Pale Ale
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Pale AlePale Ale
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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,182
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,964
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.15%
Ratings:
1,141
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2022
Added:
Nov 19, 2001
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  238
SCORE
82
Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: Our Original Beer 1st Keg - Nov. 17, 1989

Boulevard Pale Ale is a smooth, fruity, well-balanced beer with year-round appeal. A variety of caramel malts impart a rich flavor and amber color, while liberal use of whole hops adds zest and aroma. Pale Ale is the first beer we brewed, and continues to be a perennial favorite.

30 IBU
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3.5 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on Jun 11, 2022
 
3.69 by BeerBeast from Florida on May 29, 2022
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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Bright amber appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma of citrus, soft fruit and caramel. Flavor profile follows the same pattern although the citrus is not as distinct. Easy drinking, light-to-medium bodied moderately carbonated mouthfeel. A bit thin on the palate. Short lived finish.

Feb 12, 2022
 
 
3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Jun 09, 2021
 
3.32 by hophugger from Virginia on Apr 30, 2021
 
3.67 by funku2 from Colorado on Apr 17, 2021
 
3.67 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Apr 11, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

Shared 355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. No ABV mentioned on the label. Orange to amber colour, large to moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of Cascade hops, hints of citrus. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth. The flavour is moderately hoppy throughout, fruity and piney notes, Nice and drinkable, but not outstanding in any way.

Apr 04, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Enjoy by 11/25/20, so bang on the nose here.

Looks very good in the glass. Faintly hazy yellow amber body with a solid bright white head which persists and leaves excellent lacing.

Slightly bitter caramel malt on the nose.

On tasting, malty, light bitterness which grows towards the finish.

Mouth above medium, finish somewhat bitter.

Overall, pretty decent beer. Maybe because it's at the end of its shelf live, it really reminds me of the English style pale ales I've had when back in the olde countrye. Good honest caramel malt with a lasting light bitterness.

Nov 25, 2020
 
4.27 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Nov 20, 2020
 
3.72 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Oct 25, 2020
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 09, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

Poured from a 12oz bottle: Poured a orange-gold/amber color with a soft 2.5-3 finger head, good retention, and slight lacing. Decent amount of carbonation. Aroma is fruity/hop forward with a malt character on the back end. The taste though is pretty well balanced. Overall, this Boulevard original is an easy drinking brew that creeps up on you at 5.4% (at least it did me).

Aug 30, 2020
 
3.29 by fflopps from Iowa on Jul 25, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 22, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep but bright orange color with a soft, off-white head. SRM of13. (4.25)

Aroma: Mild aromas of sweet marmalade. Indistinct fruit, but condensed and sweetened. Possibly berry jam or stonefruit.

Flavor: Mild flavors of sweet fruit again. Some apple sauce. Honey & toffee. Mild bitterness. Hard to distinguish.

Feel: Medium-bodied and moderate flavor that leans mildly sweet on the palate.

Compared to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 6/2/20: Pours a similar color with a slightly lighter head. More marmalade and applesauce flavors with hints of toffee. Less spicy citrus, caramel, and bitterness. Slightly lighter-bodied. Winner: Sierra Nevada

Overall: A sort of bland and flavorless pale ale. Mild applesauce and marmalade flavors. Light bitterness.

Jun 03, 2020
 
3.77 by Walnut from Missouri on May 16, 2020
 
 
3.47 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Apr 05, 2020
 
3.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Dec 28, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.'

Pours hazy and light amber, with a nice pillowy white head, fine retention and good lacing.

Pale malts and grains dominate the nose, with fruity wheat and pure grainy goodness.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with lemon and fruity/grainy wheatberry. In midstream, clean grain and bready/crackery notes arrive, with a tart grassy finish.' More tart than bitter, this delivers solid APA flavor.

The brew features classic Boulevard feel--well carbonated, crisp, and drying at the finish.

Nov 09, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a translucent burnt-orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is lightly biting hops with herbal, floral and citrus cooking through. Malts are biscuity. Flavor profile is herbal, floral, citrus and lightly sticky resin hops. Hops fade away and reveal biscuity, nutty, bready malts. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a prickly effervescence. It's lightly crisp, like tempura fried instead of Popeyes chicken fried. Overall, simplistic and refined. It stands the test of time as a quality pale ale, with a bit more back-end hop bite than Sierra Nevada's.

Draft. Reviewed at Boulevard.

Nov 07, 2019
 
3.69 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Oct 23, 2019
 
3.54 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Sep 16, 2019
 
3.99 by cd34 from Illinois on Jul 25, 2019
 
3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 11, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Amber. Toasty malt with caramel, some yeast, hint of citrus. The taste follows, with some light fruit esters. A little sweet. Medium bodied. Nice and drinkable.

Jul 07, 2019
 
3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 13, 2019
 
3.48 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Apr 29, 2019
 
3.37 by Toynk from Illinois on Apr 01, 2019
 
3.85 by LisaPizza from Florida on Feb 11, 2019
 
3.25 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2018
 
3.23 by BCB76 from Kansas on Nov 12, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by beergoot from Colorado

Experienced on tap from Maggie's Bar & Grill in Boonville, MO.

Pretty decent looks; amber body with a fair, frothy head. A slightly odd smell; can't put my finger on it, not bad, just different. Good toasted malt flavor with a fine complementary hop bitterness; a bit grassy. Medium body; a bit coarse and a little dry although a rough sweetness is also present.

A solid beer.

Nov 01, 2018
 
3.5 by Mpcronin from Illinois on Oct 03, 2018
 
3.75 by BrewSTL from Missouri on Sep 16, 2018
 
4 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma on Aug 31, 2018
 
3.94 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Aug 26, 2018
Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1141 ratings