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:
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
Ratings:
1,080
Reviews:
415
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
213
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,080 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of sethmcconkey
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the most part this is a simply constructed Pale Ale with a tea leaf malt and piney hop character. Light hints of floral hops, caramel malt and grassiness. Very light in flavor and feel.

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Photo of Didier
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange hazey color. Very mild nose but pick up bready malts. Taste is a bit of bread, caramel, and grassy with a hint of lemon and hops. Clean finish. A good transition beer to get off the macros. Subtle flavors make it easy drinking for all beer fans.

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Photo of mscudder
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Forsythe2016
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tgrmitchroy
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickapvikes
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gravo817
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange color with a large white head. The aroma is mild with some hops and citrus. The taste is a mild flavored pale ale with a slight floral hops flavor.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Burnt orange color with no carbonation and a hazy body topped off with a white, thick head surrounded by a thick lacing around the glass.

Smell: Malty with light hops and mild floral undertones. some bready aromas mixed in with lemon come through after a bit.

Taste: Musky malts at first and quickly followed by grassy flavors, citrus zest and some mild spices with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Feel: Smooth with a light body pretty balanced.

Overall, this is a good beer to drink very smooth and refreshing and relaxing.

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Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 3-23-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, amber color with one-finger white head, excellent retention, significant lacing, a complete head persisted throughout, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, mild flowers and citrus, the nose is subtle.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel then mild citrus and pine notes.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very drinkable beer, it's a more balanced pale ale that would go well with almost any kind of food, this is one of the gateway beers that got me started with craft beer and I still enjoy it to this day, there will always be a place in my fridge for Boulevard Pale Ale, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys beer.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eagleyes
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hashmads
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leadpaint76
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 2 fingers of creamy white head. Aroma is lacking on this one, not bad just not much there. Flavor is a good average Pale Ale. This would be a nice beer to take to a cook-out and have a burger with. Also a good beer to get people in this style from BMC ( Bud, Miller, Coors) beers. Take care and have a great day my friends.

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Pale Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 1,080 ratings.
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