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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

111 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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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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Reviews by colt45n:
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colt45n

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Starts with a nice finger thick head that leaves behind nice webs of lacing. Beer is a cloudy amber color with mild activity

S- Nice citrus hop aroma with a hint of sweetness from the malt

T- Not outrageously hoppy but more so than a typical pale. Not much of the sweetness comes through in the taste, mostly citrusy bitter hops.

Overall a great offering from boulevard, I am not a big pale fan but this one is great

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 20:08:47 | More by colt45n
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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.

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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.

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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.

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