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Cold Hop British-Style Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Cold Hop British-Style AleCold Hop British-Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
473 Ratings
Cold Hop British-Style AleCold Hop British-Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 04-22-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,751
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
473
pDev:
11.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
17
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

as much an esb as an english ipa to me, insofar as we can appreciate a difference in a beer like this that really flirts with that line and muddles the distinction. i smell and taste maris otter malt in this, which i intimately associate with esb, so thats what i am calling it. is its pleasantly hoppy too though, more than just bitter, and the grain isnt sweet like they can sometimes be, balanced but not over balanced in that way, nicely measured there. malt driven though as much as the hops, that kind of balance. the yeast is very subtle, almost too subtle to be english, at least in the way i look for these styles to be, but its there, maybe a hint of tang from a burton strain or something, but likely fermented cool enough to keep it from being super influential. fruity notes in the middle here, some brown sugar too maybe, good and not overbearing though. carbonated quite well, and overall a safe but drinkable brew. i think it could probably stand to be a little hoppier overall, especially considering its name, i wanted a little more of that element, but this is still one of the better boulder beers i have had in a little while. english styles dont get enough love from the colorado craft brewers i dont reckon...

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3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow to light orange, 1/3" off white head. Aroma drops the earthy old world hops and toffee malt.

Taste is the usual bitterness without hop mouthfeel, a warming sensation of alcohol with the bitterness. Achieves balance. Takes on a woody feel downbottle. A stronger than average English ipa.

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4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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With this kind of hop usage, I don't quite see it as a Brit style. More like kinda, maybe, sorta. Otherwise not bad.

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Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 473 ratings
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