Hoopla Pale Ale | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale
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Hoopla Pale AleHoopla Pale Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Small but lasting, bar-pour head. Dark amber color and semi-cloudy (i.e. more than hazy). Leaves a thorough blanket of lace.

Good hop presence on the initial smell. The aroma is peppery with only a touch malt present.

Starts with a neutral, slightly toasted, pale malt flavor. This slides into a more dry malt taste as the hop bitterness kicks in. The finish is moderately hoppy. The body disappoints as it is very thin with an elevated level of carbonation.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, bubbly mix of brass and copper hues. Nice head after the pour that leads to a strong foam for all twelve ounces.

Floral and fruity hop, malt, and yeast aroma mix. There's also some tinny aromas. I get some light tropical fruit and flower aromas here and there.

Toasted crackers and biscuits roll in with differing hop bitterness. Tropical fruit, earthy grass and flowers. The bitterness is slow in letting go of your palate.

This is an interesting APA that seems to seperate itself from the standard style lot. Glad I tried this beer.

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Photo of SurlyHotdog
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ATMinBoulder
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sprucetip
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin traces of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity with grapefruit and orange peel.

T - Sweet caramel with a bitter piney bite. Some mango, grapefruit and orange flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice sessionable APA in a can. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a slightly hazy dirty golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grass, earth, earth hop, and wet dog. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, spicy hop, spice, and grass. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. Nothing on the brew really stood out to me if I’m honest with the exception of the wet dog note I got on the nose. Phew! If you own/have owned a dog and smelled them after being out in the rain, you know what smell I’m talking about. I have no idea where this came from, but it was definitely distinctive. There was a ton of earthy notes going on throughout this one. Worth trying to say that you have ticked it, but I wouldn’t order a full pint without getting a small taste of it first.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of jkrich
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: bright and clear cooper color with a sustained, foamy white-head that slowly dissipated leaving some very intricate lacing on the glass.

The aroma was nicely floral with tropical fruit wafting from the glass.

The mouthfeel was very spritzy with solid carbonation. The flavor began with a pleasant hop bitterness that lingered on the palate. The faint buttery, malt comes forward on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is surprisingly soft and rounded for such a light bodied ale. The ale is far from complex, but is flavorful and refreshing for what it is: a light, sessionable ale that can be enjoyed by most beer drinkers.

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Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A canned version, it's very cool looking. Speaking of looking, I don't thin I find a date canned/best by date on it unless this is it: 2 08 09 etc..

It pours very nicely, a clearish deep gold with a 2 finger head of fluffy foam that is a slow shrinker. Good lacing ensues.

Taking a few whiffs, I get some floral hops that are nice but that seems to be all I get.

The taste is kind of bitter, bitter in not such a good way. Is there such a thing as burnt hops? Bitter gone wrong, imho. There's no saving grace of a malt backbone or, at least, not much of one that I can attest to.

I'm not enjoying this very much and I have 5 more cans to deal with. There's some slight notes of grapefruit that I can taste now but that isn't going to save how I feel about this brew. This one is screaming for some balance and the screams go unheard.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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