21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from the bottle into a Boulevard Pint glass.
Pours a light orange hue, crystal clear, yet dark in the middle. Very beautiful. Nice medium sized head that leaves light lacing down the sides.
The smell is out of this world. Fresh hops, when moderately used, are a delight. Delicious floral smells, accompanied by light apple and pear traces. beautiful crystal malt, with it's wonderful biscuit smell isn't hiding either.
This might be the perfect American beer. It's not super bitter like an IPA, however, it does have great hop taste. It's not unpleasant, and is truly fruity. The pale malt is perfectly balanced and really lets the hop flavor shine through and just... resonate with so many tones on your tongue.
I Boulevard comes out with fresh hop ales more frequently.
12-06-2012 21:18:59 | More by acelin
3.95/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed glass.
A: Cloudy, dark golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly slowly, but leaves plenty of foam on the surface, and a substantial beer ring. Some nice beer ring lacing.
S: Butterscotch, and buttery malt with a little basil.
T: Flavor is of full flavored and hearty, but subtle malt tones with a dull biting hop.
M: Full body and heavy for the style. A lightly indistinct sweetness in the front finishes with a sharp bite that lingers on the palette throughout.
D: The sharpness dictates a slow and savory experience.
Atmosphere is good. Nice hue with a sizable head and some nice lacing. Nose is buttery and malty with a bit of Mediterranean spice. Flavor is hearty and very hoppy. Overall, this is a really good quaff.
07-23-2012 04:54:30 | More by bmwats
3.58/5 rDev -12%
Massive thanks to SliverX for sharing this bottle with me. It completes my Boulevard Smokestack series reviews (for the time being)...
A: Pours a nice translucent amber with about 2 full fingers of light beige head that takes forever to settle. There is some lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is packed full of citrus, grapes, and light malt. There is also a good amount of yeasty goodness.
T: The taster pretty much follows the nose. It starts out sweet with grapes and citrus. The bitter show up as it moves to the finish. There is a bit of herbal tea and grapefruit in the back end.
M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet, followed by bitters, and nothing really lingers. It's nice.
O: This is a solid beer, even for it's age. It's a bit old (2 years) bit it is still really drinkable. I don't think the grape notes were intended when it was fresh, but it's actually pretty pleasant at this point in it's life. I'm glad to have tried it.
07-14-2012 21:11:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
3.18/5 rDev -21.9%
Thanks to Ice T for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a orange-yellow-amber color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus and some bready malt.
The flavor is very nice. I get a lot of juicy orange. papaya, grassy hops and some bready malt. The orange citrus notes are front and center and are very enjoyable.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-05-2012 01:16:17 | More by WoodBrew
21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.