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Irish Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Irish Ale, Boulevard’s early spring seasonal beer, is our Midwestern tribute to the legendary red ales of old Ireland. Our recipe combines six kinds of pale and roasted barley malts to provide a rich, toasty flavor and tawny reddish hue.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002)
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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-06-2014 03:53:29 | More by Wiscodrinker
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-06-2014 02:51:31 | More by neckwrestler
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Gonzoillini

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-06-2014 01:01:40 | More by Gonzoillini
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DemoniChris

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-05-2014 02:40:26 | More by DemoniChris
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EF4

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -18%

03-04-2014 04:47:20 | More by EF4
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-03-2014 23:44:40 | More by Falcone
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-01-2014 22:21:15 | More by FrizWhiz
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark brownish red amber with a two finger light khaki head that seemed fizzy during the pour, but had good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit and a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is biscuit malt with a light toastiness, earthy; finishes with a mildly astringent dry grassy hop bitterness with dry biscuit malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice domestic take on an Irish red ale, covers all the bases for the red profile, with a nice lightly toasty maltiness and a dry almost tannic finishing bitterness. Pleasant mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 04:16:47 | More by LiquidAmber
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emergency_beef

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-26-2014 11:42:07 | More by emergency_beef
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josephwa

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

02-25-2014 17:09:22 | More by josephwa
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-22-2014 00:15:01 | More by Troville1990
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Wandano

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2014 03:42:13 | More by Wandano
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a clear bronze color with a two-finger off-white creamy and frothy head that retains well after the pour, eventually creating a nice mouthfeel

S- sweet and malty with some toasted bread notes and a hint of caramel

T- nice and malty with some toasted notes, sweet caramel, just a touch of bitterness on the finish with some musty notes

M- Medium body and carbonation leads to a frothy mouthfeel that transitions into a smooth and creamy finish, I think that the yeast addition enhances the mouthfeel

O- I think that bottle conditioning adds a bit of complexity to this one, very drinkable and a great example of the style

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 04:09:15 | More by Treyliff
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The packaging design totally sold me on this one. I even BA'd it on my phone at the liquor store and saw it rated an 85, and 5.8 abv is a little light for me. No matter, the Kelly Green box and Celtic-design lettering wins.

Pours a cloudy, ruby color with a khaki head that I must say has some real staying power. I've been staring at it for five minutes and it seems to be going nowhere. I like the look of it. Aroma smells like beer. More specifically, smells malt heavy, light pine and lemony hops. Flavor is a lot more than I expected. It' sweet and a little tart, malt-heavy and lightly hopped for a bitter finish. What does the bottle say? Not much about the flavor, but does note it undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Huh. Well, whatever that added, it's good.

I like where they were going with this, I just wish they would've taken it ever so slightly farther. Flavor just lacks a little punch and the mouthfeel is a bit fluffy. However, you could probably pound these on St. Patrick's Day and not turn into a complete mess before noon if you were so inclined. Overall though, I like this. Better than a lot of your more mainstream Irish ales. Seasonal, so get it while it's out.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 03:21:55 | More by BeerWizard
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Florida

3/5  rDev -18%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-11-2014 18:44:42 | More by GTB
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-11-2014 04:22:46 | More by jsh420
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-08-2014 15:07:46 | More by Goosehunter75
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jprock01

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If it had more alcohol and hops, I would rate it higher, but it is priced right for its value. I had six pints yesterday, and did not become overly attracted to ugly women. My head felt ok this morning, and I made it through the day without being too irritable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2014 21:11:04 | More by jprock01
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-29-2014 19:48:17 | More by SavvyStudent
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: chestnut/ruby body, khaki finger head,
nice legs.

S: biscuit, nutty, mild grassy/lemon peel nose

T: lemon, biscuit malt, nutty dry, light chalky finish

M: med/light body, semi-dry/smooth mouth

O: Perfect session brew for St. Patrick's Day
gatherings and pushes boundaries for newbies
to craft world, but some may be bored.
I enjoy Boulevard and this beer.

SOLID, BUT NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:04:06 | More by BeerLover99
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-22-2014 00:27:21 | More by SD-Alefan
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-17-2014 03:17:19 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
Irish Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.