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Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 889
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 59 | 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: 889 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

bootsandbeer, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

danems64, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange, carbonation, two finger head that lingers.

S-Moderate hops, citrus and floral, even some clove? Rounded out with slight grass.

T-Nice light citrus/floral notes. Mild and balanced. The slight bitterness you'd expect from an APA (could use some more IMO). As it warms the malt seems to take over though with some caramel flavors and the hops take a back seat.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation as well.

O-An OK APA but as it warms it takes a turn for the worse with the malt dominating. (Bottle was 2 months away from best by date)

rlee1390, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of lwillitz
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into small glass mug

A - mostly-transparent amber body under a large head of khaki foam; lots of small carbonation bubbles rising

S - caramel-sweet malt, citrus, touch of spice (coriander?)

T - malty with a hint of caramel sweetness, fresh bread, sweet fruit notes, bitter citrus, pine; citrus and spice for a bone dry finish; nice balance

M - chewy medium body, average/high carbonation, smooth

O - The hops on the label are no joke--smells and tastes pretty hoppy.

lwillitz, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Localdrinklax, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Moby, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MatthewBuchholz, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

GarbageMan, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

M_Burkey, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Jman_01, Aug 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

pitch31, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper to amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation at the surface. The beer has a finger tall dense light beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of toasted pale malts with some light fruits and hints of citrus hops.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is mild with very good balance - not too sweet and not too bitter. There is a toasted malt body with some light hints of caramel. There are also some light citrus (orange/lemon) hops which impart a delicate bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A little more delicate in flavor then I expected but this is a very enjoyable beer. The beer is quite easy to drink and could be sessionable.

dbrauneis, Aug 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Chuck_25, Aug 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

dogfish7, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Blind, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy orange amber with a slight head and light lacing. Orange light malt with light citrus. Finishes with a light malty, spicy flavor. Nice for a low ABV ale. Darker and more flavorful than I'd expect from a pale ale. Boulevard does a good job on these beers

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

st9647v3, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jtswkd, Jul 29, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jackie for the bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Clean amber with good clarity. A finger of head with a bit of an orange tint. Decent retention, no lacing.

S) The aroma is mild pine, citrus, light malt presence and a little hint of yeast.

T) Mild flavors like the nose, but this strikes a nice balance. This beer will not wow you with flavor, but there is enough hops to keep it interesting. A remarkably clean finish.

M) A medium to lighter medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel here is really what you look for in a session ale. Smooth... This goes down with ease.

O) Nice Pale Ale right here. Not as flavorful as some offerings, but if you're looking to knock back a sixer on the patio, or around the fire pit, this will do the job. Glad to recommend this beer.

RoamingGnome, Jul 28, 2012
Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 889 ratings.