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

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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
Ratings:
473
Reviews:
303
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy milk chocolate brown with myriad bubbles rising vigorously and rapidly; light tan head of boulder-like foam

S - Herbal, medicinal, lemony hop aroma with English-esque biscuity, sweet toffee malt backbone

T - The hop bouquet noted in the nose expands: herbal, oily plant taste one might find in an apothecary -- of which, there is one in Boulder!; funky, bitter, floral hops balanced with sweet subtleties from the honey malt and attempt at an English malt profile; a grassy, lemony undertone reminiscent of Boulder Beer's Hazed & Infuzed -- much like a beefed-up, English twist on the Hazed brew; the 46 IBUs were very present and just barely countered by the sweetness and biscuity malts; the acidity of the hops told me the beer was very green and young, maybe too young for optimum drinkability; as it warmed, this brew got better and better; very bitter and vegetal at first

M - Served overly cold at the brewery; grainy but quite viscous presence in the mouth; chewy yet slippery and robustly carbonated; hop sting on the tongue and carbonation make the liquid aggressively dance on the tongue

D - Became better as the brew warmed; immediate greenness, acidity and almost unchecked bitterness fended off speedy imbibing

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

Regular pint glass. The art on the tap handle caught my attention right off so I thought I'd give it a try.

A - nice medium color. A little bit of head and some lacing

S - Citrus, not too strong just enough to peak my interest

T - Very nice. Malt at the start giving way to a pleasant amount of hop bitterness

M - A bit more than medium carbonation, just right I thought. Perfect mouthfeel, not too thin

D - Oh yeah I can (and did) drink several. Great flavor without being overpowering, nicely balanced

A 'must try' by me. Boulder is new to MD, or at least my part of the state. Very happy to make your aquaintance!

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Clear, amber in color with a white head full of small bubbles, that linger for some time and then subside to a substantial 1/8" cover. Sweet fruity aroma with earthy notes. Earthy taste, some sweetness, a bit of dryness and bitterness at the end. To me it seems slightly unbalanced, yet it is very drinkable.

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Cold Hop British-Style Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.81 out of 5 based on 473 ratings.
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