with plenty of caramel.

Mouthfeel- Active dry, maybe a bit thin.

Drinkability- Good.

Kraken, Oct 08, 2009
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

xdefeatsy, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of juniorforce
4/5  rDev +11.1%

juniorforce, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of far333
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow to apricot colored with a thick head of dimpled off-white foam. Aroma of biscuity malt, some grainy sweetness, bits of lemon, cinnamon and butter.

Flavor of malty sweetness, not cloying but mainly malt, very subtle hop spiciness pokes through. Some cinnamon and breadiness, followed by some ripe pear and apple.

Even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Good session beer, but would like more complexity.

far333, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of Dizzy
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber colored with white head. About an inch of head the dissipates quickly. Aroma is citrusy hops. Taste is hoppy with malts balancing it. It is pretty crisp, I don't notice any fruit like flavors. The mouthfeel on this is medium, with a good amount of carbonation. One thing I do like about this one is the lower alcohol content. Many APAs taste great, but they are often too strong. A good beer, I wish it was available in my area.

Dizzy, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

doremite, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of bleechack
3/5  rDev -16.7%

bleechack, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of rcm5693
4/5  rDev +11.1%

rcm5693, Jul 27, 2014
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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.