Hoopla Pale Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale
BA SCORE
20.8%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 331 ratings
Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jimmy82063 on 05-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,991
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
331
Liked:
69
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
14.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 89
Reviews by Scrip:
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a gold color with a small white head.

Aroma very timid. Faint notes of sweet malt, citrus, and flowers.

The taste was a little bit better than what the aroma promised. Sweet biscuit, pine, and some grapefruit. Still a bit on the meek side.

Medium-bodied, balanced.

There's a lot of better APAs out there.

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Photo of Mac19872
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoopla Pale Ale 5.7% alcohol by Boulder Beer, Wilderness Pub. 22oz. bomber poured into a pint glass. Muticolored design caught my eye so I grabed it, not even knowing it was a pale... funny.

A- Mild pour produces a beautiful medium hued amber fluid with a nice half inch head that falls to a sticky froth leaving continuing rings of lacing not unlike a beer just served in a bar... very nice looking ale.

S- Smell is a consistant meld of overly ripe citrus and grassy hops. Secondary scents are composed of a dull sweet malt musk.

T-M- Taste upfront is a medium bitter bite of mostly lemon and light orange flavored hops with a backbone showing a more grapefruit and tangerine charactor. Barley there malts linger in the end as only a sweet note. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent with a smooth carbonation that lingers.

Overall this beer is a winner with the aspect of drinkablity and mildness. As it says a perfect festival beer. Cheers!

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lionnusmb
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with hard to read enjoy by dating on the bottom

Pours hazed oily looking medium amber, Lifts a huge head initially, larger bubble, that recedes to a messy looking film and high thicker lacing.

Resiny hop nose.

More resin, some pine and whole wheat malts on the palate.

Nothing amazing going on here, just a respectable hopped up pale ale. Dry, hoppy and worth a try.

Always good to have more quality beer options in a can.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malt and grassy hop on the nose. Pours brilliant amber, 2” foam dissipates to ½”, very rocky. Grainy malt with some caramel, slight astringency from the hops on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, sessionable with the balance leaning slightly to the hops.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.69/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice yellow and orange meld, 5/8" head on it, white, decent retention, not much in the way of lacing. Aroma, hey uh, where's the hops? Smells slightly stale, old.

Taste, mostly bitter, barely a hop or discernable malt presence here, just bitter and a little bit of cloying. Just reeks of bittering hops and no flavor or dry hops. High bitterness for no reason seems to contribute to the higher abv on the mouthfeel than there should be.

Boulder can make a decent hoppy beer, but lately, I don't know if they just dumped a lesser/older batch in Reno or what, but damn, a usually reliable brewery is becoming less so lately.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of RDW
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbuckeye
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, a souvenir from Denver Beer Week/GABF 2013.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy, and lazily bubbly ecru head, which leaves some patchwork land bridge lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of grapefruit and orange pith, further muddled tropical fruit, mild pine resin, bready, crackery pale and caramel malt, and some late-forming floral, grassy hops. The taste is more fairly astringent citrus rind, leafy pine needles, earthy hemp rope, toasted caramel and bready pale malts, and a mildly perfume-like floral essence.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, but in a reserved, easy-going manner, the body a decent medium weight, and a bit pithy and clammy in its heady attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the bready caramel malt well parrying the lingering bitter floral, citrus, and earthy hops.

An agreeable enough APA, the multitude of flavours all eventually leading to a combined, enhanced, and almost isolated bitterness. Good, but I feel that my palate would quickly tire after only one more.

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Photo of Dinobambam
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Caught up with this at The Buckeye Beer Engine. A nice bitterness. lace sheet complementing an orange tinged body. Very hoppy, nice, but not as drinkable as I would expect from an APA.Hoppy aroma, more of an IPA. OK beer that did not hit the spot, maybe needs a simpler plan. Orange peel.

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the Hoopla Pale Ale with my good friend from NC. The beer poured a lighter copper clear color with thin white head that laced. The aroma were of hops that provide more floral tones than pine or citrus. The taste was more floral with hints of bitter citrus. The mouthfeel was a light to medium body pale ale with decent carbonation. Overall it is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of RyanOooh
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dirty orange colored body.
The aroma had a nice pine smell with a touch of grapefruit. Bold.
The taste had a dull strong bitterness to it, some dryness. Muddled overall.
The texture had an unpleasant fizziness to it.
Not my favorite. The taste and texture were off.

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Photo of Dragon17
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 20.8% out of 100 with 331 ratings
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