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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:
#36,871
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,085
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
221
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good looking pale with nice foam and and easy going smell and taste which to me is all I ask for. Slightly sweet and more hoppy than expected but I guess thats the trend these days. Overall nothing to faun over but still a rather tasty pale ale.

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Photo of Boca-X
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gobuccos
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AGoodStout
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer :


Into a glass, the beer looks toasted orange, topped with a somewhat creamy head above. I smell a burst of vague citrus and a note of diacetyl, smelling like an old school pale ale. Not the cleanest pale ale around; there's a note of diacetyl with an herbal character with drops of citrus and honey. It all swims in a light body that's easy drinking. This was alright, though I'm more partial to the Tropical Pale Ale.

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Photo of toronadotornado
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aloft - Kansas City, KS - draft

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Photo of Suds
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a lightly hazy copper color...the head is soapy, brilliantly white, and leaves a wonderful lace. The aroma has a little fruit, some earthy hops, and a little light malt. Full in flavor, well balanced, and drinkable. Medium in body. Nice hop and malt mix in the mid-taste. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy yellow out the bottle, 1/2" white head. Grainy aroma, a little bit of lemon, grapefruit, very minimal.

Taste had some bitterness, recipe back before anything this far into the Midwest really had a hop character going for it. They strive for balance, it relatively achieves it for style.

No off flavors. Its like a pale ale for someone who doesn't want their pale ale british'd, but also doesn't like hops to be too big time.

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey colored, slightly hazy, 40% opacity. Head is butter colored, 4 fingers, and recedes slowly.

Aromas of slight pine to start, white bread crusts, fresh oranges, and biscuit/cracker. Slight herbal on the back.

A bit of stale pine with mangoes, followed by nice cracker malts and a yeasty, bready finish.

Feel is on key with slight graininess, pastiness, and slight dryness on the back end.

Overall Boulevard Pale Ale is more in line with a Pale Wheat, which isn't a bad thing. I don't think I'd mind picking up a variety pack now. Incredibly mild and enjoyable!

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,085 ratings
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