Pass Time Pale Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Pass Time Pale AlePass Time Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.96%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bditty187 on 08-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of ectomorph
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle just past the date by a couple of weeks (mostly my fault), so this may not be the best sample. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Amber and copper body, brilliant clarity, and the once large white head fades fast to leave a ring against the side..

S - Aroma is faint caramel malt goodness with a bubblegum fruitiness in the back. No real hop aroma noted.

T - Medium bitterness leads into a slightly sweet bread body. The bubblegum is still there and the fruit reminds me of green apple and pears. Maybe apricot is a better descriptor here. No citrus (ok), and the bite is fairly mild.

M - Medium to light bodied and a bot slick for my tastes. The carbonation is adequate but the feel is oily as it clears.

D - moderate to low. Only so much fruity bubblegum one man can stand.

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3.72/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright burnt orange. Head is minimal and unremarkable. Sweet nose of caramel malt and some hops. Sweet toffee taste with minimal bitterness in the finish. Grassy and earthy hops come through the more you drink the beer, but it's the malts that are the real star. If it had more hops going on, this thing could be astronomical. As it is, it's simply quite good. That's not a bad thing.

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3.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass courtesy of FluffyFactor.

A - Decent appearance for a sessionable pale ale - large off white head, light copper appearance. No legs, little head retention.

S - Hops, wheat, corn, and dried caramel. Nice.

T - Light hops up front with a light malt background to finish. A little bit of alcohol heat as it warms up.

M - Perfect for a sessionable beer - real smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.

D - Just about as drinkable as it gets. A perfect summer session or BBQ beer.

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2.59/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 fl oz bottle poured into my pint glass

The appearance is that of a pretty dark copper color with a nice sized two inch slightly off-white head. Great head retention that last above average and as it subsides leaves scattered spiderweb lacing clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma mainly consisted of malts and had barely any hop aroma. The malts consisted of caramel and pale malt, toffee notes, barley. I did get the slightest bit of some kind of noble hop(?).

Taste upfront and throughout the beer is all malt. I get upfront sweet taste of caramel that leads way into a toffee flavor. Thats about it folks.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with slightly above medium carbonation

Really disappointed with this beer and even though it might just be old, I still wish I had at least sop hop flavor in it. I would pass this up. Pretty much the flavor profile for this beer could pass for a "Czech Pilsner" rather than a "Pale Ale"

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3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, slightly amber body with an off white head that has zero retention. The smell is decent. Some apricot with some sweeter malts, but not a lot of hops like I like from my APAs.

Extremely light beer. Not a lot of flavor at all. Watered down apricot with a hint of hops and no alcohol content whatsoever. A weird, woody, earthy taste that doesn't mix well with the sweeter malts (I'm thinking brown sugar) that dominate the beer. Not so great.

The mouthfeel is light, as previously mentioned. Decently carbonated though. The drinkability is just fine for a light PA.

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2.89/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber color with a clear body and visible carbonation. Slight piney hop aroma. Smooth light body with nice carbonation levels. Earthy hop bitterness flavor well balanced with supporting malt flavors. Finishes with a subtle piney hop flavor.

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3.96/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking, great smelling, fantastic taste. Sweeter than most pale ales and slightly less tolerable because of that, but definitely one of the most smooth and drinkable pale ales I've ever had. Great beer to introduce to a non-beer snob. Best average pale ale I've had in a long while.

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3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

June 29 09 stamped on bottle.

It pours a clear bright gold with a 1 finger head of foam. There's some decent lacing.

Smell wise, I'm getting some good hoppy notes, mostly on the lemonish side, and some notes of bread. A pretty good nose over all.

The taste isn't like the nose at all. The hops didn't make the trip at all, ok, just a bit of some lemon bitterness but it's so light, I could easily have missed it. The bready malt does come through but I'd rather that it had not. I'd prefer some nice caramel malt sweetness and a much more assertive hop presence, given it is an American Pale Ale, but this falls way short. A very dull brew.

Medium bodied with good complaints on the mouthfeel.

Drinkability? It goes down easy enough, due in part to the mouthfeel, but this isn't something I'd enjoy drinking multiple bottles of at a sitting. I find it way too ordinary.

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3.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pass Time Pale Ale achieves a balance of malt and hop flavors that I think is very good. It pours with little head, and a little lacing. This beer is surprisingly dark for a pale ale, and I would almost call it and amber if not for the title. Fruity and nicely textured hops characterized the mouthfeel and initial taste, followed by a toasted nut and malty aftertaste. In my opinion, neither the hops nor the malts are out of proportion. It is not over acidic or sweet. This is not the best APA out there, but it is a very good one.

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3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark golden appearance with a small head

S - sweet caramel malts with some citrus and grassy hops

T - taste follows the nose. Sweet malts are slightly balanced by some grassy hops. There are also hints of citrus.

M - full and smooth

D - this is a pretty decent pale ale. Kind of sweet, not a whole lot of complexity, but this is decently sessionable.

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3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle states this beer contains no more than 4% ABV.

Appearance - clear yellow with a thin head.

Smell - more malt than anything. I don't smell any hops from this APA.

Taste - not your typical APA but very smooth nonetheless. I'd probably call this an Early Spring Beer in a blind taste test.

Drinkability - this would be a good session beer that I would think the majority of beer snobs and BMC drinkers can both enjoy.

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3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From total wine

A - Pours orange with a 1 fingered off-white head. Dissipates moderately with little lacing.

S/T - Lots of honey, with a light tea-like flavor, and some aroma citrus hops.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, and almost overwhelmingly sweet.

D - This would be a great introduction beer for someone who wants to get into the microbrewery scene. For the more experienced micro drinker, it is fairly tame for a pale ale and one may expect a hoppier resolve.

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