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

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3.98/5
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402 Ratings
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.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
402
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
75
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 402 |  Reviews: 86
Reviews by Tarheel219:
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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of macrosmatic
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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Photo of leroybrown10
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangish pale amber color. Excellent clarity. Head is a solid 2 fingers of large bubbled foam. Light tan in color and dissipates at a moderate pace. Medium amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma lives up to the name, big tropical fruit. Mango, grapefruit, papaya, and lemon. Caramel malt. Sweet, juicy pear.

Taste follows the aroma. Fantastic fruit flavors. Grapefruit and mango lead. Good malt balance. Caramel, biscuit, and mild brown sugar. Lemon, pear, ripe red apple. Hops are fruity and noticeable but blend well.

Nice smooth mouth feel. Mild hop bitterness mixes with fruity sweetness. Medium carbonation. Tropical flavors linger.

Maybe the best collaboration beer I've had. Big fan of both Boulevard and Cigar City. Easy drinking but with big flavors,

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Photo of brewmastercat
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The concept of this beer sounded amazing...a tropical American pale ale.

I went out of my way to seek out a 4 pack of this joy, but was sorely disappointed...maybe it's just my west coast palate.

Very tropical aroma, but more amber with the base
I'd rather envision a super light crisp body with tropical fruit notes with resounding bitterness. I think they went too far with this pale ale.

For some, but not for me.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: copper colored with 3 fingers of white foam, slightly hazy
S: pineapple, orange, grapefruit
T: pineapple, orange, grass, slight piney bitterness
F: fairly thin with some bite
O: a really nice PA with some intoxicating aromas and nice flavors.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thumperskibum
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very juicy beer - got lots of grapefruit with it, and (I know it's blasphemy) but I'd take it over Grapefruit Sculpin. A great collaboration that achieves what it set out to do. Wish it wasn't just a one-off.

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillz
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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