Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,314
Reviews:
417
Ratings:
1,089
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,089 |  Reviews: 417
Photo of Meherat
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours Copper in Color with a good sized head. The aroma is sweet,malty, citrusy hops. Tastes just like it smells and leaves a very nice aftertaste. Not as hoppy as many other pale ales, but overall a very easy drinker and a good beer. Cheers.

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Photo of omahawk
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was one of my “gateway” beers years ago when I discovered craft beer. It holds a special place in my heart, but is an admittedly an old fashioned American Pale Ale. It pours an orange copper with a nice white head. Hints of classic C hop citrus and malt on the nose. Taste is malt-hop balanced with caramel-leaning malt and a little nice citrus & grassy hop flavor.

This is a solid drinking beer. However, it will remind you how far hoppy American pale ales have evolved over the last 15+ years. Cheers to a classic!

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Photo of gcbenham
2.72/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BAHartman
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steinhauser10
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mehh

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Photo of HawkGX
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjb27
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a burnt orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, malts. Taste is the same. Well balanced hops and malts, citrus, light caramel, hints of pine. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is highly refreshing and a quality beer.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from Happy Valley BevMo 3-18-17 for $2.49. Best by 05APR2017 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured honey orange with a georgous white head that has some great hang time.

Nose has hints of citrus.

Taste is mild citrus over a pale and caramel malt body.

Feel is medium bodied and fairly smooth and refreshing.

Overall my palate in 1989 would have loved this brew as i am sure it was quite good but as beers and palates evolve it now is a pleasant well done classic APA brew that is not very exciting. Glad i tried it though!

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Photo of heerboth
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Turbo
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper and hazy with no carbonation, topped with 5 fingers of fluffy, yellowish head.

Smells of vitamin c and children's aspirin, burnt caramel and hints of evergreen forest.

Tastes of caramel and creme brulee, hints of battery acid and an afterthought of grapefruit pith.

Medium body, little carbonation.

Got in Kunming, China and I'm drinking it in Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 1st 2017. Tastes like its been on the shelf too long, but was so stoked to find this one in Asia after having tried their brews all over the USA, including Kansas City.

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Photo of basicoutdoors
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rpm0003
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of porters4life
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wamba
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,089 ratings
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