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Pale Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.62/5
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1,085 Ratings
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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:
#36,876
Reviews:
415
Ratings:
1,085
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
221
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 415
Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored and fairly hazy in complexion. There's a half inch tightly knit tan head resting on top. Aroma is of sourdough bread. The taste is very close in line with the aroma. I swear I'm drinking a liquid rendition of a soft pretzel sans salt. There's a gentle pine hop presence and a gentle lemon note at the back of the palate, but the malt is the story here. The mouth is fairly smooth and quaffable.

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

Look - Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a nice hazy orange color and medium carbonation. Nice thick head, foamy on the top with oversized lower bubbles near the base. Very nice look.

Smell - Nothing special here. Smells like a Pale Ale (IMAGINE THAT!) Good hoppy, floral, citrus mix.

Taste - Standard Pale Ale. Hoppy and bitter, but not overpowering. Very well balanced and pleasant. Mildly dry on the finish.

Feel - Medium weight/body. Well balanced carbonation (not too much, not too little). Crisp and clean.

Overall - This is a good beer for just about any occasion. Want to enjoy something refreshing after mowing the lawn or on a warm spring evening? Try this one. Want to have something nice at dinner? Try this one. Need something good for a party? Try this one.

Extra Notes - Like much (but not all) of Boulevard's brews, this one is the standard for it's type. And when I say "standard," I do not mean "Gold Standard," just standard. What that means is, you will find nothing particularly special about it, but for it's type (in this case an American Pale Ale) it's the standard. Not "average," as "average" carries with it negative connotations. But when you think of an APA, this is the standard that you imagine. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's not going to let you down either.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of Forsythe2016
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nickapvikes
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gravo817
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
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 +1.7%
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 +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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