Hoopla Pale Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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:
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Added by jimmy82063 on 05-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of BierStein711
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draught into shaker pint, two finger off-white head, amber color, mild carbonation

Smells: Pine, grain, hops, wet leaves, light grass

Taste: Pine, floral hop, sharp finish

Mouthfeel: mild

Overall, this is not too bad of a beer, highly sessionable. My second sortie to explore this brewery. If I wasn't pleased with other offerings I'd go for this.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz can with no discernible date to mark canning or freshness. Did not pour into another vessel.

Appearance - Can't really comment on it since I drank it out of the can. It looked to be a light coppery color from looking down into the can. I'll score this even with my overall score since I have to rate it.

Smell - Aromatic and pungent, with hints of hop bitterness and maybe some faint sweetness as well.

Taste - The dominant note is malty bittersweetness, like I might expect from an English Pale. The hops come through as well, imparting pine needle and robust bitterness. Finish is semi-dry.

Mouthfeel - Sparkling carbonation and medium body.

Overall, too much of a malt bomb for my preference. The taste has some offsetting resinous hoppy bitterness, but it just doesn't quite balance with the strong maltiness.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.83/5  rDev -17%
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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Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.41 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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