1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Pale AlePale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

841 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 841
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | 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)
View: Beers (53) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 841 | Reviews: 386 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Oboogie
Oboogie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-10-2012 03:13:19 | More by Oboogie
Photo of Miz77
Miz77


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-07-2012 18:46:52 | More by Miz77
Photo of WhiskeeTango
WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-05-2012 14:35:25 | More by WhiskeeTango
Photo of 59rockabilly
59rockabilly

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-04-2012 23:36:12 | More by 59rockabilly
Photo of crobinso
crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-02-2012 18:36:33 | More by crobinso
Photo of mlhenson
mlhenson

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-31-2012 04:59:43 | More by mlhenson
Photo of Punkyg0608
Punkyg0608

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-31-2012 04:31:08 | More by Punkyg0608
Photo of wakajawaka76
wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-30-2012 16:19:40 | More by wakajawaka76
Photo of Flatlands
Flatlands

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With all of the beers out there, I had forgot about this old standby. It is a great balanced APA. It's something to think that this was considered a strong beer for it's day 1989 and now, I like it for it's balance. Be sure to revisit your old friends!
A-Nice pale color, head goes down quickly.
S-I used to just down this stuff at the bars, slow down, actually has a nice aroma of fruit and hops. Never really remembered that.
M-Here's the balance, very nice, goes well with the summer BBQ or just sipping outside on the deck.
O-This one started the greatness at Boulevard and it still holds it's own in a crowded APA market.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 16:19:03 | More by Flatlands
Photo of NHOKNYCKC
NHOKNYCKC


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-26-2012 03:13:05 | More by NHOKNYCKC
Photo of BeerHunter76
BeerHunter76

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

05-22-2012 01:31:57 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of runningRedhead
runningRedhead


3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-17-2012 19:52:44 | More by runningRedhead
Photo of beaker30
beaker30

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-16-2012 02:32:04 | More by beaker30
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-05-2012 22:47:04 | More by MouthfulOfchris
Photo of Spicer
Spicer


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-02-2012 01:16:22 | More by Spicer
Photo of Beerislivingproof
Beerislivingproof

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-30-2012 21:42:46 | More by Beerislivingproof
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-28-2012 05:06:50 | More by Stevie_Janowski
Photo of Mayhewbc
Mayhewbc

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

04-15-2012 23:37:56 | More by Mayhewbc
Photo of Bowlus803
Bowlus803


4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-10-2012 05:44:08 | More by Bowlus803
Photo of kenmyers70
kenmyers70

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-07-2012 15:32:30 | More by kenmyers70
Photo of RKel888
RKel888

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-06-2012 02:19:31 | More by RKel888
Photo of areich6
areich6

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying with my good friend pschul4

A: Pours a light amber color with a small amount of lingering, attractive looking head.

S: A slight smell of hop bitterness with an even less intense hint of fruitiness. Maybe apples or pears.

T: A little bit of astringent bitterness that quickly recedes to a corny, grain flavored finish.

M: This is the strongest characteristic of this beer. It is very smooth and easy drinking. This would be an excellent session brew.

O: Not bad, but overall, middle of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:50:05 | More by areich6
Photo of pschul4
pschul4

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared with my tasting partner areich6

A- Pours pretty light but sits in the glass darker than the pour. 1/2" head that falls back to little wisps of white on the top of the brew

S- Candied fruit and some hops, not a lot of aroma here but whats there is good

T- Very tasty, light citrus flavor and the pale malts are perfectly used on this one. Could drink this all day

M- The best kind of light you can imagine. Super drinkable but not wimpy

O- Probably my 3rd favorite APA behind ZD and Dig from NB. Great job Boulevard!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:43:49 | More by pschul4
Photo of imasloth
imasloth

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-23-2012 21:50:06 | More by imasloth
Photo of Pintofbrown
Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this pale ale in a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- A hard pour yields two-fingers of orange tinged, puffy foam. The cap is craggy and deflates slowly to slightly cover the cap.

The body has the look of a hazy auburn with golden highlights. It is glowing in the glass.

Smell- A little bit of lemon citrus and a sweet, toasty malt mingles with brewing water. It is definitely soft, but if it tastes like this head smells, I think I am going to be just fine.

Taste- The hops are very present throughout the entire drink and really define the palate profile. It gives hints of orange and lemon.

What gives this beer a real boost is the delicate malt backbone that contributes a sweet and toasty profile. It is not unlike vanilla and wheat.

If there is anything wrong with this I suppose it has to be that the beer is so delicate. I prefer a profile that is a little more irreverent, but I cannot help but feel like I am nitpicking.

Mouth feel- Appropriate: this is the word that best describes the feel. This pale has a medium to light feel with decent carbonation.

Basically, it doesn't feel flat, and that is great.

Overall- Yeah, I debated on how much I liked the flavor of this pale. I suppose it doesn't do anything overwhelmingly amazing.

But it gets the fantastic score because of how well it is balanced; how good of a job it does at making me take a second quick drink, to relish the taste some more.

In this case, I can really appreciate how easy of a drink this is, and how great it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:07:53 | More by Pintofbrown
Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.