Last Splash Wet Hop Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Last Splash Wet Hop Pale AleLast Splash Wet Hop Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,206
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
135
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by ToddGingerich:
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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly cloudy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger off white head which settles into a thin layer. Leaves some good lacing.

Smell: An earthy and juicy hop forward aroma with hints of pine, citrus, and caramel malt. Upfront scent of floral and earthy hops with hints of pine resin, grass, and spice. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and mango. Sweet pale malt hints of caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus, pine, and caramel malt. Earthy and floral hops with upfront notes of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Solid backing presence of malt with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and fairly smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good take on an APA. Good juicy and spicy hop tones with a solid malt balance.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.. Yup why not. Best by March 19th 2015.

A deep and somewhat dark and slightly cloudy orange body, with nice but very thin and clear rising carbonation. Capped with a light tan to yellow fist full head with soapy big bubbled retention. Quite a solid looking brew in the department.

Real nice mellow hop front on the nose. Smells like flowery candy, hints of minty aromas and a bit of mild sensing caramel. Real inviting and pleasing and not overly sweet either.

Palate comes with a bit more expected sweetness, but nicely and lightly like a pale ale style. Moderately juiced up body, but light and almost with a peppermint and honey licking sugars in the mid palate. Finishes clean and menthol candy like from the hinting nose. Small hints of syrup as well. Very lightly carbonated it seems, almost flat but still manages to coat and give off some flavors.

Real interesting pale ale, enjoying it quite a bit.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear honey copper in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and moderate orange and apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy sudsy beige head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy/herbal, spicy, and floral hops with just a light hint of citrus/grapefruit pith hops as well. Underneath is a light aroma of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy and caramel malts with just a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal/grassy, spicy, and floral hops. Finally, there is a light amount of citrus/grapefruit pith hops in the finish which all wind up giving the beer a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this is pretty well balanced between the malt sweetness upfront and the hop bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A : Pours a very pretty brownish-orange (ice tea/orange juice) body @ 90 % opacity. The head is a gorgeous IPA fluff @ three fingers and generous lacing in flecks on the sides of the pint glass as it recedes.

S : Pine, resin, oils, with crackery malt behind it. Simple but loud and on par.

T : Despite the piney smell, tropical fruits are abundant here, ending on a loud dry papaya note mixed with herb and day-old biscuit/cracker. There's a high hop oil presence here as well with lots of resin.

F : Substantial, oily, dense, and slightly creamy. Leaves a coating of oil and dry malt on the finish. A pretty balanced and solid feel for an IPA.

O : Not an IPA fan per se, but I do think this is a solid one. It's very balanced with the cracker malts and a high hop presence with a definite wet hop oily feel. I always like to try new beers even if I don't like the style. IPA fans should give this one a whirl.

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Photo of kcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Not the best wet hopped beer I have had. I'm guessing they used a "few"wet hops vs. some others that are very good like Founders Harvest Ale which is the best wet-hopped beer I have had.

It says pale ale but verges on ipa as there is some bitterness so beware as some wet-hopped beers are somewhat mild.

Citrus, bitters, caramel, classic ale. If you want wet-hopped look for some other options to get a really great feel for how good these can be. If this were billed as something other than wet-hopped I would probably had enjoyed it more but expectations are everything when it comes to the human mind.

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Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a bottle with Best By 3-19-15. A nice easy drinking beer. Mild hops on the nose and taste. Almost sessionable?

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Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Beaver13
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 3/19/15. Pours hazy reddish gold with a big fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is subdued - doughy, bready malts, a little fruit and some green grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts, tropical fruits with a good hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice fruity hoppy pale.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with a high amount of haziness. A half inch of beige head rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma is of piney hops with a hint of cereal grains. The flavor is nice balance of light cereal grains and a touch of piney hops. The mouth is moderately carbonated and a bit sticky.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Fresh 12 oz bottle with BB date of 19 March 2015.

Poured with a deep amber body, very good clarity, durable bone-colored head; very good lacing.

Aroma: Lots of hop notes with substantial freshness and fruitiness. Baked bread.

Flavor: a high level of hop flavor with only mild-medium bitterness. Tropical fruits; lime peel; biscuits.

O: a distinct and recommended version of the style.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frozen-1984
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chirpie
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDiesel
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hookemjd
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a single, a little wary of a wet hop beer this late in the season, though it's dated 3 months out.

Pours a hazy copper orange, with copious foam that billows up and takes awhile to settle. Concentric rings of drippy lace form inside the glass, sparkling like soap bubbles.

Aroma is nondescript, caramel malt sweetness and floral botanicals, nothing unique to write home about.

Fairly bitter for a wet hop pale, the style is typically more subdued in that department, it's resiny with a sharp astringency that thankfully fades quickly. Bready pale malt, pine resin bitterness, earthy spice. Not fruity at all really. Kind of tastes like a SNPA. Overall not something I'd get again unless they used a different hop varietal.

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Last Splash Wet Hop Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 135 ratings