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:
330
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10%
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 Dinobambam
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
2.13/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I did not enjoy this Pale Ale. Felt it left a bad taste in my mouth and one of the few beers I have dumped.

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Photo of Eden
3.24/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Zach136
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear light amber, white head, good lacing.

Aroma: Medium-light mix of pine/grass/citrus hop with a touch of malt sweetness.

Flavor: Fairly astringent bitterness of pine and grass. Again, just a touch of residual, caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Thin.

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Photo of Basoos1
2.2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
1.5/5  rDev -56%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of benloho
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ralerwen
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jwmurphy14
4.32/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Toasterbus
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of IRISHFAN951
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing too memorable for the style.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of CruzWilder
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of lysergicdream
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of kwlindsay
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of prokopt2
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of A_bit_of_the_Sacrament
3/5  rDev -12%

This beer had great presentation. Poured a great honey color with a good amount of head. Picturesque in a clear pint glass. Upon drinking, for me, this was a "just ok" offering. It had most of the characteristics you'd expect from APA but it was not transcendent in any category. Body: Good. Balance: Good. Some citrus notes from the hops, very sessionable. I think this would be a great pick if I planned to sit and drink a slew of them in one sitting but on a "one beer" night it's marginal.

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Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of pkjorgy
3/5  rDev -12%

Hoopla Pale Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.41 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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