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Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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893 Ratings
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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 64 | 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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4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rich toasty malt balanced by a hop bite with taste of citrus. A real beer, I rate a brewery by how well they do the pale ale, a pilsner, a wheat. They have to get those right. The Double Imperial IPA is gravy after that. . Boulevard got this right. Boulevard was the first micro besides Sam Adams available in my area. They always have a soft spot in my heart.

rtrasr, Jul 02, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorites. Just like their description it is smooth only mildly fruity medium bodied and very drikable all year round.

Poured bottle in pint glass: weak caramel and earthy aroma; hazy amber color; minimal off-white head with some lacing; nice hoppy flavor with medium bitterness and slightly dry abrupt finish, sticky texture with light to medium body, soft carbonation, great drinkability, well balanced, but not very complex if that is what you look for.

mikeborglum, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of 7thstreetbrewery
4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great Pale Ale! Perfectly carbonated, pours an orange golden hue clear to a little cloudy depending on how cold you serve it.

Exceptional grapefruit notes, if you like ales brewed with Cascades this is one to try!

The mouth feel is right on and is light enough to enjoy on a hot summers day. Try it with some KC style barbecue, it rocks!

My favorite of the Pale Ales.

7thstreetbrewery, Feb 23, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic

Pours a medium honey to light amber with a nice thick, foamy head that is quite persistant and laces nicely.

Aroma is of antispetic and phenolic hops. Malt does not show itself on the nose. Hops smell bitter and earthy.

Flavor opens with an iced tea flavor. The hops come out in the middle but are trumped by the malt, which is not bad by any means. The middle is also highly supported by a tannic acid flavor, like an English Pale. The finish is dry and bitter hops. Caramel flavors, which some don't like or support, give the malt profile a weapon to take to the fight.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but crisp, carbonation is adequate and soft edged.

This is a perfect session pale. Seriously don't know of any other pale's with this much flavor, at this low of an ABV.

Low ABV, plenty of flavor, what else could you ask for?

wheatyweiss, Jun 03, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours the same color as clover honey with an egg shell white head. The head is minimal only about 1 finger even with a vigorous pour. The head fades leaving some lacing on the glass.

S: Strong but not overpowering hop aroma. The aroma is spicy with a hint of citrus.

T: I really like the balance between hops and the caramel malt. The hop bitterness on the back of the palate is really a great finish. There is a unique and kind of white wine note that I think must come from the yeast stain.

M: Good with adequate carbonation.

D: One of my favorite everyday beers. I could always have several of these. Not too sweet, not too bitter. The balance of this beer is "spot on" in my opinion. All around a great pale ale.

Duxx, Jan 01, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation. 12 ounce bottle.

Poured a very light, semi-cloudy orange/yellow with a thin head that withered away quickly. The initial smell is of fruit and sweet malt. The taste is a great balance of fruit/hops/malt. The palate is left rather dry throughout, but a pleasant dryness. The tangy fruit taste stays with throughout, as well. A near-perfect balanced American pale ale.

Tasting notes. A sampling in an 8 pack winter Boulevard sampler, this is a top notch pale ale. Drinkable on any occassion.

GeoffRizzo, Feb 01, 2003
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4.56/5  rDev +26.7%

ethanbeck, Sep 21, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: 12oz bottle best by 12/14/08. Pours a slightly hazy yellowish/orange color with 2 fingers of head. The head will recede to a thin white covering after a short while.

Smell: Hops, malt, citrus, dough, and dried fruit. This is a great smelling pale ale.

Taste: Slight hops flavor to start that is then balanced out nicely by the malt, with a citrus flavored finish. The beer leaves the palate very clean, with only a slight hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Slight creamy feeling due to the bottle conditioning. The beer also feels carbonated on the tongue. The mouth is left very clean.

Drinkability: Endlessly drinkable. This is a great pale ale, and one of my new favorites. I could drink these all night and never tire of them. This would be a perfect session beer.

grs8313, Sep 04, 2008
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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.