Collaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Collaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale AleCollaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale Ale
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Collaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale AleCollaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combining CCB’s expertise with tropical fruit flavors and Boulevard’s love of pale ales, Collaboration No. 5 – Tropical Pale Ale begins with a base of soft pilsner malt layered with Maris Otter, Munich and caramel malts. Huge late hopping with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, Lemondrop and Azacca lends bright flavors of mango, pear, blueberry and citrus to a pale ale featuring slightly toasted biscuit and caramel/toffee notes. Infused with freshly sliced grapefruit at the conclusion of the boil, our tropical pale ale is briefly aged on passion fruit and grapefruit at the end of fermentation resulting in a refreshing acidity and tropical fruit flavor and aroma. At 7.3 ABV and 55 IBUs, Collaboration No. 5 – Tropical Pale Ale finishes slightly tart with bright citrus character from dry-hopping with Lemondrop, Azacca and Pacific Jade hops.

Added by JLaw55 on 05-29-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
402
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
75
Trade:
2
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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an unmarked pint glass.

A: Mild hazy bright gold, with a few fingers' worth of big fluffy white head with good retention. Lots of small bubble carbonation running up the edges of the glass.

S: Melon, papaya, pineapple and citrus. Cracker malt backbone, and a yeasty presence in the background.

T: Mango and tangerine citrus with pith bitterness. Cracker malts. Grapefruit and bitter near the swallow. I'm still getting some yeasty flavors as well - not off-putting, but a little strange in a pale ale. It tastes like this might be fermented with a saison yeast - though I don't think that's the case.

M: Light body, low alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation is on the low side for style, but adequate.

O: Really quite enjoyable. I didn't have much in the way of expectations going in but I liked it. Nice blend of flavors.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vixie
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just picked up a four pack of this, has a best by date of 2-13-2016, so guessing they sold the remaining inventory to distributors at a discount.

The pour is a nice copper color with about an inch of a light tan head. There is a little lacing at the sides of the glass, but now a large amount.

The smell is a but fruity, also can detect some yeast and a hint of funk.

I can mainly taste peach, apple, and pear. There is a tart note as well that may be pineapple. There is a bit of spice to this one, mainly pepper, leaving a bit of heat at the finish that lingers.

Fairly harsh going down, has a definite bite to it. This isn't a criticism, just an observation.

Actually a pretty good beer. It really reminds me if a triple, as it has the fruit and spice notes I associate with that style. In fact, it tastes more like a triple than some triples I have had. It is fruity, and the alcohol is well hidden. I don't know if the taste would be different if this was a bit fresher, but given the abv, I am guessing it wouldn't be much different. I'd say if you like Belgian triples, give this one a try, as it will remind you of one.

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4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 6/29/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, tropical fruits and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and tropical fruit. Then some breadiness from a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several better choices available within the style.

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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Murky with some sediment, this body is light golden around the outer edges and turns into dark copper color towards the center. The off white head is thick and bubbly and creates a dense island in the middle of the glass. There’s dense lacing too.
Smell: Very sweet overall, apples, pears, peaches and pineapple.
Taste: peaches and mild spices dominate this one, very sweet over all. Grapefruit, apple and pear come through as it warms up, very complex as far as flavors, but very delicious too.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium, carbonation and s slightly dry finish
Overall: Smooth, great tasting and well balanced, if you see it don’t pass it up.

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Collaboration No. 5 - Tropical Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 402 ratings