Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cameraman:
2.65/5 rDev -26.2%
A deep amber color is poured into the glass, with a light beige colored head forming on top. The head is about a quarter inch thick that dissolves away gradually. A grassy fragrance hits the nose at first that is followed by light citrus scent. It finishes with bread fragrance and followed by a touch of cracked grain. The taste comes forward with the malt, bringing bread and biscuit flavors that seemingly dominate each taste. The hops do make a feint appearance at the backend, with grass and citrus flavors. The texture starts a bit watery then grows to become more medium bodied. It then starts to fade to as reaches the back of the palate. The growing carbonation crashes on the back of the palate like a wave. This is an easy to drink ale, if I were drinking a mild ale. This says pale ale. Though it has a strong color and look, with a descent aroma, but the taste is lackluster and the feel is below average, makes this beer a little disappointing.
03-03-2010 02:34:30 | More by cameraman
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3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
01-26-2006 08:32:25 | More by JudgeRoughneck
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
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).
11-30-2004 03:43:47 | More by skybluewater
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
06-09-2006 04:05:47 | More by blitz134
3.28/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
10-04-2009 04:44:44 | More by Beaver13
1.8/5 rDev -49.9%
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.
08-31-2005 12:36:16 | More by tjthresh
4.03/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
01-04-2005 02:51:25 | More by merlin48
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
03-15-2005 12:38:39 | More by Billolick
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
12-04-2010 00:06:28 | More by Mora2000
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
05-31-2004 02:20:10 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
2.95/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
05-18-2011 00:20:06 | More by 1Adam12
3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
08-07-2010 22:17:08 | More by bsp77
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
10-08-2009 22:25:25 | More by Kraken
3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
10-07-2008 03:56:02 | More by far333
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
08-04-2006 03:19:07 | More by Dizzy
Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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