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21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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111 Ratings

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In November of 1989, John McDonald loaded his pickup and drove three blocks down the street to deliver the very first keg of Boulevard beer. Though significantly more assertive, Boulevard 21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed in loving tribute to that original Pale Ale. English pale malt gives the brew a rich, nutty malt flavor. Munich and Caramel malts add color and body, while a blend of Cascade, Hallertau, Magnum, Styrian Golding, and Centennial hops contribute scintillating citrus aromas and complex, peppery notes.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: BedetheVenerable on 10-29-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaydoc, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

GRG1313, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Jchristmore34, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

slavall, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jmueller216, Dec 18, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

acelin, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

sorvats, Aug 20, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

bmwats, Jul 23, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

trxxpaxxs, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

BeerHunter76, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

TonyT013, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

abrethanson, Apr 13, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WoodBrew, Apr 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

theminutemen, Mar 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Reed, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

saheider, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

cdugan, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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21st Anniversary Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.